26 October 2009

It isn't so bad, right?

That's what I thought as I left my Napro doctor's office.

When I made the appointment for the end of October I assumed that I would have more things to discuss with her, but since I haven't gotten my period yet all we talked about was my abscess.

Perhaps I should name it. Ideas anyone?

Anyhow, I told her what the ID doctor told me earlier in the day and she agrees with him and my surgeon that draining it would be a bad idea. Her eyes also went really big when she saw which antibiotics were prescribed for me. Did I mention that 42 days of antibiotics cost us $315.92? Praise Jesus for our drug plan! What would I do if we didn't have insurance coverage for all of the drugs I need? There must be a HUGE red flag on my file at H.ealth Ca.nada!

While I was talking to my doctor I made a comment about my hormones being all messed up and Dr. T said, "Well JellyBelly, your hormones weren't that bad. Now that your anatomy has been fixed, everything should work out." Or something to that effect. I've never heard anyone tell me that my ladyparts weren't anything but diseased and broken! Is it possible that things aren't that bad now that all of the endo has been removed? Dr. T also thinks that the abscess isn't going to have effect on my fertility since it is underneath all of my necessary babymaking parts. Phew!

So this is the plan of action once Aunt Flo finally shows up:

1) Get my day 3 FSH level checked.
2) Peak +7 blood work.
3) Progesterone vaginally from Peak +3 to Peak +12

We're not allowed to actually TTC until I'm off of the antibiotics. Dr. T said that there have been different studies that show that A.velox is safe during pregnancy and others that say it isn't. Since I seem to be a magnet for strange, out of the norm situations, I wouldn't want to chance it. Although I could do some of my own research and call M.other.isk to see what they think

Dr. T also said that when we are actively trying again that she would like to put me back on C.lomid or perhaps F.emara. I'm a little hesitant about going back on the C.lomid since it caused so much pain when I was on it. Now that the endo has all been removed perhaps I wouldn't have the same reaction as I did before, but the doctor assured me that it would a low dose of C.lomid for only three days.

So back to a holding pattern. My body needs to heal from this horrible abscess. The pain has been pretty bad today and I've been confined to the couch with a heating pad on my pelvis. I just hope that the antibiotics will work their magic ASAP. The ID doctor said that within a week I would start feeling normal.

I don't know how I'm going to deal with more waiting. You'd think that I'd be good at this by now!!!

p.s. I have been PMSing so badly today. Mr. JB asked me to stop yelling at him more than once today. He is 100% certain that my period is coming soon!


  1. This is good news (minus the infection).

  2. I am so happy for your game plan...now if only AF would show up. I hate pms!!!

    I am so hopeful for you now that your endo is removed. Sending many prayers your way!!!


  3. I am sure it was really nice to hear how optimistic your Dr. is about your fertility!! I agree with her, by the way!

    Now we just gotta get this darn abscess dealt with!

  4. It's great news that your Dr. is so optimistic about your fertility. I'm praying for you.

  5. Praying for you and hoping that AF is right around the corner! xoxo

  6. I have nothing but hope for you!!!! You are clean excpet for that dang abcess!!! WTH???

    Will you miss the HCG? :( It's my happy pill! ;)

  7. I wish I could come up with a good name for your abscess. But I can't.

    Mr. JB may need to be careful with implying that you may be a bit PMS-y. Doesn't he realize that could cause him problems?

  8. I think this whole abscess business is super-unfair. Aren't there enough infertility ailments? So I hope it's beaten into submission by the antibiotics very soon.