I spent three hours at the hospital today getting an ultrasound done. Do not ask me why they sent me to the hospital instead of the place across the street. I had to wait in admitting for about half an hour before they could check me in. I only saw about four other people, but apparently, they were slammed. It was pleasant and the chairs were comfy and I read and fell asleep, so that was good.
After 45 minutes I was checked in and wondering how the hospital has my info circa 2004. Did I have some procedure or test that I have blocked out? Very odd. Anyway, they walked over to another waiting area. I tried to tune out the TV and read and slept more. The woman who walked me over came about 15 minutes later with someone else and called again to have them come get me. 5-10 minutes later they did.
I got to the ultrasound area and the woman had me lie down and after about 5-10 minutes she started. It took at least half an hour. She then said that she was a student so they'd look over her work and then maybe come take more pictures. Sure enough, 15 minutes later, someone else came in and spent another 30 minutes taking pictures. They spent a lot of time on what I realized was the side that's most swollen (or whatever), but the second woman spent time there, too, so they should have the info they need.
I dozed during the procedure and I realized I was crying a little. I know it's possible but not probable, but surgery can be required. I'm not a pro or anything, but would that affect my voice? Would I have a big scar on my neck? Was it worth worrying at this point? Back to snoozing...
I had to wait to make sure that the radiologist was happy with the info they got and then finally I was able to clean the goo off my neck and I walked out to my car, which I'd parked about 3 blocks away (I always park there when I go to my doc because it's free). I knew I was late for church and I was just really calm about it. Traffic was bad and I didn't stress. I passed in front of church just as everyone was letting out. Oh well. I got to pick up Ryan.
They said my doc should have the results by Friday or maybe Monday. I'm interested. I still need to call an endocrinologist. Ugh. I hate the phone. So, no news yet. I'm just glad that's done. And what's up with being so calm? And how can I replicate that?