So here’s what’s up.

Let me start by saying a big, huge, heartfelt thank you to all of my awesome readers who left me such great encouragement and kind words and for the texts, tweets and emails from you ladies. Seriously, you guys are the best. Thank you!

& now, more body talk. Again, you don’t have to read it! ;)

Today went so much better than I ever expected it to. First off, I LOVE my new doctor. She is awesome, young [very "in the know" about new technologies, etc], very very proactive and we’re totally on the same page with the “plan” for me. She said she won’t pressure me into a c-section next time at all, and I can definitely try to deliver vaginally [GIANT weight off my shoulders there.]!!! I was beyond thrilled about that. She did say though that if at any time in my pregnancy I decide to just have a c-section, all I have to do is say the word and I can have one rather than attempting a vaginal birth.  We will see I guess.  I may or may not have gotten all emotional explaining to her just how wrong I felt like my last experience was, and she went so far as to say that if they weighed Jax in the room with me [he was "okay" enough not to need oxygen for those short minutes] they could have and should have let me hold him. Especially since it would be days before he was in my arms again. That meant so much to me that she understood just how important that was to me, and I feel like she will do whatever she can to make that happen next time. Which is so wonderful that I almost cry thinking about it.

Now, onto the “plan” in regards to my endometriosis and future babies. Since I’m feeling EXACTLY like Jamie lately, it was nice to talk about the chance of me possibly having more children. We discussed when that might be possible for us financially [& she agreed that given my issues, sooner is definitely better] and she said that before we even try to conceive, they will do a dye test procedure to see if my tubes are open. If they aren’t open, she will go ahead and diagnose infertility and get us on the road with infertility treatments at that time, rather than waiting the “typical” year of trying before diagnosing infertility, which would only give my endo more time to spread. I love that she was so proactive about it and that we have a “plan”.

I was due for an annual checkup anyway today so since I have had problems with my bleeding, she decided to go ahead and do it today. She found a polyp on my cervix that has probably been causing all the bleeding, and she did a [painful] procedure to try to burn/remove it. If that doesn’t take care of it, I’ll have a minor surgery to remove it, but it doesn’t sound like it’s a big deal at all, which is great. I was in a fair amount of pain tonight with some cramping, so I made friends with some Vicodin and took it easy.

She sent me for bloodwork today and scheduled a pelvic ultrasound just to make sure nothing else is going on. [10 pts for her for thoroughness!] She started me on a new BC method and gave me 3 months free and I won’t break at all for a period, so hopefully that will keep endo from spreading at all. Hopefully.

Anyway, yeah, SO much better than I imagined, and I’m much more at peace now, thankfully!

My mom was in Austin today and stopped by to get my sister [and bring us lunch, THANKS Mom!] and see Jax for a bit. He gave her “krishish” {kisses} and I think she got all melty like I usually do. :) He’s the best.

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Comments

  1. 1

    So glad to hear that everything went better than you anticipated! I’m new to your blog, and was excited to see that you have a boy named Jax, I was totally considering that name for my baby, and it’s so odd to have heard someone else use it, odd in a good way! I hope things continue to improve with your new doctor! She sounds like a real go-getter!!

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    I was waiting to hear- I’m so glad it went so smoothly for you and that you were able to find a doctor who is on the same page :)

  3. 3

    I am happy that you went to see the doctor and that she is so understanding/supporting and that you like her. That is always important, one needs to like your doctor.
    Holding thumbs for the future and thank you for keeping us posted

  4. 4

    That is awesome that your doctor is being proactive! Yay for finding a new doctor that is on the same page!

  5. 5

    So glad to hear that everything went so well! Your doctor sounds great! :)

  6. 6

    Yeah!! I was sending happy thoughts your way…hoping that it would go well for you. Maybe we can get together soon.

  7. 7

    Glad it went so well! It is so great that you now have a doctor on the same page as you. Awesome news!

  8. 8

    I am SO glad that you found such a wonderful, supportive doctor! I’m glad that you have a plan and that you are happy with the future!!! YAY!

  9. 9

    I’m so glad to hear you now have a great doctor and a plan! I just had an HSG (dye test) last friday (I have PCOS) and it was an uncomfortable procedure but it’s so helpful to know if you have any blockages or not. I’ll keep you in my prayers :)

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    Tamara :) says:

    LOVE how positive you’re being. SO glad to hear it went well. I’ve had my own share of scary medical crap & having a dr that doesn’t seem to “get it” is just about the worst thing. Was checking in a bunch yesterday to see if there was news & am so happy that today I was able to read that it went so well. Hugs.

  11. 11

    Sounds like a wonderful doctor!! Hopefully everything will work out great!

  12. 12

    glad it was better than expected, was thinking and praying for you :)

  13. 13

    WOOT WOOT!!
    Sometimes I think knowing the plan that lies ahead– knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel– knowing the options– makes waiting it out all that much easier!

    p.s. Thanks for the shout-out ;)

  14. 14

    Ya know, I think my husband and I are finished having children, but you’ve got me thinking I should probably have myself checked out too. I was diagnosed with endometriosis about a year ago, right after delivering my youngest son and have had problems ever since. Thanks for the post, I think it’ll get me to the doctor too :)

  15. 15

    Yay for an awesome Dr!!! Im so glad you found her, sounds like you are on the right track!!!

  16. 16

    It is so nice to hear that there are actually drs out there that will really take the time to listen to you! I am glad you have a plan! Hope you got some rest!
    xoxxo
    Em

  17. 17

    Oh Becca! I’m so happy for you I’m getting teary-eyed! I’m SO glad your appointment went well and your doctor is so proactive. And I CANNOT WAIT to see a baby belly on you again! (This is doing NOTHING for my baby fever.)

    Avery and I love you and are sending you giant e-hugs!

  18. 18

    Oh Becca! I’m so happy for you I’m getting teary-eyed! I’m SO glad your appointment went well and your doctor is so proactive. And I CANNOT WAIT to see a baby belly on you again! (This is doing NOTHING for my baby fever.)

    Avery and I love you and are sending you giant e-hugs!

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    WOOT WOOT!!
    Sometimes I think knowing the plan that lies ahead– knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel– knowing the options– makes waiting it out all that much easier!

    p.s. Thanks for the shout-out ;)

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    I am happy that you went to see the doctor and that she is so understanding/supporting and that you like her. That is always important, one needs to like your doctor.
    Holding thumbs for the future and thank you for keeping us posted

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