i found out yesterday that the bacterial infection was twofold: i have a group b strep infection AND an e coli infection. wtf. seriously? thank you body for being awesome and keeping me going up to this point.
i'm taking strong antibiotics, and the dr says i should feel better in 2 weeks. it'll take a month for this to clear out, but i'm just happy it is finally getting fixed! yayayay!
Ok, first, let me say that if you think that I'm girly, or cute, or attractive in any way, please stop reading now. Cuz the following is going to ruin that forever.
You know who you are.
Oh ya, and if ever there was a post with too much information? This would be it.
When I had Chloe back in January, I knew that she would be my (our) only child. I wanted one. One child. No more, no less.
So, at my 6 wk check up with my OB, I had him insert an IUD. The easiest form of birth control. I didn't have to think twice about it. It's there. In me. No pills to remember, no plastic-y rubber ring to insert monthly, no weight gain associated with hormone based birth control.
Easy peasy pumpkin pie!
For the past 8 months (and a few weeks), I have had the WORST problems. Girlie problems. Problems where I finally begged. Yes BEGGED my doctor to just cut my uterus out and be done with it.
I knew I didn't want any more kids. I also didn't want to bleed 20 days on, 10 days off. And not just bleed. Hemorrhage. To the point where I would soak through a super plus tampon every HOUR.
See, I told you to stop reading!!! =(
For those 20 days, I would cramp. Cramp like I have never cramped before. My abdomen hurt ALL. THE. TIME.
I could FEEL my right ovary. It hurt too. It felt like somebody was shanking me in my lower right side. Sticking in an ice pick and slowly twisting it.
I went to the dr repeatedly. I told him I hurt. I told him that EVERYTHING made me bleed. My life was a bloody mess, fueled by money which went directly into the hands of kotex and tampax.
Yes, I still have a sense of humor.
After exams, ultrasounds, cultures, smears...shmears...and a mozillion specula later, my doctor said we just had to remove the iud, and go from there. If i had no relief, we would do exploratory scoping, then surgery.
And so the iud came out.
And it was sent to the lab.
And it came back as being full of bacteria.
Somehow, some way, my uterus has been full of nasty bacteria for the past 8 months.
My ovaries are full of bacteria, and have been marinating in this nast for the past 8 months.
And now it is all coming out.
Dear moonpie, is it all coming out.
I'm not even going to regale you with the imagery of what is coming out of my body, cuz it makes even me sick.
But I'm glad it is finally coming out.
I'm glad i finally have some answers.
I'm very glad that I don't want to have any more kids.
I don't know what is going to happen next.
I'm just waiting.
Waiting for my body to do its thing.
Clear me out.
Heal me up.
Make everything right.