Friday, September 09, 2016
Like a lunar landscape
I had to go have an ultrasound yesterday morning, as the doc is trying to find out why my back/kidney pain persists.
That was ... weird. I'd never had one before. The tech looked kinda surprised when I told her that, and then I figured out that she probably didn't see too many women my age who'd never had kids. Ha.
I did let out an audible groan when she asked me to turn on my side so she could get a better look at one kidney, but other than that it didn't hurt.
and Oh! Did you know that your aorta, that big blood vessel in your heart, goes down into your stomach? I did not know that! The tech explained that whenever they're doing an abdominal ultrasound they make sure to check out the aorta, because evidently an aneurysm can develop there and kill you deader than dead, like, instantly, with zero symptoms.
Yeah, that's not terrifying to know at all.
ANYway, my doc should have the results soon, and we'll go from there. *sigh* On the bright side, I'm feeling much better than I was, so thank goodness for little favors, right?
And! Firecracker, the kitten formerly known as Pretty Pretty Princess, is going to his new home tonight! Woo-hoo! One down, nine to go. Ha.