This is a first for me, I'm off work on a medical leave until Monday. Having some weird leg pain and an ultrasound of my pelvis revealed "an object dorsal to the uterus 4cm x 3cm with arterial flow." On the left side is described a perfectly lovely little ovary so we aren't sure what this unidentified pelvic object is. I have had some severe pain in that region the last few days hence the ultrasound. The tech offered to do a bonus trans vag ultrasound which I declined; not wanting to be greedy. Well guess what? Hey, what could be more fun that drinking 40 ounces of fluid, not being allowed to pee and have a probe stuck into a very personal orifice?
I had labs drawn by my doctor that were almost normal but just not normal enough to send me to a rheumatologist on Friday morning. For now a couple of prescriptions are managing my pain effectively (and putting me to sleep for most of the day) and steroids are being considered but it's a little complicated because I would have to be weaned off of another medication so that plan is on hold. I'm on strict instructions to be "as inactive as possible just short of bed rest." This is no problem as it pretty much describes my baseline activity-wise.
So for now my days are a balance of "Yikes! The meds are wearing off!" to taking the meds and falling asleep until the next round. The Mr. is attempting to be my caregiver by not understanding anything I am explaining to him medically but jumping up and pushing me back down on to the couch every time I stand up to do something strenuous like get a glass of water.
For today I am watching television and catnapping as the medications kick in. I mentioned perhaps going to the library which caused the Mr. to gasp as though I had announced my intention to re-shingle the roof while I'm off. Tomorrow morning is the rheumatologist. I am relatively certain no one will be able to diagnose anything kind of like when my car makes a klooopigy sound until I get it to the mechanic. I'll drop you an update afterward. In the meantime, I think I'm due for another nap and thanking you in advance for your prayers which I know are there without my asking.
Love you guys; updates to follow.
Psalm 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
UPDATE: I saw the rheumatologist this morning who reached the conclusion that I am a "mystery" and probably fell down some stairs or something and that's why my legs hurt. She wants me to be very still and restful this weekend and then on Monday, if I feel better I should stop taking my medication and go back to work. Oh; and the final prognosis? Evidently I will very likely wake up one morning feeling perfectly well and we'll never know what happened.