Our first appointment with the fertility specialist

Our first appointment with the fertility specialists was comforting and a reality check in terms of the cost involved in IVF.

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Going for a Mammogram…

Going for a mammogram seems like an awkward experience, especially if it's your first time. The staff however do this daily and are very professional. Remember ladies to do your self examinations at home, monthly!

Oh crap, I feel a lump!

It's Sunday evening and I am off to take a shower before going to bed. For some reason I touched my breasts. I must admit I don't do the once a month self inspection as all woman are supposed to to check for lumps in our breasts. But there it was in all it's glory.... Continue Reading →

Annual check-up (3 years in)

So it was time once again for my annual check-up. I've learnt that I am 'ok' going to these check-ups and that I don't need to be scared of the enodmetriosis returning. They do get easier with time. I just have to take Yaz every single day and I can continue with my daily live... Continue Reading →

Annual check-up (2 years in)

So time came for my annual check-up again, in 2015. We have been married for 6 months and were comfortable with our situation. The doctor asked her questions and then did a transvaginal ultrasound. That relieve when she looks at you and says 'Everything is looking good' doesn't go away. Before you go in it's... Continue Reading →

Annual check-up (1 year later)

After my final laparoscopy was effective, I only had to see my doctor a year later for a check-up. To me that meant I could park this disease at the back of my head and not think of it as often as the last 12 months. Not having to see a doctor or think about... Continue Reading →

Final Laparoscopy

After almost 1 year of realizing there is something wrong. 2 doctors, 2 surgeries and 6 very expensive injections that made me moody and irrational as hell, I reached the end of my aggressive treatment plan. I had the option of doing the final laparoscopy just to make sure the treatment was a success. The... Continue Reading →

Zola-what…?

After my laparotomy I was on bed rest for 2 weeks after which I had to get a monthly injection of Zoladex 3.6mg for 6 months. During the 2 weeks bed rest the incision was slightly uncomfortable at the start but it healed nicely. The 6 months that followed was another story. Firstly, Zoladex is prescribed to... Continue Reading →

Surgery #2 (Laparotomy)

Going back for my second surgery was slightly easier. I knew what the diagnosis were and what was coming. It was all about treating my situation and 'fixing' what can be fixed with the main goal of giving me a better quality of life. It is the small things and the logic behind it in... Continue Reading →

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