The medical problem I've been dealing with for the past three weeks got a whole lot bigger on Monday.
Since I was still in pain, I went to my gynecologist. After looking at the results of my CT scan, she immediately ordered an ultrasound, and then...scheduled me for surgery.
They weren't quite sure what they were looking for, so they decided to do a laparascopy on me. This all came about so quickly that I really didn't have time to get all worked up over it, so yesterday morning, I was thanking the Lord for anesthesia and letting the doctors do their work.
When I woke up, I was minus one ovary. But hey, you only need one, right?
Turns out that the ruptured cyst had done extensive damage to my ovary and the whole thing was, in my doctor's eloquent way with words, "yucky." So it had to come out.
I'm pretty sore and in a lot of pain, so I've been sleeping and popping pain pills and watching "Hogan's Heroes" and old World War II movies. I'm also moving very, very slow. I'm just glad I have someone here to help me putter around.
The worst part about all of this is that I had -zero- vacation/sick/personal days left from work, so I'm taking unpaid leave right now. But, I figure I'll leave that in God's hands and not add to my worries. :-)
The strangest thing in all this? All I want to do is write. But the pain makes that pretty impossible right now.
Anyway. That's what's going on in my part of the world. Hope things are better for you!
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