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, September 5, 2012

US and a new diagnosis?

I had to cancel my original ultrasound because my little guy was sick.  So, I got the same a$$ for this appointment.  YAY (insert sarcasm here).  My ultrasound went well.  My right ovary is glued tight to my uterus, no HUGE surprise there.  I mean, I thought maybe that would have gotten better with pregnancy, but, that's how this disease rolls.  The left has a small endometrioma on it, but, nothing too concerning for the moment.  As we all know that's about the extent of endo detection with an ultrasound, but, I wanted to know the state of any endometriomas before talking hormones.

BUT, that was the same 'ole conversation, different day.  IUD is my option....and I dont like that as an answer.  So, now Im looking for some natural options...for the LEAST to help with the PMS type symptoms.  That won't help with pain. ANY SUGGESTIONS?!?!?!  Shame that my GYN didn't have any  :( I've thought about doing manual therapy to help with the adhesions and pain, but, I had a session a few weeks ago and was nauseated for almost a week afterwards.  I'm not sure I can hang!!!

The ultrasound also showed changes in my uterus that shows signs of Adenomyosis.  Fantastic, right?  Like I need more issues going on in there.  This, however, can't be confirmed without a hysterectomy, which I don't plan on having any time soon.  I'm not sure if this could further complicate my fertility.  "He" (a$$ GYN) says no...but, I obviously don't hold his opinions very highly  ;)

Thanks for all of your comments and support!