Insert lots of sarcasm with the title please.
I'm in pain. The tramadol is not working. Well okay it works for a few hours to knock the pain down to a 5 but there after its back to knife stabbing pain that then leads to throbbing radiating pain. Fun times!
I called my RE office today. All doctors are off site. Nurse S tells me that since I have an appt. with my PCM today for a dermatology consult to ask him about my issue. Yeah sure. Okay. Like I want my PCM coming near my pelvis. They office has no ultrasound but it does have an exam table with stirrups. What can he see with just a light and a speculum? Not the ovaries for sure.
So Nurse S tells me then I need to go to the ER. Really? Only if I'm dying lady. Last year I took their advice and went to Madigan's ER for a ruptured cyst. Not only was the medical treatment crappy the time was absurb. They left me in the room for an hour before coming to check me out. The problem was that they forgot me. Lovely. Then one of the medics knows that I'm in bad pain and she gets someone to give me a script for a shot of Diluadid. Finally a little relief.
The doctor then decides to ignore my ovaries and look at the uterus with a speculum. Really doc? I said that I need an ultrasound. He listened after I yelped when he pressed on my ovaries with his hand. Sure enough the ultrasound had shown I had one rupture. He didn't prescribe pain meds. He didn't prescribe antibiotics. He just printed out a medical flyer telling me my endometrioma, the 9 cm one, had ruptured.
So do you really think I want to go back to the same ER? NO WAY!
I will if I have to I said to Nurse S after telling her the above story.
She calls back while I'm on the phone with my spouse. She said that even though they are double booked with all the IVF for Thursday that Dr. B (not the Lt. Col. but the Major) would be willing to see me tomorrow if my PCM can't do anything for me today.
I then told her what Lt.Col B. said about having to do surgery if they reach 8 cm. I explained that the cysts are large enough that they are touching and Lt.Col. B. couldn't be sure which ovary they were on. She said, "EWWW". As in that's not good, not the yucky eww tone. Basically the same.
So there is where I stand as of today. I'm waiting. I'll still need to be seen tomorrow. That is a given. Whether or not my PCM gives me pain pill is irrelevant I know I'll still need to see the RE because of the possibility of the cysts growing since last week.
Just got back from seeing my PCM.
He said, "I am not of the school to prescribe narcotics. I will not prescribe you pain medicine.".
So I called my RE office and talked to Nurse S again. She said she will make a note to herself to talk to Dr. B. about getting me in tomorrow or at least to see what they can do for me if they can't get me in.
Nurse S was aghast at what my PCM said. She said, "...your medical conditions are well documented. Its not like you have a drug seeking behaviour.".
So with any luck something will be done for me tomorrow.
Again though, Nurse S said, "If the pain gets worse please go to the ER. I don't like the ER either.".
Pretty bad when the nurse doesn't like our ER!