Driving / Health · June 5, 2015 3

Ultrasound Number Two

So I had my second ultrasound today. I had my first one in 2014 because the doctor found a cyst during a pap test. The last ultrasound I had done, they were unable to see anything so I had to go back for another one. The doctor said to make sure that in addition to an ultrasound on the outside, that they also do one on the inside.

Ultrasounds are the worst. It’s nearly impossible to hold all the water in without peeing yourself. I drank 3 cups of water instead of the 4 they tell you to just like last time. During the ultrasound the lady mentioned that my bladder was really full, so I’m wondering if I’d be able to get away with drinking less in the future.

I’m confident that they found the cyst this time because she said it was about 2-3 cm long, which is bigger than what my first doctor had first said it was. I’m wondering if it actually got bigger or if my original doctor just didn’t get an accurate look the first time. Because after it was first discovered, she has referred me to a specialist who I saw a few months later. He had said it was bigger than she had documented, saying it was about 2 cm.

I really hope that this ultrasound will shed some light on what this thing is and what needs to be done about it.

In other news, I was able to drive myself to and from the appointment! I didn’t have too many issues. There was a spot where I had to merge into another lane because my lane disappeared which was a little scary. But the guy behind me let me so that was good. I had trouble pulling into the parking spot at the doctor which I thought would be easier than backing in. I keep parking on the line, taking up two spaces. I was able to fix it but I hope to work on that. I also backed into my parking spot at home in one try, albeit a little too close to the van beside me. But that van isn’t going anywhere with four slashed tires.