Monday, April 6, 2009

Nothing like a trip to the ER to start off your week!

I woke up this morning with some of the worst pain (in my right side, of course) I've had in a long long time. I also had the pukes because the pain was so intense. I eventually called in sick and called my doctor's office. He was in surgery so I spoke to my nurse, who called him, and then called me back with the news: "Go to the ER and have them do an ultrasound right away!" They wanted to make sure my ovary wasn't about to explode (haha) or twisting on itself.
I'm so glad my doc took my appendix out with my Lap because as soon as I said "lower right quadrant pain and nausea" the nurses and doctors started going into appendicitis mode, talking about abdominal CT's and white blood cell counts. Once they were satisfied that I wasn't about to die of appendicitis, we got me prepped for an u/s and they put in a line for blood and meds. I'd already taken Percocet and Phenegran at home for the pain and nausea but was still doubled over, so they gave me some Toradol. The u/s tech asked me if we were doing IVF this cycle, which was confusing to me in my drugged up state, so I said, "no" and left it at that. Later on the doctor came in to discuss the results of what they had found, and that question finally made sense. Apparently my ovaries (particularly my right, go figure) were covered in so many cysts that it looked like I was being stimmed for IVF. I thought that was hillarious, since I'm on BC pills to keep the cysts to a minimum, but I guess that's not working, huh?
Fortunately, no blood in the belly and good bloodflow to both ovaries, so no signs of torsion there. They paged and talked to my doc to give him the results and I have a follow-up scheduled in a few weeks. They gave me more meds, tried to convince me of the benefits of a hysterectomy, and sent me on my merry way. I came home and slept for a few hours, courtesy of all the pain meds they'd given me and now I'm up again feeling slightly better but very miffed. I can't believe they were seriously trying to talk me into "taking it all out!" I'm only 28 years old, and haven't been able to have children yet! Seriously?!?!?!
I'm glad my doctor isn't cut-happy, like those doctors. We've talked about a hysterectomy before, but only as a last-ditch effort, and definitely NOT anytime soon. He's very hopeful that we'll be able to get pregnant at least once, even if it does take IVF. He's just not a fan of doing something that radical in someone as young as myself, unless it is of absolute necessity and there are no other options. I'm sure we'll talk about it some more in a few weeks, but I'm glad he's got such a conservative attitude when it comes to cutting stuff out. To be completely honest though, I wouldn't mind parting with my right ovary... this little stinker has caused me more pain and trouble to last me 3 lifetimes... *sigh* Well, pain-meds are calling... I'm starting to ache pretty bad again. :(


My Endo Journey said...

Ugh. That just pisses me off. It's not an answer to EVERYTHING. Hell, if it was ONLY that simple. Right?!?!

So sorry that the day has been so rough. Did they think they were more "simple" type cysts or endometriomas? I hope they can go away on their own, and, that you are feeling better really soon!!!!

Christa said...

Wow, it took some guts for them to even mention a hysterectomy, don't they know that you know your options!!? I'm sorry that you were in so much pain. I hope things get better soon!