December 30, 2014

Last 2014 Appointment and the New Plan

Yesterday we had our last doctor's appointment of 2014!  Woo hoo!  Anyone else excited with me on this? lol.  It was my post surgery review and appointment to figure out our plan going forward.

First, really quick about the surgery, everything was pretty much the same as I heard after surgery.  The one new bit of information was that the uterine and ovarian biopsies came back clean, so yay there.   She said other than the ovaries being all cysty, everything looked great.  Then we got to watch the surgery video... fun.  I was actually surprised by how much of it I was able to watch.  I really only looked away when things were too bloody, like when my ovaries were being cut into.... ick.  Other than that, it was kinda cool seeing everything, I even got a peek at my appendix, lol.  She checked out my incisions. One of them isn't healing so quickly and looks a little infected, so I get to do a round of antibiotics for that, though the rest of them are healing nicely.  Oh, and just a little update on my end, I was off the narcotics by a week after surgery, and finally was able to wean myself off the minor pain killers, Motrin and Excedrin, by last Friday, so only a little after two weeks after.  

Onto the plan moving forward.  Dr.S wants to jump right in with Clomid next cycle.  Granted we're starting again at a low dose, 25 mgs. Dr. S also wants to add Low Dose Naltrexone, which was surprising to me.  She hadn't mentioned it before, and although I had heard of it before, I hadn't thought it applied to my situation.  According to Dr. S though, it can help with insulin resistance and ovulation, so I guess we'll see if it helps.  As for the TEBB, since the uterine culture came back negative, we haven't found a cause for it.  Dr. S mentioned it could be inflammation, but it seems unlikely because everything looked good during the surgery, so... go figure.  Regardless, we're going to try another round of antibiotics and see what happens.  If you're keeping track, that's two different rounds of antibiotics, so fun.  As for supplements, we're going to keep going with the same as before.  I guess its time to get the pill box ready again.  I can't say I missed it in the last couple months.

I have to admit, I didn't think we were going to jump right in to the meds again so quickly.  The Hubs was surprised too.  I think we both were expecting a longer break, for the sake of the mental health of both of us, lol.  I think my hormones have been acting up too, I've been... a little emotionally unstable the last couple days... I'm not quite sure what that's all about.  Also, I had hoped I would see some difference in my charts after the surgery, but they look the same as before.  I'm just not feeling very hopeful about it all.  Even though its only been 3 weeks since surgery, and Dr. S mentioned that it can take up to 3 months after surgery for the ovaries to completely heal, I guess I was hoping for some quicker effect.  So, with all of that combined, last night I had a little bit of a break down.

Considering all of that, we're not sure I'm actually going to start with the meds next cycle.  I just don't know if I'm ready for it, especially since Clomid tends to make me sad. I think I'm just going to see how I feel the next couple weeks and decide once the next cycle starts.  Yep, I'll push the decisions off till next year :).

This might be my last post before then, new years eve plans and all, so I'll see you on the flipside :).


  1. Just do it! -nike :) You can do it! You can do it! Jump in head first! You can do it!

  2. I agree w/ Sew even though I am usually super cautious. I will say PLEASE take a strong probiotic while you are on both of those antibiotics. Praying for your discernment!

  3. Happy (almost) New Year! I totally support taking breaks, especially if you're both on the same page about it. :) Hoping all the best for the two of you in 2015!