Friday, April 27, 2012

Doctor Doctor...

Uggh!! Why oh why is my body so jacked up? I think somewhere deep inside, I thought that if I had a "normal" pregnancy that somehow my body would just snap into where it should be. HA! Not this ole body.
I have done everything I know to change my day in and day out to help with my PCOS. I have lowered my sugar intake, my carbs..ect. I've been on weight watchers since September, and lost 51 pounds. I am officially three pounds lighter than I was on my wedding day, and with just seven pounds to go... I will weigh what I did when I was 17 years old.
Unfortunately, I don't think any of that has helped my symptoms. But that's okay... I feel so much healthier, and just better in general.
One thing I've been told a million times about PCOS is that symptoms can improve by losing just 10% of your body weight. They also say by losing that ten percent, you could become fertile >.< ha! ;)
Speaking of which...I had an extremely vivid dream a few weeks back that I was pregnant. Not only did I have the dream and wake up in a panic...when I fell back asleep, I had the same exact dream again. This dream was SO convincing that I went out and bought pregnancy tests. Whew! This was one time that I wasn't so disappointed to see that lonely one line on the result screen.
I had to call Dr.Garcia's office (let me just say...when you have a doctor that is a private practice... they are not easy to get in touch with!) last week with some (what I thought) major issues with my birth control. By the time I convinced myself to call the office, I had also convinced myself that I may possibly have something more than PCOS.
To my surprise (and delight) it was Dr.Garcia that returned my call. Is it weird that I was excited to talk to him? He didn't express too much concern, at least not enough to where he thought that I should come in. I initially thought that I should go in for an ultrasound to check out my ovaries...since nothing has really been looked at since having the babies. Makes me kind of nervous. He said that it could be a number of things, one being that my uterus lining is thicker than usual. He also said that it could be something as simple as my body has not yet adapted to Sprintec, seeings as I have only been on it for two months (three months?). He hesitated... but then told me that though it was unlikely, he wanted to know if I had accidentally missed any pills...because what I described COULD be the signs of early miscarriage.
I'll be honest... this crossed my mind more than once. But the fact that I've had the same issues two-three months in a row... I was pretty sure that was ruled out. So I had to break down and tell Dr.Garcia about my crazy realistic dream, and that it was so real I took a pregnancy test. He was so relieved when I told him that it was negative, and he said that he felt a lot better about my issues.
So...I guess I just deal with them. Dr.G said that if they continue, or if I am uncomfortable that he may reconsider seeing me. Bleh. I think it's just a case of Desiree's body is screwed up. :)
And that concludes my little rant about my body and PCOS. Thank you :)


Hannah Rose said...

I wanted to mention, in case you haven't seen, that Still Standing Magazine is hosting something on June 5 for people to share their memorial tattoos for their babies. I know you and Clif have beautiful tattoos and thought you might like to know about this. I don't *yet*, but I have been thinking about getting one for a long time. I don't know what yet, but I want it to be perfect.

Chirleen Evans said...

I just found your blog; I also have PCOS. My husband and I just lost our first born son, Caleb on April 17th. I had an incompetent cervix.

Congrats on the weight loss!! That's incredible. Wish I had the drive to do that. I did lose 40 lbs while I was pregnant however it was due to hyperemesis. Luckily I've kept most of it off but I'd love to lose about 40 more. Good luck in your weight-loss journey! I've heard about the 10% theory. In fact, an aunt of mine tried for 20 years to get pregnant. She lost some weight and got pregnant. Her daughter is now 6 years old!

I was given a blog award and thought I'd pass it along to you as well. Hope you like =)

Michelle said...

you guys okay? haven't heard from you in awhile...

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