Saturday, October 27, 2012
It's been a little over two months since my surgery and I'm feeling great! Two months with no AF has been seriously life changing. It's been years since I've gone more then a week without being in some sort of endo pain. Our RE suggested that after we have a successful childbirth, I get right back on these meds so my endo doesn't start growing back. That also means no AF. Good stuff there! On the IVF front, we're busy saving money. A dear friend helped us set up our first mini fundraiser and we made around $600. We did a Gold Party and it was so much fun to see everyone make some money! I even had two people book parties, so I'll make a little more from those. Super fun! We've been having fun spoiling our little man. A couple of weeks ago we took him to Lego Kidfest for the day. It was a blast! Nothing better then playing with legos for hours...well, at least if you're a nine year old boy! Then, This past week, we went trick or treating and Ayden was a zombie. The weather was perfect and he got quite a haul of goodies. Today he is nursing a cold and laying around, which I love because I get him all to myself while the hubs works all day. Before we know it, he'll be off to college and we'll only hear from him when he needs money or his laundry done...sad stuff there. Ayden still brings up wanting a sibling, but he is very specific in wanting a sister. Most likely, it's an attempt to get me to buy pink stuff for someone and quit threatening to buy it for him. But, whatever the reason, I find it sweet that he has such a strong opinion about it. So, we'll keep praying and saving hoping Ayden gets his wish sooner rather then later!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I'm not sure how I feel about today's appointment. Good news is it's not the dreaded "c" word. But, it could be another type of tumor. I am supposed to keep an eye on it myself and if it grows, call my doc. No matter what, I get another u/s to recheck it in 6 months. In the meantime, it hurts. So while that's not fun, it's apparently a good sign that it's not the "c" word. So, now back to my somewhat normal life but cautiously and with lots of prayers that this thing shrinks so I don't have to get it removed.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I wrote about my re-taking up running and loving the pain free exercise. However, I've noticed a little pain in my left breast as I run. I brushed it off and figured it was just a little soreness from running. But, after two weeks, it didn't go away. So, I did my own self exam and, sure enough, found a lump. Normally, I wouldn't be nervous, as this isn't the first time I've found one. My extra estrogen I carry around thanks to my endo causes fibrocystic lumps to come and go through my cycle. However, if you've been reading my blog lately, you know I am not really having any sort of cycle. Plus, the meds I am taking have completely cleared up my lumpy boobs... with the exception of this one lump. Unfortunately, it feels different also. Not good. I had my yearly gyno exam yesterday and mentioned it. After feeling it my doc was a little concerned, too. Great. So tomorrow I have an ultrasound and mammogram. I've had both before, so no big deal as far as the tests are concerned. I am just praying like mad that it's nothing major. Of course after having two days to think about it, my mind has played out the worst senarios over and over. I hope they can tell one way or the other tomorrow because this worrying is for the birds. That, on top of being sore from my appointment, reminding me that endo will never really be gone, has been my life for the past two days. So, I'm off for a run to help me feel better. I'll post after my appointment tomorrow.