Thursday, September 16, 2010

Update with the Dr

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So it was 4 weeks after my D&C and I headed back to see Dr. Emery for a check-up. We met briefly for a few minutes to go over a few things and then she asked me how I was doing. I told her I was doing a lot better since I saw her last...mentally, emotionally and physically. I had been having headaches lately that I contributed to hormones, but she didn't think that's what they were from. She said they might be tension headaches and if they continue to see my regular Dr. I had never experienced headaches like these before. Definitely out of the ordinary for me.

She wanted to check my hCG level to make sure it was 0 after the surgery. I headed over to the lab and gave blood. Colleen, her nurse, called me later that afternoon and told me it was at a 4. I learned it was supposed to be at 0, but it had gone down from 19,000+. I thought that was at least good. They told me to make another appointment for 2 weeks later and have more blood drawn.

At this point I hadn't gotten my first monthly cycle since the surgery. The Dr told me that it can be up to about 6 weeks afterward and it can come more heavily. Once again, everyone's body is different, so she just told me what I could expect and sent me on my way.

Friday, September 3, 2010

5 weeks, 2 days after surgery my cycle came. It was my first one since getting pregnant and having surgery. My headaches had subsided for the week previous to that and I thought I was in the clear. Not so much. They came back in full force. That time I was for sure they were hormone related. It was too much of a coincidence.

Although I was relieved to finally get it, it was with horrible timing. I was in a wedding that weekend. Friday came with running errands with the Bride and of course rehearsal and dinner that night. Saturday was the wedding and then we headed to the state fair that Sunday. I kicked any cramping/pain in the butt right away and kept up on meds. Needless to say I survived.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Being 6 weeks post-op, back to the Lab I went to have more blood taken. I was officially done with my first cycle (lasted 5 days) so I was looking forward to 'everything' being out of my system. Collen called me to tell me that it was now at 2.2.  Apparently my body just doesn't want to give. I asked her what it meant and she said basically anything under a 5 is fine. She said over time it will go down.

Friday, September 10, 2010

After much prodding from my Husband who was getting increasingly more worried about my continuing headaches I decided to try the chiropractor first. I realized that it might be hormone contributed, but I could feel it that it was something much more. He had helped me in the past so much with my back and I wanted to see if he could help me with this, too. Well, he did. I was so relieved to not have a headache that day or weekend.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I went to see my chiropractor again for a follow-up. I had told him that I hadn't had any headaches since seeing him Friday morning. He was elated to hear that. I'm sure it's always nice to hear that he's helped someone feel so much better. I will probably go see him about once a week for awhile and then go from there.

I wanted to give Dr. Tom Kuzma at Kuzma Chiropratic as shout out! He is wonderful.

So that is that. I can take a break for awhile from the Dr visits and my first cycle is done. Wayne and I are gonna wait until after my next cycle to start trying again. We agreed that we want to make sure all my lady parts are fully replenished and ready for the next little poppyseed. We will definitely keep everyone updated. Hopefully my next "pregnancy" or Dr related post will be some good news! 

Leah