If you don’t like reading about medical stuff then this post is not for you. If you’re interested in reading about what’s going on with my medical situation then please, by all means, continue reading.
This morning I went in for two tests. They weren’t bad, some minor discomfort but one test gave up some surprising results. The first test was a vaginal ultrasound to see if I had any fibroid tumors before I went through with the endometrial ablation, which I didn’t think I had. Lo and behold, there was a whopper in there and I had no idea. This presented me with an option that I didn’t need before and which for some is certainly controversial – a hysterectomy. My doctor would leave my ovaries so I wouldn’t go into menopause and he would just remove my uterus. Fibroid tumors can recur and endometrial ablation alone won’t keep that from happening. I’m done with babies so I think I’m leaning towards getting that option. I don’t have a significant attachment to my uterus and frankly would be thrilled to no longer have a period.
The second test was the pee test to see if I am a candidate for the bladder sling. Well no surprise to me that I indeed am so at the same time that they do the hysterectomy I will get the bladder sling, too. This test was incredibly unfun and I will spare you the gory details but, should you ever have to undergo a test like this, please don’t be afraid or nervous about it. It’s uncomfortable at most but not painful at all. Slightly embarrassing but no big deal. In fact, if you suffer from urinary incontinence I would encourage you to check with your doctor to see what your options are. For nearly six years, I’ve been suffering with incontinence and you cannot begin to know how thrilled I am to think that the indignity and embarrassment that accompanies it will be gone.
The really fun part of all this is I will probably get it done before Christmas. See, we’re taking the kids to DW at the end of January and, if I want to be in good shape to go then I need to get it done ASAP. Otherwise, I’ll have to wait until after the trip which puts me into February and I really don’t want to wait that long. Sean and I will talk about it tonight when he gets home so I can call the doctor back on Monday. It will put a bit of a crimp in our Christmas plans but I think it’s best to do it before the trip and not after.
So, that’s what’s new in my world. What’s new in yours? 🙂