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sits_inthe_corner
12-04-2008, 05:55 PM
K,

Where do I begin...how about with a grrrrrrrrrrrrr stupid doctors.

I have mentioned that I have a cyst on each ovary and one on my cervix.

Well, today was horrific. I believe one of the cysts ruptured. I called the doctor's nurse from my office and she told me to come in ASAP.

So I get there and my doctor is not in but I get to see another doctor.

He tells me that the results from my last ultra sound....showed that one of the cysts had burst and resolved it's self...which is fine and dandy, but why did my doctor tell me that.

I asked him if he could give me something to slow down the bleeding. He said no he couldn't because of the arthrotec I'm taking. He said that the arthrotec is an anti inflamatory and he can't risk giving me another one.

In other words...suck it buttercup. :shock: He didn't say that too me but that's about what I had to do.

He's sending me for a bunch of blood work and making recommendations to my family doctor for a biopsy.

I was never told that I would be bleeding this much...it scared the living daylights out of me. Now it's completely stopped but that's when the pain has started.

I've not been put on an antibiotic. I can't help but wonder about walking around with ruptured bits inside me....that cant be a good thing.

Why the hell cant they explain things better. I even went to get the blood work done, not realizing it was a fasting blood test (insert a bunch of swear words here).

I could growl on but I think I'll stop there.

Thanks for letting me spout...grrrrrrrrr.

I am starting to come round...I just feel gut punched right now which is way way better than how I was feeling.

KathyW1958
12-04-2008, 05:59 PM
Hi SITC,
I am sorry to hear that this is happening to you. I hope that they can get it resolved for you and that you get to feeling better.

Hugs,
Kathy

cheryl_v
12-04-2008, 08:22 PM
Wow SITC, you poor thing. So much for a person to deal with. It makes no since why they can't just know and fix things. That's just rediculous. I don't know what else to say, no wonder you've been out of sorts. I'd be out of my mind. Hugs............ hope you feel better soon, and may you get relief and answers soon.

Saysusie
12-04-2008, 08:49 PM
Hey SITC;
I agree with you totally about the failure to explain things completely or the failure to advise you of things. So much fear and trepidation could be avoided if doctors simply took the time to make sure that we understand what the heck is going on and why?
I hop you are feeling a bit better. Let us know how your blood work comes out and if you decide to do the biopsy.

Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

Oluwa
12-05-2008, 10:08 AM
Susan....


That is awful..head hugs...Good heavens, what is happening to our health care 'professionals'...and I say professionals with doubt and sarcasm...

They tell us not to seek answers on the Internet, yet they don't provide us with any, or the minimum.

It seems to them it is just an everyday job, like filling a fast food order, in out and pay at the last window...

I am sorry you are left dangling...

They didn't say if the bleeding was from hemorrhaging or the unset of an irregular menses? I think you need to be re-examined so you can feel confident with your care..and lack of antibiotics....

Do go back....

Hugs,
Love,
Oluwa

sits_inthe_corner
12-05-2008, 10:32 AM
Thanks all :)

I'm sore today, but I had a good night's sleep. Went for the blood tests today.

Stayed home from work because I'm still in a fair bit of pain.

The blood work I had done this morning was very detailed. :lol: There was even a pregnancy test in there....cracking up here.

He's checking my hormone levels and a bunch of other stuff...thyroid as well.

When I get in to see my own doctor next week I'm going tell her I should have been informed that one of my cysts ruptured and I'll tell her I was unprepared for what happened.

It's just so frustrating. And we all go through it...I feel like a little begger...please doctor, give me a crumb of information...grrrr it's my freaking body...I wonder if it's possible to request that copies of tests be sent to my home address as will as to the doctor...I wouldn't mind paying for it.

Then I could take the results in with me and demand an explenation.

Oluwa
12-11-2008, 06:52 AM
SITC..

Is it next week yet? Test in?

When they call with the results,..just say please mail the results to me. You should be entitled to a copy free of charge. Maybe paperwork up north is different...

Still feeling disconnected? Plugged in yet? Cookie will power?

How's the girlie, the pear?

Head hugs,
Love,
Oluwa

Danica01
12-11-2008, 11:35 AM
K,

Where do I begin...how about with a grrrrrrrrrrrrr stupid doctors.

I have mentioned that I have a cyst on each ovary and one on my cervix.

Well, today was horrific. I believe one of the cysts ruptured. I called the doctor's nurse from my office and she told me to come in ASAP.

