And not any of the kind to look forward to either.
I had a call back from the doctor after he read my mammogram results. I knew he'd want to aspirate the cyst in the left side so I was just avoiding him for as long as possible. It's fairly large – 4cm – and he thinks it should be drained. I told him I'll just put up with it for now thanks. He said I won't need to have it done by guided ultrasound because its so big someone will just be able to feel it, stick the needle in and drain it. He told me he'll – speak to his friends. I'm hoping his friends are doctors and not plumbers.
While I was waiting I was watching their screen of ads and messages that are supposed to entertain you during the hour long wait and I saw one that said
Waiting Room Etiquette
If you do not know where the restrooms are, please ask a staff member.
Which leads me to believe that there must have been past instances of people doing their toilet in the waiting room instead of the restroom. Restroom is such a stupid term anyway. I try to rest as little as possible in public toilets.
In other medical news to hand I have also had a meeting with the speculum :O
Obviously she didn't use this one that was lying about on the desk. She just likes to demonstrate whats going to happen and let you hear the loud cracking noise it makes so you don't think its your cervix shattering when she opens it.
So I think, unless the Doc manages to rustle up a buddy with a sharp needle handy, that I'm done with these tests for another two years.
Oh, something interesting she told me. Before they started the Pap Test Register here in Australia 2000 women died every year from cervical cancer. But since starting thats dropped to 200 a year. And when you ask the majority of those 200 they say they have never had a Pap Test.
C'mon girls – I know its not the most fun thing you can do in the week, but it could save your life.