I'm waiting for my Pap, Vaginal and Pelvic US results... which is this Friday. Right around the holidays I developed a really bad back pain and couldn't control my bladder. I had to buy the "special pads" to wear all the time, cuz I didn't think I would make it to the restroom in time....and a lot of times I didn't. My supervisor gave me a bit of a hard time and I told him that I didn't have the "option" of pinching it off!!! LOL The doctor first treated me for a kidney infection, saying that was the reason for the back pain. I have never had a kidney infection, let alone a UTI. The urine smelled bad too...so maybe it was. Well the pain continued on in my back and then I started having really, really bad pain on the left side. So bad that I would double over...stopping me in my tracks! I was at a gem show and could hardly stand up or walk six feet w/o doubling over. And as fast as it came on, it would go away and then return. I walked like I had a broom up my butt.
I went back to the doc who then ordered the tests. Unfortunately they sent me to some OBGYN that is at a Family Planning Clinic and he was rude. He hurt me while doing the speculum and then had this nasty attitude when I DIDN'T scream out when pushing on my lt. side. I told him that I was still hurting from the first pain he caused me. He did order the US's but never requested the follow up exam. His staff told me that they never rec'd the results and the radiology center told me that they had them sent over the same day. So I called my regular doctor and he will handle the results with me and anything else that needs to be done.
I still have the pain and can feel a mass on my left side, even though I'm very overweight. I know my body really well and that wasn't there before. Like many others, I have had this extreme FATIGUE issue where I want to sleep 24/7. I have fallen asleep at work, which is not a good thing and I can be reprimanded for it. I usually end up sleeping on one of my days off and I have no energy to do anything. Today was an exception. I didn't go out until later, but I slept in til 10am. It's not the same fatigue that I feel after working.....it's so different. One night I didn't think I was going to make it home...it's an hour drive for me and it seemed to take me days to get home. I've also experience the nausea/vomiting and feeling of fullness and not wanting to eat.
Anyone have any helpful hints?? Thanks