As the title states, I have found out over the past few weeks that my ovaries are very, very angry at me. Which I’m not quite sure I understand. I mean, it isn’t like I’m not actively trying to use them. Bill and I have been working very diligently at getting me knocked up for over a year now. None the less, they’re very angry, and have decided that now is the perfect time to throw a temper tantrum.
It all started a few weeks ago. I’ve had cysts off and on since I started getting my period, so the brief pain of the occasional ruptured cyst is not foreign to me. So when I had abdominal pain in my lower right abdomen a few weeks ago, I thought nothing of it. I was about halfway through my cycle and figured it was either ovulation or a cyst. Either would go away after a day or 2. Well after about a week, it still hurt. Then one day it just stopped and I figured it must have been a particularly bad cyst. A couple weeks after that my period started and I was celebrating, because that typically gets rid of any problematic cysts I have.
Well, halfway through my period, the pain started again with a vengeance. It was bad enough that I actually left work early, came home, and have Bill come with me to the hospital. I figured it was either an exceptionally bad cyst, or it could be my appendix, and with a family history of cervical and uterine cancer, I wasn’t going to play chicken with this pain any longer.
So I get to the hospital and once I get into the back I get a catheter, as being on my period makes it basically impossible for them to get a clean urine sample. I was terrified of it, but seriously, it didn’t hurt at all. It also ended up being a bonus later on. So after that I also receive a pelvic, and sure enough, it’s a cyst. So I get wheeled back for an ultrasound. Which is where the catheter is actually handy, because I didn’t have to drink a damn thing for it. They simply pumped the needed fluid into me through the catheter, and BAM perfect image. The ultrasounds (abdominal and vaginal) showed alot of fluid around my right ovary, a couple of small cysts, but lots of follicles, and the left was completely clear.
So all in all, okay-ish news. Of course, now those other couple cysts seem to have decided to flare up this month and I’ve been having bouts of the same pain. All I know is that it’s getting really annoying. On the plus side though, my ovaries look healthy, and the woman said there are plenty of healthy looking follicles, so it just must be poor luck thats keeping me barren. At least that is what I’m hoping. It did take my Mom 5 yers to get knocked up with me.