It took me until today to recover from a battery of tests that I had done at the hospital on Tuesday.
Not that the medical tests that I had done were all that hard … it was just getting up super early that did me in! I think I only had three hours sleep that night and then I had to get up a lot earlier than I normally do. So I was wiped out all day and as I said it took me until today to catch up.
On Tuesday I had two ultrasounds. One pelvic – I have endometriosis so my doctor wanted to check on things, and the other was of my thyroid to check on that large tumor that I discovered last year. Oh and I was dehydrated because it was so hot here in Toronto on Monday so even though I drank 6 large glasses of water when I got up on Tuesday morning my bladder still wasn’t full enough for the pelvic ultrasound. Lovely.
Once those two tests were done I had to get a mammogram. A short walk down the hall from ultrasound and I was getting changed into yet another gown. The last time I had a mammogram I was in my twenties. I had discovered a lump and was sent for tests. Naturally, since I seem to have an uncanny ability to grow tumors they did find a growth in my breast. Luckily it was benign. I had a lumpectomy and I’ve been fine since then. However since I hadn’t had this lovely test for years my doctor wanted it done. So a few squishes and squashes later and I was done.
My last test, in the xray department, was for orbits. I’m having an MRI of my head near the end of July and since I was a jeweler many years ago who used to get gold in her eyes I had to get my eyes xrayed just to make sure that I didn’t still have some gold slivers in my eyes. Uh huh.
Of course, since I work at the hospital, I new all three of the women who did my tests. It’s kind of embarrassing when you know the people who are doing these kinds of tests on you. Oh and when they found out how many tests I was having done at once they looked at me like I had malignant Mesothelioma or something. LOL
Anyway … the tests are over and I’m hoping that I don’t hear anything bad about any of the tests. Well I’m pretty sure I’ll hear something about the thyroid ultrasound. I’m supposed to be having the tumor biopsied every 6 months, but I haven’t had a biopsy for more than a year. Oops!