Yesterday I finally got the long awaited call from Dr. S. I was able to ask him some questions that had been bugging me for the past couple weeks since my HIDA scan to check my gallbladder. I will be seeing a general surgeon next week to double check the HIDA scan results (they looked okay but the pain I had during the scan might be cause for concern). If I do in fact need to get my gallbladder taken out then we will probably wait until around spring break and do it then so that I don't have to miss as much school (the recovery time is much longer for this). If the surgeon says that my gallbladder looks fine, then I will schedule a diagnostic laparoscopy with Dr. S as soon as possible. During this procedure Dr. S will look for and "zap" any areas that are affected by endometriosis as well as perform the Ovarian Diathermy that I have been wanting for the past few months. He seems confident that my insurance will cover most of the procedure if we do it this way. I sure hope so. I don't know what we would do if we got stuck with a medical bill of $7000.
In other news... (giggle).... I have decided to run a half marathon. I have made this decision before and it never got very far but this time I feel a lot better about it. I have been running on the treadmill a few times a week and am starting to get the hang of it. As long as I can keep my shin splints under control I think I will be able to successfully train for and complete the 13 miles required. I think my biggest motivation is losing some weight. I know that Dr. S told me not to, but he doesn't know what I see when I look in the mirror... I can't live with myself looking this way. I gained quite a bit over the holiday so my goal has gone from 10 pounds to 15 pounds. I think I am going to add some tickers to my blog. I think that if I have to hold myself accountable for the weightloss I will be better at eating right and taking care of myself.
School has started up again and I am currently taking only 4 credit hours (one class). I am also still volunteering at the hospital. I believe that soon I will be able to change departments if I want to and I know I will be cutting back hours and going from 8 to 4 a week. I am going back and forth on whether or not I should transfer over to Labor and Delivery. I know it would be extremely hard for me to spend 4 hours a week around brand new babies and expectant mothers but I would have a better opportunity to watch someone doing ultrasounds in that department than the one I am in. I don't know... we'll see.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and wish everyone the best in the New Year. I hope some good things happen this year...