So today I had a doctors appointment with the new Gyno.... He was a little bit strange but all in all an efficient and pleasant doctor. I have always been a fan of straight to the point and no sugar coating things, he did his exam and the ultrasound. After leaving me to put my clothes back on, he informed me that there were no growths on the outside of my ovaries or on my uterus and after going through my blood tests he had decided I had a nasty case of PCOS.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is very common and easily treated with the most drastic treatment being laparoscopic remove of the large cysts. However, for the time being, we have decided that a less drastic approach would be to start me on a cycle of birth control which should help with my acne and my Houdini menstrual cycle. I will be starting it in a few weeks from now and he said to expect to not get a period for a while but to see my other symptoms clearing up quickly.
I am still getting more tests done, there was a test or two not done in the first round and my doctors agree we should cover all the bases. I am also going to talk to my doctor about talking to a dietitian and about the GB. I am going to be very clear that I need to lose the weight and lose the weight soon. After all my health problems, I feel like I have hit bottom so hard I bounced twice and I am not going to let up until I can say I look and feel healthy. I want to be able to run a marathon when I am 50 and right now I just want to prove to myself that I can be healthy.
So I now have a regular Gyno and Family doctor, all that's left is a therapist and dietitian. Once I have those covered I will have everything I really need. So much has changed with my health lately, I am just happy to have what I do. Especially since I have had a flair up of asthma lately and I need to get it under control ASAP.
Otherwise... if anyone has some great health blogs, healthy recipes or exercise ideas, send 'em to me! I need to lose close to 80lbs!