Ya know, I really thought things were looking up when I got that cortisone shot for my knee and the pain went away. Now I have an appointment for an abdominal ultrasound and then I have to go see the doctor after that. Why do I have to have the ultrasound? Because I've gone through menopause (and let me tell you, I was damned glad to see the end of periods and all that they entail) and up until last night, I haven't had a period in 6 years and haven't missed them at all (and I was lucky, my hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings didn't last all that long). I started spotting last night, and today it's like a full-blown period.....boo hiss. So I called the doctor's office and talked to her nurse, gave her the details, and she said she would talk to the doctor and call me back. When she called back, she said the doctor had set me up for the ultrasound, and when I see her she wants to do an endometrial (sp?) biopsy of my cervix. I don't know what they're looking for, or what the hell could be wrong, just that after six years with no periods, I definitely shouldn't be having one now. I don't know if I should be worried or not. I tried researching it online and can't find anything relating to my situation. Plenty of information about menopause (don't need that, been there done that), plenty of information about menstrual periods (don't need that, been there done that), no information about getting a period after going through menopause. Surely I'm not the only woman who has ever had this problem? I don't know if it could be a side effect of the cortisone shot, or a side effect of the 10 lbs I lost (and I think I might have lost more weight, my clothes are a little looser, but I'm not sure about that since I'm not dieting and I'm not doing a lot of exercise yet). My pap smear last year was normal, but I remember my mother always having abnormal ones and having to have some kind of freezing/burning procedure done to her cervix several times before they finally decided she needed a hysterectomy.
The other thing I'm worried about is how much good is it going to do to have an ultrasound? I mean, I have quite a bit of fat on my stomach around my waist, so is the ultrasound even going to be able to "see" anything inside me? I hate not knowing and having to wait until Tuesday for the ultrasound, and then I have to wait until Thursday to see the doctor and find out what's going on. I don't have a lot of patience when it comes to my health, I want to know what's wrong and I want to know now, dammit. The sooner I find out, the sooner we can work on fixing it, to my mind, anyway. Y'all keep your fingers crossed for me, kthnx.