I feel like I say that every other post or so. One of my hopes for 2013 is that I am better at documenting our lives.
Unfortunately, I've felt like I've been hit by a convoy of semi trucks. Since my hormones are usually very off (Hello PCOS.. my how you taunt me) I figured it was my hormones and sought out the help of a local doctor known for dealing with hormone imbalances. (Not to be confused with our Reproductive Endocrinologist... )
I wrote all my symptoms down before I got there and fought really bad anxiety after I signed in. When the nurse saw the list she said, "Hmmm.. these sound like menopause."
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... gee thanks?
The doctor came in and she said the same thing.. and I started to fight tears. She promised that she would get to the bottom of things and that menopause would be unlikely... but it was possible.
And then I gave half my blood away. No, not really. But I did feel weak and dizzy when I got up.
Turns out, I am "just" severely vitamin D deficient. My hormones look surprisingly normal for a nursing mama that has been plagued with PCOS and fertility issues.
The good news is that we can supplement that. 50,000 units once a week for 8 weeks and then we will redraw. (Plus magnesium and calcium so I can process it all properly.)
The bad news is that it can take a month before I start to feel a difference and I may have to continuously supplement.
The doctor and nurse were both SHOCKED that I have been able to parent 5 children and homeschool and house hunt as deficient as I am. They expected someone with labwork like mine to be practically bed ridden. I have spent alot of time on the couch and pacing myself, but I've been able to keep things running. To that, I credit a supernatural God and alot of Stephanie Stubborness. But anyway.
Our house hunt has been going. :) We are hopefully almost done with this house business. Let me introduce you to her.
(Pssst.. you can click on the picture to make it bigger.)
We are hoping that around mid-February that this is HOME.