Monday, July 11, 2011

Cycle 4

I'm convinced cycle 4 is a bust. Today I'm 10 dpo which has always been a lucky day for me in previous pregnancies. I know not all pregnancies are the same and some women don't find out this early, but I also have no symptoms so I'm not feeling very good about this month. I have an appointment with my doctor on Thursday and I'm going to ask about Endometriosis.

Does anyone have any experiences with this?

Endometriosis is defined as is a condition in which the tissue that behaves like the cells lining the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility. Found here.

Two months after my D&C, I noticed my lower abdomen was still very tender. If Carter jumped on me there I winced in pain. And then I started cramping. All the time. Even when I wasn't on my period or ovulating. Right before this vacation, I was having serious cramps that were very uncomfortable and I needed Tylenol to get by, but I was still in major discomfort. Another symptom I'm having is frequent urination. I know this is weird, but I used to be able to go the entire day at work without peeing (pre-baby). Now I have to go ALL the time.

After doing some quick online research (because quick is all I got these days), my symptoms pointed me to Endometriosis. Some women don't have symptoms, and others experience intense cramping all through-out their cycle. There is no cause or cure, however some have linked this to C-Section scar tissue. Oh joy. Also Endometriosis can gravely affect fertility. Another oh joy. Some women cannot conceive at all, and others find it very difficult. Surgery can help.

You know what's weird? In May I went to a local psychic that my sister and best friend Roxanne had gone to. She said some chilling and true words to both of them so I wanted to give her a try. I'm definitely a believer and have been told I have a bit of the gift myself. The psychic immediately told me that she saw an "issue with pregnancy," and she asked me if I was aware of this. I told her I just had a miscarriage. She then told me that she saw a minor surgical procedure upcoming that had to do with my uterus and a "scraping" of some sort, but it was not related to the D&C procedure I just had, something else. She also told me to wait three months before trying again (August), and if I did conceive prior to those three months I would have another miscarriage. I'm starting to think she's right. She also said I would have a healthy pregnancy by the end of the year. Here I am, not taking her advice and trying before she told me to. Last month I had a definite CP (Chemical Pregnancy), and I've been unsuccessful in conceiving so far.

I'm hoping I go to my doctor this week, find out everything is okay, and conceive next month. Best case scenario. In any event, I'd like to hear from any women who have experienced this before and can help shed some light. All I know is something doesn't feel or seem right. Sigh.