Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wedding Photos

I got my photos. Take a look at the flickr I love the photos so much. They are amazing! I am reliving the memories already. I am so happy with these

**edited** I have fixed the link to the photos

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Road Block

Well it's official, I do have PCOS. I went to the doctor yesterday to get the results of my sonogram. I have many cysts and enlarged ovaries. It is a nice to know I actually have something; but I am feeling a lot of anger towards western medicine and past doctors that I have had. Especially after watching this (parts 1-3). I had the same experience where I went to the gynocologist as a young teenager and the only thing they do is put you on birth control. They never told me I had a hormone imbalance or that I would have trouble getting pregnant in the future. If over 10% of women have PCOS, why are doctors not more forthcoming diagnosing it? I have a lot of the symptoms! It is crazy to think that if I had known about this as a teenager, I may have been able to lose the weight I have been struggling with since I went through puberty. PCOS is related to insulin resistance and that was most likely why I gained weight. Imagine beating yourself up for years about something that you really couldn't have changed. Oh, well I can't change the past only my future.

Since I go to a naturopath I am not on a prescription drug, only a diet and excercise change and herbal supplements. I will try that for three months and if for some reason there is no change, I will probably go to a reproductive endocrinologist at that point. Right now these are the supplements I am on
DB-7 to stabilize blood sugar and glucose metabolism.
PMS Formula - to balance hormones like estrogen
Ova Blend (not sure, but something to do with reproductive system)
Fish oil
Flax seed
Pre-natal vitamin

The two that I am having a problem with are the PMS formula and flax seed because these are not in pill form. I need to find a way to add the flax seed to my foods. I will look for recipes and just start sprinkling it on my oatmeal, cereal, smoothies. The PMS formula is a tincture where I have to drink a couple droppers full. It is so nasty tasting that I don't think I will be able to do it twice a day for months. So nasty.

Please send good thoughts my way (or pray if that is your thing). I would appreciate it.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I did a little dance

So this is what it feels like to be part of the majority! I cried many tears of joy last night.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

San Francisco

We got back from A.P.E. last night after midnight. We spent most of the day at the airport. I spent so much time getting to San Fran and leaving San Fran that I actually crocheted two hats in the time spent in the airport.

The trip was amazing. I had a lot of fun. I did hurt my foot as we walked well over 10 miles during the course of the weekend. I swear that is more than I have walked in the last year combined. Here is a google map showing some of the places we went.

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