Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My doctor's office called yesterday and they had the results of my upper abdominal ultrasound. (She ordered one after I had 2 blood tests that showed I had elevated liver enzymes). It seems that I have something called Fatty Liver, which is common with PCOS.

The site I've found most helpful in describing this

So, she's told me that I need to lose weight, which I've been saying for some time as well. She suggested either Weight Watchers or the South Beach Diet, since both will show me how to eat the right calories with normal food instead of having food and meals delivered to me. I checked out Weight Watchers online and it's $65 for a 3 month subscription. (I should be able to start that in the middle of next month after all the bills and stuff are paid.) I'm also gonna see about FINALLY getting the excersize bike and AbLounge that I've been wanting to get for the last 2 years.

She also wanted me to start taking Glucophage/Metformin again, which I told her I will not do. If you guys don't remember, that's the same drug Dr. Dutt started me on when I was first diagnosed with PCOS and it made me horribly ill. Dr. Kingsbury said that he strongly believes that I'm allergic to it after I described my symptoms to him and it IS listed on my allergies sticker on my chart, so I'm not sure why she said she wanted me on it again. I told them that they can prescribe it all they want to (and by they I mean the office staff) but that I would not fill the prescription. I can't afford to barely be able to get out of bed.

So, that's that, I suppose. She mentioned that my liver is bigger than normal, but not by much. Here's to hoping it was caught in time and that permenant damage hasn't already been done...

(Also, a friend of mine took a shit ton more pictures from Saturday that I'll be posting at some point. There are some really funny ones. :-P)

1 comment:

Becky said...

I'm doing weight watchers online and I love it. Really, I do. The first week is hard as hell, but after that, you get the hang of it. If you need any advice about it, gimmie a holler.