Posted 4 days ago

How time changes in four years! Guess which one hasn’t had a baby? #timehop

Posted 4 days ago

From Then to Now

Mine is kind of long and crazy, but here goes nothing. At fifteen, I was sent to the hospital for a ruptured cyst. At 20, I was sent to the hospital for a stomach virus and they found a mass on right side. My early twenties, I was always tired and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. At 29, I started bloating really bad and for long periods of time. I even got a false positive pregnancy test. One night, I went to the ER thinking another cyst had ruptured. Turned out, I had a 9cm germ cell teratoma on my right ovary. My GYN did an oophorectomy and everything was encapsulated, so I didn’t need chemo or anything. A few months later, my Pap came back abnormal. I had a biopsy and was diagnosed with cervical dysplasia . At 30, I became pregnant for the first (and only) time. This was in April. The pregnancy however, was not viable and my doctor wanted me to miscarry naturally. I started my miscarriage at the end of June. July 3rd, I was I was rushed to the hospital for intense pain and bleeding. I was still miscarrying. I was discharged to continue the process naturally. I passed a sac the size of a grapefruit that night. I didn’t stop bleeding and contracting until Sept 3rd. I would see my doctor, but he just said it was normal and I was having a heavy period. On Sept 3rd, I had really bad contractions and passed a white mass shaped like a kidney bean. It had a cord attached that I had to pull out of me. I took pictures and went back to my doctor. He did an ultrasound and said everything was clear. Over a year passed and I couldn’t get pregnant again. Also, my periods became more and more debilitating. One day, I was bleeding so bad, I was sitting in a puddle of my own blood during a training at work. I decided to switch doctors November of last year. He started me on progesterone to help with my periods. He also prescribed Mobic and Ultram for the pain, which really helped. He did bloodwork and discovered I wasn’t ovulating on my own. I did 6 rounds of clomid and progesterone. I didn’t get pregnant, but I felt a lot better on he progesterone. Then July of this year, I started having sharp pain on my right side. He did an ultrasound and discovered a small cyst on my left ovary. He stopped the hormones and ordered a three month follow up. My periods worsened again and one night in September I was doing yoga and fell over in agonizing pain. I called my doctor who wanted to see me right away, but I declined because of my work schedule. I figured it was the cyst rupturing. I just had my follow up last week and had a pap and another ultrasound. I told him how bad the periods were and how I have to schedule work or any other activities around them. My cyst had grown from 2cm to 4cm since July and was now hemorrhagic. I am scheduled for a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy,something to open my right tube that’s blocked, a D&C, fibroid removal, a cystectomy, and a LEEP on nov 14th. All the procedures will be done at the same time. I would’ve scheduled sooner, but I have to take my state licensure test November 7th. Hopefully, after the surgery, I will be able to get pregnant and have better quality of life.

Posted 5 days ago

humansofnewyork:

"We’ve been trying for a few years. We both want it very badly, but it’s probably been hardest on my wife. It’s her body and she’s been the one that’s had to go through all the treatments, so I think the failure hits her hardest. It seems especially unfair because she’s the sweetest and most liked person I know. Sometimes it’s hard to keep our frustration from becoming the focus of the relationship, but it’s also brought us closer together and given us a shared goal. We’ve got another treatment in a couple weeks. It’s a very advanced procedure and we’re very hopeful about this one."
"Will you be OK whatever the outcome?"
“‘OK’ might be too strong a word, but we’ll definitely survive.”

I could see my husband saying this. The true struggle.

Posted 5 days ago

Fitting. Hopefully, I get some relief soon! Also, I could tear up a jug of monster trail mix right now… #timehop

Posted 5 days ago
lifewithra:

The struggle is real!

Soooo true!!🙌🙌

lifewithra:

The struggle is real!

Soooo true!!🙌🙌

Posted 5 days ago

My new BFF until November 14th. Gift from the hubby! 😀👍

Posted 5 days ago

November 14th: hopefully, my lady parts don’t fall off

Posted 6 days ago
Posted 6 days ago

yurplek:

ms-demeanor:

I made a comic about what it feels like (to me) to cope with having an invisible illness and the judgements and accusations that sometimes come with invisible illnesses.

I did it in green ‘cause that’s the color of the Celiac Awareness ribbon Celiac is one of the “imaginary” “all in your head” “stupid” “hypochondriac” invisible illnesses I live with.

So here. Be nice to people in general, because it’s the right thing to do, but if you can’t at least do that then please don’t be an asshole when someone tells you that they have Lupus or Celiac or Fibromyalgia or any of the other things that we live with every day that you can’t see on the surface.

Cheers.

I love this!!! Thank you for making it! ♡

Posted 1 week ago

#unstuck gets me. Mind readers.