I’m sure you’re sick of hearing about my uterus, but I had my follow-up doctor appointment yesterday afternoon and finally got the results of the blood work and ultrasound that I had done at the end of January. I got some good news and some…well, not so happy news, which would you like first??? Good news? Okay….
1) All of my blood work came back normal
2) My ultra sound, overall, looked good. My ovaries and my uterine lining looked normal. I was especially glad to hear that he didn’t see any conclusive signs of the endometriosis (although I’m not sure that an ultrasound could tell this with certainly, my last doctor had said the only way to be certain is through a laparoscopy)
The not so good news is that
1) I have a cyst on my right ovary
2) I need to loose 10 pounds
3) I have been prescribed the following: Wait two more months taken with water, not food, fat ass, you need to loose weight
Basically he doesn’t know why I’m not ovulating, all systems are a go, the rocket’s just not lifting off. So he wants me to wait until the middle of April, at that time if I still haven’t ovulated and had a period on my own, then we’ll do a repeat ultrasound to check the cyst. If everything still looks good, then he’ll prescribe something to induce ovulation.
In the meantime, he’s wondering if it possibly has to do with the extra weight my hips and thighs have invited over for an extended stay vacation. I’ve gained a lot of weight since this past summer. Like a lot, like a solid 15 pounds. Seriously. My pants do not fit any more. So he told me to take off 8 to 10 by my next appointment. I’m determined to do this because what I DON’T want to happen is I go back in April and he blames the lack of ovulation on the weight and tells me to wait it out a bit longer until I can take it off.
Although I was really hoping he’d prescribe clomid at this appointment, now that I’ve had time to sit back and think about all of this, I’m okay with this 2 month wait. I hate to say this, with all the bitching I’ve done lately about NOT being pregnant; I have to be honest with you in that at the same time I was scared of being pregnant because, and this is vain, but I don't want to be this big when I get pregnant.
I suppose all of this came at a good time as I started counting calories again on Monday. I hate counting calories, it is so damn time consuming and I hate how it changes the way I look at food. But, I’ve been doing the Fitness Challenge for 6 weeks now and in all that time I’ve only lost about 3 pounds. I know I haven’t been working out as much as I should, but I was doing better than I was in November or December and I really thought I’d be able to take some more off pretty easily. Wrong. So, I’m trudging forward full throttle now.
I’m not sure that taking off these pounds will fix my ovulation problem, but I do know it will improve my self esteem and mood. And that’s enough for me to actually be excited about these next two months.