Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another Post-Op Update

Well, I am 20 days post op now. I am back at work as of yesterday and the pain is moderate. I'll take that over completely debilitating any day! Last week they started me on Depo-provera to decrease chances of endo returning. I am somewhat hesitant about this for 2 reasons:

Not that I have to worry about my weight, but the dr. said it would increase my appetite, so that should help my continued eating disorder recovery. Luckily I am in a place where I don't panic at the thought, but it was still a little scary.

Also, I am lactose intolerant, therefore I get my calcium intake from supplements. I know Depo can decrease bone density and I already have some of the risk factors. Answer: we will test my bone density in one year.

For now, I will trust the docs on that.

The most annoying part of this whole situation is the "bathroom" issue. I still cannot GO! I am sooo constipated all the time and it is just a nightmare, and I am sure a major source of the pain. :( Poor stopped up me. I am working on it... fiber, stool softeners, fruit and veggies and TONS of water!!!

Hope to be out of pain soon, but it's great to be working (through the pain) and not home laying in bed feeling worthless. I continue to praise God for giving me such gracious employers throughout this whole ordeal!!!

Oh, I almost forgot, I had my first ever acupuncture appointment on Friday!! I loved it! I hope it helps. I think I will go back next week. :)

1 comment:

  1. The reason why B vitamins seem to help the bathroom issue is that having endo, we bleed more or thicker than most women which can give us B anemia. I tested anemic for B vitamins a couple years after I found out I had endo. Sometimes a HUGE dark green salad would help me go - the next day. But most the time it was like 2 weeks at a time I wouldn't go - AT ALL.
    I seemed to become lactose intolerant as well, after the endo diagnosis. I was vegan for two years, it didn't work. Still felt sick.
    That is why I mentioned fibromyalgia, apparently it is a cause of food intolerances and allergies as well as menstrual pain. Since I had a baby six months ago - after 8 years of trying! - I still felt pain like the endo came back, but now I'm thinking - maybe it didn't, maybe it's pain from the fibromyalgia...
    If you aren't feeling 100% or even 80% I would go see a rheumatologist. :D
    Don't give up on having kids, it can happen!
    BTW, birth control pills and depo can increase your risk of cervical cancer. I took the pills for more than 5 years when I was younger and I (out of the blue) had CIN3. Just another thing to think about. Happy weekend :)