Gosh its been awhile i can't seem to get my ICQ working! Well i'm so
glad your home and resting! I too stress just going to the doc. i've
had so many bad experiences! I finally got insurance i do have an appt
on sept 28th w/gasteroligist it seems so long when your in pain! And
this poor doc. is going to get an earful i just wish i could poop
normally HA!But enough about me you hang in there and rest!
> >Hello to all my special friends on the board. I arrived home from >hospital at about 9pm tonight (Monday), after spending three miserable >days in Bathurst Base Hospital, before heading up to Orange Base >Hospital this morning. > >When my ovaries were removed in April, a small remnant of one of my >ovaries was left behind. So my body has been very busy making extra >hormones trying to stimulate my ovaries....which don't exist anymore. >This created an remnant ovarian cyst, whis was sitting just above my >vaginal vault & pushing into my bladder. My poor old bladder only holds >300mls, so it wasn't happy to be restricted by this cyst. (The cyst was >the size of a large orange) > >It also caused pain which started in my left hip, then moved into the >small of my back & ripped across my abdomen along the bikini line. By >Friday moring I could only JUST stand up, walking was difficult & Shane >had to help me. > >I had a CT scan & an ultrasound, which showed this cyst quite >distinctly. My Gyno knows how much I stress about doctors, hospitals & >needles! He was unable to perform the tricky procedure to drain the cyst >until today. So I ended up doing "weekend detention" at Bathurst >hospital so that I could receive adequate pain meds. (My Doctor was >also hoping that the cyst would burst on it's own & that I wouldn't need >to have it drained) > >This time I have to say all the doctors & nurses were wonderful & I >didn't "stress" nearlly as much as usual. I am still a little shaky >with the walking.....and I still have some pain, but thankfully nothing >like what I experienced over the weekend. So, just as I told dear Sally >Griggs....it was a minor set back! > >Thankyou Sally for your emails, and thankyou to all who sent messages. I >am very grateful that this site exists & that everyone is so ready to >support others dealing with this horrible disease. > >I'm off to bed with my wheat bags & pillows.......goody! No more >horrible hard hospital beds....yippeeee. > >Love, hugs & cheers, > >Jo :-) > >-- >Try this!.......... > >Smile as often as you can at those you love..... >and to strangers in the street. > >The rewards are many. >