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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Good News

My biopsy came back clear~ Yay! We're back on track now. My next step is to finish the blood tests they need before we can get accepted for the Attain Program...and lots of saving left to do. The plant sale my parents are doing to help us raise funds is coming up September 25th from 10-3 in Hood River. (589 Eastside Rd) Hope everyone can make it!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Biopsy Finished

Today I had the endometrial biopsy. They used a clamp, then threaded a catheter through my cervix and cut out a little piece of my lining. It was about 20 seconds of the most excruciating pain I've ever felt. There is a REASON that endometriums are not to be touched! I really really hope child birth is not that intense seeing that it's so much longer than 20 seconds. (Please nobody tell me if it is that horrible--I don't really want to know!)

That's all I have to say for now~ good night!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Summer!

It's amazing how Summer flies by so quickly when you're a grown-up. Whatever happened to those long, lazy days filled with Mom's homemade popsicles and playing on the swing set until dark? I'm already getting the back to school butterflies, and it's only the middle of August (and I don't go to school!).

One thing I'm actually looking forward to this coming "back-to-school season" is finding out if the course of medication I've been on for three months has been effective. I was treated for a condition called "endometrial hyperplasia" which is the thickening of the uterine lining, which if left untreated can become cancer. This is caused by having too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. On Friday Aug 20th, my doctor at OHSU will be doing an endometrial biopsy to check the tissue and see if I'm better. Please pray that I'm done with the pills and able to move on!

The question is...if I'm all clear, what's next? The plan right now is to continue saving up for the Attain Program at OHSU (3 fresh IVF cycles and 3 Frozen). In the meantime, I'm planning to take a natural approach including herbs and acupuncture and pray for a miracle. I'm really thankful to have found a wonderful acupuncturist in Portland named Taya. I was recommended to her by several of the ladies in Hannah's Hope. She is such a thoughtful person and I feel so blessed to have found her. My hope is that perhaps she can help my body become more balanced and also help me with the stress of the situation. Here's her website: http://www.hawthornewellness.com/practitioners/index.php?p=acupuncturists

Also coming up this Fall is a super cool PLANT SALE at my mom and dad's to help us save for Baby Ruth! As many of you know, they are avid perennial gardeners and one of the perks with perennials is that you can divide them up into baby plants. I'll post more information when it gets closer.

Thanks friends and family for reading my blog and for your prayers! I'd love it if everyone would get a Google user-name and password so you can sign up as a "follower" (that's how you get your picture up that says you read this if you didn't know).

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