So I get there and my doctor is not in but I get to see another doctor.

He tells me that the results from my last ultra sound....showed that one of the cysts had burst and resolved it's self...which is fine and dandy, but why did my doctor tell me that.

I asked him if he could give me something to slow down the bleeding. He said no he couldn't because of the arthrotec I'm taking. He said that the arthrotec is an anti inflamatory and he can't risk giving me another one.

In other words...suck it buttercup. :shock: He didn't say that too me but that's about what I had to do.

He's sending me for a bunch of blood work and making recommendations to my family doctor for a biopsy.

I was never told that I would be bleeding this much...it scared the living daylights out of me. Now it's completely stopped but that's when the pain has started.

I've not been put on an antibiotic. I can't help but wonder about walking around with ruptured bits inside me....that cant be a good thing.

Why the hell cant they explain things better. I even went to get the blood work done, not realizing it was a fasting blood test (insert a bunch of swear words here).

I could growl on but I think I'll stop there.

Thanks for letting me spout...grrrrrrrrr.

I am starting to come round...I just feel gut punched right now which is way way better than how I was feeling.


I am going through the same thing right now! I have two large ones on one ovary. I was in the hospital over Thanksgiving due to the pain. It was so painful that I could not even keep food down! I went to the doctor a few days later and one had ruptured and the other was just sitting pretty :( The doctor sent me away with two different pain killer, anti throw up medicine and an appointment two weeks later :!: I have my appt on the 16th and if it is still there we will schedule a Christmas surgery :cry: Just what we always want. The bleeding is yucky and the pain is really bad. Why can't we ever get answers :?: There are times I feel like we are just pushed a side and watched from a distance to see if anything else happens. Oh well, it will all get better. I hope you are a bit more comfortable and the bleeding has stopped. Let me know what the doctors find out..............I am curious :idea:

sits_inthe_corner
12-11-2008, 02:52 PM
Gentle hugs to ya Danica

And yes Oluwa, the blessed appointment was yesterday.

My family doctor did not have the blood test results back as yet. I pushed the point that life was intollerable and I need help.

She has put me on "hormon" therapy which as it turns out is a fancy way of saying she has put me on the pill.

She does not feel that the heavy bleeding and clotting is due to the cyst having ruptured she thinks it medapausal stuff.

She gave me two months supply of the pills; I am to take them straight through so I will skip what ever should have been my next period.

I have been bleeding steady for 1 1/2 now :shock:

I started the pills last night, things have calmed down quite I bit. I still have pain in my lower left side.

If this fails then she will book me for a treatment to my uterus. I'm not sure what that is all about. I'm assuming they are going to cotterize (spelling) the little sucker, but I could be wrong.

I'm concerned about being on the pill again, as it causes clotting...and I've been utterly horrific in that way as it is.

I asked for a referal to a gynacologist...she said she wanted to try this approach first.

Danica, all I can say is keep pushing. Keep going back when you are misserable...dont let them dismiss your pain or your concerns.

If this treatment doesn't sort me out by monday I'll be going back and demand to be sent to a gynacologist.

It gets very wearing to have to keep hammering away to get proper diagnosis and treatment.

I have put up with a lot, but I'm at the end of my tollerence.

Danica01
12-11-2008, 03:41 PM
I too have been put on the pill.....Lybrel. I will not have a period at all. I am hoping it helps but we will see. I actually see my gynecologist on Tuesday so I will let you know what she says and what the out look is. I just hope you find some comfort and are able to relax I am thinking of you and sending you well wishes and gentle hugs back your way :wink:

sits_inthe_corner
12-11-2008, 05:01 PM
I'm taking Alesse, it's supposed to be very mild.

As the pill always tended to make queazy, she suggest that I take two of those at night so I can sleep through the worst of it. I am to take two pills at a time untill things settle down, then I can drop it to one pill a day.

I'm already taking both my plaquenil pills just before bed for the same reason....that's a lot of queazy meds to be taking together, but doc says it's okay and to let her know right away if it's a problem.

I would appreciate knowing what your gynecologist has to say. It may be awhile before I get near one.

Seems like you have to bribe someone around here to get in to see a "specialist".

