Is my Gynecologist Superman or Mighty Mouse?

Had the first of my two post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization appointments on Tuesday. I met with my Gynecologist and yes, he used the speculum…again. I was cool because I knew it would be the last time I had to experience “the Gator” for several months. YAY! Resisted the temptation to ask if he ever felt like a mechanic.

Became so excited from the thought of a Gator-free life that I forgot to ask him about fibroid weight. It seems that a lot of people are interested in an answer. I’ll work on it. I did manage to remember to invite my doctor here. I think it would be pretty funny if he visits only to see that I called him Mighty Mouse. I’m sure he’s accustomed to my sense of humor by now (Gulp, I hope).

I’m normally not one to compare doctors to superheroes but allow me to explain. Mighty Mouse was one of my favorite cartoons as a child. The best part was the theme. Hearing MM sing “Here I come to save the day!” made me grin each time. Fast forward to this year when I really needed help. The “dashing young fibroid doctor” stepped in and several times I actually thought I heard that theme from long ago. He literally saved the day.

So, I guess this is my insane way of thanking my doctor. I now sense my Interventional Radiologist cringing as he wonders how I will “thank” him. 😉

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3 Responses to “Is my Gynecologist Superman or Mighty Mouse?”

  1. Lucylu Says:

    I have been trying to get all the information I can around fibroids and treatment. I sometimes feel so discouraged. I am trying to “wait it out”. 53 years old and haven’t missed a period. Fibroids are 13.5 cm, 8.5 cm, 6.5 cm, 4.5 cm and others that aren’t worth measurement. Tummy is quite distended but no pain or bleeding that I can’t manage easily. Frequent trips to the bathroom. I am being offered Lupron for six months and I believe this is to buy more time and shrink my little family of fibroids. I am really concerned about the side effects of Lupron and so I would ask for feedback about your experience in taking this drug. Sometimes it just sucks to be a woman.

  2. EclecticGeek Says:

    Every now and again, my husband gets an earful about how men just skip tra-la-la (yes, I actually say tra-la-la) through life and women must endure so much. When I think of all of the women out there raising children, running households, being support systems to others, having careers, going to school, and all the various combinations of these things, I am amazed that every woman accomplishes so much no matter the circumstance.

    I’m sorry you feel discouraged but I’m glad you found my site. The easiest way to read about my Lupron experience is to use the search box near the top to the right. Type in lupron and click “go!”. This will bring up all my posts that talk about Lupron. I have separate posts that detail each of the 3 months I used it plus some other posts with Lupron info. My experience wasn’t great but neither was it horrible. In my case, the benefits outweighed the risks and the treatment helped.

    If you get a chance, check out the “References” page. I put it together to help with Internet searching. I’m working on getting some more pages and information up.

    Thanks for visiting and sharing. Let me know if you have other questions. Take care.

    [Edited to add: I created a post where women are discussing their experiences with Lupron.]

  3. Secret Mojo Dumbs It Down for You » Blog Archive » More WordPress gems Says:

    […] How do you thank a gynecologist? Obvious: compare him to Mighty Mouse. […]


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