Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And Life Goes On

Wow! Has it really been almost a week since I last posted? Sorry about the delay, but there really hasn't been that much going on in my life. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

I am excited to report, though, that I had my first meeting with the eating disorder therapist and things went well. I think the most enlightening thing she told me was that 85% of anorexics don't meet the weight criteria of the current anorexia diagnosis. That is, 85% are in the "normal" BMI range, but have all of the other symptoms (psychological and physiologcial) that are associated with anorexia. I guess based on what doctors know now, they are planning on changing the criteria for anorexia and removing the weight criteria.

And for the first time since I've gone off of BCPs, my little ovulation monitor shows that I am ovulating on CD 15!! I've always been a late ovulator, typically on CD18 or later. I'm not sure if it's a fluke or the herbs I've been taking or the fact that I'm eating more, but I have to think that it's a good thing.

So, where do I go from here? Well, I'm meeting with a nutritionist and then with the therapist again. I'm slowly, but surely making progress and I'm hoping that this will help in some way with my IF. I'm not going to hold my breath and assume that this is going to cure everything, but I know it can't hurt.


sienna said...

that's really interesting to know that 85% have normal bmi's!! the first day of stims, there was a woman in the waiting room who alarmed dh and i bc she looked to be about 5'7 and 80 pounds. i do not kids. she had NO meat on her, just skin and bones. i couldn't figure out her age, bc she looked in her 50's to me, but i must be wrong. it was really sad. she's not going to be able to get pregnant!

just wanted you to know - i have sooo many friends who are around 5'2 or 5'3 and less than 100 pounds. most of them watch what they eat like hawks, but each one (even with longer cycles) has still managed to get pregnant. it doesn't sound like you're as tiny as these girls, but hope this makes you feel better that it'll be your turn SOON.

Anonymous said...

So glad the meeting with the therapist went well! Yea for ovulating on your own!

Anonymous said...

As you say, it can't hurt and hopefully it will help! This must be sooo difficult for you in a society that equates being slim and working out with being healthy. I hope you're getting some understanding from people. Having to deal with IF as well you already have such a misunderstood problem. But you're taking such positive steps! GO YOU!

Dandelion Bud said...

thinking of you!!!

Lisa said...

I'm thinking of you and hoping that you can get this all sorted out Sooz :)