Jul 01, 2010
Well, the good news is Orville has run away. He was here and now he has gone! YAY! He snuck out without even saying goodbye. Orville is what I named the cyst! Man, I didn't even get the chance to slam the door and say, "......and don't come back!"
(Well, put it this way, the radiologist is 90% certain he has gone. She will get her boss to have a good look at the scans and be sure. Knowing my luck the little bugger is hiding in the back room behind the curtains!)
But the other news is my endometrium is super thick and the fact I haven't had a period for near 7 weeks is twofold. One; my hormones from having the cyst finally resolving may have delayed the period. I noticed I had a week of ovulatory type mucous and then dry mucous (if you do the Billings Method you will know what I mean. In fact all women should do the Billings Method it is not just for avoiding or getting pregnant, good way of keeping in touch with the way your body works!) So after it dissolved/vanished/packed a bag and booked a ticket to Hawaii the hormones ought to be back to the normal cycle. But the fact there was no progesterone phase of my cycle to kick in the period, may have delayed things. (it's complicated!) Having said that though, the fact my endometrium is so super thick is also an issue in itself.
So when I had my last period on 20 May, a week later it was showing a thick endometrium, consitent with mid meaning I should have menstruated (according to the radiologist report) the next week. That being early June. Well, how odd! To have a two week cycle is pretty weird, don't you think? So today when I mentioned this to the lovely radiologist, she frowned, she squinted at the screen, she said, "20th May, you said last period? Oh, and nothing since? Oh. Well, it's got thicker again since your last ultrasound." (June 7 2010) I asked would the cyst have been causing the hormones to thicken it up so much. She said that while the cyst hormonal acting up can cause bleeding in between periods, it is highly unlikely to be delaying it and to cause the endometrium to be this thick. I had a CT scan done a couple of weeks ago and that seemed to show the cyst may have been dissolving, so technically my period should have come not long after that! (I got the CT scan results last night) This is more another issue.
She also noticed and said quite often, that my bladder was filling up super fast. She knew I had been to the 'Ladies' before hand but was amazed at how fast it was filling up. I hadn't had a cup of tea or water or anything for at least 3 hours! She decided to check the kidneys, even though, as she said, they had been checked only 4 weeks ago.(Gee I am sooooo good at being so weird!)
Now me wonders about this sneaky fox of a conundrum..... My TSH having snuck up to 9.82 and yet normal FT4 and low FT3... Not forgetting of course that my pathology also showed a Luteal Phase Defect (low levels of progesterone)...is there a connection here? Are they not joining the dots? Are they waiting for that last piece of the jigsaw puzzle to declare,"Oh! It's a Donkey!" (You have to love The Simpsons to understand that little joke)
I think when this period does arrive I better buy me some super duper heavy duty 'surfboards' and stay indoors for a few days! Gonna be a flooooooood, Momma!