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!

Friday, June 26, 2009

I've been a bad blogger

I've been kinda taking a break from blogging lately. I just need a little break from my endo world before my next IVF cycle begins (as much of a break as I can get!). I probably won't be on much next week. I hope to try to stay connected with your blogs, but, unless there is something a rocking this way, I hope not to post much here.

Just a few updates:

So, there are some interesting connections I am making with my body, but, don't know what to do or who to try to get to help make sense. My incisions (my lower left this time) starting flaring up randomly one day this week. The NEXT DAY I started itching "down there". I don't know that it's a yeast infection, but, maybe a yeast response or something inflammatory? This HAS to be connected. The day after the itching started, my belly button incision flared up too!!!! Two incisions that seemed to be laying low, all of a sudden itchy and a little puffy?!?! I'm sorry, that's too coincidental for me!!! I went and got a supplement a friend told me about that is supposed to help with yeast type issues, so, I figured I'd try that for now. Crazy, right?!?!?

Also, I've been spotting ever since about a week from starting the Aygestin. It was pretty heavy at first, but, now it's just every now and then. I've never had this problem with Aygestin before. It's not so bad anymore, but, just more annoying.

My pain seems to be better on that right side. I don't know if when the bleeding was heavier it was that fluid draining off or not. I don't even know if that is possible. At any rate, it seems to be doing okay.

So, that's me in a nutshell. Hope everyone is well, and, sorry I've been so slack this ICLW!!!!!!! I'll try tonight :)


Infertile In the City said...

No crazy - something occured to me - have you tried an anti anflamatory diet? Like a anti candida diet? I used to get yeast infections all the time, then no wheat/dairy/sugar for a few months and all better (and I even now eat some dairy, wheat and sugar).

Let me know if you want the pword for the new blog.

Looking forward to your enw cycle and enjoy your break.

Wishing 4 One said...

Wishing you the best of luck with IVF.

Michelle said...

Good luck with this cycle!!
~Michelle (ICLW)

Christa said...

Good "luck" with your IVF cycle!!! I will be thinking about you!

Barefoot said...

Never apologize for being a "bad" blogger....sometimes we all just need to step away!

I'm sorry about the flare-ups and other puzzling symptoms.