Monday, June 29, 2009

Urgent Dr Vist-With Unexpected Results

This post is not for the squeamish. I normally try to “avoid” details of certain things, however there is no way around this one…so skip forward if you want to “avoid” details (although I will do my best to do so…)

Every since I’ve been on Clomid I tend to have very short cycles…a “normal” (and I use that word lightly)…cycle is every 19-24 days for me. Most women on Clomid have longer cycles; I on the other hand fall in the small group of women who have very short cycles.

Well on the 14th of June I started my cycle—it was like a normal (again I use that word lightly) cycle…however it never stopped… today is day 15 and I am still bleeding. Last night I passed several large (huge is more like it) clots and after 15 days my bleeding was getting worse. ((keep in mind I called my regular OBGYN last week and due to the fact my bleeding was light they were not concerned))….well now the bleeding was picking up, I was feeling sick, and my cramps were horrible.

Of course miscarriage was the first thing I could think of, however being someone who takes pregnancy test “a lot” I knew I wasn’t pregnant…but there was that thought in the back of my head “just maybe…maybe somehow I was”…

So first thing this morning I called my Dr. and of course they said it was urgent that I come in, they worked me right in-and as soon as I got to work I was leaving work to go to see them. I had an ultrasound (which seemed like eternity) then some blood work to re-check several of my levels…and then in to talk to my Dr.

Good news, my uterus seemed fine, my lining was extremely thin (0.12- which they said they think my bleeding will stop soon). However due to my PCOS my ovaries were extremely inflamed with cyst; which in return was/is causing my abnormal bleeding. Which they were very concerned about.

My Dr. said we needed to get this taken care of as soon as possible, they said we need to “stop all activity” of my ovaries for at least a month. Yes you guessed it… “birth control” ~> as most know, I am anti’ birth control. I was told this is what caused me to have severe border line cancer with my dysplasia due to being on birth control for so long, so in result of being told that I am severely scared of being on it again. Yes-this is a different brand (Yaz for those who are wondering) and yes I will only be on for a couple months at the max…but still a very scary-emotional thing for myself and my husband. But we know this is what needs to happen

Well my first response was “is this going to interfere with any of my fertility clinic test on the 10th?”…they told me no, but I was very skeptical; so to insure me they called my RE while I sat there, they told my RE everything that happened…and my RE agreed to put me on there and he will determine when he sees me on the 10th if we will continue it for one more month or stop after one session of birth control.

It’s been a very emotional and stressful few days for Zach and me…if you can all just keep us in your prayers, pray that this birth control does its duty, pray that my levels that there rechecking today be the same or even better…and please pray for strength to get us through these next couple weeks.

God doesn’t give you more than you can handle…at times I wish he didn’t trust me so much. I do trust him and I am trying my very hardest to lean on him throughout all of this. God has a plan; a special plan—a plan that only he knows…I have Faith; that’s all I can have…he is in charge of the rest.

(Pifer Life, might be up later today…or later this week, as well as some changes that are taking place and weekend pictures…I apologize for the lack of updates but things have been pretty crazy the past few days.)

33 comments:

Stephanie said...

Praying for you Tiff!

Elisabeth said...

Tiffany I am so sorry this has happened to you. You are as always in my prayers. Sending lots of hugs your way.

KellRich said...

Praying for you Tiffany and Zach!

ShannonLeideker said...

Praying that the BC gets everything under control. I hope you can enjoy your fourth of July!

Ashley said...

Oh Tiff, I"m sorry!! Praying that all goes well!! ((HUGS))

G & H said...

Oh Tiff I am so sosrry that had to be so scary for you...I will definitley be praying for you guys and for perfect guidance from the doctors!

Thinking and praying for ya!

Kristin said...

My goodness, Tiffany. You are such a strong woman to go through all of this. I will definitely be praying. I know how scary it must be to have your body be doing all these things and not know what it means or what to do. I will pray for God to give the Doctors wisdom for your treatment and that you are able to continue with your plans for your little bean :)

Michelle said...

That must've been so scary, I'm sorry you had to go through all that! I'll be praying for you!!!
~Michelle

Courtney said...

I'm praying for you. I hope the birth control does the trick and that you only have to take it for a short period of time.

Stewart Family said...

Praying for you and Zach!

Joy said...

This happened to me once and I seriously thought it was a miscarriage, too (though pregnancy tests said no). I have PCOS. My doctor never had me come in or check on anything, though (I fired that doctor later). I'm glad your doctors are being pro-active!

Julie said...

