Saturday, April 9, 2011

Full Time

I'm in a blah-blogging mood. Don't really have it in my brain what I want to say. Usually a title pops in my head and I go from there, not so today. So I'll just give you a quick update on my full-time job as a professional doctor visitor.

I went two weeks ago for the ultrasound on the lady parts. And yes I do have fibroids, they are around the uterus not in it. My uterus is tipped back and to the right (always new it was tipped, probably got pushed to the side from all the surgeries in the area.) I will eventually have to have a procedure to take care of the fibroids, of course it's more risky I learned because of the way my uterus is situated, I mean why wouldn't it be;) But like my nose surgery, which I've yet to deal with, it doesn't have to be done immediately.

The following week, hubs and I went to see the fertility specialist. He was great, but concurred what my other docs have said, that carrying a baby on my own would not be a good idea for a number of reasons. We already new it, so it wasn't a shock, just a final confirmation. We got more information on IVF to retrieve my eggs and gestational surrogacy. The biggest thing we learned is that GS is way out of our financial reach and will stay on the back burner.

The one question here is should we retrieve the eggs and freeze them so I can have the fibroid procedure (we have to get the eggs out if we want them before that happens.) Ahh the decisions we have to make in this household are crazy.

Last week I went to meet a new GI, she was recommended by the awesome Cleveland Clinic dr, plus everyone in our area says she's the one to see. I had sent my records prior and the nurse did call to say that Dr. P did say that she probably wouldn't be able to provide any better insight into my issues. I said that was Ok and that I was really just looking to build a relationship with a great GI in the case that I have an emergency.

So after going to the wrong office and finally making it to my appt an hour late, I met Dr. P and really like her. She wasn't warm and fuzzy, which is fine by me, but she was straight forward and interested in me. And I'm happy to know that if/when I have an emergency I can go to her and she will at least facilitate getting me the care I need. She also suggested that maybe my nausea is due to a bacterial overgrowth in my pouch so we are trying a med for that. But she also said it might me due to chronic and severe scar tissue/adhesions and there is really nothing we can do to make that better.

Next up, it's back to the rheumy on April 18.

It really is a full time job keeping up with all of these appointments, treatments, next steps, etc.

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