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!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hello-testing, 1, 2, 3

Hey everyone! Sorry I've been so MIA-'tis the season, right? It's been a little chaotic around here!

I've been feeling pretty good. Random breakthrough pains, and, some breathing issues. I am having a normal charting cycle this month-big sigh of relief there. I'm even having symptoms I haven't had in a while (breast tenderness, PMS, etc). Which, I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. Haha. I haven't had those in FOREVER...I also haven't had the bitchin' cramps in a while either. Wondering if everything is just now, finally, getting back into the swing from Lupron? We'll find out next week I suppose. Merry Christmas to me. ;)

I called the RE's office today with some of my questions and to get some logistical assistance. My Day1, when I'm supposed to call and go in on Day 2 or 3, will fall next week sometime I think. I'm going to be OOT Tues-Sun, so, I am hoping they can write some orders I can take anywhere to do. I THINK they are just blood tests...right?!?

So, just wanted to check in. I'm still here!

Also, please pray for a friend of mine that had a laparoscopy today. She had suspected endo and a mass on her ovary. I haven't heard much, but, it was a little worse than they had suspected (I'm guessing the endo); but, they were able to take care of everything without the full laparotomy. :) She has had painful periods ever since I can remember; I just know she'll be so thankful to have had this done today.


Anonymous said...

i would suggest making sure that what ever lab you use when you are out of town has a contract with your insurance company.

Ali said...
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My Endo Journey said...

Whoops, I dunno why I deleted my comment. ANYWAY, would something like a LabCorp be okay? Good thinking!!!

Anonymous said...

It's funny that you have breast tenderness and pms post-lupron because I was wondering the same thing, I also noticed more breast tenderness and pms symptoms since I stopped taking the lupron. But no killer cramps...Thank God!

I will most definately say a prayer for your friend.

My Endo Journey said...

Oh no...I mean I haven't had these since I had surgery/Lupron! I used to get them all the time before. So, these are "new" post surgery/Lupron symptoms for me!