Wednesday, April 22, 2009

T minus 40...

...Days that is. My Lap has been scheduled for June 1st @ 7AM. Not so much looking forward to it, especially since I've been in the ER twice in the past 2 weeks (for completely non Endo related incidents) and I'm sick of the hospital. Oh wells... c'est la vie!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lap#2, here I come :(

Here I am 4 days into my mega-pain incident and I just had a nice little conversation with my doc. Looks like Lap#2 is in the cards for me. The pain has been increasing for the past 2 months, what with the "sitting-on-a-knife" feeling, then my bladder problems, horrible super clotty/excrutiating AF's and now this stupid ovary... *sigh* Is it psycho of me to actually be relieved that this surgery is coming? I'm just so at a loss as to what else to do. I can't take the pain meds that work b/c they knock me out but I can't function without them either because the pain is so great it makes me throw up throughout the day... It's not good when you look upon surgery as a joyful event, but what can I say... what else is there to do?!?!
I've been in such a bad state the past few days that I seriously started considering getting rid of that ovary... Thank goodness my doctor was able to talk some sense into me and remind me of our hopes and dreams of children some day. He's gonna check it out and do as much repair work as possible (with that wrap stuff that prevents further adhesion build up) and drill the cysts out, etc. but is very weary of just cutting it out. We're gonna talk more about that at my appt in a few weeks for my pre-op etc. I have to get with my boss tomorrow to solidify a date but right now we're thinking end of May/beg of June.
He's calling me in some Zofran, Tramadol, and more Ibuprofen 800mg. I'm gonna keep up with my Yoga, relaxation breathing, and health(ier) eating in hopes to make it through these next few weeks as sane as possible.
Have I mentioned how much I HATE Endo?!?!? :(

Monday, April 6, 2009

Nothing like a trip to the ER to start off your week!

I woke up this morning with some of the worst pain (in my right side, of course) I've had in a long long time. I also had the pukes because the pain was so intense. I eventually called in sick and called my doctor's office. He was in surgery so I spoke to my nurse, who called him, and then called me back with the news: "Go to the ER and have them do an ultrasound right away!" They wanted to make sure my ovary wasn't about to explode (haha) or twisting on itself.
I'm so glad my doc took my appendix out with my Lap because as soon as I said "lower right quadrant pain and nausea" the nurses and doctors started going into appendicitis mode, talking about abdominal CT's and white blood cell counts. Once they were satisfied that I wasn't about to die of appendicitis, we got me prepped for an u/s and they put in a line for blood and meds. I'd already taken Percocet and Phenegran at home for the pain and nausea but was still doubled over, so they gave me some Toradol. The u/s tech asked me if we were doing IVF this cycle, which was confusing to me in my drugged up state, so I said, "no" and left it at that. Later on the doctor came in to discuss the results of what they had found, and that question finally made sense. Apparently my ovaries (particularly my right, go figure) were covered in so many cysts that it looked like I was being stimmed for IVF. I thought that was hillarious, since I'm on BC pills to keep the cysts to a minimum, but I guess that's not working, huh?
Fortunately, no blood in the belly and good bloodflow to both ovaries, so no signs of torsion there. They paged and talked to my doc to give him the results and I have a follow-up scheduled in a few weeks. They gave me more meds, tried to convince me of the benefits of a hysterectomy, and sent me on my merry way. I came home and slept for a few hours, courtesy of all the pain meds they'd given me and now I'm up again feeling slightly better but very miffed. I can't believe they were seriously trying to talk me into "taking it all out!" I'm only 28 years old, and haven't been able to have children yet! Seriously?!?!?!
I'm glad my doctor isn't cut-happy, like those doctors. We've talked about a hysterectomy before, but only as a last-ditch effort, and definitely NOT anytime soon. He's very hopeful that we'll be able to get pregnant at least once, even if it does take IVF. He's just not a fan of doing something that radical in someone as young as myself, unless it is of absolute necessity and there are no other options. I'm sure we'll talk about it some more in a few weeks, but I'm glad he's got such a conservative attitude when it comes to cutting stuff out. To be completely honest though, I wouldn't mind parting with my right ovary... this little stinker has caused me more pain and trouble to last me 3 lifetimes... *sigh* Well, pain-meds are calling... I'm starting to ache pretty bad again. :(