Wow...Tiff. It just seems like one thing after another. I will be praying!

Veronica said...

Hey...talk about scary. I am praying for you right now and I'll be emailing you later today with a question. You are absolutely right that the Lord won't give us any more than we can handle. Keep your eyes on him...he promised to never leave us or forsake us!!!

Love ya!

melissa said...

Praying for both of you!!

Ashley said...

Hey, sweetie!! I hate that this is happening, but just stay positive and everything happens for a reason. I think that positive things will come from this. I love you girl and just know that I am always here for you. Can't wait till you come over to hangout before bootcamp today :)

Brittany and Charlie said...

So sorry to hear. Trust that it will be ok!

The Simmons Family said...

Bummer.. I hope you werent in too much pain. Good luck with YAZ. I am waiting for my period so I can start IT too. I am anti birth control as well, but for differnet reasons. I just figure whats the point, I'm not going to get pregnant anyway.

I'm praying for your little bean to come soon. Until then, I pray that you will heal up and give your ovaries a rest.

The Browns said...

You better be careful about that bleeding! I went through something like that in the summer of 2005. I was put on a birth control called "Seasonale" (or something like that) & I started to bleed & wouldn't stop. I was hemorrhaging & I bled through TONS of pad. I wasn't pregnant either & I knew I wasn't. I finally got to the point where I was so weak, I couldn't stand up in the shower. I tried to get into the ER TWICE after bleeding for almost 2 weeks straight really, really heavy. Jason & I waited & waited in the ER & I was never seen. When we were in the ER for the second time, I had an appointment with my OBGYN the same day. So, I just told him to take me to my appointment. They took MORE blood & were going to send me home, then I passed out in their office. I got right into the ER then! Ha! I was admitted & they said I had lost over half the blood in my body. They had to transfuse 5 bags of blood into me & I also had a DNC done. I think I was in there for 3 days & it was no fun. They never did figure out what was wrong with me. They said it was just a "hormonal imbalance".
Anyways, there is my little story for ya'! Just be careful & make sure you take care of yourself :)
<3 Bon

Lacy said...

Praying for you Tiffany!! Take it easy, and I hope that the bleeding stops soon!

Miranda said...

Tiffany,
I dont know if this helps you with you decision or not. But I have worked in OBGYN for 7 years now and not once have I ever heard any of the physicians I work with ever tell a patient that their dysplasia or cervical malignant cells were caused by their birth control pills. I would tell you like I wold tell my own family that the decision to put you back on them is probably a good choice right now.

Megan said...

Goodness! That's scary! Glad you're getting it taken care of and prayers that it doesn't interfere too much with your RE stuff. (((HUGS)))

Princess Kinley said...

Always seems to be something. Im still prayin for yall. Good luck.

Tricia said...

Oh No! That is horrible! I am so sorry to hear all of this! I can not express how sorry I am. I would believe that this feels like a punch in the stomach right now.

I will pray that everything turns out alright and your appt on the 10th with the RE gives you some good news and better hopes of getting this show of TTC on the road!

Tiffany said...

Oh no! T&P coming your way, I hope those BCPs do the trick and fast.

rozannaw said...

I am sure this is heartbreaking for you as it is for me just to read it! I am praying for you that you will soon post and tell us about your miracle growing inside of your belly! I love your blog!

The Milams said...

Sending prayers your way!

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Praying for you! Many hugs and prayers!

Melody said...

Tiff I am so sorry! I know how stressed you must be! I was just sitting here reading this and thinking "this could really be blessing in disguise (sp)" Kami and Ashley both had to take BC when they went to their RE's office. So, it is possible you will already be one step ahead of the game when you go! I'll be praying for you!

Following Him said...

Oh my goodness, prayers are certainly coming your way my friend!
~Elyse

twondra said...

Oh, sweetie. It's just one thing after another! I'm so sorry. I'm definitely thinking and praying for you sweetie! Love you!

Lauren Kelly said...

I am praying and beliving with you :)

The Dimino's said...

This happened to me when I was trying to get pregnant too!! I also have PCOS!! This is how we found out I had it!! I bled for a month before I called my Dr.!! Probably shouldn't have waited that long!! My Dr. also put me on birth control pills for a couple of months! She told me to take like 4 the first day and it stopped it ASAP!! I will be praying for you!!!!

Ashlee McCrary said...

Yaz is a good one! I started on those after Rylie was born & they're awesome! But I do feel your fear of gettin back on bc as you know my similar history to yours with them! I hope it all goes well!


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