Monday, October 24, 2011

The Knee Bone's Connected to the What Bone?

I know better than to let my fears get the best of me. I know better than to jump on Google when it comes to medical issues. I. know. better. So why do I still do it?

I've been trying to figure this one out. Trying to figure out how I went from not thinking much about that ultrasound one minute to believing the worst the next. I usually go into routine health screenings feeling invincible. Usually. Not so in this case.

Based on our discussion, I was under the impression my doctor scheduled the ultrasound as a precaution because my dad had pancreatic cancer. I thought we were looking for signs of that disease. So when the tech was scanning the outside of my abdomen I may have asked incredulously if she could see my pancreas with it. When she laughed and told me my pancreas was actually "wayyyy up here" (practically under by my boob), I was quite confused as to why I was laying on a chair with jelly on my belly. And then, when she told me she was going to use Mr. Wand to check around inside, I was even more perplexed. What the heck is she going to learn about my pancreas in there!??! 

So when I saw that little folder next to fibroids on the monitor. And remembered later that night that my mom's whole disease started with fibroids. I freaked.

Unnecessarily.

Thank God.

Yes. The nurse called me this morning to say the ultrasound look fine. When I asked about fibroids she said there was nothing on the report about that. At all.

So here I sit. Still perplexed about what that test was really for. But grateful for the outcome. And my new sunglasses. They went really well with my outfit today.

Don't worry. I didn't even look at the monitor this time. I was too busy wincing from the vice attached to my boobs. But this time I promise to stay away from Google.

What Am I Going to be When I Grow Up?
  1. ultrasound tech
  2. radiologist
  3. anatomy teacher

16 comments:

Amy said...

So Glad!!!!!

You have my permission to start using google again.

Andrea said...

Yippeeee! I'm so pleased to hear that. :))

Kerri said...

Yay! So glad everything turned out fine! I didn't know the pancreas was way up there either! Nice pic in your paper gown! :)

Debbie said...

So happy and so relieved- so I can only imagine how you must feel! Great news!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

That's such good news! I am so happy for you! Don't overGoogle!

Kim {Yep, they are all mine} said...

Dr. Google is VERY unreliable. SO glad you've been relieved of this burden! xoxo

Bridget said...

WOOHOO! That's fantastic!!! :D

Karina said...

Yikes - what a scare. We can certainly be our own worst enemy when it comes to research. So glad all is good.

Nicolle said...

Breathing a happy sigh of relief for you! :) hugs!

Jill said...

So happy to hear everything is o.k.! Love the new shades :-)

blessings,
Jill

needsatimeout said...

YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pam said...

ok...so happy. Really happy!! I hope you're having yourself a little cocktail. Maybe I'll join you.
And you're lookin pretty stylin in that johnny! You look like you're about 20!!!

Amy said...

So glad you got good news!

Kristin said...

Hey, nice outfit! I love that you posted it and let it all hang out there! But I'm even more glad to hearall the good news. Now go google something good like Ebullient and enjoy!

Cindy said...

Good news!!!!!
And you are quite stylin I must say.
How do you make even those gowns look hip??
have a happy day kim

sloan said...

so happy to hear this great news, kim ... and you got some pretty stylin' shades out of it, too ;-)