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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New (personal health) news

If you're wondering why I've been so sketchy for months, I've just been caught up in more of the same on my health.

I went to the doctor yesterday morning, 9 a.m. and learned my results from my latest CT scan--something is growing...again. I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago this month and they removed 26 lbs of tumors and cysts and endometriosis and scar tissue. That surgery was a good thing, right? The doctor back then said he scraped off my ovaries and left those in. I guess those are what things are attached to. So, they did a vaginal ultrasound yesterday (sent straight there.) I'm sure it's another hurry up and wait deal. You know, how big will we let them get, how many can we get in a month or two or three of watching before we bother to go in and get them out.

My question for you is...have you ever had an intravaginal ultrasound? It is completely invasive. So, if you have had one, did you have a male or female technician? I would think men would like to do that sort of job. The girl yesterday held up the instrument and said, "This is made for comfort, don't worry."

It wasn't a tiny tool and I wondered who made the thing and thought, this size tool will be just right.

If you're interested in the topic, you can read more at the link included!

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Posted by CarysWeldonblog :: 8:13 AM :: 2 Comments:

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SAoirry about your problems. Ihad endometrosis when Iwas younger but I lost one of my ovaries because of it. I wish you the best.

By Blogger Debby, at 5:21 AM  

Thanks for sharing, Debby. From the responses I've gotten--many in emails--I think that losing ovaries and uteruses is an all too common thing. There should be more support groups, or educational prep groups or something. Almost every woman I've talked to who has gone through something similar said that they were basically told to suffer quietly.

By Blogger CarysWeldonblog, at 4:56 AM  

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