February 11, 2014

10 On Tuesday: Pray for My Ovaries

1.) No more Pediculus Humanus Capitis for this household! Woohoo!! It really wasn't that big of a deal. I'm pretty sure we noticed it early enough that it wasn't much of a problem for the rest of us.

2.) I had to go to the doctor yesterday. I started bleeding last Thursday so my doc is trying to figure out why. He wanted to do a biopsy of the lining of my uterus but I nixed that quick! Instead, they took a blood sample. If my levels come back menopausal then I have to have an ultrasound so he can take a look at everything. He says I may have to have surgery? If my levels come back normal then the bleeding is a menstrual cycle. Why is there such an uproar about this? Well, I haven't had a menstrual cycle since November 2012.  It was pretty funny, the nurse asked me when the first day of my last menstrual cycle was. I told her that was going to be up to the doc and that's why I was being seen. I hope the lab calls soon because they didn't call today and I really don't enjoy waiting.

3.) I'm really enjoying my Tuesday morning women's bible study at church. We are studying the book of James. I love our instructor and I am enjoying my small group. I've been helping out in the sound booth navigating the power point and recording all the lectures. I'm learning so much at church. So far I've participated in five bible studies and one institute class. I absolutely love it!

4.) My Wednesdays are about to get crazy busy because for the next twelve weeks for two hours I'm going to be taking a class sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness at the VA Medical Center. I believe all the books and materials are funded by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The class will cover: Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression), Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Co-occurring Brain Disorders, Addictive Disorders, and other mental illnesses.

5.) The other perk in taking this class is the hours can be applied to the continuing education requirement that keeps our foster care license current and active.

6.) After class I have to hop in the van, grab some dinner, and head towards church where I volunteer with my husband in the children's programming. Busy, busy, Wednesday.

7.) According to my doc someone like me whose levels have been menopausal for quite some time can all of a sudden come back normal. He said he once had a patient whose ovaries decided to start working again even after she was menopausal. Isn't that weird? I guess that's how women in their forties wind up pregnant?

8.) You know those hot flashes menopausal women experience on a daily basis? Well, I haven't had a single hot flash since I started bleeding. I don't think that's coincidental. I have a feeling my ovaries may have started working again? I guess I won't know until the hospital calls me back with my test results. I was kind of hoping they would have called today but no such luck. Why are laboratories so slow?

9.) Speaking of no more Pediculus Humanus Capitis... we've all had our second shampoo. You're supposed to do a second shampoo with the medicine seven to ten days later to ensure these nasty creatures are really gone. Like I said... no more Pediculus Humanus Capitis and with any luck we will never ever have to go through that again!

10.) My small group gals are in for a real treat. In class we pass around a sheet of notebook paper and write down our prayer requests. I wrote, "Please pray for my ovaries" and then I put a smiley face. I think some ladies will get a good laugh out of that one!! :)

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