Thursday, January 10, 2008

Okay, this is the last one!

Well,life is much better! I went to see the Oncologist yesterday and although nothing is ever definite until you have surgery,he feels very confident that I don't have cancer. Actually, he feels like the cysts will resolve themselves and that all of my symptoms, including the blood test, are indicative of endometriosis. I wasn't pleased with just saying, "oh, the cysts will just go away themselves" because I have been through this before and they didn't, but he did say I would come back in a month and do another ultrasound to make sure they are getting better. Also, he told me I MUST do something about the endometriosis, so he put me on a low dose birth control that I will be taking continuously. So...I guess I can no longer say that Ben and I are trying to get pregnant. For the past 18 months I have really tried not to do anything that would hinder my fertility, but it seems that my body is doing that on it's own. Hopefully this will means no pain! That would be GREAT.
I have to say that I truly appreciate everyones love, concern and support. I started my blog just at the right time. It makes it easy to let people know what is going on in life without having to have difficult conversations with everyone. Plus, sometimes I really think we are all too good at acting like everything is great, when it just isn't. It does us all good to be served and to serve. I truly realized how loved I am over the past week. I have a wonderful husband, family, friends, ward, in-laws and co-workers. I really am surrounded by great people!

6 comments:

Amy Sue said...

I am glad things are looking better and hopefully they continue to get better! Keep blogging, you've already sucked us all in!

Jennica said...

I am so happy that things are going better. People do get pregnant on birth control you know. It's only 99% effective....so you still have a chance!! :)

THE BENTLEY'S said...

hey carm i'm glad he thinks everything will be ok, and hopefully the b.c. will help. love ya
linds

Justin and Jessica said...

Keep me updated on how the bc pills are going for ya. Ever since you said that I have been wondering if I should be on something to help the endo. It will be interesting to see what the next ultrasound shows.
Love ya!

Amy said...

Yeah! I am glad to hear you are feeling better. I have learned a great deal about you these past few weeks. Thanks for keeping it updated, as I have been anxious after each post, waiting to see what you are going to post next. We will miss you on Saturday! You will have to come up to the cabin another time... just you and Ben. It would be fun!

Justin and Jessica said...

Dad said you went to take more blood today. How did it go? I need to ask a favor of you. I'm doing a scrapbook page for your wedding. Can you email me the picture of the whole family at the wedding?