Thursday, August 9, 2012

Health Update Thursday(8/9)

I know I've been absent from the past two Health Update Thursdays, but as always with my life, I've had some pretty good ups and some pretty darn nasty downs.

Unfortunately I can't remember where I left you guys, so I'm going to start with the fact that about two weeks ago, I went and saw an OBGYN. I know I told you all that I couldn't get an appointment until the middle of August, but I was able to get fit in the last week of July to get checked out.

The good news: I found my regular OB. He was an incredibly nice man and did everything he could to make me feel comfortable and actually IMPORTANT. Instead of just coming in, checking me out and leaving, he came in and before he did anything, we sat down and talked for a good fifteen minutes about what was going on, how long, my thoughts, etc.

The bad news: He was straightforward with me and told me after I explained what has been going on that usually woman with pelvic pain are very hard to diagnose and that I seemed like a complicated case all around (which we ALL already knew). He told me aside from surgery and medication that would put me into a menopausal state, there wasn't much he could do to help.

We did decide on a treatment plan to see what would happen: a very low dose estrogen birth control. According to the good doc, he thinks I might have endometriosis along with the cyst, which is what the birth control is supposed to help. I'm supposed to take 3 months of the pill and then go back for a check-up.

After that, things were a little shaky for awhile; there was one night my boyfriend was over and the pain was so intense, I was on my bed screaming and sobbing. Being the wonderful man that he is, he stuck by me and held me and did his best to help me through it, as did my wonderful mother who was just sick over the whole thing.

After that, I still had a lot of pain, but it was gradually getting better. Whether it was starting the pill or the antibiotics and supplements I'm currently on thanks to my medical intuitive that started to help, I have no idea.

I had a really good couple of days last week, one of which I was actually moving and walking around the whole day. I even cooked breakfast for my mom and I and tried my hand at kale chips (recipe to come). I was also able to bead a little bit and get my bead soup pieces ready for the reveal Saturday.

All good things must come to an end though; the past couple of days I've had somewhat of a relapse and last night was a pretty rough night. Severe pain and on top of that, I pulled an all nighter because- you guessed it-the pain was too bad to sleep.

Hopefully by the time you're reading this, I will have gotten at least an hour or two of much needed sleep!

Anyway, thank you for sticking with me on this particularly long and involved H.U.T. You know I appreciate you all and your support is a lot of what keeps me going.

Until next time.


Rebecca said...

sending good vibes i hope your pain goes way soon

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Oh, Kayla..I so understand! It isn't fair that on top of all our other crappy stuff, we have to deal with "girl stuff" too :(
All doctor's should see a patient like this. Being able to sit down and talk everything out before the exam means the world!
Do you have something for pain? If not, ASK!
Keep me posted!
xo, misha

Unknown said...

I'm so happy you found a doctor so understanding (he sounds like me OB in Italy, really miss him), but I'm sad that you needed him and even more that there isn't much that can be done :(

Krafty Max Originals said...

I am so thankful for your few good days and so sad for your bad ones....If I could I would wave a wand and make all your pain go away! I hope you feel better again soon!

Colette S said...

I'm glad you have a good good doctor who really cares to spend the time with you. That's a blessing.

I hope this medication will work and if not, you can move on to find something else that will work.

Seems I might have the endometriosis too.

XmasDolly said...

Hey I'm a bad CM! I'm so backed up with my mail. Just wanted you to know I did read this. I wouldn't blow it off I saved to read later. You're Mom has been brave since she found out you were sick. God bless her and you sweetie! Some day I just know God's gonna say you've had enough. hugzzzzzzzzzzzz cM