Sunday, February 22, 2009
But, with it's good riddance comes bleeding and worsening rib/chest pain. My right lower rib/chest area has been hurting since the beginning of my cycle this time. Usually it's just around Day9 and lasts about 5 days. Today, it's pretty gross. Plus, I am having some shoulder tenderness too (unrelated) that isn't helping. BAH!!! I'm wondering if they can look up that way with my laparoscopy. You think? We've already talked with the RE about my recurrent pains...she asked about the gallbladder and I explained that all of that had been explored. She too seems to think it may be some endo up there. But, I guess you just leave that alone until it's just completely unbearable? Just my ponderings right now as it stabs with every (even little) breath I take in.
And, the bleeding. My poor body; it's like, WTF maaaaaannnnn. I started bleeding on Saturday. It's not awful, just really annoying and it has come with cramps to boot. I wonder how long that'll last!
Oh, I also think I have a touch of a stomach bug or something. Let me tell you, that, coupled with cramps has not made for a pleasant afternoon. Thank goodness it comes in waves though, so, I'm not completely rendered useless today. We've actually been very productive!!!
So, yep, that's that. You can tell that my body was already getting used to the pill since the bleeding started. It's amazing how quickly it all sets in, you know? Medicine sometimes baffles/amazes/scares me.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Hmmmm...does it matter what TIME I take it?
This period hasn't been too bad. Leading up to it I was having random stabbing pains (a few of which forced me to hug some clothes racks at Target one day). But, overall, I've had worse for sure. I've just been taking normal Ibuprofen!!! So, if it weren't for this ever-growing mass on my right ovary, I probably wouldn't be looking at another surgery anytime soon. But, it's likely for the best in regards to my fertility. We can get a for sure answer on the tubes question, and, my Dr. can really see first hand on what is going on in there. And, again, I really hope it'll help with the constant drag of nausea that plagues me!!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I was tagged by ReadyGo to share 6 things that make me smile. I don't normally do these (mainly because I forget when I am tagged), but, I realized I needed this today! :)
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I found out yesterday my surgery is first thing in the morning (hooooray, give me those fluids!!) and my pre-op is set. Everything is set and ready to go. Now, just waiting on my period. It should grace me with it's presence sometime next week...the cramping has started to ramp up already and just the normal, everyday icks. I really hope this surgery can help those gross feelings go away for longer this time. A girl can hope, right?
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I have a consult with the GI surgeon who will be scrubbing in on the surgery the week before. I've heard great things about him from a few of the nurses at work, so, that makes me feel a little better. Also, the woman that scheduled my surgery, I actually know her because she is one of our patients. Last time I had surgery, I ended up knowing the nurse that admitted me and did all the IV and such from church; I felt so much knowing that I knew someone there. So, knowing someone again this time makes me feel at ease. Silly, maybe...but, I need that ease!
I did find out that I will be doing a colon prep. I didn't have that before my last surgery. It was pretty last minute, so, that's probably why. So, not looking forward to that. I've experienced it because of my colonoscopy back in March, but, I was really hoping to avoid that until I was 50 in time for another colonocopy-haha! Wishful thinking apparently. I know why they need me to do it though, so, I can manage. I just know it's going to suck!!! ;)
I'm trying not to be anything but positive. Though the other night I couldn't get the thoughts out of my head concerning it possibly ending up being an open surgery or them having to take part of my colon. I'm really nervous about all that. I know I have no control though and they will take care of me as best they can. And, I am hoping it'll make me feel better. I am SO tired of being sick everyday. It gets old after a while! All I can do is pray and stay positive. I know I'll have my days, but, that is my overall goal until surgery.
I hate that I have to wait "so long" (it's actually only 3 weeks longer than the first date they called me with). I'm an anxious type of person anyway, so, I have to try really hard NOT to worry about things. I can do it though. It's busy at work and there are lots of things coming up soon to look forward to and keep my mind busy.