Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yesterdays Loveliness...

Wow, no post yesterday...! Amazing huh?

Well, I went to work at 8am and actually had some things to do (shocking huh?). I was going to maybe blog in the afternoon but at around 11am I started getting a lovely pain in my right side. Uh oh!

I had another ovarian cyst rupture...lovely! I don't get them very often and this one wasn't as bad as past one's that I have had but none the less, it wasn't pleasant. It really started to hurt and so I left work a bit early in order to finish "the process" at home. The two times that I have had one of these things have been while I was at school, and while I was at work at Grace. It's so agonizing that the only place you want to be is at home so that you can roll around on your bed and moan. Well, fortunately I recognized it this time and went straight home. That was a good call. It lasted a few hours, peaked, and then was over. I still feel a little sore from it. So strange. But I feel much better. Oh the joys of being a girl.

The first time I had one I left in the middle of class at Poly and laid on the lawn. I couldn't figure out what was wrong. It lasted two hours and it was terrible. I thought that maybe I had a appendicitis. It peaked though and then subsided. I had even tried to get up off the lawn to go to the restroom...thinking that it was maybe gas (funny huh?) I almost blacked out on the way from the pain. I ended up going to the emergency room that night to find out what it was...because it still felt tender in the area. After an ultrasound...they determined that it was most likely an ovarian cyst that had ruptured. It was a couple of hours after the fact and so it wasn't totally conclusive.

Almost a year later it happened again but at work. I ran to the bathroom and sat on the floor until it left. So fun. I went to the emergency room again. The next day I went and saw my doctor and they determined that yes, it was a ruptured ovarian cyst. They basically told me that I didn't need to go to the emergency room unless it lasted a long time and to just take ibuprofen for the inflammation. Basically, suck it up and let it pass. Hmmm. So, I did it. It didn't seem as bad this time. Maybe it's because I knew what it was and have done it before. My doctor told me that going through a ruptured ovarian cyst is probably one of the most painful things. So, the way I see it...it's like preparing for child birth. haha. Not that it compares to THAT! :-)

5 comments:

Brianna Heldt said...

Oh Anna that sounds awful, I'm sorry! So glad you were able to go home during it.

Jenny said...

Ouchy! Sounds painful! Sorry, child... You are one tough cookie.

Erica said...
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Erica said...

I can empathize with you! I just had one rupture this morning. It's not much fun. I'm glad you are feeling better :-) I've heard that the pain is similar to child birth too. If that's the case, you're right... it will prepare you for childbirth! At least you'll have a beautiful result at the childbirth rather than the soreness following the cyst :-)

Kristen Borland said...

ouch! no fun! i'm sorry!