So it hasn’t been a very good week. On Monday, I went to the specialist at the hospital (I had waited for this appointment since October) to see about pain that’s been worsening over the last year. There was a medical student and so I had two exams (blech) and after everything was finished, the doctor decided to schedule surgery for a diagnostic laparoscpy. The presumptive diagnosis is endometriosis, but he’s got to have a poke around to see if that can be confirmed. If there is endometriosis that he can see, he’ll try to remove it at the same time.
I was expecting that there might be surgery – I was not surprised. And yet, I was. I think it hit when I signed the consent form and saw that he’d written in ‘possible transfusion’ as one of the risks. And I knew that was a risk – he’d explained it all very well. I had to put the date and the time on the form, which seemed awfully official.
So it was weird and a bit stressful and scary. To top it off, I slept funny, I think, and the muscles in the my shoulders got all wrenched and went into spasm. And I had quite a lot of pain after the exam, plus the pain that sent me to the doctor in the first place…so I’ve been alternately chilled and tired and then overheated and nauseous. Not my best week ever.
Still. I went and had a haircut on Friday, and then watched Mongolian Death Worm with friends. It’s a truly awful movie, but it was so bad that watching it with friends made it a very good movie.
Tonight? Dungeons and Dragons, if all goes well. I’m taking my heating pad.