POP Goes My Ovary!



For about a week now, I’ve been having what I know are ovulation pains.  Years of tracking my cycles have taught me that.  However, they don’t normally last so long, and they certainly don’t normally get worse with each passing day.  I decided yesterday that if the pain was not better by today, I’d go get it checked out.  Then I stood up from the dining room table and had a horrible stabbing pain in my right ovary that took my breath away and stopped me in my tracks.  I was scared to move for a few moments, as I certainly didn’t want to aggravate the lovely “knife in the ovary” thing I had going on.  It thankfully subsided, but then I was left with pretty heavy cramps and severe pain when I laughed.

I decided I’d best get that checked out, so I called my doctor today and got an appointment.  I went out to the Pacifica and jumped in, which is when I noticed the flooding on the passenger side floor.  Great.

I headed in to my appointment and there it was determined that I had a cyst on my right ovary which was so kind as to blow up last night and left four pockets of fluid in my abdomen, which are causing me cramping and pain and will continue to do so until they dissipate.  Goody!

Then I called Skip to let him know about the Pacifica and he took it to the place that repaired it after the 18-wheeler run-in.  They couldn’t find the source of the leak.  Skip brought the Pacifica home, and I later took it out again when I went to my massage therapy appointment (thank you, accident number 1).

When I was coming home from that appointment, I was still trying to figure out the flooding and where it could have come from.  It’s been raining for days, so you think it would have flooded sooner if there were a leak.  The doors were shut and the windows were up.  However, I had lowered the pasenger side window the day before when picking up L (the girl we carpool with) from school yesterday.  So tonight, I started messing with that window, and it seems that it can be down a bit where you can’t hear air coming in and it appears to be all the way up, so I am thinking it must have been like that last night — hence the flooding.  Hopefully that’s it, because we sure don’t need more vehicle drama!  Exploding ovaries are enough fun for this week.

Our little neck of the woods is in a state of emergency right now due to the flooding caused by the melting snow and non-stop rain.  Thankfully, we are on a hill and free from flooding, but look at the local newspaper’s photo gallery of pictures from today: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/493/gallery/745579.html.  Some homeowners and business owners are really suffering right now.  :(


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  1. I had flooding in my passenger floor in the Jeep. It was condensation from the heat/ac leaking. I had three inches of water in my floorboard. A clump of mud somehow got into the drain hose and clogged it, making the water come back into the floor. We discovered this about an hour into a 6 hour drive to Mississippi. Luckily, I was driving! ;o)

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