Friday, April 9, 2010

counting 1,2,3

I went to the acupuncturist yesterday, and after laying it all out for her, she asked, "What were the results? What were the numbers? You need to find out the numbers." She was firm in the fact that these numbers will help her treat me holistically and herbally.

Here are my numbers:

Day 3 bloodwork and U/S

FSH: 4.7

E2: 182

follies on left ovary: 4 (7x7, 6x6, 5x5 and 5x5)

follies on right ovary: 3 (9x9, 13x13, and 16x16)

Right ovary is the bad bad one( reminder: the right fallopian tube is blocked). According to the RE, the high E2 is probably from the cysts on the right ovary.

My treatment this month for Dr. S (RE): wait until next month, no meds, no BC pills, nothing!

My treatment this month for Dr. A (Acu): herbal formula 4 capsules 3 x per day, go back to being strict about my stagnation diet (yes, I've been cheating a bit!), avoid sugar and alcohol, and keep up my running/yoga routine.

I don't know what all these numbers really mean, and the more I google, the sadder I get so I plan to avoid looking to the internet for answers. Any input you all might have would be appreciated.


Kitty said...

I have no input for you, but wanted to wish you GOOD LUCK. I'm starting acupuncture on Tuesday, so I am following your blog religiously!

Dr. Google depresses the heck out of me too. It's probably a good idea to avoid it!

Alex said...

The FSH looks good, but the E2 is a bit high, so it's probably best to wait a month. That will be good to have a month and cleanse your body - make sure you're in tip top shape.

But I'm really sorry you have to keep waiting. That's the hardest part.