I rarely post anything in the afternoon…no real reason other than I’m more of a morning person, I guess?
Anyhow, for those of you following the drama (DRAM-a) of my vaj, more accurately, my perineum, I had an appointment with another OB today to get a second opinion and some help, since A&D ointment is NOT the answer.
(if you have no idea what I’m talking about, check the state of the vaj post)
(I’d link to it but I’m tired, there’s a baby on my boob and I just came back from a full on rectal exam so….yah)
Anyhow, long story short, this new OB actually spoke to me, asked questions and apologized for my experience that she wasn’t even responsible for.
Initially she was all, “Are you sure it’s not hemorrhoids?”
Um…I’m not exactly sure about anything at this point, other than something ain’t right down there.
Begin the nakedness from waist down and lots of examining places that are no fun for anybody.
To cut right to the point because I have limited time, here, the verdict is it is NOT hemorrhoids.
The part on my perineum next to my literal ass hole will. not. close. because of the obvious (read: pooing) and if we just left it alone, infection could happen and it’ll take FOR-EVAH to heal.
When she started checking, she went front to back and when she got to the back she was all, “Ohh. So THIS is what you’re talking about.”
Suffice it to say that there will be in-office re-suturing happening on Friday.
If that doesn’t work?
A visit to the hospital operating room for a full on RE-SUTURING of the entire area. Basically like a full blown episiotomy…without having a baby.
Also? The OB will be consulting with her counterparts to see if the better option IS the full blown cut and re-stitch…because if option A doesn’t work, then I have to go through both option A (in-office mini repair) AND option B: the big, painful enchilada. If I don’t get a phone call before Friday, option A it is.
I SO do not want to go through option A. At least the last time that *area* was being repaired I was high on hormones.
I don’t even want to think about option B.
Related: I canceled my follow up appointment at the other OB.