In the post after my surgery, I mentioned how the doctor warned us that removing my endometrial adhesions may not relieve my pain. Well, long story short, she was right about that. It's been a really long few weeks - back to the grind and the pain and even back to the hospital. They ran several tests in the ER : two ultrasounds, an x-ray, and the usual bloodwork and the only thing that came back abnormal were my iron levels. Which is good, in a way, but it leaves us once again asking what the hell is going on. And I'd thought we were done with all our wondering after the surgery! So it's a bit frustrating. The pain last week was worse than it's ever been, but I'm glad to finally be starting to feel more like myself again this week as far as that's concerned, and gradually lessening my intake of those pills that I hate so much.
Yesterday, I finally went back to work (again). It's amazing how much those cute little pre-schoolers can do for a girl's morale. Our class even got a special visit from Toby, who sang his ABC's with us and gave out lots of kisses to the kids. They were thrilled. :) Throughout the day though, I noticed I was having a lot of trouble catching my breath. And taking a deep breath was nearly impossible and pretty painful.
By the evening, I was having enough trouble breathing that we decided to go to urgent care.
As it turns out, I've got bronchitis. After a breathing treatment, I got a shot of steroids, four more prescriptions, and something for the nausea caused by the shot.
Bleh. My dresser is basically a mini pharmacy now and it is kiiiiind of starting to bum me out.
Between the typewriter and the pill bottles you'd think I was 88 years old. Haha
it's just been an incredibly long month.
I'm just really ready to get back to normal and back to my life.
Back to yoga, full days at the pre-school, leaving the house on weekends and sleeping through the night.
The other day a sweet friend came by with the most gorgeous bouquets of peonies, the kindest words, and a recommendation for a naturopathic doctor to consult about my endometriosis pain, so today, I made an appointment.
I'm pretty sure I can't afford naturopathic medicine, (if any of you have done it, seriously how'd you manage?) but I'm running out of steam. I have continued to do everything I'm supposed to, everything I can, and I don't seem to be making progress. Another option couldn't hurt at this point!
I look so forward to a day that will bring total relief but in the meantime,
I'll just keep praying my hardest and holding tightly to the ones who provide the greatest support.
Hope to share something exciting and non-health related with you soon. :)
As always, thanks for your prayers and love.