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Hey All!

Here's my latest update: I guess I will start with the good news since it is quicker. No, let's come back to it and do it in order.

I did not go to the doc on Monday for her depo shot. I am totally against it and she was, too, when we met. My biggest concern is that the patient information says not to get it if you have irregular bleeding. My other concern is that once it is in you, it is "effective" for three months with side effects lasting up to a year. One of the side effects is - you guessed it - abnormal bleeding!

So, I waited until yesterday. We had a scheduled appt and I figured she could spend more time with me. I asked her to go back over the differential diagnosis for abnormal bleeding and help me understand why some things were ruled out. We went through a little of it and she agreed to get a blood test for bleeding disorders. We also talked about the hormone choices they have given me so far and she realized that I was never on the regular provera so she wrote out a script for that. Ah. Something new to try. I already stopped my other pills and it turns out this would be a period week anyway. So, I am to call Monday to see how the bleeding is, get the lab results and get further instructions.

I followed her out to get lab instructions and then I remembered that we hadn't talked about my cervix. She opened up the file and, good news - I think, all of the biopsies of my cervix and uterus were benign. I was hoping for a simple "normal" but benign works, too. I asked her if I should get a pap in three months and she said that she will be talking to me many more times before then. Talk about confidence.

Oh, and she would not even discuss a hysterectomy. Ugh!

So, I wandered over to the lab. It took a long time because she had ordered a test for people on heparin and they had to call to find out what she really wanted. Then, I sat in the chair and the girl had about 10 tubes to fill. While she filled them, I proceeeded to bleed all over her chair! My mom went to get me some other clothes from the car while the girl did a bleed time on me. Interesting test and I got a paper stitch out of it! Funny that we keep having surgeries down there and no stitches. Well, I got one yesterday. I am so glad they ran the tests and I don't expect anything to come of it, but I sure wish they would have done them six months ago when I still had blood to spare.

(Did anyone see that a guy swam over Niagara Falls? No offers for anyone to get his red wings in Periodzilla Falls lately - not that I would let anyone. I guess I am a bit prude.)

Ia anyone else bored with this yet? I know I am. Oh, and I really do think I have diaper rash now. I guess there is the slight chance that I have a yeast infection from the antibiotics they gave me during the surgery, but that was two weeks ago. Reze, you are so sweet to be thinking of me when you are planning your pre-op visit with your doc. Maybe I will have to come visit your new yard and get my hysterectomy in Austin! You promised a cabana boy, but he will have to be gentle with me post-op. We can recover together.

Nik





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