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That time again - Tactical Ninja

Aug. 4th, 2014

10:41 am - That time again

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This morning I had my *whatever the interval is* smear test. I'm lying there performing the usual contortions associated with having a retroverted uterus and a shrinking violet of a cervix, meanwhile conversing with the nurse about how many steps it takes to walk from my work to Brooklyn*.

Hey, whatever it takes to distract the nurse from how nervous she thinks you'll be.

Anyway, the consultation concluded with her declaring my cervix to be "Nicely pink and mobile."

I'm glad it's mobile. I'm told that staying mobile is good for you. *ahem*

Meanwhile, the doctor then asked for urine tests for kidney function, which found traces of red blood cells. Apparently this is normal after 'heavy exercise' and they want to do another to see if there's a pattern (which would indicate maybe something needs a closer look in my kidneys), but we're struggling to find a day when I haven't done 'heavy exercise' in the previous 48 hours. Also, I don't really know what constitutes heavy. Heavy is kind of subjective, you know? Heavy for me, or heavy for someone who doesn't do acro?

And, more blood tests in the offing. This time for hypothyroidism, diabetes and heart stuff. Because parents. On the upside, I think Osteodude may have found the problem spot in my back and *done something* to it, because there's been no persistent aching since my last visit. At all..

* Team step off challenge. I got roped in because I walk 6km a day to and from work, so now I'm wearing a pedometer for a month and I know that it's about 3500 steps to get home.

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From:tedwords
Date:August 3rd, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
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Can sex constitute heavy sex? :)
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From:tatjna
Date:August 3rd, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Well now that's the burning question, isn't it? And isn't it all relative?
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From:tedwords
Date:August 3rd, 2014 10:57 pm (UTC)
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Of course, I meant to say heavy exercise!
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From:tatjna
Date:August 3rd, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
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Sadly for me, it's a moot point right now because Dr Wheel is in the Big Apple and various other USified places until September.
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From:meathiel
Date:August 4th, 2014 07:14 am (UTC)
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Ugh ... more doctors???
But good to hear osteodude found the right spot ... fingers crossed it'll stay like that!
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From:tatjna
Date:August 4th, 2014 08:18 am (UTC)
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Yeah. ;-/ I'm quite pleased to have found a doctor who's interested in finding out what's up with my unique brand of weirdness. Hopefully this time round something more solid will come of it.

I have this horrible suspicion my back trouble is related to the position I sleep in when sharing a bed with Dr Wheel. If that turns out to be the case, it's one of those hotel sized beds for us. Lovely, but OMG EXPENSIVE! ;-)
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From:meathiel
Date:August 4th, 2014 10:56 am (UTC)
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Or have Dr Wheel sleep on the sofa? Much cheaper ... ;-)
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From:ecosopher
Date:August 4th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Uh, oh. I mean, that would be great if that were true because then hooray for finding a solution! But what an expensive one :(

I had no idea that a cervix should be mobile. I mean, I know it moves but it never really occurred to me that this is something they can observe!

3500 steps is a good lot of steps!
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2014 03:06 am (UTC)
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I admit I'm curious what a mobile cervix is actually doing to demonstrate its mobility...
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From:kehleyr
Date:August 4th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Always nice to be mobile *giggles*
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2014 03:06 am (UTC)
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And we mustn't forget pink. It's already been established that pink is important for Teh Laydeez.
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From:pundigrion
Date:August 5th, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
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This time I'm walkin' to Brooklyn
I'm walkin' to Brooklyn
I'm going to need two pair of shoes
When I get through walkin' me blues

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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2014 03:05 am (UTC)
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EXACTLY
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From:meri_sielu
Date:August 5th, 2014 10:42 am (UTC)
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"mobile" is certainly a good way to put it! *giggle* Glad everything is ok. :)
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From:rivet
Date:August 8th, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
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is it *upwardly* mobile? I hear that's desirable.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 8th, 2014 12:22 am (UTC)
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Sometimes. But I'm not sure this is the appropriate forum in which to describe those times to you. ;-)
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