Monday, May 17, 2010

Cycle update - I think I have bilateral endometriomas (ovarian cysts) again! This will be the third time!

Hubby and I traded in our white Ford Ranger two seater truck and bought a black Dodge Caravan this past weekend. We love our new wheels!

Hubby and I are still hoping and praying to be able to conceive on our own. Unfortunately this past year since my last surgery in April 2009, my cycles have been a mess. I skipped a few cycles, had some strange spotting inbetween cycles a few times, sometimes my cycles are the normal 26-28 days I used to have, but now sometimes my cycles go 29-32 days, and I do not see much mucus. Are these signs of being peri-menopausal? Also does anybody know what spotting inbetween cycles usually mean? Does spotting ever happen to any of you other ladies diagnosed with endometriosis? The first time it happened in October 2009 it freaked me out! The second time it happened it freaked me out too!

I might have to have an ultrasound done (I am pretty sure I have developed more ovarian cysts/endometriomas again, which probably means another surgery! Something I am NOT looking forward to! I've already had two surgeries to remove endometriosis and bilateral endometriomas!), but I do not want to go see a main stream OB/GYN who will probably give me the speech I need birth control pills or need to go see an infertility doctor who will tell me the only way I'm going to be able to get pregnant is through artificial means. I won't take birth control pills and I won't try artificial means to get pregnant. I won't do anything that could possibly harm a potential new life, abort a new life getting ready to implant, or cause hubby and I to lose our souls and heaven. There's just no way. Even though I had a good cry for myself this past weekend, I am trying so hard to pick up my rosary, pray, and trust God. I know God can do the impossible. He can do miracles! Look what happened to "All You Who Hope" and "Sew" - they're both pregnant with miracle babies! Maybe someday the same thing can happen to me?

Yeah, but I think I need to lose some weight, start exercising, and eat better. I'm trying! I'm really trying!

By the way, I'm praying for all you new Mothers to Be, new Mothers through Adoption (Hubby and I are looking into foster care and adoption, but we don't know anything about either! We also don't have the funds to be able to adopt right now either! We really do need a miracle especially since it looks like with my diminishing fertility and crazy cycles, it looks like the only way I will ever be able to become a Mother is through adoption! But how when you do not have enough funds?), and everyone desiring the blessing of Motherhood and the gift of a child! I'm storming heaven for all of us!

May God Bless you all!

Love,
Maria

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Do you suffer from Endometriosis and have painful cycles? Drink Calli Tea! No more pain!

Ladies, I have news for you!

Like so many of you with endometriosis, I usually suffer from pretty severe cramps during my cycle and have to take prescription pain killers. Well, guess what? Not anymore! I found something that works better than Midol, Advil, and prescription pain killers! It's called Calli Tea and it's made by a company called Sunrider.

Calli Tea is a herbal and green tea. You make a pot of tea with this stuff every day and sip it throughout the day. It really works! A couple of weeks before my cycle arrived, I had another strange spotting episode and was suffering from cramps and funny twinges in my ahem, lady parts all week. Well, Dr. Karen Dees recommended the Calli tea to me, I bought a month supply from Dr. Dees who sells it, and no more cramps, pain, or inflammation. I can't believe it! This is most pain free cycle I've ever had! This stuff is a God-send! I LOVE this stuff!

If you would like to learn more about Calli Tea, please check out this link!

Click here to learn more about Calli Tea!

It is such a relief not to have to keep popping pain relievers several times a day every day of my cycle and continue to cause my liver enzymes to go up (I keep having to go back to my doctor's office to take blood tests to check my liver! My next appointment for a blood test is in June!)! Now I can drink something that is actually good for me and helps fight inflammation and pain - Calli Tea!

May God Bless you!

Love,
Maria

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Key To Fighting Endometriosis Is By Eating Lots Of Anti-Inflammatory Foods!

Yesterday during my lunch hour at work I listened to Dr. Karen Dees, a Nutritionist who gave a telephone conference at Clayton College of Natural Health where she is on Faculty. Dr. Dees was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of sixteen, endured nineteen surgeries, and finally a hysterectomy (But she didn't let that stop her from being able to become a Mom! She and her husband adopted three children from Korea!). Also I wanted to mention, after learning about the connection between eating a good diet after having surgery from a herbal doctor in Japan, Dr. Dees did NOT need to have any more surgeries. Her endometriosis went into remission!

Dr. Dees stresses eating anti-flammatory foods like onions, garlic, avocados, green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains. The goal is to build the immune system and build the Endocrine System.

While listening to her chat yesterday, I had a couple of break throughs:

1) Wait a minute, I have been diagnosed with several inflammatory diseases:

Endometriosis stage four
Acne
Sebborheic Dermatitis (scalp)
Moderate Persistant Asthma

2) Maybe if I start eating better, build up my immune system, and build up my Endocrine System (which is pretty bad because I've been having very painful cramps again, suffered from another one day spotting episode a week ago and then two days of brown bleeding, and ever since then I've been having cramps and funny twinges down there! I asked Dr. Dees about this and she told me that having spotting and brown bleeding is common with endometriosis. Whew!)everything will start working better and then maybe, maybe we will be able to conceive (It would be a Miracle from God!).

My progress so far (two weeks):

1) I am no longer drinking any soda.
2) I am drinking more water with lemon
3) I am drinking more herbal teas
4) I am walking home more from work (about a mile and 1/4th)

Dr. Dees has a wonderful and very informative article on her website.

Check it out by clicking here!

Special thanks to my sister in law's cousin who was a student at Clayton and sent me this article, which led to me being introduced to Dr. Dees website.

Ladies with endometriosis, other endocrine disorders, and other inflammatory diseases, there is HELP and EXCELLENT information out there! We NO LONGER have to suffer!

And a special thanks to Dr. Karen Dees! Lady, I think you're WONDERFUL!

I will write more posts on this subject, Dr. Dees, and what I have learned so far soon! My hope and prayer is to be able to help others with endometriosis, other endocrine disorders, other inflammatory diseases, and others who are suffering. In the meantime, you are all in my thoughts and prayers!

May God Bless us all.

Love,
Maria :)