Well I'll start with the fact that I'm writing this blog post from my husband's lap top and not my normal computer which is a desk top. I'll most likely be writing from this computer for at least a week.
I saw Lt. Col. B. this morning. He is the RE I prefer. Its not the best of news but he still gave me hope.
The blood cyst is now 6.7 CM in size. The cyst that I ovulated from is also just under 7 cm. He said that at this point its hard to tell which one is on which ovary.
So yes the four pounds that I have gained this cycle are indeed from the cysts. I look pregnant and I'll be finding out soon if I am. Lt.Col. B seemed hopeful, there are times I wish he wasn't so hopeful as it gets me hoping too, that I might be pregnant. He said that he would do surgery to remove the two cysts but if they are producing progesterone to support a pregnancy he doesn't want to take the chance.
He ordered a HGB A1c (test for my sugar levels. probably because I'm obese, hypoglycemic and have two parents who are diabetics), CBC, and progesterone. I thought he was going to order a HCG beta too as its now 17 dpo. He didn't because he was going by the CD21 theory that its too early. Well it probably is too early but I did a HPT at 14 dpo and it was negative. I did tell him about the pee test.
After getting my labs drawn I went back to the clinic and asked Nurse M about the test for hcg not being included and she stated the CD21 thing. But said that she would have the lab draw it off the progesterone test anyways. Well I'd rather be sure because I don't want to have to have these huge cysts rupture if they can just be drained if not needed is my own theory.
Oh and I'm on complete pelvic rest for the next week. Lt. Col. B. is hoping that in the next week I'll have a reduction in size of the cysts. It didn't work last year and I have my doubts about it working now but I'll try. So I have a general list of what I'm not allowed to do:
NO douching (I don't anyway)
I'm to be either in bed or in my recliner except when I need to use the bathroom or get a meal to eat and I'm not to be preparing big meals like I did last night. Maybe he is worried about the cysts twisting the ovary since they are the size of tennis balls?
Fun times for J ahead. He was there at the appointment. I looked at him and said, "you know you are going to have to tie me to the bed because I can't sit still long." He said, "good thing I have plenty of 550 cord at the house!". We all laughed at that one.
I was prescribed for pain Tramadol 50 mg one tablet 4 times a day. I've never heard of the stuff. Have any of you ever used it? If so let me know what the good, bad, and ugly of it is.
If the pain gets worse Lt. Col. B. wants me to head directly to the ER and no waiting on getting an appointment with the clinic. Yes, Sir!