Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Anything Can Happen

It has been a long time since I have updated my blog, so I want to apologize first. I have been busy with work and doctor appointments. As some of you are aware, I am pregnant! In two days, I will reach the six month point. I do not know how to explain it other than a God thing. It's really a miracle, and I will never know why God granted me such a huge blessing. I will never know why this happened to me, because things like this just do not happen for me. I am so happy and so ready to meet my baby. 

 As far as the gender, we do not have a definite answer because our baby continues to be in a difficult position to identify boy or girl parts. We have an idea, and I have been worried about sharing it, but have decided to go with it. After two ultrasounds, we believe (although not 100% sure) that we are having a little girl!

Anything can happen. My baby and I are living proof. 

Besides, the pregnancy I am struggling with work and my illnesses. As some know, I work with an international transportation company that keeps me extremely busy. I work twelve hour shifts, and we have entered our busy season. It is stressful to say the least. It doesn't help that I am very ill. I am motivated to work up until my due date (January 24) so that I have more time with my daughter, but as I get further along, I may change my mind. As of now, that is the goal. 

Endo and PFD symptoms continue to be awful. I still have ovary pain and my muscle spasms have been really painful and more frequent since my uterus and pelvic area has been expanding. I am not taking any medication for these symptoms other than tylenol, which is a worthless drug. 

IC is really kicking my ass. I am inflamed, urinating even more than usual, and constantly have painful flares. When I cannot tolerate the pain anymore, I take pyridium which offers some relief. For those not familiar with IC and pyridium, basically it just coats my bladder temporarily. I consider it my "band-aid." For those wondering, I have gotten the okay from several obgyns and the pharmacist to take that prescription, but I still only do it on an as-needed basis when the pain is too much to handle. I only really take it when I am working and the pain makes it too difficult to perform my job. 

Pregnancy symptoms have really been the least of my worries. After I got over the first trimester hump, it has basically been smooth sailing. I do get headaches every few days, but I manage. The two biggest symptoms have been hunger and fatigue, but the fatigue is also associated with my pain level. 

That's really it for now, but I wanted to ask for your opinions. I have spoke with other endo sisters who have mentioned that I volunteer for a c-section and have an excision while under. I was curious to hear your thoughts, opinions, and/or experience on this. Please let me know in the comments below!

xo Heather

P.S. I almost forgot to mention that my sister had her baby! My handsome nephew was born on August 30th. He is absolutely perfect! 


  1. Congratulations on your pregnancy. It's a shame it's making handling your health issues harder, but I'm sure it's still beautiful nonetheless. Hope the next few months are less painful for you.

  2. Thank you for the sweet comment! :)

  3. Hi! First, wanted to say, congratulations! Second, I was recently diagnosed with endo so have been searching the web for blogs and other endosisters so that I can learn more and just have people that understand what I'm going through. So, wanted to say HI and looking forward to diving more into your blog. XOXO Kelli


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