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05 November 2009 @ 09:54 pm
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I thought that I had ovulated a few weeks ago, because I wasn't temping, and then had very bad PMS-like symptoms last week. Last night I started having stabby-type pains in my right ovary, occasionally shooting down to my cervix. They got worse as the day went on, until I was crying at one point during the morning at work.

I tried to call my Gyn this am, to get some BCP, for what was quickly becoming obvious was an ovarian cyst, but she wouldn't prescribe it, because it had been more than a year since my last PAP smear apparently. I did make an appointment with her for 17 December.

Meanwhile, the pain kept getting worse, and the girls at the lab were getting on my case to see the dr, so after I clocked out, I walked down to the emergency department. They got me in pretty quick. I didn't see the doctor very much, and it was obvious that gynecology wasn't a specialty of his, but he did examine me, and ask questions, and listen to me. The wait time to get my labs and everything clear was a little long, but I was able to get some sleep and that helped, and then DH showed up.

So, I got a month's supply of Ortho-cyclen, and 15 Lortab/Vicodin/Hydrocodone-APAP that was working wonderfully, but is starting to wear off half-way to my next dose. Also, since we haven't gotten Leland's insurance reinstated, it was kind of an expensive visit to the ER, and the out of pocket expenses for the meds, even as generics.

I'm really worried about money, especially since we are about $700 behind on our rent, and I haven't gotten a job yet. Also, this incident happened at the hospital that I am hoping will hire me, and I don't know if I will be up to going in in the am, or ifit will even be smart to do so, considering the pain could get much worse through the day OR I could take a three day weekend (that would reflect on my attendence/reliability).

Dx: dehydration & ovarian cyst
Prognosis: Medically, good with fluids, meds and rest. Personal life and employment prospects, TBD.

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