I had a dentist appt today, for a cleaning...since my dentist is in a near by town that my regular physicians office is in as well, I figured I would make a day of Dr appts...nothing major-but there have been a few things that have been adding up that I've been wanting to ask my Dr about (you know those, 'I'll ask the Dr. about this next time I'm there'....those type of things. Well I made my appt for the following:
* A few skin tags that I wanted to have removed
* Another x-ray of my back (scoliosis) to see if it's gotten any worse since my backs been bothering me lately.
* A knot on my neck that I thought was a swollen gland, but wasn't too sure about
I figured since I was heading to this town for a cleaning anyways, that I would go ahead and get these things checked out...
I woke up this morning feeling really bad, a little queasy, shaky, low grade fever and ichy throat...figured it was allergies, but I thought I would ask them about it anyways.
One on my 'skin tags' is concerning, in fact she wants it biopsied ASAP, all the others are in deed skin tags that I am awaiting to see if my ins. will cover them being removed.
My X-Rays revealed that my scoliosis has gotten a tad bit worse but nothing major, but she can see where all my pain is coming from; she is sending me to physical therapy to strengthen the muscels around my spine in hopes of easing the pain
The scariest one is the knot in my neck, she is extremely concerned and has ordered an ultrasound on it for first thing in the morning. She mentioned that if there is anything remotely strange on the ultrasound they will order up surgery papers almost immediately to have it removed, and she said if it comes back clean she will more than likely still want it removed. I am extremly nervous about this and I hope it's nothing serious. I've actually had this knot for months-years (the truth is I cant remember exactly, but it's been awhile), it's one of those things that when I felt it I always chalked it up to being a swollen gland on my neck, and I would forget about it until I felt it again...well ALL because I was getting my teeth cleaned I decided to just ask about it with everything else today...good thing I did!
AND to top it all off, I have an upper respiratory infection. Fun Fun!
So, off I went to the dentist telling myself 'well Tiffany, you've always had a good dental checkup so you don't have to worry about anything going wrong at this appt....' WRONG!!! Guess who had her first cavity, first cavity EVER....ME! My dentist came in and checked my teeth and I could have cried, 'But honey it's ok, we can fix it...' It wasn't about the cavity then...it was about my WHOLE body, if it's not one thing it's another. He said, I have to give you one more batch of bad news....GREAT...he followed by telling me that I grind my teeth in my sleep and it's time for me to get a night guard, lovely....just want I want 'Oh honey let me take my night guard out so we can try to make a baby.....sigh'
Well....I left there and off I went to my OBGYN, lets see if I get more bad news...thankfully it was nothing worse, just nothing 'better'. The pains in my ovaries are due to my PCOS, but nothing too horrible....thank GOD!
The only thing I came out smiling about was I DID lose 15 pounds since the last time I was at the Dr which was in February...so at least my low carb diet is working :)
I've been through enough to know that God won't put me through more than I can handle; so I am taking everything with a positive outlook and praying for the best. I will keep y'all updated, I won't know the results of my ultrasounds tomorrow, but I'll update as soon as I know.