15 Apr

It is an odd thing, really. I am not sure whether any of my women friends read this blog. I am, however, sure that several of my male friends do.

Feel free to blush and look away, boys.

I have to have an ultrasound tomorrow. Of the super-alpha-prime-up-close-and-personal kind, to check out whether there are any gynaecological reasons for my anaemia. (Yes, this has taken 5 months to arrange … partly my fault, partly circumstances beyond anyone’s control, partly weird policy stuff at the place I am having it done).

My GP and I are pretty near certain that this is where the problem is. Which is probably a good thing, because it’s likely to be relatively easy to clean up. We just hope it will show up on the ultrasound. If I get a contraceptive implant (ugh – I am a bit squeamish about the idea of being able to feel it in my arm, but it is probably better than getting Depo Provera shots again) it will help as a preventative, but we are also looking for anything that needs to be cured. She was making noises about a possible need for minor surgery.

All in all, I am not as squicked at the prospect of being intimate with an ultrasound machine as I possibly could be, or as stressed about what they might find. (Also, two babies, six or more ultrasounds between them … doesn’t leave a woman with much need for dignity).

Not sure when I will get results. I imagine it could be, “Oh look at this whopping great fibroid” or it could be “We will send results to your GP by Friday.”

Note to self: Make appointment with GP for Friday, just in case.

Meanwhile, I had blood tests last week and need to arrange to collect those results too. I know they have to have been better than last time because they did not make me dizzy and light-headed, although they did still tire me out.

With 25 weeks or so till I go overseas (OMG! YAY!), I feel that the pressure is on to get over this.


Posted by on April 15, 2008 in health


5 responses to “Ugh

  1. Racing Hippo

    April 15, 2008 at 6:05 am

    Careful now – you need a license to export fibroids.

    *looks away*

  2. melissainau

    April 15, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Surely that wasn’t too gory? I skated around the topic and never mentioned any of the important words ๐Ÿ™‚ Actually, it was harder than just writing the details. Next time, I won’t bother. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Fraser

    April 15, 2008 at 8:33 am

    “squicked”? I don’t think citing a blog entry is good enough to use it in Scrabble or Boggle ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. jon

    April 16, 2008 at 4:19 am

    Just don’t call it ‘Spike’!

  5. melissainau

    April 16, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Errrm, oops. Too late, Jon.


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