Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm here, I swear

Iy yiy yiy. Just a quick update. The Dynamite? I was loving it. I had lost 5 pounds in the first week.

Then, totally unrelated, I thought I was dying. I missed my period ("WTF" was my answer to that, since I'm on the pill...which doesn't help you lose weight) and got pains in my left side that were completely debilitating. A trip to the doctor (I thought for sure I had a tubal pregnancy) confirmed an ovarian cyst (has anyone had them? Statistics say 92% of women in their child bearing years have), the probable cause for the pain.

So, off of the Dynamite diet because while the doctor didn't think it had anything to do with a flare, it can't hurt to cut out any chemicals while we figure it out. An appointment on 4/18 will take a second look to see if it's one that's going to flare with different chemicals at different times of my cycle, and then if it's still there, we'll do an MRI to determine if it's dermoid (look THAT up on Google, it's some freaky sci-fi type of stuff!).

After that, I can go back to my diet (I was loving it).

I think this post has set the record for parentheses, but I don't feel like going back to edit. I have a wicked cold right now, just pretty "blah" in general. It hurts to pee! (That's from the cyst, not the cold.)


  1. Yikes. Hope you're ok.

    Good job on the 5 pounds though. Hooray progress!

  2. That sucks! I only know of one person for sure who has ovarian cysts but I don't know her well so I don't know much about it. I hope you're feeling better now. You don't have a urinary tract infection or anything do you? Take care of yourself.