**********Got the test results back today. It's NOT Cancer. Hallelujah. The only problem is, they don't know WHAT is causing it. If the bleeding continues they will have to go in surgically and cauterize my cervix. Ummmm.........Ouch. Hopefully it won't come to that. The important thing is that it isn't Cancer. I can enjoy my weekend now.***************
What a week this has been and it's not even over yet!
Last week I had some troubling medical symptoms that had me frantically calling my doctor and doing a lot of G**gling. One of the main diagnoses for this type of symptom is both uterine and cervical cancer. On Monday my doctor was able to squeeze me in for some(painful) tests. He seemed concerned and said we can't rule anything out until we get the test results back. I have been a huge ball of stress waiting on the results. I was really hoping to hear something yesterday but didn't. Hopefully we will get some news today. I am trying not to spend too much time thinking about the what if's. Whatever it is we will deal with it.
Then to add to the stress, one of my teeth fractured completely in half, which led to an emergency trip to the dentist. Upon review of an x-ray it was determined that the tooth could not be saved and would have to be extracted. He gave me a referral to an Oral Surgeon and Joe and I went directly over to his office, where they extracted the tooth. Thankfully it is a second molar, all the way in the back, so it won't be noticeable but I am still sad that it couldn't be saved. I certainly can't afford an implant right now so I'll just have to acclimate to the tooth being gone. The extraction itself was not too terrible. I had them put me to sleep so I don't remember anything and I came home afterwards and slept for a long while. The pain was pretty intense after the numbing wore off but Vicodin is helping a lot so it isn't unbearable.
I think I'm good for awhile as far as medical stuff goes. Do you hear that universe? I don't need anything else going wrong with my body, okay? Thankyouverymuch.
Anyway, on to my thanks.
--I'm thankful that I have a wonderful doctor who was very proactive about my symptoms and got me in right away for the necessary tests. No matter what the diagnosis is, I know I am in good hands.
--I am thankful the extraction went smoothly and without complication. I was very nervous about it. I have had four surgeries and none of them gave me as much anxiety as this dental procedure.
--I am thankful for the cooler, rainy weather we have been having. I love the rain. Plus, I have been spending a lot of time in bed this week and it is so cozy to be there when it is raining outside. It's supposed to be in the high 80's again by the weekend, but I enjoyed it while it lasted.
--I am so thankful for Joe. He takes the best care of me. Whether it be heating up my rice pack so I could put it on my abdomen after the tests on Monday, or bringing me smoothies and pudding in bed yesterday after my extraction, he does it all willingly and without complaint and I am so lucky to have him.