Most of all, I hate waiting for my next doctor's appointment.
|Baby Girl - we think she looks like a kitty!|
My favorite part of the ultrasound visit was that I then had to wait 40 minutes to see the PA-C before I could leave. Okay, so again with the waiting, and you all know how much I love doing that, right? *wink* And of course, the PA-C's first words to me when she FINALLY comes in are "Now don't panic." Um, yeah, I've been in this tiny little room for 40 minutes by myself freaking out because the ultrasound tech was freaking out over my liver and gallbladder and you tell me not to panic?! It's a little too late for that, honey!
We run LFTs (liver function tests) and a few days later I call for the results. They come back normal, so I don't worry. In fact, I almost completely forget about the stress I had. Until I get a phone call from the doctor's office.
"Hi, yes, we'd like to remind you that you need to discuss the results of your ultrasound with Dr. S because there were some abnormalities. . . " no kidding?! " . . . and you can do that at your appointment on _____."
Gee, thanks. So now I'm freaking out again. I go to my appointment where my doctor tells me that she isn't worried. My liver functions are normal, according to my blood work. She says it's perfectly normal for a liver in a woman to not be the same consistency (such a weird term, I know, but like on the ultrasound it wasn't all the same color of grey) because sometimes fatty penetration happens, and that's fine. Really, she tells me, it's the radiologist that's concerned because he can't tell for certain. He wants me to do an MRI. Yeah, so not comfy doing one of those right now. That's fine, I can do a series of ultrasounds.
|From ultrasound #2 - kind of freaky cuz you can see her spine!|
But seriously, I won't be completely satisfied until the stupid man reads the ultrasound and tells me what I want to hear. I would totally love to hear "Oh, I'm sorry, it's totally normally. Didn't mean to completely freak you out for months on end. My apologies. Here's some money to make up for it." Okay, the money part will NEVER (probably) happen. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of it!