Good News from the Doc

My ob/gyn gave me good news on Thursday in a really crappy way. I’ll get to the crappy part in a minute.

I thought there was only one cyst on my ovary, but it turns out there were actually two: one on each side. The one on the left, which I didn’t know about, has gone away. The one on the right is smaller. This is very good. Also, the fluid they said was in my abdomen back in March is now gone completely. The blood test revealed that my levels of CA-125 are in the normal range. So, yay. It’s not ovarian cancer. Just some pesky cysts, which appear to be resolving themselves without any intervention. Good.

The crappy part is that I got a call on Wednesday afternoon saying I should come in the next day because they had a cancellation and the doctor wanted to see me. I knew it would be about the recent ultrasound and blood test results. I thought, great, the doctor wants to see me instead of calling me on the phone to tell me that I’m healthy. And it’s the doctor who wants to see me instead of her many NPs. (She has a huge and thriving practice in Roseville.)

I spent a somewhat tortured night and day waiting for my 2:45 appointment time to roll around. Asher and I then waited AN HOUR AND A HALF in the waiting room to see the ob/gyn. When she finally saw me, she pulled me into her office … with the desk … and the two chairs … and the doll collection (creepy), instead of talking with me in the exam room. Then she had to interpret the results there, as though she were looking at them for the first time. Slowly, ever so slowly, she told me the … GOOD news.

I was very happy to hear it, but could have killed her for her tenderhooks methodology.

3 Responses to “Good News from the Doc”

  • mrplanet4
    June 17, 2007 at 12:55 am

    You should write to her and say that sucked. Politely. It sounds like her bedside manner is lacking and could use a poke.


  • dakini_grl
    June 17, 2007 at 11:25 am

    An hour and a half of waiting? Oi. Even if it was done in the most complicated way ever, I am truly glad you are well and nothing’s out of the ordinary.


  • kittiliscious
    June 18, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Good grief. They could have at least apologized for the wait. Part of my job is telling medical office staff to be polite about that sort of thing. It seems so commonsense, but not many offices have a policy around that.

    I’m very glad to hear that you’re in good health.


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