Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Good News

I found a DOCTOR!!

So here's the great stuff about him:

1. He listens to me.

2. He took me seriously from the moment I walked into his office.

3. We already have a plan of action for all my health stuff.

This is SO MUCH BETTER!!  I'm super happy.

The really great news, our plan does not involve me having a hysterectomy or having to get pregnant any time soon.  (Yes, I love kids, just not this close together)

It also doesn't involve me having to take Lupron anymore either (which means no menopausal symptoms)- Double YAY!

I'll be going in for some preliminary blood work and ultrasounds during different parts of my cycle to make sure I don't have any serious complications going on.  If all looks good, then I'll start a new medication regimen and if that goes well I may start a more "permanent" version of it. 

If none of that works, I have two other drug regiments I can try before moving onto the "hardcore" stuff.

We also talked about a brand new drug that is entering phase III in clinical trials.  It's the first time in a decade that a new drug is coming out for endometriosis.  It's a GnRH antagonist that can be taken orally.  No more monthly shots!!  If things move that direction I think I'd be willing to try it.  Though to be perfectly honest, I'm really hoping the first option works.  It'd be so much better for all of us (including Little Evie who is breastfeeding).

But all that aside, it just feels great to have a doctor who took me seriously!!


Amber said...

That's so great that you found someone you like! It sounds like you've got a lot of options available to you so hopefully you find something that works out for you - hooray!!

Laura@livingabigstory said...

I'm so glad -- how did you find the doctor?

Could you send me the info on the drugs in an email? I want to pass it on to a friend.

Brandy@YDK said...

i'm super happy for you!

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