Anemia has been rough on me, especially because it is exacerbated by having POTS. I have been dealing the best I can, and have found that massive amounts of caffeine (read: over six cups of green or black tea per day, when I usually drink none) is needed to get through my day, and I still have nothing in me once I get to about eight o’clock at night.
In the past, a friend of mine mentioned ablation to me, and I didn’t like the sound of it. (It sounded scary!) I had heavy periods, but honestly, I didn’t realize that could be a problem (as in, a serious problem. Yes, it was terribly inconvenient, but I didn’t think it was all that big a deal), and it really never was until recently anyway. So, another friend recently mentioned ablation to me, and I wondered why my Dr. didn’t bring it up with me. Master Pravus decided we should go back in and talk to my Dr. again.
Lo and behold, she didn’t bring it up with me, because:
“You’re a little too young to get an ablation.”
And, it was kind of funny, because, for a minute I felt like I was a kid trying to explain to their Mom why I really, really needed this. I pointed out that I knew I didn’t want to have children, and she pointed out that, people change their mind. (Never mind that I have known since I was a child that I didn’t want children.) So, I pulled out the point I was planning to make if she didn’t want to refer me to a Gyno.
“My husband has already had a vasectomy, so we can’t have children anyway.”
That was really all she needed to hear, and she told me that, I was right, and if I didn’t want to try (ANOTHER) hormonal birth control pill, that she would send me (with her blessing) to a Gyno to discuss the ablation. It still sounds scary to me, and I know there is a bit of healing time involved with it, but honestly, if my choices are to be on hormonal birth control for the rest of my life, or to have this minor medical procedure, then Master Pravus and me both agree that the minor medical procedure is the way to go. We could not be more relieved about the whole thing. So, Master is going to call the Gyno on Monday and see when he can get me in to have this thing done. Hopefully sooner rather than later.