Sharing Strength

September 12, 2015

For those of you wondering why I am sharing with you something that most people wouldn’t…this is why.  I hope that in some way I can touch the lives of others that are also going through struggles like me.  I know that I am not the only one that has gone through this, is currently going through this, or will go through this in the future.  We all have struggles in our lives, and when we join with others with similar struggles, we gain strength.  I hope to do just that.  Give strength to others and find others to gain greater strength from.

Well my friends, I finally had my post-op. appointment today.
I woke up this morning and was nervous about the news I would get, whether it be good or bad.  I was anxious to go and find out, but at the same time I wanted to keep putting it off.  Then, the time finally came, and I made my way out the door, in the car, and driving there.
First, let me remind you that I have never seen this doctor except for when I was in the ER or my recovery room.  Also, I wasn’t really quite myself in either of those places due to the pain I was in, or the pain killers I was on.  From the first time I met my doctor, I knew that he was wonderful in his profession and completely trusted him.
When I saw him today, he was still the same wonderful doctor I remembered.  He was friendly and professional all at the same time.  He was honest and shared with me that he had shared my case with his colleagues, because it was a somewhat rare case due to the enlargement of my ovary and the bleeding.  They discussed what would be best for me, and in my opinion, it was a humble decision.
They suggested that I go to a specialist from here on out, that is until I’m pregnant.  They determined that the clomid is what caused my ovary to become so enlarged and bleeding, meaning it needed to be removed.
By going to a specialist, I will be a more carefully watched through the process of becoming pregnant.  They will regularly check my ovary to make sure that the medications I take are doing what they’re supposed to and not causing my other ovary to need to be removed too.
With only one ovary, my body should still function normally, and the doctor even said that if all goes well, I will be able to have as many kids as I wanted.  I pray daily and my body is regaining its health and strength and that this is true.

p.s. I have been on a strict diet to help my body.  I have done research and have friends that have the same condition who have also done research.  Being on a strict diet of dairy, gluten, and sugar free can be a bit difficult, but totally worth it. I have already seen results and am going to keep sticking to it to see future results too.

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    Student Crafter
    September 12, 2015 at 3:30 am

    That sucks that you have to go through all of this! But I am glad you are finding strength in family and friends! And thank you for sharing!

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    Ariane Wood
    September 12, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I can't imagine the pain and difficulty this has been for you. I'm glad they have a plan for you. We've been working with a specialist attached to the University of Utah and he's been incredible. Our situation is much different from yours, but he's out of our network and well worth the extra money. They have some incredibly skilled doctors in Utah. I hope you find one that will work best for your situation. I wish you the best during this time.

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    Sydney Tovar
    September 14, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Good luck girl! You'll be amazed at what you body makes up for in the things you lack! You only need one of those suckers anyways. Haha! Hopefully everything will be smooth sailing from here on out and you will be healthy and happy in no time!

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