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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Follow Up

Sorry it's taken me all day to update. For those of you concerned enough to check in today and not find an updated post, I'm sorry and thank you.

I went to my appointment this morning praying the entire way over there that there wasn't bad news. Praying for the strength to handle anything that was thrown my way. I was surprisingly calm through it all. And my blood pressure reflected that--120/80. But I was exhausted this morning that I got back home and took a nap. So that's why no update til now.

The NP came in and shared the results of the ultrasound with me. She said that everything looked fine. My labs came back normal as did the vaginal swab. The u/s showed that I had an enlarged uterus--whatever that means. She said the average ute was between 4-8 cm. Mine was 10cm. She went on to say that it wasn't a problem though, just the way it is. Like you being born with blue eyes.

One of my ovaries measured 5 cm, when the other was only 3cm. 3cm is the norm. There is an enlarged follicle measuring 2 cm hanging out in there. She says if I get my period in two weeks then it is just a follicle working it's way down. If I don't start my period then the follicle will turn into a cyst. She thinks that the pain I was experiencing was from a hemorrhagic cyst on my other ovary. Of course there's no way of knowing now because I had pain on days 15-17 and the u/s wasn't taken until 10 days later. Any evidence would be long gone.

So that's all I know. I'm supposed to wait and see if I get my period in two weeks or if I become pregnant. According to the u/s I was about to ovulate so we shall see. I'm not holding my breath though. If I don't start my period then I need to go back for another u/s so they can see what's going on. Until then I'm supposed to go on counting this as the same cycle and forget that I had bleeding last week.

In other related news, she said my uterus was REALLY high up and that I should prop a pillow under my behind after intercourse for 10 minutes. I was doing this before but I felt silly about it and was hiding it from Mr. H. But now, it's doctors orders :-)

13 comments:

Seraphim said...

well good to know you are on the right track, thinking of you hon and sending conception vibes to you. xxxx

my3sons said...

I'm glad you were able to get some news. I think the pillow under the bum works. I did it and my hubby also looked at me weird. Hey, whatever works right? It can't hurt! Good luck this month! Katie

The Nanny said...

I'm so glad it's not bad news! And I hope the rest of this cycle goes well.

Virginia said...

well, that's a relief! I'm all for the pillow under the bum, headstands, whatever it takes! Good luck!

Rachel said...

I was going to suggest headstands, but Virginia beat me to it.

Hopefully this resolves soon!

tyfamilyadventures said...

wow I've been thinking of you...keeping my fingers crossed and thinking of you always...hugs

Sophie A. said...

I am so glad to hear that you're healthy and everything's looking good. Hopefully you will ovulate, sounds like you will! I've heard that cysts bursting like that can be pretty painful, hopefully this one is home to a little follicle :)! Oh, and like I said before, I am all about the pillow-prop :D.

diariesofajadedheart said...

i propped pillows under my behind when trying for Daniella.
On our honeymoon we were horsing around and after sex i did the same thing - but it was more of a 'hmmmm, let's see if it happens' scneario. We conceived Emi.

I beleive in it - it can't hurt.

At this point if i was told that fried monkey brains would get me pregnant and a healthy full term baby - i'd be off this laptop and hunting monkey meat.

just breath in and out - things will find their way.

Kristi said...

I'm glad that you were able to get the answers you need.

Thinking of you!

mrsmuelly said...

So glad that it's 'just' an enlarged uterus and large follicle. It's amazing what our bodies do (and put up with). Hopefully you can enjoy the next dew days :-). I'll have my fingers crossed for that follicle! 2cm is a great size...

Cindi said...

Why is nothing ever simple? As I've followed your journey I've continued to hold good thoughts that you will soon become pregnant. You're obviously a very strong person to go through all you've had to, and someday soon things will all start to fall into place for you...I just know it.

froggy mommy said...

I'm sending you all my good vibes. I am so hopeful for you!

Walker Family said...

I have been reading both of your blogs for several months. I want to say your continued grace and ongoing strength are inspiring. Please hang in there and keep the faith.