I made it through the procedure this morning. First, the funnies. They had me put on a pair of paper shorts with a flap in the back that were called "moon pants." Oh my gosh, laughed my arse off right there. Then, my husband had his i.pad in there with a fart app and kept making noises with that. We were laughing so loud I was afraid we were going to get kicked out of there.
Now, the not so funnies. For one thing, every IV I have ever had, the person giving it to me put some kind of numbing medication on before they jabbed a needle in my arm. Not at this place. They looked at me like I had two heads when I asked if they were going to use the numbing medicine first. They didn't even have that kid of medicine. I started bawling and freaking out. I made it, through, thanks to Mary, you know I was praying so hard to her. But, I tell you what, I will not have a baby in that hospital if they don't numb arms before putting IVs in. What are we in, the Middle Ages?!
Also, not so funny, apparently I have co.li.tis. What? How did I get that? The GI doctor says there is no known cause. He says it's not a celiacs thing or a food allergy and diet doesn't make a difference. He says it is an autoimmune disorder. How in the heck do you just develop something like that out of the blue? And, I have go.og.led, and this condition can be caused by an infection, which my primary care doctor thought I had because of the white blood cells in the sample, which is why he prescribed the antibiotic. I'm going crazy here. I don't want another problem to deal with for the rest of my life. He wants to put me on prednisone and two other things I can't remember right now. One is supposed to be long term and the other two are for like 6 weeks. Oh, and I am having a CT scan on Monday. So, yeah, yum, yum, got to drink some contrast. I hate that stuff.
Again, what? I feel so blindsided. Has anyone reading this ever been diagnosed with this condition? I hope it has no effect on fertility. Good Lord. I don't need another problem. If this is an autoimmune disease, does that mean my whole body has an autoimmune issue? Could that be another reason why I'm not having babies? Does my uterus attack tiny embryos? Somebody help me here! I'm going to go.ogle myself to death.