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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Fred:

I am about to regale you with a tale of the inner workings of my reproductive system. If you don't want to read about that, you should skip this entry. That said, you really should, because it's not uterme, it's uterus.

I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago due to the plague bladder infection I had, and he gave me a standard exam as well, including an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed that the lining of my uterus was really thick - not surprising given that it was about a week before my period, but thicker than is generally considered normal. So, I went back today because the lining is at the thinnest point it will be this month, and it's easier to see if there's anything else going on all up in this piece.

Turns out that I have a big ol' fibroid! (Actually, it's either a fibroid or a polyp - more on that in a minute.) It's sitting right smack in the endometrium, so it's probably what causes the extremely hardcore periods I've been having for the past few years. (Yes, years. I have an XXXTREME fear of gynecologists.) Anyway, next week I go back to have a hysteroscopy, where they stick a camera up in my uterus and take a closer look to see if it's a fibroid or a polyp or an alien spacecraft. I am going to make them print me out a copy of it so I can scan it and you can all share in my joy and view the shiny insides of my womb. Aren't you excited?

By the way, I named the fibroid Fred.


babbled by Kat @ 5:58:00 PM | |