"What a horrible, candle-snuffing word [...] 'just.'"
J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp), Finding Neverland (2004)
Back when our princess and the pea situation was going on, the
And that stuck with me. Here we are, nearly two years (and two doctors) later, and Leonard is getting a little tired of having medical devices stuck into her orifices.
"But why, Leonard? Why are you complaining? They're just a couple of centimeters big."
You know what else is "just a couple of centimeters"? A penny. A dime. A nickel.
Let's try an experiment: why don't you stick a nickel up your nostril1. Oh, you want it removed now? Why? It's just a couple of centimeters. How about swallowing the nickel and letting it ruminate in your stomach for a bit. No? How about your ear, your eye, or your colon? No, that doesn't sound like fun? "Just a couple of centimeters" doesn't really matter when the object should not be in your body, when your body is not designed to fit said object, when said object is pressing against other parts of your body and causing problems.
Leonard fired that last craptastic doctor. That last craptastic doctor ignored the pain and the symptoms and tried stuff that didn't work. Plus, she made me feel bad about myself. The new doctor (we'll have to give her a name soon) has given Leonard ALL THE INFO. Leonard could give you the measurements of her uterus should the situation require it!
So, to recollect, in the past five months, Leonard has had:
- 2 blood draws
- 1 X-ray
- 1 endoscopy
- 1 colonoscopy
- 2 ultrasounds
Current diagnoses now include:
- Grade A esophagitis
- 1 anal fissure
- 3.2 centimeter cyst on left ovary
- 7 mm. "hyperdense polypoid lesion"
- 10 mm. thickening of the endometrium
Up next is a thing I still can't type yet, but it involves shooting a saline solution up Leonard's vajayjay. So, y'know, I've got that goin' for me...
1 Leonard can fit an entire quarter up her nostril.2
2 Leonard does not do "the quarter trick" anymore, ever since one got stuck up there.3
3 While Leonard was at work.4
4 Leonard was the shift manager at the time.5
5 Co-workers and underlings called her "Nostril-damus" for some time after.