I had some great time off and got to do some fun trips to Santa Fe and Bend. The last couple of weeks I have been getting back into poling.
I also decided to go off Facebook. My friend in Santa Fe has been off for a year and a half and said it was amazing. I have been enjoying my time off and given the recent events in the U.S. am super happy I am not on it.
I have had some health issues that I have slowed my down a bit and have needed some extra rest.
I had a bought of Mirena poisoning….okay maybe not so dramatic as that. Mostly cycstic hormonal acne that I got rid of over a year ago with Accutane. The acne came back and it was super annoying. My OBGYN in the past mentioned the acne and did ask if I wanted the Mirena removed. However, at that time I was sure the acne was due to weaning my son and figured I was fine. Nope.
When the acne started coming back I decided to try Acupuncture and my usual person was on maternity leave. My new Acupuncturist specializes in hormonal and fertility issues. When I told her I had not had a period in three years she freaked out. She was like get the Mirena out now! My regular OBGYN was not available for three weeks so instead I went to my local Planned Parenthood. It was super easy, I got an appointment right away, and the whole experience from a patient perspective was great. The only thing that was awful was the actual removal.
So the last couple of months I have been going through a Mirena detox. I don’t think I experienced any kind of “Mirena crash” but that could be because my Acupuncturist gave me Chinese herbs to help elevate symptoms and get me back to normal.
I would say my skin is clearing up…maybe? I may go on another round of Accutane just to get through the acne.
The other thing is that I found lump on my breast. I do monthly checks and am a lumpy bumpy person. I had recent physical and my doctor had me do a breast diagnostic. This means I got a mammogram followed up with an ultra-sound. I was told everything looked good but my doctor wrote me back that she wants me to see a breast surgeon.
So next week I am seeing a breast surgeon and having surgery…? Not going to lie when I scheduled my appointment I lost it. The doctor I am seeing is a breast cancer specialist and it freaked me out.
Also, my lump is under my nipple and get something removed there is not going to feel great. Initially, I argued against going at all but after talking with my friend decided to do it. I really hope that it is nothing or if there is something its really treatable.
In the meantime, I am distracting myself by going to a Marlo Fisken workshop.