Medical Issues

Today I had to go and see the specialists over at RPA Hospital after my unsuccessful pap smear. I think the whole appointment can be summed up by the fact that I didn’t see one specialist, nor did I see two specialists – I saw three specialists. Turns out I have a congenital (present from birth) defect affecting my reproductive organs and possibly my urinary system. I need to go for a pelvic ultrasound to have a look at the extent of the defect and then an IVP to investigate my kidneys and urinary system. Then it’s back to the specialist to discuss the findings and if surgery is possible to correct some of the defects.

I have been told by the specialists not to give up my dream of having children as it should be possible for me to conceive. This is after me telling them that I have no desire to have children. I guess in their line of work they rarely see women who don’t want kids, especially since I was the only non-pregnant woman in the waiting room.

I must admit that I am a bit stressed out about this. Adding on the stress from work at the moment and you have only stressed out little vegemite. I just want the weekend to hurry up and get here so I can have some downtime to process this all.

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9 responses to “Medical Issues

  1. Hope whatever it is doesn’t require surgery.
    Sending good vibes and healing wishes your way from New York,
    Frances

  2. Nyssa1968

    Hey – good vibes to you from London, too!

    And it is weird about the deafness people get with women who don’t want kids…

    Hugs, and looking forward to seeing you in person in July.

  3. Good vibes from Pennsylvania! My gynecologist is forever asking me about not wanting children. He just doesn’t get it. He talks to me about it as though I have a defect. To him, it’s something to be corrected. Whatever.

    Hoping you feel less stress soon. I know this must be a lot on your mind.

  4. lelak

    Amazing! We can conceive! Fear our lesbian powerz!

  5. People should respect your decision not to have kids. That’s a very personal issue.

    I found you through NaBloPoMo.

  6. Good luck with the IVP – I have had several over the years, starting when I was three.

    I hope that you get some answers, often uncertainty is the worst part.

  7. Amy

    Yes, give yourself a break. And a massage. And lay on the couch. And snuggle the dogs. And lay on the couch while snuggling the dogs. And did I mention rest? Thinking about you!!

  8. Frances: Thanks for the vibes!

    Nyssa: Can’t wait to see you in July.

    Kathy: Yeah, people can not understand when women don’t want children. It is very odd.

    Ashley: Welcome from NaBloPoMo! The doctors didn’t actually pressure me about having children. They had just drawn the diagram of what my reproductive organs may look like and then asked me about having kids. When I said No, they thought I might be reacting to the diagram and not thinking it was possible. After I said I didn’t want biological kids, they dropped the subject.

    Gemisht: I must admit I am not looking forward to the IVP. I hate the prep.

    Amy: I am definitely going to have a break on the weekend. I can see a whole day of me not moving much from the couch.

  9. Good luck. Wishing you all the best.

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