Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Bloody hell

As Ron Weasley would say.

Went to have my annual female plumbing inspection this morning. Doc suspects uterine polyps may be causing some of my misery, so I go back next week for a sonogram and follow up appointment.

He has talked about ablation as a remedy to the situation, but wants to check for the polyps and possible fibroids first. I dunno. It would be nice to be free of the 7-day-plus monthly visitor, but I'm so tired of having medical procedures done.

Although, maybe this maintenance check is an upgrade, so Army of Dad won't be trading me in for a newer model. He's already been window shopping, I suspect. :)


  • At 5:37 AM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't let the doctor tell you an ablation will take away your periods. It won't. It will make them lighter, MAYBE, but it won't take them away. And after the ablation, the full results of the procedure can take 6-12 months to show, and in the meantime you will bleed more than you ever thought you could bleed. Also, if you have fibroids and/or polyps, an ablation is about 50/50 in effectiveness.

    I had my ablation in December 2006. I still bleed 9 days a month. It is lighter, but it is still there, 9 days a month. I had no polyps, no fibroids, nothing to keep my ablation from not working, but it didn't work for me. I still give up more than a fourth of my month to Aunt Flo. And I was a prime candidate, a 46 year old pre-menopausal woman with heavy bleeding and no other problems.

    Do your research. You will hear some people talk about how it took away their periods forever, but this only happens in about 5% of those who've had the procedure. As many as 50% are like me, really no change other than the periods are maybe lighter, but still last as long or longer.

  • At 7:02 AM, September 11, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    That is good information to have. I have a friend who had it done a few months ago (she was bleeding non-stop and anemic with polyps) ... and I have left her a message. I don't want to do anything until I get more information. I appreciate your comments.


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