Friday, March 27, 2015

PCOS Update

This last Monday I went in to get a biopsy done on my uterus. My last ultra sound on my ovaries came back without cysts on it ----> insert HELL YEAH here <---- so now the doctors went in to see if there was possibly any abnormalities.

Yesterday I got my results back and they were NORMAL!!!! Now I just have to follow up with my endocrinologist on the 6th. Right now I am cyst free but I still have to manage all my other symptoms. There is a possibility that they might still remove my uterus because of the horrendous pain I am constantly in during and after my moon cycle.

At first I was not sure how to react to that but now? If they need to remove my uterus, then I will gladly let them. I am not having anymore children and all my uterus does is cause me pain so why keep it? There really isn't a reason too at this point. I will get to keep my ovaries so I won't need hormone therapy (thank gods).

I will definitely keep you all updated as I know more information.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A little UPdate

This last week I have been trying to wrap my head around all the information I received from my new OBGYN about PCOS. Things that upon looking at my chart that I was never informed of; I know that is more than likely because my primary doctor is not a specialist in PCOS.

Since all of my blood work was done shortly after I had Squish and my hormones were still off the charts at that time she re-ordered a battery of blood tests. The results I won’t know until next week. Before I go to that appointment I have an hour long appointment with an Endocrinologist. There they are going to ultra sound my ovaries due to the severity of my cycle they think I may be having cysts again. There is also talk about putting me on an IUD to help lessen the severity of my cramping and how heavy my cycles are.

Real talk – since getting my cycle back every time I start I am usually curled up in a ball on my bed in pain and it is so heavy that I get sick or nauseous the first three days or so. With two littles under three and working full time, I don’t have those three days to feel like that. I usually have to suffer through it and go about my every day like it was a normal day when all I really want to do is bawl my eyes out due to how badly I hurt. But you know “ain’t nobody have time for that”.

So this last week, if you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed that I got myself a FitBit. That was for a few reasons; mainly I was curious to see how active I am on a normal day to day setting. This week my plan was to not work out at all. Eat like I normally do, continue doing my yoga (since that is now a normal daily thing I do) and eat like I normally do.  The last three days since I received my FitBit I have been really surprised at how active I am during a normal work day. Today however I was surprised to see how much of that declined on my day off. Except for that was the plan today. No housework, just time with the littles and some much needed cuddle time with Riot. I have not gotten a lot of quality time with that man since starting this swing shift and him starting days – some days I really miss being a stay at home mom, but I love working also. The struggle is real on that one guys.

I also ordered Herbalife on this last paycheck.  I haven’t been one for doing anything fad or quick fix, but at this point I am willing to try something. I am still skeptical because it still feels like a quick fix scheme to me – even though I have real life friends who have had amazing results on Herbalife. I can say that I am skeptically hopeful that this will give my metabolism the boots it needs to quit freaking out on me. That 15/20lbs weight gain in two weeks? Yeah that scared the crap out of me. I literally did nothing out of the ordinary and suddenly I have gained almost 20 extra pounds.  So here it goes, here is me getting serious – cause PCOS can go fuck itself.