Danica01
12-11-2008, 08:39 PM
I completely understand about the upset stomach! I have to take mine at night for the same reason :? I was on plaquenil for quite sometime and developed some skin problems with it. I have been thinking of giving it a second try but I don't know, we will see. Lets get this under control first :!: I will let you know as soon as I get back from the doctor. I ended up having to go on another anti inflamatory for three days to see if that would help the swelling and relieve some of the pain :cry: I understand you can not go another one because you are already on one.............I am sorry and I hope you have a bit of relief tonight. I am sending you sweet thoughts and get well wished :angel:

Oluwa
12-12-2008, 06:55 AM
Hummm SITC...

Heavy bleeding from my reads during peri-menopause is common, as well as not having a menses or even light ones. Sounds like an awful lot of bleeding and pain for it to be just peri-menopause.

But pain, with profuse bleeding, I would press harder for the GYN referral if you are post-menopause. Maybe need a biopsy like I had done, to ensure it is just heavy bleeding. Maybe a D&C is needed....

Doctors? always worrying about is treating "their" patient. My PCP and Rheumba both asked me why is he, the other, treating this and that.

Wish you well....TGIF, yah!

Hugs.
Love,
Oluwa

Danica01
12-16-2008, 07:18 AM
Well, today is the day I am going in to see my gynecologist. We are going to look at the cysts and see if I will need a Christmas surgery, I thought I was good this year! I will check in and let you know what we find out and Ia m going to ask her some questions for us........so, stay tuned!!!!!!
:angel:

Danica01
12-16-2008, 02:46 PM
Well, I went to the doctor today and I will be going in for surgery this Thursday. They are going to remove the cyst and look to make sure it is nothing more serious. I am a little nervous :cry: I have never had surgery before and it is happening all so fast. I will let you know how it all goes.

mountaindreamer
12-16-2008, 06:13 PM
Best of luck to you Danica. Please let us know as soon as you can. I will send extra angels your way on Thursday. What time is the surgery scheduled for?

Prayers to you,
Phyllis

Danica01
12-16-2008, 06:52 PM
I am checking in at 12:30 and the surgery will start at 2:30. They expect it to take anywhere from 1/2 hour to 2 hours. I am hoping to be resting in my own bed by 6 that evening! Thank you for sending me extra special angels, I will keep them with my always and I will e-mail and let you know I am ok as soon as I can :wink: Thanks for your warm words and happy thoughts, they mean more than you could ever imagine :angel:

mountaindreamer
12-17-2008, 03:00 PM
You should feel little angel hugs during early afternoon.

take care,
Phyllis

Danica01
12-17-2008, 09:19 PM
Thank you Phyllis! Do you mind sending them in the morning instead :?: Surgery was moved to 11:15 :cry: Well, at least it will be done and over with even sooner than expected :wink:




You should feel little angel hugs during early afternoon.

take care,
Phyllis

mountaindreamer
12-18-2008, 07:02 AM
You got it girl, 11:30 am sharp and you should feel the ever so gentle hugs.

Prayers to you today, my friend.
Phyllis

Oluwa
12-19-2008, 03:20 PM
Hi SITC...

Though I haven't been out and about much on the board. I have noticed you haven't been either for a few...head hugs.

How goes life?

How are you?

Hormone, the pill working....helping...

Worrying about you..

Hugs..
Love,
Oluwa

sits_inthe_corner
12-23-2008, 05:51 PM
Head hugs right back at ya Oluwa,

Yes I've been on the missing list.

Things got really bad for awhile. Doctor put me on hormon therapy, she said things should settle down pretty quickly.

Well they didn't...I had about a week of double dosing (doc said to untill things calmed down) and it finally has.

It's been horrible trying to get ready for christmas with all this going on. Tonight I declared my self done.

If it isn't bought ... it's not going to be, if it isn't wrapped it's not going to be (there are gift bags you know :lol: )

I'm looking forward to a week off.

How are you doing?

mountaindreamer
12-25-2008, 09:47 AM
Danica,

Hi, how are you doing? hope your recovery is going ok and that you are have a peaceful day.

I noticed that I had the time wrong on my reply, so I just sent several hugs starting at about 11:00. Hope you felt them.

share a smile today,

Danica01
12-26-2008, 12:21 AM
It has been and intersting few days. I am recovering from surgery fairly well and the bandages still have not fallen off, they itch and I want to tip them off but Tim says NO WAY :!: I have been having some pain in the girly areas and was really worried about it until I relized that it was the hernia they found during surgery :cry: So, I am calling the doctor tomorrow to get the number for the general surgeon and set up an appointment for the hernia surgery :cry: Mine as well get it all fixed now :wink: :wink: The good thing now is that I know what to expect for the second surgery :!: Thanks you for all your thoughts and hugs, they make all the difference. You have truely been an angel to me :angel: I will keep you updated on the second surgery :wink:



Danica,

Hi, how are you doing? hope your recovery is going ok and that you are have a peaceful day.

