I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Second "opinion" and supplemental care

Today I went for a free consultation at a natural wellness center. I really like the Dr. I spoke with (naturopathic physician) and I am going to go in for my first visit next Monday. The initial visit is a 3 hour appointment-but she likes to spread her's out over two visits...about a week apart (to gather a food diary in between). I am really interested in the alternative/supplemental methods to managing this pain and reducing the amount of estrogen I put into my body (you'd be amazed!). I am also wanting to improve my overall "immune" health-especially with this recent diagnosis. I am very much looking forward to this appointment!

Also, on Thursday, I have an appointment with a Reproductive Endocrinologist to further look into my diagnosis and to discuss our options...a second opinion of sorts. RE's are considered more specialist than the average OBGYN and have more experience with such diseases. I will kepe you updated on that. I am holding on my treatment decision until I talk with them.

My period is on it's way. Recently I have been feeling very nauseated...never had that before the surgery. Not any constant pain like before....periodic stabs here and there. I've already started on my ibuprofen to get ahead of any pain that comes my way...

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