Last week, I met with the GYN. She and I went over the possibilities of burning the lining of my uterus. As it turned out, this procedure was for women who were done having kids. Instead, she gave me a different type of birth control to help stop the bleeding. She put in more labs and a procedure. This new procedure is standard for women who can go to the fertility clinic. It will help the specialist to see if my Fallopian tubes are open and working. It will also give them an idea of what to do next. My appointment ended on a good note. She told me to come back once I’m done having children. From there, she and I will talk about the option of a hysterectomy. (We will see)When I was prescribed the birth control, I didn’t take it right away because my cycle started to stop on its own. (So I thought) But instead it started all over again. I ended up taking the birth control. It has been about 72 hours and my cycle has finally stopped.
Yesterday was a big day! I had an ultrasound appointment to check my gallbladder, following my fertility appointment, and ended the day with me talking to my surgeon. Let’s just say the day didn’t go as planned. My ultrasound went well, but my fertility appointment was cancelled due to my doctor’s personal life. I was super bummed because I was looking forward to getting the ball rolling. I was able to make a new appointment for next month. Moving on with my day, the surgeon was lost his words on what to do with me. He said my gallbladder showed no stones (YAY) but that still doesn’t mean my gallbladder is working properly. He added another procedure to my list to see if my gallbladder is properly draining my fluids. If they find that my gallbladder isn’t draining properly, then he knows that all of my pain in my chest was caused by my gallbladder. He also wants me to follow up with gastroenterologist to check the lining of stomach to see if I do have erosion on the stomach lining. Unfortunately, this appointment won’t happen until next month. The highlight of the day was that I was called a medical mystery because I displayed a myriad of various symptoms for many different conditions and it may mislead to a wrong diagnosis. This process is going to take longer than we all anticipated. It is fine. I just want to make sure there is nothing else being overlooked. Before leaving, he told me that I had another procedure to do. This procedure is to check my lining of my esophagus. (once again YAY me) Honestly, I’m frustrated to do these intense procedures but I know it will be all worth it. I’m all set to do all 3 procedures next week.
I want to take this moment and address something unrelated to PCOS. Over this past weekend, our family was hit with some heavy news. One of his best friends from high school passed away. I have never seen my husband on the brink of tears. He is quite reserved when showing certain emotions. This weekend I had to remind him that he is a human and crying is not a sign a weakness. I feel like military men are expected to just deal with it on the inside and never show it. It’s okay to remind them to release their emotions. Strong people need to cry too.
There so much in store for my family.. I can’t describe all the emotions I feel but at least I have you all to write to. Make sure you take care of your mind. Life is too short to be locked in your head. It’s okay to not be okay. As long as you release it and get back to yourself, that’s all that matter. My heart hurts for my husband, but we will pull through. I ask that you all keep us in your prayers.