OK, I just got back from my sonography lab, and I'm freaking out.
While scanning transabdominal uterus and ovaries (with full bladders), 1 of the professors walked by as I was laying on the table (being a test patient) and says, "Is there something in her bladder?" Sure enough, it wasn't artifact, it was some kind of echogenic (giving off echoes) mass. All I kept thinking about was how my mentor recently told me he was scanning a woman's uterus and found bladder cancer purely by accident.
Luckily, it did not have the shape of a mass, so I wasn't really thinking "tumor." But I WAS thinking, "WTH?!?!?!" The sludge (as we'll call it) was gravity-dependent, so it moved when I switched positions, again confirming it was not a mass, lesion, tumor, etc. My professors were guessing it was blood, and asked if I had seen any blood in my urine. No. None.
I told them about my blood thinners (Lovenox). They're thinking maybe that is the cause. I already called and left a message with Dr Kwak to see what she thinks, and if this is a common side effect (or maybe means I need a lower dose?) I had to fess up on the message and tell her my hematologist refused to write the script for 40 mgs 2 x day, so I was taking 60 mgs 2 x day.
I am just SO FRUSTRATED right now. If it's not 1 thing, I swear, it's always always ALWAYS another with my body!! Every time I think I'm fixing something, another problem pops up. WTH???
St. Raphael, pray for me!
OK, and by popular demand, here is more info on the food sensitivity testing that I will be doing:
It's called the LEAP test: Lifestyle Eating and Performance. You can get more info by calling the main hotline at 1 888 NOW LEAP.
Now I'm worried that Dr Kwak's nurse will call me tomorrow and tell me to decrease my Lovenox to 40 mgs 2 x day. I know it sounds crazy, but I'd rather NOT risk a failed implantation over getting rid of some assymptomatic sludge in my bladder... kwim? Like, as long as it's not malignant or anything... I just don't want to mess with my dose RIGHT at the time I would be implanting (I'm 5dpo today). Of course, I won't put up a fight if they tell me that this is not a problem NOW but that it COULD become worse. Then I'll do whatever they want. I'm so torn!!