Thursday, July 11, 2019

You Will Give Me Rest

How well does your body handle tests? Does the mere thought of tests cause you anxiety?

Test number two is now done. Um, I cannot in all honesty say that is true. What do I mean by that?

Well, since you asked.

My second test was a pelvic ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound. In case you do not know the difference, one you drink a ton of water for, the other, a probe is inserted inside to look at your ovaries and uterus.

Okay, all of that being said, I do not handle transvaginal ultrasounds well at all. They cause me so much pain that, even though, I am lying down, I am close to passing out.

I was not aware that I was going to have this version of ultrasound when my gynecologist started talking about scheduling one.

It was a lot of stress for me.

The tech girl was a sweetheart. She did not want to do it that way since it causes me so much trouble, but she was not able to see my ovaries the other way. I told her that we she go ahead and try it that way because I knew that my gynecologist was checking for ovarian cancer. I would just do the best that I could.

She was just starting on my left ovary and I had to stop. It was causing weird pain. And today (one day later), I am in a lot of pain.

What does this mean? I honestly have no idea. The tech girl said that since I have so much pain, I could have a CT done. Hmmmm.

Now, I just wait to see what my gynecologist is going to say about this.

How do you prepare for stressful tests? 

1. Take moral support with you 

It can be very helpful to have someone with you as you go through any type of test. It can be your mother, sister, daughter, friend, husband. In my case, it was my husband.

2. Listen to calming music 

I find that listening to soothing music helps me. It is considered "Spa" music. Find something that helps you to feel relaxed and listen to it.

3. Take extra medication, if needed 

In my case, since I have secondary adrenal insufficiency, my body does not handle stress well at all. Actually, since my body is already dealing with whatever is going on, any extra stress, at all, is not good. So I need to take extra hydrocortisone to help.

Exodus 33:14 NIV 

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”


Dear Father, 

Please help me to remember that even though I struggle with pain and I struggle through these tests, Your Presence goes with me and You will give me rest (Exodus 33:14). Thank You for all that you do. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3

Don't Pull Away

Perseverance Leads To Hope 

How well does your body handle tests?
Does the mere thought of tests cause you anxiety?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

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