So... yesterday I was supposed to go see Kenny Rogers in concert at the Ohio State Fair. Well that didn't happen...instead I ended up spending several hours in the emergency room.
On Saturday, I started have pain in my lower left abdomen. I started drinking lots of water thinking I was dehydrated. Yesterday, the pain got worse and I was bleeding and having hot and cold flashes. My husband insisted that I go to the ER, so that is where we went.
To make a long story short, after several tests including a cat scan-- the diagnosis is that I have a 3+ inch fibroid that is irritated and causing the pain and the bleeding. It is also causing me to show symptoms of anemia. Lovely. The ER doc basically put me on modified bed rest until I can talk to the OBGYN and I am basically off work until we can get this resolved.
I have an appointment this afternoon with the OBGYN and I will see what he has to say. I do have pain meds to take and they help somewhat. We shall see what the doc says.
I saw the doctor this afternoon. He is concerned because I am still bleeding and the fibroid is the size of a grapefruit. He put me on a medicine to hopefully stop the bleeding as my red blood counts are dangerously low. To take care of the fibroid, really the only option I have is to have a hysterectomy. I signed the papers for it, but now we have to wait for insurance....