Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Let's See, What's Next?

Well, to make a long story short, today I got the results back from the German clinic. I spent nearly the entire day just lying in my bed, sleeping and reading while waiting for Pieter to return from his work before opening the email, even skipping dinner and such. I felt incredibly dizzy, nauseous and everything when I got the email.

Then Pieter returned home and the first thing I did while he was with me was to read the email from Privatescan. In it the first German report, the one which had confirmed my IS condition for the very first time, was reconfirmed on all points. No womb or prostate, but a vagina, penis and testicles present. I felt incredibly relieved at reading this news, crying happy tears for a while after reading.

After dinner I also looked at the CD with MRI images I had received at the first German clinic and from what I could tell (having seen the images at the clinic), these were different images. I could indeed not see the vagina and such on it. Apparently I did get the wrong images. Definitely a bitter-sweet feeling.

Now I just need to get a copy of this second MRI report as well as a copy of the MRI images. I'll see whether I can revitalize the complaint procedure at the VUMC, and I should probably go back to the Erasmus MC with this new material. I still want to get the actual surgery in Germany, though. If only because it shaves off weeks if not months before I can go in. This means haggling with my insurance company, which should be fine if I can get support from a specialist here in the Netherlands.

Tomorrow I'm going to make an appointment with my physician to discuss matters with her, I also need to make an appointment with my dentist for a routine check, and there's the totally fun and joyful hair removal treatment. Luckily this time it's only my face and not face and lower region in one go like last time. That was a totally excruciating experience I would not care to repeat. Suffice it to say that I'm not going through this hair removal thing because it's so pleasant :P

Work? I'll get back to it starting tomorrow, but today has been yet another wasted day. At least most of my worries seem to have vanished now, if only for the moment, and my traumas reduced in severity. I'll see how things go tomorrow. There's still a big list of things to take care of, so at least I won't get bored.

It's time for some sleep now...



Alianirlian said...

Just a short note: glad to hear it! (Yes, I still need to answer to your mail... will do so later, things have been extremely hectic on my end...) But I'm happy to hear this news :)


Cailin Coilleach said...

Hey, that's good news. Good for you :)