I went to see Dr. T. today. I’m sure he is getting tired of seeing me in there, honestly. After the exam he told me that I definitely don’t have anything major going on. Praise the Lord! I do have PCOS, so he felt certain the issues I was having was a result of that…most likely being a cyst. I’ve had this for quite some time, but this would be the first time I’ve had an actual cyst, as I have more of biochemical form of PCOS. He told me to continue in what I was doing, take 10 days of Provera, and about a week later start birth control. Not exactly what I had hoped to hear. To be totally honest, I’m not much on birth control. I took it for a few months after I had my daughter, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t feel like me. I tried two diff. types and then I called it quits. I also don’t like birth control because I feel like it puts any possible pregnancy at risk. Many babies have been lost because women got pregnant while on birth control, and didn’t know they were pregnant. However, I do realize that I don’t ovulate, so that isn’t really as big an issue as it otherwise would be I guess. I honestly am struggling on this. I’m pretty sure I will go ahead with the doctor’s orders and take it because ultimately what’s going on has to be stopped. It just can’t continue. Taking the birth control may also give my hormones the chance to balance out a bit more, helping me to lose more weight, which would really help solve a lot of the PCOS issues. This is a tough road for us to travel because we are so ready to have another baby and we don’t want to do anything to jeopardize those chances…small as they may be. So, we are just going to go with the flow and continue praying that the Lord lead us down the path to one day bless us again. We also feel it is important that I be as healthy as possible and my body be fully able to carry a baby before we get pregnant. That is going to take a lot of discipline on my end, but I know I can do it. Once we get moved to the new place I plan on starting weight watchers…just without the program. I’m also considering joining a local gym. So it looks like I’ll be getting back to my salads, smoothies, and low-fat life-style again soon. And I’m actually kind of excited about it. Don’t worry…you know me…I’ll be blogging all about it!
Thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts today! Have a Happy Turkey Day! Only 2 more days!