No, this isn't a naming rights battle, nor am I admitting any kind of intersex issue... BUT we are featuring a first here at Cranial Vault -- a contest! Yes, yes, it's terribly exciting. I'm unsure as to the prize or how I will send it to the winner (if he or she is unknown to me) but fortunately I have a team of lawyers who have promised to protect me if I'm unable to fulfill any promises I haven't made on this site.
Herewith, my symptoms or lack thereof:
Two docs have pressed on the lower right quadrant of my belly two months apart and caused a sharp pain that elicited a Youch! from me.
No other symptoms. No pain when no one's a-pressin'. I actually went to the first Doc (a Doc-in-a-Box) for an unrelated issue and was just as surprised as she when I yelped.
I finally got in to see my Doc two days ago and she's stumped. She posited that perhaps it was gas, to which I responded, "For TWO MONTHS??" She mulled over the possibility of appendix, and gall bladder, and kidneys, but seemed to strike through each one. Appendix still seems to be the front runner even though there are no other symptoms of appendicitis. She also mentioned some stray lymph node that sometimes causes problems, but she really didn't want to let the gas thing go. She asked if I'm gassy and I responded truthfully, "No, I'm not, but I come from very flatulent people."
Once again, You're welcome, Mom!
So, what say you? Any ideas? I'm having a CT scan tomorrow and hopefully that will shed some light on the situation. It sounded like nothing more than a quick trip into a scanner until they informed me I had to pick up my contrast dye. Even that didn't seem so bad until I picked up two 450-mL bottles of the stuff. And then read the paperwork explaining that I'd also be having an iodine injection. Then my friend Don explained that it will burn for a little bit. This gets better and better by the second! This thing isn't even bothering me, so what the hell??!
My friend Anne has dibs on my absorbed twin, complete with teeth and hair, but all other possibilities are available. So please, Name My Growth!