Thursday, August 19, 2010

One Month Follow Up Visit

I went back to the doctor today for my follow up appointment to check on the cysts.  And I'm happy to report they've shrunk.  I still have a few cysts on each ovary, but the biggest one now is an inch.  He said my ovaries looked "classic poly cystic."  And I've got to admit, I was proud of the little suckers for at least doing something textbook.

I'm off of and on to femara.  Crossing my fingers that this will do the trick.  I also talked to the doctor about other parts of the PCOS diagnosis and what to do to take care of myself.  Since I've been diagnosed I've lost 26 pounds, which is awesome, but still not enough.  So I'm going to continue to eat healthy, and exercise and hopefully drop some more weight.  The doctors also put me on metformin.  I'm a little nervous of the side effects, but hope the good outweighs the bad.

In other news, it's looking more and more likely that I will get to keep my job!  Of course, since my contract doesn't end until September 12th (a Sunday by the way, which makes no sense to me as I work M-F) I don't expect to hear anything concrete until September 10th.  But as you are sending positive thoughts out there for other people, send a small one out to the universe for me.  Life would be so much easier if I get to keep my job!

My mom has started physical therapy for her arm, and is hating every minute of it.  For once I get to sound like the parent when I tell her "It's for your own good.  One day you'll look back on this and be grateful."  Yeah, I'm totally practicing my mom skills.

Life has been pretty quiet otherwise at our house.  We've been catching up on yard work and house work, and really enjoying our break month.


  1. Yeah, very happy they shrank. That's great news.

    Hoping you rock the femara. It was much easier for me to get down than the Clomid. And here comes one whammy of a positive thought for keeping the job. All around good vibes coming your way.

    Also, interested in hearing how the metformin goes. I've never been on it but my newest RE mentioned it as a possibility. Is it suppose to limit some side effects of the PCOS, cause I'm growing one heck of a beard over here.

  2. So glad to hear you are doing well! And you can bet I am sending you some fantastic positive job keeping thoughts!

  3. Great news that the cysts have shrunk! I know what you mean about being happy to be "textbook". I wish I was!