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   Posted 6/13/2007 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, just got back from NYU's comprehensive pain program.  A former colleague of mine got me an appointment with the director and a couple of interesting things happened.  Firstly, I may be the proud owner of a hernia, ladies and gentlemen.  Of course it's a provisional, rule-out diagnosis, but a promising one because you can do something about them!!!!  I have two different pelvic pains, one cervical and the other one that may be a hernia or something else.  He has referred me to a gyn out of NYU Med that specializes in pelvic pain and is (get this) IN MY PLAN!!!!  yipee!!  He'll examine me Tuesday, so we'll probably be peeling me off his ceiling at about 2:00 EST (Examinations hurt, you could say).  I'll know more after that.  Until then, he's given me meds that should manage pain episodes and maybe prevent bad ones from arising.  let's hope!
Secondly, he asked me if I wanted a job!  OH, My!  That would have been nice!  Had to call mom to talk me down.  She got mad and said that she won't always be around to talk sence into me when I get these outrageous thoughts like commuting 98 miles to NYC while at the same time wanting to raise a 7-year old here in paradise.  SIGH!  It probably would be a little unrealistic.  Even if it was part time.  I just couldn't.  But Oh My!  The fantasy of it.  It's like my original career goal (dream job, really) is at my fingertips right this minute and I have to turn it down.  Nothing like a little distractor to make the pain less important lol! 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
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   Posted 6/14/2007 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Ellen...Now, this sounds like a plan, finally. I've finally had to break down and make a gynecologist appt. Darn it all, I've started having some cramping and spotting. Called the gyn office, and the phone **** answered. OMG... first available appt is November 4th. And she would not budge. I could have been bleeding to death, and I wouldn't have gotten an earlier appt. She who holds the phone holds the power, even if she's only making minimum wage. Dr.??? You want to see the DR??? Yahahaha....My husband took a valentine to our family doctor's receptionist one day. We never had a problem scheduling with her from then on! But I digress...big shock. Had an appt already scheduled for my family doctor, and he scheduled a tv and pelvic ultrasound. I go for that on Monday. Then I saw my onc for regular checkup. She was floored. She said that when we get the results, if he can't get me in earlier with the gyn, she will, phone **** or not.

I've had uterine fibroids before (@10 years ago), and this is the same thing, so I don't really think I have to be too worried. But that's my story.

Good luck on Tuesday, girl. I'll be thinking of you stuck to that ceiling. Don't cut your nails before you go, so you have something to grip with.

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