Whups, I’ve sort of zoned out and gone a bit silent here. To be fair, between baby and computer problems, I’ve not exactly been possessing copious amounts of writing-braining power. And those two things are atop severe chronic fatigue, which is worse right now because of menstruation, and well. I need more caffeine, suffices to say. 🙂
Having said that, things are going fairly well on the whole. Healthquest 2015 is off to a good start, for example. I’ve had a few blood tests done to make sure things are good, like thyroid (better than it used to be, I think), and have started the ball rolling on getting an IUS installed in the name of fighting my periods/endometriosis/chronic fatigue. I’m slightly amused because I started off talking to the female doctor about it, who pointed me back to my usual doctor as the guy who does them. I thought that seemed weird based on how dismissive he seemed of feminine health issues, and indeed, it’s the other male doctor in the practice that does them! So I’m booked in to see him on the 10th to find out about getting all the pre-work done before they can get it installed. I’m not super-optimistic about how well it might work, based on the fact that I’ve had progestogen-only pills in the past and they made no difference, but it seems the right thing to try. I’m still mentally preparing myself for the possibility of having to go full hysterectomy like my maternal aunt and grandmother, but I can hope that this’ll do the do.
I’m also needing to bend arms to get a laparoscopy, but I don’t think that’s going to happen for a bit. I’ll probably book back in to see the female doctor in a few months to see about getting that looked at, since I think she’s more likely to take it seriously without me having to bring up other issues, like how shite (*rimshot*) my bowels are and have been since I was 20. But eh, I should use every symptom in my arsenal probably, right?
Mental healthwise… it’s pretty neutral, which is how I like it. Now that my pedal exerciser has been fished out of a box, I’m enjoying taking light exercise. This will probably be the only mention of that, because I get very tired of people conflating health and weight (absolutely not related in my case), and also, I am trying to see how much I can ‘get away’ with before OCD kicks in and causes me to harm myself. So far so good, but not talking about it with people is a big part of being able to take the most out of it. I mainly mention it because I feel from past experience that there is a risk of triggering rapid cycling as well. I’m pretty sure I haven’t, but y’all know the deal — even with good self-awareness, we’re pretty skilled at lying to ourselves about ourselves when it suits us.