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Posted by on Feb. 3, 2014 at 7:38 AM
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For the past couple of weeks I hadn't been feeling very well and the things I had to do had been overwhelming me and I couldn't figure out why. At the beginning of last week I started having a lot of pain in a very sensitive area. There was swelling, redness, and it kept spreading and spreading and it was snowing and the snow was causing ice on the roads and we live on back roads so we weren't going anywhere. Finally on Thursday I decided that I couldn't take anymore because the pain was at an all time high- worse than a migraine headache bad. Worse than any surgery bad. I went to the ER and I had a Bartholin's gland that had abscessed and the infection had spread to the surrounding area. I have been having pressure there and a low grade fever for over the last week.

Women only have these, they are what lubricate the vagina and what they don't us is that they can  become infected, abscessed, and that there are 3 kinds of cancers that women can get in this gland or around it. I had to have an incision made in this gland and have it drained. It was one of the most traumatic things I have ever had to go through as an adult. They have to clean out the area that they cut into and then pack the incision to draw the infection out of deeper tissue. If you have any pressure or pain there, don't ignore it. Keep an eye on it and talk to your gyno.

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MomofHDFandNWF
by on Feb. 3, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Oh hun, I am so sorry!  We had been wonder where you were and if you were okay... So, are you "on the mend" now?  Are you feeling at least a little better?  What is next for you?

hugs


cafay
by Silver Member on Feb. 3, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Oh, I am so sorry. What a nightmare it must have been for you. I hope you are feeling better everyday.Please take care.

By the way how is your friend doing-the one that had Lymes didease?

psych_mom
by on Feb. 3, 2014 at 7:52 AM

I am on the mend, haven't had a fever since last night. Still some pain, can't exactly sit down on anything that isn't cushioned well. I have to take strong antibiotics for a few more days and my doctor has to watch everything and make sure there isn't anything more going on. I am trying not to think about anything beyond because my grandmother had cancer in one of her glands and it spread from there, so that fact isn't very cheerful, but I am hopeful that since it usually only occurs in women over 40 that I have nothing to be worried about in my early 30s. Would have been nice if my mom would have shared that with me before this happened though.

Quoting MomofHDFandNWF:

Oh hun, I am so sorry!  We had been wonder where you were and if you were okay... So, are you "on the mend" now?  Are you feeling at least a little better?  What is next for you?

hugs


psych_mom
by on Feb. 3, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Thank you. I am feeling better.

The one that had west nile is in rehab. She is slowly mending. She has been able to have the vent out some and speak.

Quoting cafay:

Oh, I am so sorry. What a nightmare it must have been for you. I hope you are feeling better everyday.Please take care.

By the way how is your friend doing-the one that had Lymes didease?


cafay
by Silver Member on Feb. 3, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Good. Glad to hear you both are doing better.

You have been missed!

Quoting psych_mom:

Thank you. I am feeling better.

The one that had west nile is in rehab. She is slowly mending. She has been able to have the vent out some and speak.

Quoting cafay:

Oh, I am so sorry. What a nightmare it must have been for you. I hope you are feeling better everyday.Please take care.

By the way how is your friend doing-the one that had Lymes didease?



psych_mom
by on Feb. 3, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Aww, thanks! I have missed being here.

Quoting cafay:

Good. Glad to hear you both are doing better.

You have been missed!

Quoting psych_mom:

Thank you. I am feeling better.

The one that had west nile is in rehab. She is slowly mending. She has been able to have the vent out some and speak.

Quoting cafay:

Oh, I am so sorry. What a nightmare it must have been for you. I hope you are feeling better everyday.Please take care.

By the way how is your friend doing-the one that had Lymes didease?




dingysfamily
by on Feb. 3, 2014 at 9:58 AM

So sorry to hear about all that, but glad to read you are starting to feel better.  Take care and prayers for continued 'feeling better' everyday!


psych_mom
by on Feb. 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Thank you Suzi!

Quoting dingysfamily:

So sorry to hear about all that, but glad to read you are starting to feel better.  Take care and prayers for continued 'feeling better' everyday!


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jaytee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Sorry to hear that! I'm happy that you're feeling better. Missed you :-)
psych_mom
by on Feb. 3, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Thank you! Missed you too.

Quoting jaytee: Sorry to hear that! I'm happy that you're feeling better. Missed you :-)


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