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Sethaniel

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So, I might be dying II
« on: July 03, 2016, 08:30:50 am »

(Aka "what is wrong with you? Every other month it's something!")

Speaking of: how are you, Aeon?

Anyway, this s one of those "if it's nothing then I'm kinda pissed they made me spend all this $ on tests."

So I have a "complex mass" in my pelvic area. It's only about as big as a fun-size Snickers. Which isn't really very big. But now they wanna do a pelvic MRI because the ultrasound couldn't identify what it was.

My wife's like "does it really matter what it is? Is there anything it could be that's like 'oh that's good, we should totally leave that in there.'" (She's basically pushing for "tell them to just take it out, then they'll be able to tell what it was for sure.")

Which if it's just a cyst, they won't do. It's not really big enough. Anyway, it's prolly just a cyst because it hurts. So much. Not as much as when my appendix ruptured or anything.

TL;DR: hypochondriac
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 09:15:42 am »

The tests are a bitch, but I can understand them not wanting to cut someone open unless they know what they're dealing with. If anything I'm surprised they started with an ultrasound, I spent a couple of weeks last month thinking I was dying and they didn't seem to think much of those and forced me to get a CAT scan. (Haven't seen the bill yet, maybe magical fairies paid for it or maybe they forgot????)

Anyway, it's scary regardless so the sooner they find out what it is the better, just for your peace of mind. Sorry that it's hurting, but in a way that might be a good sign since like you said, it may mean it's just a cyst.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 12:28:54 pm »

Even a fun-sized snicker sized unknown mass is too much of a mass in my opinion.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 01:24:12 pm »

So, if it's just a cyst do you just have to deal with the pain of it being there for the rest of your life or something?
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2016, 02:18:51 pm »

1) mizal are you okay?

2) it'll resolve itself: either rupture or get absorbed. 
I've been informed women frequently have cysts that usually resolve themselves after a menstrual cycle.  (I get it, nothing will ever be as horrifying as menstruation.  Except pregnancy/childbirth.)
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2016, 04:48:36 pm »

1. Man flu is worse than childbirth, we just tough it out.

2. MRI are fun (somthing that is actually my area! The MRI bit at least) Everyone should get one since they are not dangerous in any way. Sadly they can be really expensive depending on where you can live though.

3. That is a reasonable size of mass, I'd always advise checking them out. At least if it turns out to be a cyst, you'll have peace of mind.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2016, 04:53:05 pm »

I would just like to say,

1: Eew gross
2: Hope it's not serious(er than a painful candy bar-sized cyst O pain)
3: Get well soon!
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2016, 06:32:21 pm »

1) Making a list
2) Checking it again
3) Can't follow along anymore.

Seriously, hope things go well, and resolve to the best.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2016, 09:16:09 am »

1) mizal are you okay?

It's fine, I had a scary lump but it turned out to be nothing, so now I'm just grumbling about the incoming bill. When are you expecting to find out something about what's going on with yours?
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2016, 02:00:56 pm »

Miz: the 7th is my MRI.

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2- yeah I had a couple brain MRIs earlier this year.  $$$  :'(
3- I had a grapefruit-sized abdominal abcess once.  Also a lemon-sized one. Why do Drs always compare things to food? That's not an association I want to make.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2016, 02:12:03 pm »

Grapefruit?!?
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2016, 02:52:02 pm »

Yeah. When my appendix ruptured. Told that story before.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2016, 02:55:39 pm »

Damn thats vrazy.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2016, 02:32:47 am »

Anyway, this s one of those "if it's nothing then I'm kinda pissed they made me spend all this $ on tests."

That's how I felt when I had a (still unexplained) extreme blood pressure spike and chest pains. Multiple tests later, all I really know is that it presumably had nothing to do with my heart. -_-

Anyway, it's prolly just a cyst because it hurts. So much. Not as much as when my appendix ruptured or anything.

=( I'm sorry. I'm glad it's not as bad as it could be, but it still sounds awful.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2016, 04:56:57 pm »

So it's not cancer.  They're. . . not actually sure what it is, but not cancer.

It's bigger than they said, and full of stringy stuff.

Having read the works of Junji Ito, I can only conclude its an evil twin, or Tomie, or malevolent hair.  :'(

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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2016, 04:58:25 pm »

Worms?
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2016, 04:59:05 pm »

"Stringy stuff"? Fun. Glad you don't have the big C, though, man.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2016, 05:07:57 pm »

Yeah, glad it's something more easily dealt with.  :)
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2016, 05:23:00 pm »

But they're not talking about removing it!!

