Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Here we go...


I had a Dr. appointment yesterday. I am having surgery on March 7th. My last surgery was April 15th, not even a year ago. In addition to the pelviscopy to remove new endometrial adhesions, I will also have a cystoscopy performed by my urologist who is looking for either interstitial cystitis or endometrial adhesions on my bladder. I'm really not nervous about the laparoscopy part, I know what to expect. Unfortunately, I am more than a little freaked out about the cystoscopy part. I mean, hello, you're putting a camera into my bladder, and you're doing it through my urethra? Vomit. At least I will be under anesthesia. I've been catheterized for tests over the last few months but they use pediatric catheters for that, and even those aren't much fun. I am pretty sure this scope is going to be a little bigger than a pediatric catheter. What is really freaking me out is what is going to happen after the surgery. Dr. Korman is really worried about maintaining my fertility, if I'm not already infertile, which we'll never know. So if he does the surgery and finds more aggressive implants, he will put me on Lupron Depot. Check out those side effects, "Side effects that have been associated with the use of Lupron Depot include hot flashes and/or night sweats in more than five percent of women; and palpitations, syncope, and tachycardia in less than five percent of the women who participated in clinical trials. Other side effects include generalized pain, headaches, vaginitis, nausea/vomiting, fluid retention, weight gain, acne, hirsutism, joint pain, decreased libido, depression, dizziness, nervousness, and breast changes that include tenderness and pain, among others. There have been no deaths directly related to therapy with Lupron Depot. "

The girl who does the scheduling for Dr. Korman was cracking up as I was looking at the calendar to see which shows I would be willing to miss while I recover. I'm really not okay with missing any of them. Especially not Wade's CD release party, or Ryan's next show at the Firehouse. I don't want to miss Stoney's show at the Firehouse either, but that crowd is pretty rowdy and it's hard to deal with rowdy if you can't get rowdy, too. And since I have that ridiculous drive home, getting rowdy at the Firehouse isn't gonna happen. Oh well.

Is it Thursday yet?

1 comment:

megw2 said...

That whole camera thing does sound a little scary but if it will make you better in the long run it's worth it right???

And you are welcome to crash at ou place any time you want to get a little rowdy at the Firehouse! :o)