Thursday, January 14, 2010
Drama. Drama. Drama. Lots of you know that I recently had surgery last Tuesday to confirm or rule out endometriosis. And the verdict is- Stage 3 Endometriosis. A 45 minute surgery turned into four hours, a tennis ball size cyst, five incisions, and lots of endometriosis all over the place! Fun huh?! The recovery was not enjoyable and made me realize just how much you use your stomach muscles for EVERYTHING. I couldn't do anything by myself. Not fun. I am back at work, but slow and tired. And my left incision (where the tennis ball was) is still super tender. I went back to the doctor yesterday and he said that all incisions looked great and that the next step was hormone injections. He wasn't able to get all the Endometriosis out during surgery, so now the attack plan is Menopause...yep, I am basically going to be a 55 year old woman for the next six months. Because Endometriosis is aggravated and increased during menstrual cycles, he wants to stop them. I take Lupron injections once a month for the next six months. Crazy! The doctor said to expect mood swings, hot flashes, and major hormonal imbalance. Ha. Sign me up! My nurse had to go on Lupron as well and she said it was the worst six months of her life and she shared that if I am married after this, that my husband will be able to love me through everything from there on out. Ha. It is kind of bitter sweet right now because I know the prognosis which is great, but it is going to be a long battle. Hopefully 2012 is our year! :) Here is my disclaimer for the next six months...if I am rude, annoying, angry, quiet, reclusive, dramatic, emotional, crazy, etc...I apologize now!! It isn't my fault...I love you all!! Thank you for all the texts, calls, messages, etc. I felt very loved and cared for. Thanks Nate and Heather for taking such good care of me! Muah!
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