As it goes — another trip to the doctor’s yesterday. This time my OBGYN. I won’t go into the nitty-gritty details of why I had to go, but let’s just say it’s been for the same on-going ‘female’ problem.
13 vials of blood later and a sonogram — and they tell me they can’t seem to find either one of my ovaries and that the lining of my uterus is too thick, which means they want to do a biopsy in about two weeks.
Then — today — they sent me to the hospital to have about 10 more vial of blood drawn.
I feel like I spend half my life either in doctor’s offices or hospitals.
So – I am still waiting on the blood results to come back and I went ahead and scheduled my biopsy for May 30.
My doctor is pretty sure surgery is the only option at this point. Probably a partial hysterectomy — maybe a full one dependent on what it is my ovaries are doing.
I say that because about 12 years ago they couldn’t find one of my ovaries because it was stuck to my colon with scar tissue (extremely painful might I add). My doctor said with my history — he needs to rule out cancer and autoimmune issues such as Autoimmune Oophoritis (an autoimmune inflammation of ovaries resulting in their destruction, atrophy, and fibrosis with a loss of fertility and ovary hormonal production)
or Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (a condition that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks phospholipid, a type of fat that is present in all living cells.)
In some cases, the attacks can cause clotting in the blood vessels and may lead to serious conditions such as stroke or heart attack.
SO – back to being wonder woman, lol.
Mostly because I don’t really have a choice.
Instead of fighting crime though — im fighting the autoimmune diseases that are continually trying to attack the healthy me.
After everything the last couple of days though — I’m still excited to start my detox and get on an un-inflammatory diet — and — I’m wondering if the blood results will reveal that my female issues may also be autoimmune or the effects of my Lupus or MCTD.
Either way – I know I’m through having children — so a hysterectomy isn’t the end of the world — although I’m sure recovery’s a bitch.
I have two healthy boys who are on their way to teen-hood. To start over now would not only be exhausting — I’m pretty sure it would be unsafe for me — and a baby.
So I will wait in anticipation for my blood work. I promise to post following those results.
I will also let everyone know how the biopsy goes in two weeks. My doctor said its important to check, because if for some reason it is cancer — the surgery would be done differently.
The path to health has been a difficult journey so far – but each step forward is a little bit closer. I have faith that through it all — there is a purpose.
I also have faith that my healing is just around the corner. God is good and has been with me the whole way — and will be with me until the end. And I can’t wait for the morning when I awake with no joint pain, no headaches, no muscle aches and no malaise or lethargy. If that’s in this lifetime — fantastic!
But if it’s not — then there’s always heaven!!
Until next time friends! All my love!