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Unread 06-24-2004, 09:26 PM
I survived!!

Wow.... I am so proud of myself. I did it all by myself and I feel like a big girl. The drive was my main concern. It was not nearly as bad as I thought. You ladies are all so wonderful.... I couldn't have done it without you.

I did not get my biopsies. The good news is, the doc says that he is 75% sure that all of my problems are due to some type of infection. He gave me a script for some high dose antibiotics. If I am still having vaginal pain and bleeding and swollen lymphnodes in 2 weeks we are going to proceed with biopsies and an ultrasound. He repeated my labs that were done several weeks ago to see what my blood is doing now. He wants to do an ultrasound because he said that upon palpatation my left ovary felt significantly large. He feels that this might be the result of infection as well.

He said that my vaginal and vulva areas are quite swollen/inflamed. I was in so much pain during the exam that I wanted to die. I still hurt like heck (THANK GOODNESS for vicoden)

Anyway, I feel relieved. I was smiling when he said that he was 75% sure that it was an infection. He said that he would prefer to say that he is 95% at least....but hey... 75% is closer to 100% than 0!!!

He mentioned that he was also concerned because this is very similar to what happened back when all my cervix stuff was discovered. I had been having problems in Sept.2002. I went for a Pap that month. My doc couldn't do it because I was so swollen/inflamed. I had to wait till the next month and things went down-hill from there.

But, that is NOT going to be the case here. I just know that all will be fine.
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Unread 06-24-2004, 09:46 PM
I survived!!

Keep up those positive thoughts, Amy! Glad you're visit went so well, and that you're feeling good about it all...will send healing vibes your way.
Unread 06-25-2004, 12:48 AM
I survived!!

Amy - you go girl! Once you actually drive on the freeways and get used to it, it really isn't so bad. Pretend it's an adventure.

I have had major problems since my hysterectomy and I had the swelling/pain and I had a staph infection. It may be worth mentioning to your Dr. Did he take a culture to send to the lab (this is different from a pap).

They thought my pain was primarily from my bladder and I am having another suspension - but my new urologist said he thinks my pain is from adhesions and scarring. Not liking that answer at all.

I am hoping yours is an infection and nothing more.

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Unread 06-25-2004, 09:59 AM
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He did take some cultures. He looked at it under the microscope and said that it didn't show an infection, but he thought he would be remiss if he didn't try the antibiotics first.

Hopefully the antibiotics will work. My other doc had done the cultures before too. About two months ago I think. He didn't see an infection either. But, maybe it is just not showing. The other doc never tried antibiotics.
Unread 06-25-2004, 05:55 PM
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Keeping my fingers crossed for you. BTW, doesn't your part of the country have a reputation for having really aggressive drivers? Thought I heard bad things about Michigan drivers before.
Unread 06-25-2004, 07:52 PM

Yeah, pretty much. I think they have them everywhere....but I can personally attest to some of the drivers in my state!! lol

I think the line I say the most when I am in the car is..."Geez, if you're in THAT much of a hurry, you should have left earlier!!!"

And let's not get me started on those HUGE cement walls or barriers or whatever they are that run along the highways where tons and tons of people are flying though at speeds approaching 100mph.

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