In the midst of all of the feel-me-sorries and getting used to my new diet (as I type this I have been gorging on the most tasty gluten-free popped corn chips, not low GI at all, but I just need to eat them!) I completely forgot that I got a letter from the Pope Paul VI Institute!
For those of you that are not in the loop, my Canadian Napro doctor is trying to get my provincial health care to pay for my surgery in Omaha. She sent my file to Omaha for Dr. Hilgers to review and I received a copy of the review a few weeks ago.
So these are Dr. H's recommendations:
"She should have a thorough hormone evaluation of her menstrual cycle (without medications), a thyroid system dysfunction panel, an ultrasound series to determine whether there is an ovulation-related defect, and a diagnostic laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and selective hysterosalpingogram, as well as, possible dilation and curettage (D&C) and endometrial cultures. I do realize that she has had a laparotomy in the past for endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, and uterine fibroids; however, given that she experienced a pelvic infection postoperatively, there is a high likelihood of discovering pelvic adhesions in addition to possible recurrence of endometriosis lesions or a persistant endometrioma based on the postoperative diagnostic CT imaging."
He also continued to say that I would need to stay in Omaha for 7 to 10 days to complete everything.
My Napro doctor said that when I received the letter that I would have to call Omaha to get a tentative surgery date, which I did when I got home from school. I spoke to a very friendly nurse on the phone and I was told that I would be phoned next Tuesday to schedule.
I have no idea whether my provincial health care will pay for my procedure. Dr. Nora, my naturopath extraordinaire thinks that it would be very good PR for the government to fund my surgery as an alternative to ART. I never thought of myself as a public spokeswoman for Catholic IF, but if it's going to get my ladyparts cleaned up, I will have to do it.
I hope that the powers that be will be sympathetic to my poor barren self. We could find the funds to pay for surgery, but it would be so wonderful for someone else to do it!
Update of my weirdo bleeding: It hasn't subsided, but hasn't gotten any heavier. It seems to be the same timing as the bleeding that happened November, although so much lighter. Unfortunately it's definitely been more brown than anything. [sigh]
Can't an IF girl get a break????