I agree with ya’ll February does suck. It’s been two weeks now since the suckfest began in earnest here and it’s not stopping.
Yesterday, I got a call that my Pap smear is also showing something “abnormal” and they tested it 3 times before telling me. I understand why they waited but it had been almost 6 weeks since I’d taken the test. I’m starting to wonder what gets these people in a hurry! I’m going to have some cells collected and tested. While I’m at it, I’m going to see if they want to biopsy the endometrium too. So, maybe I won’t end up having to do this same test twice. Not that stirrups, dye, and cutting out abnormal looking cells doesn’t sound like fun. :( The good thing about this is that while I had the P.A. on the phone I told her how I thought the ultrasound needed to be moved up and she agreed. It just didn’t make sense to me to retest at the time they wanted to do it because it would have been a bad comparison. So, score one for playing your own doctor. Score another for not beating the SH*T out of the lab lackey when she says to you, “Well, these routine exams have to take what they can get; we have so MANY pregnant women in here right now.” Routine. Yeah, I really should have went off on her ass for no other reason than the fact that she was barely an embryo herself. It might have taught her to be a little more considerate in the future.
The bad thing is that the swallow x-ray was today and it didn’t look good to me. I, of course, know diddly. But, I could see some spider web areas of dye coming off the stomach. That’s important because the P.A. was also telling me that Dr. Trexie had put some notes in his log that it looked like I might be losing blood somewhere. Looks like it may well be that I’ve sprung a serious leak in the gastric area. And here Paladin thought it would be between my ears. At any rate, a hematologist will probably be involved soon.
Believe it or not, there is actual good news today. Mom’s wonderful male nurse, Boudreaux, came by yesterday and threatened to call Social Services and turn her in as a neglect case if she didn’t agree to go to rehab. We love Boudreaux. :) That would’ve meant sending Mom to a nursing home for a month or more while she had her case heard. Mom caved! Woohoo! That is a serious relief. It’s going to take a week or so to get her a spot in rehab, but she’s going. Whew!
I’m going to see if I can comment on some of ya’ll’s posts before I have to head out to Mom’s and then to a sleep study appointment. Ok, I was going to do that before I got dragged into helping Paladin fill out the vasectomy reversal paperwork. I’ll see ya’ll as soon as I can. I am reading your posts though including some of your friends’ posts (Yikes! and I totally think her Mom did do it! either way, watching the porn was a skanky move). Byes!