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04:22 pm: thank goodness for the interwebs!
I talked to my doctor about my horrible-again cramps. He recommended that I get an ultrasound, so I did.

I got a call from the nurse late yesterday, who said the results were normal (as were all my other test results). No signs of cysts or anything. Huge relief (except, of course, for not knowing why the heck I'm having such horrible cramps, though I believe endometriosis has to be seen in person to be found, so it's likely that again).

And they couldn't find my left ovary.

er... WHAT?

So I had some fairly major panic last night. I have no left ovary! It's disappeared! (I'm quite certain I used to have one, 'cause I had dozens of ultrasounds during fertility treatments and I'm confident they would've noticed a missing ovary). What kind of horrible, dreadful, surely fatal disease do I have that's eaten my ovary?

This morning when I woke up at 4:30 (did I mention the panic?), I googled it (ovary! not! found! on! ultrasound! - only with fewer exclamation points).

Turns out that a lot of women have received this news. Cysts can hide 'em (ovaries, not women, afaik). They sometimes tuck into the intestines. Sometimes they kinda shrivel up, though that's apparently most common when someone has a tube tied or the other one removed.

Anyhoo, I'm going back for a 3D ultrasound to see if they can find it.

...and maybe they'll find the period I skipped at the same time. I've had a few that were a few days late (just to mess with my mind when I was trying to get pregnant), and one that was about 10 days late (pretty sure that was an early miscarriage), but never skipped one altogether.

I'd be totally freaked out, except I have had an internal exam and the aforementioned ultrasound during that time, so I know I'm ok.

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In other medical news, Teddy has scratched his cornea again. I'm beginning to think he has a slow blink reflex or something. Either that, or he's just extremely clumsy around his eyes. This is the 3rd or 4th time this has happened (second time requiring medicine) in the past 9 months.

I talked to 3 different nurses in the course of making and attending his doctor's appointment, each of whom said "ouch!" Because scratches on your cornea really, really hurt. And Teddy's 4 (and a half! don't forget the half!) and doesn't understand why snuggles and kisses don't make it go away.

And yet Peter is still extremely impatient with Teddy's tears and clinginess. Peter has experienced very little illness in his life (my theory is that his body is too skinny to sustain any illness for long, so they all just give up and pass him by) and is not very sympathetic with those who are less fortunate. He thinks everyone (definitely including me) is just a whiner. If I didn't love him, I'd wish he would experience some nasty pain himself so he'd be more sympathetic.

As it is, I just wish he'd be more sympathetic. Some how.


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The two days in Boston last week really, really sucked. We would stay in hotels, except for my 20% salary cut. I've changed all kinds of deductions, but won't know for 3 more weeks what the impact on my paycheck will be (and in any case, paying for unnecessary hotels seems really, really stupid when I'm certain about the future). So we're going to be limiting our trips to one day, or if I really have to be there overnight, I'll go by myself.

It's something of a hardship, especially with vacation time coming up when we would've liked to have had a few days in Boston, but lots of people deal with lots worse. So we'll stay in Western Mass (except for at least one day trip to go to the Children's Museum). There's still lots more exploring to do around here.

Current Location: Longmeadow
Current Mood: okayokay


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Date:July 26th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
man, i scratched my cornea when i was 13 and it SUCKED. i totally feel for poor teddy... at least i understood what was going on! that's some really unpleasant stuff right there... i'd say teddy deserves lots of snuggles and hugs. especially when crying actually hurts!
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Date:July 26th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)

yes he does

and I will endeavor to give them to him. :)

He is feeling lots better today though, thank goodness.
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