After watching the movie Marley & Me (which was both one of the funniest and saddest movies I have seen…EVER! I was sobbing by the time it was over…not crying…sobbing!) I decided to made a tribute to my wonderful dog Charlie who has been with me through thick & thin! Not that I don’t love our other dog Chloe, but Charlie & I have a wonderful history!
This is the first summer we spent together:
Our first Christmas:
Its been a while since my last post but not too much as been going on. I finally was able to set up a doctor’s appointment for May 5. I go next week for my next set of follow-up blood work. I still don’t think my thyroid medicine is working like its supposed to so hopefully the blook work will show something so that we can change up the meds. The newest s/e is losing hair. I’ve got thick hair to start with so I’ve always “shed” a little but now I end up with piles of hair in the shower, the floor, and the sink (its also enough to make John really notice a change). I’m also still having a lot of pelvic pain but I really think its more scar tissue related that endo itself.
I still have yet to receive my Key to Healing book from amazon so I cancelled my order and have since ordered it from another company so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will show up soon!
In the midst of all of this, I am so thankful for spring time! The sun is shining and the sky is blue! I would love it even more if I was enjoying the outdoors instead of working at my desk but I will take what I can get!
Today has just been a rough day. I couldn’t fall asleep last night because my legs were hurting too bad. This morning started out rainy then the sun came out and now the clouds have come back and the temp is going to be dropping like crazy. My pain levels have definitely increased so I finally sucked it up and called the doctor for an appointment and she is completely booked clear up to May 1. So I’ve asked the nurse to be put on a cancellation list. I guess this is one of the downsides of seeing an amazing doctor.
As far as the endo diet goes, I am trying to stick to it. My book STILL hasn’t come in so I am winging it. I am really trying to eat less packaged foods and more fresh fruits and veggies. But its a slow process. So I will continue to post as time goes on about the diets effects (or lack thereof).
As for the silver lining, I was glad to be able to share my endo story last night at church for the Easter program. I feel very blessed to know that God can take ANY situation and use it for His glory. I’m not someone who believes that God looks down and zeros in on people to experience disease (whether it be endo or diabetes or cancer). I think that sometimes things just are and God allows (not causes) things to happen and we have the choice to either allow these experiences pull us away from Him or see these experiences as opportunities to share our faith and our story. I know that without going through endometriosis that I would never have been able to form such wonderful relationships with ladies of the ERC. I also know that without going through infertility I would never have found such amazing women who inspire me daily with their faith and determination. I hope that I in turn have been able to provide some kind of hope and encouragement for other women who know my story.