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Nov 24, 2015 11:09 AM

Okay so today's appointment was not what I expected already, but I'm thankful it's nothing serious.
Apparently it is just a cyst that's driven by hormones. Lucky me. They want me to keep monitoring it.
I did get a little bit unnerved by it as well. I was seeing the PA in the office, but she wanted to get a second opinion. So, she sent in my primary surgeon, which triggered anxiety big time.
I did get a carrot stuck in my face this morning though. I am a smoker, but the lap band issue also came up as well. I have to be smoke free for at least 3 months before he would even do it, but I think it's definetly worth it. My response to the PA after he left the room was, "He gets me every damn time with that. Damn!!!!!!!!"

Nov 24, 2015 11:16 AM

Well Amanda. First good girl for going. Now you ah e your answers. Do u feel at peace with the care you received? You mentioned lap band? Is that reference to the surgery?

Nov 24, 2015 11:16 AM

Amanda, I'm glad the lump was checked and that it merely needs to be monitored. Remember that if YOU feel uncomfortable with how it feels, go back and have it checked again or have it out so you can get it off your mind. (I know another surgery is not what you want, none of us do, but at least you have the option. Hang in there tuff stuff.. You got this!!💕🙏🏻🌻

Nov 24, 2015 11:23 AM

@New, Yes I feel at peace with it. And no, the lap band would be a seperate surgery in itself(for weight loss). Yes, Alwayz, that's what his response was as well, and no, no mammogram at end of December!!!!!

Nov 24, 2015 11:34 AM

Amanda I've had the gastric bypass about 12 years ago. And lost over 200 lbs and kept it off for around 7 years. The last four years I've went up and down however now its been discovered the tumors any polyatic overian disease has caused a huge gain. I wish I had not ignores it. But I truly thought I was just gaining weight I had no idea of the other issues. Sorry to ramble on..

Nov 24, 2015 12:25 PM

Glad it's nothing serious! Praying for you girl!

Nov 24, 2015 5:23 PM

@Mopar, it was funny as crap. The PA said that she needed to get my primary surgeon. I said to myself, "Oh s***, this is not going to end good today." Then that discussion happened, and I said shortly after he left the room to Nicole, "He gets me every damn time with that already." She just gave me a hug and said I understand. I just couldn't do anything but laugh at it then. Was more then a little bit annoyed with it. I finally ended up giving her a stink eye later on, after all was said and done.

Nov 24, 2015 5:37 PM

I am so glad and grateful for you. Even during all the anxiety and worry, you kept your sense of humor. You are an amazing person and tuff to 👢! Enjoy your Thanksgiving with a peaceful mind and spirit. 💕💕

Nov 24, 2015 8:09 PM

Cearea, I figured that I just don't think well in a pinch. He said, I'm not trying to make you mad at me. My automatic internal response was Too late! I was mad at you when you walked in the door already. I just try to keep my sense of humor and keep a straight face, even though inside I feel like crying out with emotion.

Nov 24, 2015 8:13 PM

I have that same reaction to my pain dr. He knows I'm in pain but he pokes at my back every time. if he tries to this time I'm going to tell him wait, let me kick u in the balls and then ask you if it hurts there.

Nov 24, 2015 8:26 PM

@ Amandamiddleton1234, I'm glad you went to your appointment and I'm very happy that it's nothing serious, Dr.s can be very helpful or aggravating lol lol I have had some Dr.s that just have NO CLUE!!! LOL. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that whatever decisions need to be made about any surgeries will be the right ones. I agree you are one tough girl. I'v been through soooo many surgeris in my life that it's sickening. I just wanted to let you know that we are all here for you always. Blessings and gentle hugs to you, Have a Happy Thanksgiving this week.

Nov 24, 2015 8:28 PM

Cearea, oh my god! That's exactly what I was thinking before my laparoscopy was done. My gyn kept asking, does that hurt? If I could have gotten off that table fast enough, he'd be one hurting puppy. I kept telling him, "Ouch!" And then he kept poking me. I finally said, "look, how many times do I have to say ouch before you stop pestering me!"

Nov 24, 2015 8:29 PM

No shit right? Sorry about the language but there just isn't any other way to say that. 😀

Nov 24, 2015 8:36 PM

Yes I agree. I wouldn't even let him do a preop exam. Nope, wasn't going to happen period. I said, "Unless I'm knocked out, nope, not gonna happen." And he did respect those wishes thankfully. But I was one hurting puppy when I woke up and said to him that following Tuesday, "did you hit me with a baseball bat last week already?"

Nov 24, 2015 8:38 PM

Cearea, the first time I met my new pain management doctor, we were having a conversation and he said he was going to do some range of motion exercises and also he was going to be messing with my neck. I very calmly explained to him as he was standing next the exam table, he needed to keep in my the very close proximity of my hand to his balls and that if he hurt me, he was going to find out what pain was because I was going to hit them so hard, they'd get lodged in his nostrils!!! He looked at me almost scared to even touch me at that point... However, we did get a giggle out of it and he was careful about how he touched me... LOL!!! 💕🙏🏻🌻

Nov 24, 2015 8:42 PM

I'm usually stuck in the bed for 2 days afterwards. He's not poking my back at this next appointment. I have an x-ray print out of my lower back with all the hardware. He can look at that. If he thinks I'm not in pain I have a DVD of my last mri for him.

Nov 24, 2015 8:46 PM

I think it is the only way for a woman to compare the pain she is in to a male Dr. I still told my son this a few minutes ago and he visibly cringed. I raised 8 boys, and 2 of my own, and I can tended to more swollen balls than a 🏀 team.

Nov 24, 2015 8:50 PM

Cearea, yes. I had to keep hold of the edge of the table that day or I was going to knock him one already.

Nov 24, 2015 8:52 PM

I think we should just put our Drs on notice that if they hurt us, we hurt them.

Nov 24, 2015 8:57 PM

Oh I did that day and this morning as well. I said out loud, "if you don't knock it off already!" It didn't even phase him though.

Nov 24, 2015 9:00 PM

I'm doing it on the second.

Nov 28, 2015 8:48 PM

Amanda, what a blessing it wasn't serious! You deserve a break. Good luck on becoming smoke free and the lap band surgery. 🙏🌼

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