Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Cyst

I am sharing more than I would normally, but I am at my wits end. From my last entry I was hopeful someone would call me back and no one has. St. Vincent's hospital's on call Ob/Gyn said it was "out of their scope" of work to handle this cyst. So I was referred to another doctor. When I called them, they said they were not affiliated with St. Vincent's Hospital or their HOPE program. So off to Baptist Medical Center ER where I hoped to get another answer. Spent the entire day there, and halfway through, I almost just left. The doctor there basically told me I had to be in a "state of emergency" for them to admit me into the hospital to have the cyst removed. I decided to stay to get further testing, and an Ob/Gyn came to my room to inform me there are parts of my cyst that are solid. Had the cyst been completely liquid, she would have removed it. 

Solid parts of a cyst could be anything, but worst case scenario, it could be cancer. Cant do surgery on a cyst if there is cancer without going through the proper procedures. Lots of doctor mumbo jumbo, and they send me home to follow up with that same ob/gyn later in the week. I called her office to make an appointment and "they" say they will call me back. Never heard back. I called them back a few days later and I was told because I have no insurance, I am self-pay, and its going to cost so much money to even be consulted..... Hmmmm...thats fine, but could you have called me back and told me that??? What the heck?

I have decided to post some photos of what I look like at this point. I hate my body right now, and its hard to sleep, move around, get up and down, bend over and even get dressed. I am 35 years old, and dont even know if having children will even be a possibility, so depression has paid its toll of me as well. I know there is hope over the horizon with this affordable health care that I will be getting Feb. 1st. I just hope I do not have any issues from here on out. Keep me in your thoughts!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Emergency Room Hopping

Well this week started and ended at an emergency room. I had such a bad cough last week that I pulled a muscle in my side bad enough that I just couldnt sleep. Ended up bouncing to a few other ER's this week to see if someone could help me with a cyst I have had for over 2 years. Kind of the reason for my pulled muscle in a way. Found out that my cyst at this point is 30cmX25X30. Huge. The last ER we were at, we ended up there for over 10 hours and they found some solid parts of the cyst that showed concern. So lots of tests later, they sent me home and have promised to get me back in to help me get this surgery. 

Sometimes we forget what is most important in life, and thats the great family and friends around you. It's the life you live, and the lessons you learn along the way. I want to document my journey in hopes other people can relate, or I can shed some insight. I love the thought of helping other people through my lessons. I can only pray and send out positive energy that this surgery will happen soon and I can go back to a normal life again.

I want everyone in my life to know how thankful I am for each and every one of you. Without each person, I wouldnt be where I am today. Everyone in your life has a purpose.