I explained about my endometriosis and the two surgeries I had had and due to the fact that most of my right ovary was removed they did an internal ultrasound and a blood test to check my ovarian reserve (AMH). Giving blood was easy the phlebotomist was very good and got the vein first go and hardly left a mark. Normally they struggle to get blood from me and I end up with numerous needle sticks and a large bruise. The ultrasound however was a different story! To say it was painful is an understatement. The reason for the pain was that there is a cyst on my left ovary. Seriously. Nine weeks after excision and I have a cyst.
I am hoping that the cyst will naturally disappear. I guess time will tell with that. The blood gets sent to Glasgow for testing and I have no idea how or when or even if I will get the results. As it is Easter I am going to give it a couple of weeks and then call them. I don't think I can stand not knowing. If I have no eggs then we can get on with other options. The next step for us which we have talked a lot about is adoption. I would rather know and move on now than wait 12 months when we will likely get to the top of the IVF list to be told.
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The one thing I was told was that I have to lose a lot of weight. If I don't then treatment would not go ahead. I already knew that and as you all know my first week of healthy eating I lost 3lb's. Tomorrow I weigh again and hopefully I will get another 3lb. I find it extremely hard to lose weight even though I have so much to lose. So a slow and steady weight loss is what I am aiming for. In total I have to lose 68lb to get to the heaviest healthy weight they will allow treatment to commence. I am going to look for a ticker that I can put here. You are all needed to keep me on track and if I have a ticker you can keep up with how things are going.