They said its prly related to the appendix thing. Like, 'consistent with chronic pelvic fluid related to previous peritoneal abcess'
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2016, 05:25:48 pm »

Oog! That's nasty!  :(
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2016, 06:42:49 pm »

Still sounds nasty. I choose to think it is a form of a,ken paracite developing inside you.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2016, 01:56:04 pm »

Come internet friends & be regaled with the overly-explicit tale of Seth's surgical adventures:

So I saw a specialist today & she recommended referral to a general surgeon.
She pulled up my surgical records from appendectomess & reviewed the surgeons notes on procedures. According to her, when I went back 3 months later for laproscopy to remove appendix nub (srsly, surgeon called it a "nubbin" in the report >_<) there was a large mucin pocket they removed but they couldn't find a hole it might've been leaking from.  There were also adhesions all the way from both drainage tube ports on my left, across suprapubital area (which is where pain lives usually) to where appendix used to be.

So anyway, she said the current MRI is consistent with mucin, which I guess means it was either there all this time, or something else is leaking. And pain could be from that or from scar tissue pulling stuff. Either way, best to open & see what's up.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2016, 02:22:28 pm »

*Hurk!

Thanks for the flavor-text Seth!  XD

Talk about a leaky pipe! Seriously though, I hope they can take care of it without too much trouble.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2016, 03:42:35 pm »

Shit thats super gross
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2016, 03:47:07 pm »

That explains it being stringy... exploratory surgery to locate the source, then, huh? :( Well, hope it all goes well and they get you fixed up and pain-free soon, man.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2016, 05:16:01 pm »

Yup, the old 'cut em open and see' treatment. Which is actually really effective most of the time, hope it all works out.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2016, 12:53:34 pm »

Thank you everyone for wellwishing. ^_^

The funniest thing was, the nurse at the specialists was actually just back to work after her appendix ruptured back in May.  This is what you have to look forward to in 6 or 7 years!! yay!! XD
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2016, 01:00:20 am »

So after all that they are just going with the 'cut it open and see' approach. Which is probably for the best, but they could've skipped the tests if they're willing to go ahead while still not even completely sure of what it is.

Best wishes, and hope this all gets sorted out quickly. 'Huh, there's something in there but we have no idea what it is?' are generally not the most reassuring words to hear from a doctor. :/
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2016, 11:10:08 am »

At least they can probably rule out Alien chest-buster.  ;)
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2016, 04:14:40 pm »

"Exploratory laparoscopy, but we can't fit you in til the end of September.  Oh and by the way we think you probably have a hernia too."
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2016, 04:21:51 pm »

"Exploratory laparoscopy, but we can't fit you in til the end of September.  Oh and by the way we think you probably have a hernia too."

Goddammit... it's never just one problem, is it? :/ Sympathy on that front, for sure.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2016, 05:12:38 pm »

So after all that they are just going with the 'cut it open and see' approach. Which is probably for the best, but they could've skipped the tests if they're willing to go ahead while still not even completely sure of what it is.

Best wishes, and hope this all gets sorted out quickly. 'Huh, there's something in there but we have no idea what it is?' are generally not the most reassuring words to hear from a doctor. :/

That's what House does! And you people question his methods... ;)
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2016, 08:03:32 pm »

"Exploratory laparoscopy, but we can't fit you in til the end of September.  Oh and by the way we think you probably have a hernia too."

Jesus. Well, there are two ways to take that:

1. They're very confident that this is not immediately life threatening. <- Good.
2. Every other way. <- Bad.

I'm so sorry, Seth. This sucks :(
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2016, 09:45:47 pm »

That's what House does! And you people question his methods... ;)

His methods are fun--unless they're being used on you.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2016, 01:45:59 am »

His methods are fun--unless they're being used on you.
I could've sworn I remember an episode where House went to the bathroom, and a guy walked out of a stall and said "hey house" and waved, and house saw that his fingertips were blue, and the guy was gonna wash his hands but house farkin assaulted hin
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2016, 03:17:07 am »

I could've sworn I remember an episode where House went to the bathroom, and a guy walked out of a stall and said "hey house" and waved, and house saw that his fingertips were blue, and the guy was gonna wash his hands but house farkin assaulted hin

Dunno about that, but he went after a girl with purple finger tips because it proved she poisoned her husband with gold dust in his cornflakes.
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« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2016, 03:22:13 am »

Dunno about that, but he went after a girl with purple finger tips because it proved she poisoned her husband with gold dust in his cornflakes.

Nah, pretty sure this one was blue.

Or my memory could just be failing me.
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2016, 03:40:06 am »

Dunno about that, but he went after a girl with purple finger tips because it proved she poisoned her husband with gold dust in his cornflakes.

Well, they were only purple after he put a liquid on them to stain them as purple (they would only be stained purple if there was gold residue), I think.

I could've sworn I remember an episode where House went to the bathroom, and a guy walked out of a stall and said "hey house" and waved, and house saw that his fingertips were blue, and the guy was gonna wash his hands but house farkin assaulted hin

I don't remember that but that sounds perfectly in line with something the genius would do  ::)
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Re: So, I might be dying II
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2016, 09:22:22 am »

I'm surprised that no one has made any crass Smurf jokes yet...
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