chronic illness

Finally some test results!

For both myself and Abby!

Let me start by saying I think one of the hardest things I have had to do as a parent is watch my daughter get stuck with a needle and have her cry and reach for me and not be able to do anything. The first time I had to watch her get stuck, she was only 5 months old but took it like a champ. Hubs and I cried more than she did. She was just annoyed at the nurses for making her be still. This time however was much different. I took Abby two weeks ago to the hospital for blood work for allergy testing. They stuck her in each arm and still had to dig to get a vein so of course she was screaming and I was bawling. The only thing I could do was try to keep her still in hopes that it would all be over soon. Thankfully once the nurses swapped places it was. I wasn’t sure Abby would to them anymore but once they let her pick out a sticker she was good to go! I, however, felt like I needed a strong drink.

The results came back today completely normal. They looked for allergies related to food, animals, dust, etc. Nothing was out of the normal range which is both a relief and frustrating. Whenever she plays outside, her eyes and nose immediately start running and we seem to almost always be battling a cough. After many trips to the doctor, we went ahead with the testing in hopes to find the culprit but are still out of luck. The NP that called this morning said that they can do more in depth allergy testing after 3 so we’ll just have to wait it out. Thankfully it has eased up some now that its summer but fall-spring are awful times in our house!


Now onto my test results. Mine were about the same as Abby’s. Inconclusive. They weren’t off enough to say one way or the other regarding possible Ovarian Remnant Syndrome. We are going to go ahead and do the MRI + Clomid to see what we can see and maybe get some definitive answers. Meanwhile, she is going to do more research while I pray the Clomid won’t make me completely homicidal crazy (if I end up in jail will one of you lovely readers bail me out?).

So I still really don’t know what the future holds for me, specifically as to whether or not another surgery is on the way which is a little frustrating being my almost-type-A self but I will have to have faith that it will all work out in the end! I just want to go 1 day without pain making me want to cry. A call to the pain clinic is next on my list to see about reworking my meds for something that will actually work!

I hope everyone will have an awesome weekend! Hopefully tonight I’ll be revealing my awesome new hairdo!

One comment on “Finally some test results!

  1. roo says:

    Ugh. It’s so frustrating to have test after test and no solid answers. Hugs!


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