Friday, April 08, 2011

life is complicated

This is my place to vent--if you get tired of my complaining stick to what I post on Facebook, which is more balanced.

I've had a frustrating time with my doctor's office about my test results.  When I hadn't heard back in a week about a test done in their office, I called.  I didn't get a call back until 6 pm, and then I got a message saying that my uterine lining was too thick and they want to do an endometrial biopsy, and I should call in the morning to schedule.  When I called, they said someone would call me right back.  When I hadn't heard in an hour I called again.  Turned out the nurse wanted to talk to me to make sure I understood the procedure.  She did answer my question, said there would be some cramping.  Then she transferred my call to the person making appointments.  The first appointment available was the day I need to leave to drive up to Concord.  So I couldn't get an appointment until late June, though I did ask to be called if there was a cancellation.

I'm frustrated to have to wait that long--I don't like living with uncertainty either about whether something is wrong or about whether having to do something more could affect my summer plans.  I'm not much worried about cancer--there isn't a lot in my family and I got tested at the first sign of problems.  There is a good chance that it is nothing.  But what I'm worried about is some kind of mild precancerous state that would mean a difficult decision if they recommend a hysterectomy.

I did tell John.  I realize that thinking he would worry is wishful thinking--he is off in his own world and my issues don't much register.

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