Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy New Year everyone!!!

First, I have to share recent pics of my Yorkie girls...



Second, I have to show you the Santa Chocolates and Gingerbread men that I made for my kids to bring to school for Xmas.

Thirdly, I'll fill you in on what's being going on with me medically. I went to my doctor and insisted that she send me to a gynecologist. I haven't been able to run or do any high intensity cardio for a year, and I'm sick of it. I feel like crap, and I've been anemic for a full year. Not to mention that the scale has crept up, and I am now at the very top of the healthy weight range for my height. I want to know why I'm losing so much blood and why iron supplements aren't helping. So, I had my appt with the specialist a couple of weeks ago, he did a hysteroscopy and found that everything looked normal, except for unexplained bleeding inside my uterus. He's come to the conclusion that he thinks it's due to hormones and he is going to do a procedure (day surgery) called "Endometrial Ablation". It is going to take awhile for me to get a date for when he will do the surgery. He said that he is so overbooked that I likely won't get in before Spring. Until then, I am fighting back again my body. I may not be able to do high intensity cardio, but I can sure as heck lift weights, do ab/core work, and walk my butt off. I've already started, and I had an AWESOME week. I was strict with my point counting and I earned a fair amount of AP's. I have no hopes of the scale budging (weigh in is tomorrow) BUT I feel a bazillion times better. For the last while, depression has been starting to kick in and I just can't sit back and let that happen. So it's back on the exercise train for me *toot* *toot* :O)


H-woman said...

Those gingerbread people look yummy! And the puppies are adorable.

Good for you for insisting on a referral. Hope things go well and you get in for surgery sooner rather than later (did you put your name on the cancellation list so that they call you first if somebody else bails?).

You should post more--I miss your posts!

H =)

Martalu said...

Oh, I'm so glad that you insisted on seeing a specialist. I'm sorry for what you are going through, but I admire your attitude and resolve.

Thanks for sharing pics of your little four-legged girls!

Shrunk said...

Yes H-Woman, I am on the cancellation list and I plan on phoning every couple of weeks to remind them of that. I will try to post more, sorry that I've been a slacker!

Sarah said...

My mom had a similiar issue. They did the ablation as well and it seemed to work. They attribute her issues to early menopause toppled with her diabetes.

Being a girl is awesome, isn't it?! LOL.

Patti said...

Nice to hear an update. Glad to hear that things are moving forward in regards to your health, sorry that it' taking some time.

Congrats on the weight loss.

Anonymous said...

I the procedure done and was glad for it. It wasnt too bad and I got to be 'babied' for a day or 2 from the family☺.
Hope things go quickly for you!!
Love the pics of the puppies!!!They are adorable!

kgrenier12 said...

i had ablation surgery last august. what a difference! went from 10 days to 5 days and don't even notice when i have it - very light. i feel so much better.

i would recommend that you get the anti-emetic meds - i got really nauseas due to the anesthesia. my dr. doesn't perform ablation in her office but does it at the hospital with anesthesia....

good luck

i love your blog...its very inspirational - i've been a WW since 93 and then had rny last december...

take care