Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Medical Update

I saw the actual Gyn this morning. If you have missed any of the saga of my 'lady parts,' you can read up on them here, here, and a brief bit here. I really liked him a lot and he was very patient with the three pages of questions I had typed to ask him.

I am not a candidate for a hysterectomy. It is not warranted in my case, so that makes me very happy. Apparently most of my symptioms are fairly common for a woman my age, but that does not mean that nothing can or will be done. It is not necessarily a health issue. I could struggle along as I have been doing for years, but there is no point in it with medical science as advanced as it is.

So, I will be having the endometrial ablation. This should make my quality of life better and couldn't we all do with a little improvement?

The (minor) surgery will take place the morning of 28 Aug. It is an out-patient surgery and Dr. R said I will only be out for about 15 minutes and I could leave about an hour after that. I will take Friday off, although it is more because I want to than because I have to. Then I will enjoy some football on Saturday (kick off is coming!) and the Labor Day weekend & be back to work on Tuesday.

And then, hopefully, I can go back to being one of those stupidly healthy people who only go to the doctor once a year for a checkup! :-)

3 comments:

UncommonSense said...

Best of luck with the surgery.

I'll be praying for your full, speedy recovery.

LeftLeaningLady said...

Thank you!

Pete Bogs said...

good to hear it's a minor thing... ex-girlfriend had that done... pretty quick and painless... the only trouble she had was a little wooziness in the car after, due to the drugs... the hospital required her to be driven home; naturally, that was me...

oddly, I had had my own "intimate procedure" done earlier that day!not necessarily a men-only thing, mind you...