Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Of my many virtues, patience certainly isn't one of them.

I'm supposed to be taking off for the wonders of Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, Holland and Spain in 41 days.

I also have a pain in my side that has been there since early July which is stopping me from doing things I love, like exercising and running. And now I must wait for the specialist to call me back to make an appointment.

This is all doing my head in!

After seeing my lovely GP at the end of last week, I finally got a reasonable diagnosis and the doctor gave me a referral to a gynaecologist who should be able to fix me up. She said that I should be able to get in to see this doctor in a few days or so and then she'll more than likely have to operate to sort this out. According to the internet, this will involve shoving things into my belly button to hoik out the offending items,which look like they are some sort of cyst and possibly a gammy fallopian tube.

But until I see the gynaecologist, I can't be sure what needs to be done definitively.

So my head is going around and around wondering when I'm going to see this woman? (whose name is Desiree - can you trust a doctor called Desiree?) What is she going to do to me? When is this going to happen? When is the pain going to go away? It's been particularly draining in the last week.

And what of the holiday? What about that? Can I get this all fixed quickly or do I have to schlep around the world with this nagging, itchy ache? And do I have the sick leave to cover this?

Waiting makes my head spin. Hate it, hate it, hate it.

I'm going to go now and try and think about things I can control. Writing jobs and the last unit of my Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
Selling crap on ebay.
Thinking about what I want to do when I get back from holidays
Keeping my calorie consumption to 1500 a day (without having the luxury of running I have to do this)

Will stop whinging now.
Sick of that too.

And apologies for talking about "girlie bits" once again. "LALALALALALALALA"



Kath Lockett said...

It's such unfairly bad timing for this all to happen before your big trip. Maybe Desiree (was she the one who once sang about being afraid of the dark even when she's in a park?) can put off the surgery until you return but give you some damn good drugs to take (with a letter than the custom guys can read) with you?

Pandora Behr said...

I just want Desiree to schedule an appointment. I know it's fixable - I just want it out the way now. My head is doing the la la dance at the moment - driving me bonkers.

River said...

Bad timing, yes, but I think it's better to get this sorted. Can you defer the holiday and enjoy it all the more when you are pain free?

Pandora Behr said...

Unfortunately, River, if I don't take the trip now I lose the ticket (I won it in a competition and it needs to be completed by the end of November or it's forfeited)

It will all work out - that is all I'm sure about.