Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ablation Finally the bleeding has stopped

for the first day in 24 days i feel normal. no bleeding no spotting. Now to see how successful the ablation went. this is going to be a long 29ish days to see what happens next cycle. the total for my ablation is abour $7000. my out of pocket is approx. $400. for those of you thinking about ablation you can get it done cheaper by doing it in the doctor's office but that also means that you will not be under general (something i couldn't do) Some say that it is a little more uncomforatable and some say that it isn't that bad. if you want to learn more there is a website you can go to for answers.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

21 days after ablation

I want to say I have good news but sadly right now i don't. it isn't a failure, just have to wait I guess 4-6 months before we know if my ablation was a success. Here is what I do know. I haven't been intimate with my dh for 21 days. When we got to the 2 week mark that I was off of "rest" i ended up getting my PAP (for those of you who don't know what that means. Post Ablation Period) i got it a week early. Started with spotting for 2 days then light bleeding. now moderate bleeding and now it is 1 week and counting. I guess this is completly normal. One gal i talked to on the EA board says she had spotting for a week then PAP for 2 weeks. I will discuss this with my OB on the 28th. Needless to say dh is feeling a little neglected. I just want to get back to normal. I don't mind getting a period still. as long as it isn't heavy and normal length. i have gone through a package of light pads already. So this is where I am at right now. I am not enjoying this as I hate waiting. but i will have to wait for result. oh and the gal i mentioned above, she said after her PAP, she went 3 cycles with out AF and then now it is just a pantyliner period. oh i would love a pantyliner period

Friday, May 1, 2009

Day 2 after ablation

Well yesterday i crashed at about 9pm. I started watching Bones and then was falling asleep so I started to read some and then was out. Slept till 1am when i started coughing again, went down got a throat drop and more advil. I didn't hurt but the nurse said to take it every 6 hours. I slept and woke up again at 2 from a disturbing dream and then finally was up for the day at 5:45.

This morning brought me some discomfort in my abodomen. It feels like I did a too many sit ups. my back is achy (like a gazillion). the inside of my thighs hurt like I walked too much (don't really want to know how far they had those puppies spread and what else they did while I was out), my throat by my chin area is a bit tender and the back of my neck is sore (like i was watching a tennis match from center court). My voice is still hoarse with some cough. All very very minor. I don't know what my discharge from my women bits are but i think it is very minimum. All i really would love to do is soak in a bath but no baths for 2 weeks, some kind of torture, they make you feel beat to hell but then tell you that you can soak the pain away. This sucks as I really don't like to take a shower. Showers it is hard not to get your hair wet and i dont like washing my hair everyday. and since the only time i get to shower/bathe is at night that means wet hair to bed and poofy hair in the am. i don't know where my hair dryer is either. i haven't used that is years.

tomorrow i plan to relax and do some scrappin. it is National Scrapbook Day after all