Wednesday, September 29, 2010

When it rains...it pours!

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.

TURNS OUT:

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.

15 comments:

RELH said...

What a busy, busy day! It's good that you did get everything checked out. My thoughts will be with you tmw.

Ashley said...

I will be praying for you tomorrow! It was good to get everything done but what a day for you.

Melanie said...

Keeping you in my prayers. What a long day for you.... but good thing you got everything checked out.

Kendall said...

Tiffany- I know how you feel. I've had days just like yours- when everything is crashing down. The only way we can recover is by trying to stay as positive as we can possibly be. {I too grind my teeth in my sleep, have scoliosis, and also have fertility issues} We've got a lot in common. And I know how frustrating any one of those things can be- and for us, we've got multiples!! Anytime you need support- shoot me a message! It'd be nice to have someone who can relate- to speak with sometimes! Hope tomorrow is a fantastic day for you!

-Kendall
{Songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

Jess said...

Wow! Business! I sure hope everything will be ok with your neck and cavity and everything else! At least you are getting all of it taken care of. It's hard to get yourself to the doc when there are no bad symptoms, just a small spot or lump. But yay you for getting it all checked out!

~Jess
http://bringingyoumorethanasong.blogspot.com/

Kristin said...

Oh my, Tiffany! You must have felt like the whole day was against you today! I said a prayer for you and I'm hoping that everything turns out to be just fine!

Paige said...

I feel awful that you had to go through all of this in one day! In August, I had the same thing happen to me about the lymph nodes in my neck. Although, the ultrasound came back fine, and I still have two enlarged lymph nodes with no answer! It's hard not knowing answers to things that are going on with your body! I pray that everything comes back just fine for you and that tomorrow is a better day! =)

Alicia Nelson said...

aww, so sorry to read about your stressful day.

I wanted to let you know that just recently I had a spot on my neck removed that sounds very similar to yours. It wasn't anything to worry about, just an odd cyst, that like you, I wasn't even sure how long it'd been there. In and out of the dr's office in less than an hour and he was able to remove it. Fingers crossed it's the same for you.

Lauren said...

Oh Tiffany, so sorry!!!! ((HUGS))

Rosie said...

Man! It sure does pour huh? Sorry I couldn't text you back and ask more details yesterday, I was dealing w/G being sick.
I have a night guard if it makes you feel better. My mouth shifted & they are so expensive, so I use the ones they sale in the store for a fraction of the price now. I know how you feel about taking it out to BD though... a little awkward! I hope this morning goes well. Keep me updated. Love ya!

Amber said...

Praying for you Tiff, I hope everything turns out ok!

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond said...

WOW! Doctors galore! I am sorry you got some bad news, and I will be praying for you and hoping that the ultrasound shows that everything is normal. I am impressed that this was your first cavity ever- goodness I have had 5 or 6! And I have a nightguard as well- it probably comes with the territory of infertility because we are so stressed out it makes us grind our teeth! Haha:)
Praying for you!

twondra said...

Oh, wow....it's not just pouring, you've got quite the storm. :( I'm so sorry. I'm sure thinking and praying for you. Keep us posted.

Melinda said...

I'm just a lurker coming out to say that prayers are going up for you tonight! I'm so thankful we have Dr's who are skilled and knowledgeable. I'm even more thankful we have the Great Physician on our side :-) Trusting in Him tonight that all will be ok!

Ashlee McCrary said...

I'm sorry you had a bad day! We've all had those kinda appts I'm sure. It doesnt make it any better tho I know. It def does pour when it rains tho. I swear the planets are outta alignment or something this past month. Everything seems to be goin wrong. I hope you get better soon!


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