In the meantime, I need to sort some things out after a rough day of endometriosis-related pain and a teething baby who cried unless he was nursing for a good majority of the day.
First of all, my diet. While it definitely hasn't been the norm lately, today's meal tally prior to 8pm included:
- 2 tablespoons full of chunky natural peanut butter
- A glass of milk
- 5 or 6 cherries
- A handful of almonds
Next, my endometriosis. What the heck? Am I the only one who feels like their body is falling apart sometimes? A person should not be conscious of their internal organs during the day unless their stomach growls. Imagine if people went around saying, "Hmm, my pancreas feels a bit iffy today." "Oh, I just had a gallbladder cramp!" Ovaries should not be the exception. Someone please explain this to my body.
The last time I spoke with my doctor he told me that, if the pain related to my endometriosis was enough to interfere with my daily life, that the next steps would be to begin hormone therapy, i.e. birth control, or to have a surgical procedure called a laparoscopy to visually diagnose me and to laser-remove any endometrial deposits in my abdomen.
I feel as though I'm experiencing at least some level of pain on a daily basis, but I keep wanting to say, "No, I don't think it's bad enough yet. This is still manageable." The hormone therapy route is a dead end. Before I was married, I was on Yaz for about two years. My doctor at the time encouraged me to take it as a means of "preserving [my] fertility," which may have actually been what it did. Now that I am married, however, it's completely out of the question for several reasons. I don't want to be on it again regardless of the principle of double effect. Laparoscopy is the logical next step, but hopefully it can wait until after Dinobaby is weaned.
On a much lighter note, we put in an offer on the house and it was accepted! Assuming that the inspection doesn't reveal anything too serious, we have a new house. Well, and once we pay for it. That part's in there somewhere, too. I'm thinking of naming the griffin in the backyard Godric.