Grueling is the word I'd use to describe today. My head was pounding before I left the house. I had to pick her up at the hospital to take her to the medical offices. She had to get bloodwork done for Thurs. when she sees her endocrinologist for her thyroid disease. The poor kid. I thought the celiac disease which brought about osteoporosis and a destroyed thyroid was bad enough. She needs so much bloodwork done quarterly to check her Synthroid levels and also to ensure that she is gluten-free or her small bowel will be attacked again, thus causing malnutrition and lack of absorption of vitamins from food. Then it's off to the endocrinologist and GI doctors and a yearly bone scan. Now, it's the gyne.
First came the colposcopy which is a huge magnifying glass. The doctor looks for white areas which are the abnormal cells, squamous cells, in Megan's case because they were very white. He then took the hugest "snippers" I ever saw and clipped them for biopsy. So much for the little pinch. The tissues looked huge to me. Next was scraping. Not to be too graphic but my child was in pain when she left. She's a real trooper but we were both crying by the time she was done. Now, we wait. A week for the biopsy to be returned. Then the next stage will be the treatment, depending on the biopsy results. Ok, my years of medical transcription sometimes isn't a good thing because I heard him say something to the nurse about the stage of "CA"....medical abbreviation for carcinoma. I couldn't quite make out what he was saying so I'll say my prayers and wait.
Megan has to be the one informed since she is the patient. She will only hear part of it and then I'll have to call again. Those are the rules. I asked if they could call me because the results are coming back during her finals. Nope. She will be called.
We went to eat at a neat place on the South Side of Pittsburgh. Advil did cut the edge on the pain. Wouldn't you know, I was two minutes late getting back to the car and got a dang parking ticket for $11. Somehow, that didn't rock my boat too much.
The insurance adjuster is coming to look at the ceiling tomorrow morning. I need to take another day off. Thank the Lord I have almost three weeks of vacation days still but I still feel so guilty. I've been off so much lately. Randy, the plumber, called and said to run water down the drain to see if it was free flowing so that he could track the water and try to figure out where the actual leak is. It still wouldn't drain so I plunged and the depths of hell came flowing up out of my drain. I don't have a shop vac so I got old towels and soaked up the sludge. Man, what a stinking mess I have on my hands. I just wish he would cut the darned ceiling and repair the pipes so I can move on. Then, I need to find somone to put the ceiling back together and replaster. LOL...Merry Christmas to me, and to think last Christmas I was fussing over my $600 dual exhaust system present to myself on the car I don't have anymore. I gave that car back to my BF with the power steering about to go kaput.
Anyway, I'm just super tired. I did stop on the way to pick Megan up and shopped for some clothes. I haven't tried them on yet but nothing better to ease the blues than shopping.
Feel free to snag the tag, if you want. I'm sure I'll be playing some more in my PSP tonight. I can't thank all of you enough for your thoughts and prayers. I wasn't expecting today to be a day at the beach but we made it through. BIG HUGS! (I know I owe some tags. I'll be getting them done tomorrow.)