Army of Mom

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



First off, if you don't want to hear about gynecological issues, then turn away now. Go click on Caption This or something more entertaining. Those of you brave enough, trudge forward.

It has been almost a month since my endometrial ablation and things aren't right yet. Most of what I've read and heard from friends who had it done was that they had some discharge for two weeks after the surgery and then, voila, all was right with the world and they haven't had periods since. One of my blog readers hasn't seen any improvement since hers.

Well, I did the two week thing and then, I started bleeding. The doctor warned me that there may be some, but it would be light. Nope. It has been like a period. Going on day 9 now. So, after several calls to the doctor in the past week, I guess they figured the only way to shut me up was to bring me in and check me. He examined me and determined that all is fine and healing as it should be. I'm, apparently, having tissue that is sloughing off. He issued some birth control pills to help ease the bleeding and said to call back in 10 days if the bleeding hasn't diminished by then.

So, in the meantime, I am ... well, you know. It really sucks. On the bright side, I was afraid he'd tell me to eliminate my "wifely duties" but he didn't So, that was one positive out of the whole situation.

The nurse explained that my body has underwent some severe trauma with the procedure and any kind of up or down can influence your body's cycle, so this isn't unheard of. Is it the norm? No, but it isn't anything to be alarmed about. *shrug* So, back to taking the pill. The doctor gave me a month's supply sample and teased me about it having a nifty little compartment to conceal it so my "parents won't know I'm on the pill." He grinned when he said it. I told him, I felt safe that my parents wouldn't object. :)

The ongoing tales of my vagina. *sigh*


  • At 10:19 PM, February 11, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    The altruism is amazing. :) Army of Dad, did you write that?

  • At 10:20 PM, February 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not me.

  • At 8:59 AM, February 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I love how any problem a female experiences with her reproductive organs is always something temporary, but normal.... even when you're having to receive a blood transfusion due to lack of blood. *shakes head*

  • At 12:54 PM, February 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wondered how you were doing. I'm sorry it's not going well. I experienced the same thing, really no change, except now the bleeding was "fresh." Months later I was still seeing these effects.

    It has been 14 months since my ablation. For the first 11 months or so, I had really no change, except now my cycles are about 3 and a half weeks instead of 4, but plenty of regular bleeding and period-type stuff. NOT what I was told to expect. But I can tell you that my last three cycles have been...well, not horrible. I'm still having looooong periods (7-8 days) but they are lighter and I'm definitely not using as much "product." So, maybe you just have to wait it out.

    I'm still hoping for you to get what you were promised with the procedure.


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