I noticed that I had the time wrong on my reply, so I just sent several hugs starting at about 11:00. Hope you felt them.

share a smile today,

sits_inthe_corner
01-12-2009, 02:51 PM
Went for my doctor's appointment today.

She took my blood presure...it was 153/87

Not good.

She asked me to stop the medication till next Monday and start it again for another month and to check my bp frequently and if there are any problems get my butt into her office.

:shock: I'm in for the week from hell.

Saysusie
01-12-2009, 07:35 PM
Sending you gentle hugs. I wonder if there are other ways that you can try to get your BP under control without having to stop all meds? That seems a bit radical to me!

Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

Danica01
01-13-2009, 02:52 PM
Are you taking any medication for you bp :?: My bp is extremely high and I am on Lisinopril. I can not believe they are taking you off all of your meds :!: You need them in order to feel half way decent :( I wish there was something else they could do for you :? Hang in there and I am sending you gentle hugs and well wishes. let us know how you do over the next week :wink:

sits_inthe_corner
01-13-2009, 05:23 PM
Not to worry Danica and saysusie,

She just wants me off the meds for one week and it's only the hormon therapy meds that I'm stopping till monday.

She cant give me any bp meds because of the blood thinner I'm on would react badly with bp meds.

I eat very healthy foods. Low sodium to no sodium, I eat a banana a day, lots of nuts and oat meal.

I work out every day with my husband to his cardio program.

I've been checking around for other foods that help to lower bp, but I already do most of it.

Got X's marked on the calander as to when I can start up the hormone therapy again....sigh...

I've been walking around for the past todays, taking deep breaths and taking time to do a body check to make sure I'm relaxing muscles and not clenching and getting tense.

I feel very antsy and aggitated nervous and worried and freaking mood swings and cramping and bitching and complaining and sweating...holy catfish I'm a whirling freaking mess :lol:

Saysusie
01-13-2009, 06:18 PM
SITC;
It seems that you are doing all of the right things and I understand your doctor's decisions. The moodiness is something that I can really relate to and, like you, I have to do many self-checks to make sure that I am not stressing. I find myself clenching my teeth so often that I cause serious problems with my TMJ!
So, you and I are on the regimen of self-checks 8-10 times a day. Each time I check, I have to unclench something!! :lol:
I wish you the best and hope that you can get back on your meds with no additional problems.

Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

Danica01
01-13-2009, 10:59 PM
You really work hard at keeping your bp down naturally.....good for you :!: I try to watch how much salt I eat and I try to walk everyday but some days I eat to much salt and lay around to much :wink: I won't worry about you if you say so but I will still keep you in my thoughts and prayers over the next week. Let us know how you are doing through out the week. Sleep well :sleeping:

sits_inthe_corner
01-14-2009, 05:50 PM
Today was horrific....finally at 3 pm my system decided to settle down and give me a break.

:( I'm the only admin staff in for the next 6 weeks as the other lady is off on short term disability. She is in a lot of pain and I feel for her.

I just don't understand why they wont bring a temp in to help me out while she's off. Even if it was just a couple of days a week.

Hoping tomorrow is better....it's going to be better...right?

Danica01
01-15-2009, 01:31 AM
It will get better...it may take a little time but there will be relief down the road. I am so sorry your poor body is in so much turmoil right now and I am sure the added stress from work is not helping one bit. I wish I could take it away for one night so you could get some sleep. Until I am able to do that I can just send you soft hugs :wink: I am thinking about you and I hope you are resting as comfortable as you can as I type this. I will keep you in my thoughts and hopefully tomorrow will be better......we all need to have faith in tomorrow :wink:

sits_inthe_corner
01-15-2009, 05:21 PM
ty and gentle hugs back Danica

Today was better. Managed to be pain free till I got home today...yah!

That's better than agony all day long.

Saysusie
01-15-2009, 09:06 PM
Hooray for any pain free moments.....hoping you have more moments like that! :P

Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

Danica01
01-16-2009, 04:48 PM
I am glad it held off until you got home. I always find it much easier to deal with the pain when I am home. I hope you have a restful semi-pain free weekend and are able to enjoy every moment of the break from work!



ty and gentle hugs back Danica

Today was better. Managed to be pain free till I got home today...yah!

That's better than agony all day long.