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That extra spleen wouldn’t have matched anyway!

October 16, 2008
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Nope, not an accessory spleen.

However, at this point the results I got didn’t sound all that bad.  In fact, it all sounds rather benign.

Hahahahah, I crack myself up!

Okay, so my spleen.  While there’s only one, it is being occupied by a cyst or something called a hemangioma, which isn’t really in it, it may be on it.  What is that, you ask?  *shrug*  I dunno, and neither did my primary care physician, so I get to go to the gastroenterologist in a couple of weeks to learn more!  FUN!  What we do know is that if it is a hemangioma, it is a benign tumor.  Benign being the operative word here!  Sweet.

The CT scan also indicated that whatever was going on in my right ovary was not going on anymore at the time of the exam!  The report says that it’s possible that it had resolved on its own.  I wondered to myself why, then, was I in such pain from that day throughout much of the weekend, and a very wise, trustworthy doctor friend suggested that perhaps it was a follicle that burst and that was what caused the pain.  The gynecologic oncologist had mentioned that as a possibility, so I feel quite comfortable with that.  The ovary will still be reviewed in less than a month, which is standard procedure from best I can gather, plus it was recommended by the doctor who reviewed the CT scan.  And follicles, cysts, etc., aren’t that uncommon, we just usually don’t notice them.  We women have got a lot going on inside us.  Men have no idea.  NONE!!!

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Rant Of The Day… WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG TO GET IN TO SEE THE DOCTOR?!?  I waited ONE HOUR until I actually saw her, and it was almost 30 minutes AFTER my appointment time before I was even taken back to an exam room!   Do you know what really bothers me?  Offices that have those notices telling you that you’ll be charged a fee if you miss an appointment, and you have to pay that fee before you can reschedule.  When Li’l Bit had to go to a specialist, they had a notice like that.  We waited one hour and fifteen minutes with a freakin’ toddler to be taken back to the exam room — twice.  And the first time I went, I waited so long in the exam room that they forgot I was there! 

I think I’m going to go to the doctor with my own notice… If I don’t get taken back to the exam room by my appointment time (because what is the point of making the stinkin’ appointment, I ask you?!), I get $5 of my co-pay back.  If I have to wait in the exam room longer than 15 minutes, $10.  If I see a pharmaceutical representative coming out when I’m on my way in, I am permitted to tackle said representative and take five shiny new pens and calendars with names of prescriptions that I can’t pronounce.  That will make me feel much better.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Melissa Vaughan permalink
    October 16, 2008 9:59 pm

    You anti-physicianite!!! You know you missed me : )

  2. October 18, 2008 3:30 pm

    consider yourself lucky I had to wait 3 hours the other day

  3. MAry Ann permalink
    October 19, 2008 7:37 pm

    I sometimes wonder if those same Drs. have to wait at their Dr. appts. I wish they did but there is probably some kind of “rule” that says THEY can preempt other patients’ appointments. Next time I have a Phys.. in the “waiting room” I think I WILL make them wait.. But nonetheless, I’m glad thigs are looking better.. God Bless!

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