Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snow Week!! What?

Jason made this shelf for me to my specifications. I adore it!!! And used the snow week to decorate it! Lined the inner walls with fabric and stained the inner frame with purple, the outer walls with a shimmery toupy brown. Each drawer is full of treasure I use to make treasure! I added some trim, which I made by braiding coordinating yarns I had. All of these things I already had on hand, even the paint!! It was so much fun to create this. It is a work in progress, I think I want to do more to the fronts of the shelves, but that can wait.
So, the Dr. visit went well. The sonogram showed that I have small polyps and a couple small fibroids. Nothing to worry about. We are waiting to find out about getting a blood test to see if I have Factor V Leiden as it is on both sides of my family. If I don't have it then I could go on a low dose birth control to regulate things. If I do have it, I could start on progesterene to regulate things.
I have done a bit of research on my own and know that I don't want a D&C, which is what the Dr. said he usually does in cases like mine, unless I absolutely must. I also don't want to take hormones. What I have found is that I might be able to get things back on track and in sync with diet (Macrobiotic is what I'm looking at) and moderate exercise. I say moderate because with heavy bleeding it seems important not to strain things, but at other times would be fine to do as much as I can. So, I'm still looking into it, but I think this is the route I will go. I think it will be a matter of making drastic changes for six months to a year, then gradually introducing other foods, like coffee and red meat, if all has gone well with the changes.
I understand the necessity of adopting a diet that can be maintained for a lifetime, but I also know things are drastically out of wack, so perhaps drastic measures are in order. We shall see.
Doesn't seem like enough of the semester has happened for there to be any tests or papers coming up, but there are! So I will get to it.


Vicky said...

I love the cabnent! its awesome.

I also need to make drastic diet changes. My endocrinologist is recomending birthcontrol and weight loss. But its really hard to give up things!

Anonymous said...

Sweetie, The cabnent is great Jason did a good job and you really did. Give me a call, I know you tried today, but didn't get through. Love you MOM