17 June 2010

11am (EST) *UPDATED + What I had for lunch -- for you Sissy!

We're leaving for my appointment with my Napro doc in about 20 minutes. Thanks so much for your advice and words of support. I really hope that I don't have to fight too hard for the tests that I want since I am so absolutely exhausted (hmmm, adrenals? hmmm, thyroid?).

It also doesn't help that the UTI that my naturopath tried to treat isn't getting better. Looks like I'm going to be returning to antibiotic city.

Blech.

Mr. JB promised that we're going to do something fun for lunch after my appointment. So I'll update when we get home (since I can't seem to figure out how to do so on my i.Phone!).

Could you all say a little prayer and send some positive energy my way around 11am (EST)? I'm sure that my appointment won't be on time, but prayers thereabouts would be appreciated!
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Update:

Sorry it took me so long to update, I just got back from seeing my naturopath.

So I was all prepared for a fight, and I didn't need to be. My Napro doctor is AMAZING! She listened to all of my concerns and how frustrated I've been since it's almost been a year since my surgery (my second surgery was on August 4th) and despite having good hormone levels (I have it written upstairs, but I'm too lazy to go see, I'll post that later!).

So on my bloodwork requisition she wants to check my FSH levels, my TSH, T3 and T4 levels as well as my Vitamin D levels. The only two things that she didn't want to test for was Tpo and TgAb since they only run those tests if there's a history of miscarriage. We also talked about testing my adrenal function, but she knew that the blood test for cortisol levels wasn't a good indication so she said to see my naturopath.

Btw, according to the pee test that my Napro doc took I don't have a UTI, but there was blood in my urine. It's Peak +14 today (14dpo), looks like cycle 6 was a bust as well.

Which brings me to my second appointment. My naturopath was really surprised that my Napro doc even knew about the salivary test for adrenal function. After reading through the information it seems quite obvious that I have a cortisol difficiency. Here's what the literature says:

"Cortisol defiency: allergies, fatigue, muscle aches and pains, feeling cold, morning sluggishness, low sex drive, feel unable to cope, feel 'burned out', impaired memory, symptoms of pooer thyroid function"

The only downside is that the test (which will also test my progesterone and estrogen levels) will be just over $400. I know that it's a pittance to what the majority of what so many of you pay for your health care, but I hardly ever pay out of pocket for stuff. Mr. JB said that it's about my health and that we should just spend the money.

Have I mentioned that my husband is awesome?

Thanks for your prayers! I really hope that I get to find my answers soon!

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Sorry Sissy!

Mr. JB and I had a fancy salad. I was craving salad after my appointment (honestly, who does that??) and we found a new custom salad place quite a way from where we live and work. I had a chopped salad with goat cheese, artichokes, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes and chicken. Soooo tasty!

19 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to hearing about your appointment, and since I am girl who likes food, about your fun lunch.

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  2. Prayers are on the way! Can't wait to hear all about your appointment!

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  3. Prayers heading your way! And you can actually send "blogger" an email (there's an option under settings or something) from your iPhone and it will publish a post for you! Or you can go in through your regular blogger. It can be a little tricky at times... But it works! I'll email you about it! ;)

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  4. Praying for you! Hoping your appt goes well and you get some help and the advice you need!!!

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  5. I hope it went well and you can get rid of the UTI. Can't wait to hear about the appointment.

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  6. Good luck! I'm sending lots of prayers your way!

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  7. Prayers!! Will be watching for an update!

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  8. Terrific, I'm glad it went so well! I'll pray you get answers soon!!

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  9. Hey...what about the lunch? I need details on that, right? LOL. Glad hubs is on board.

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  10. Can you order it from canary club......??? It's only $100!!!!

    I'm sending you a link. ;)

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  11. Thanks, JB. That sounds wonderful and I am craving a caesar salad with chicken right now and have been for days. Someone at work had one from Panera the other day and it looked really good. Maybe that is lunch tomorrow.

    And I do feel so special having my name in your blog post title! I'm so loved.

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  12. Glad to hear that the appointment went well and your DH is on board with the testing.

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  13. I'm so glad your apt went well! That salad sound so good right now! mmm! :)

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  14. YAY! Glad it went well! :)

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  15. So glad to hear that the appointment went well and that you were able to celebrate with a tasty salad!

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