I Confess…I have been super lazy this week. I just haven’t felt like getting up and getting going. Granted I’ve had a lot going on, but there is no reason that I should be letting that get in the way of being healthy. I Confess…I am not totally sold on WordPress. It is driving me … Continue reading
I have had more than one person say this to me during the last few weeks as I have gone through the first stages of testing for PCOS and infertility. I must admit the first time someone said it I didn’t really get it…like ok, be gentle with yourself, what the hell does that even … Continue reading
Warning – I will be using terms that relate to female anatomy and monthly cycles, if you don’t wanna read about any of this now would be a good time to leave! You’ve been warned!! This is what my RE said to me when he was looking at my cervix just before he … Continue reading
I Confess…I’m still adjusting to this WordPress format. It’s so weird! lol
I Confess…I might be a tad pissy today so hubby is bringing me a doughnut to make me feel better.
I Confess…I am really not looking forward to my next RE appt on Tuesday for a biopsy of my uterine lining.
I Confess…I am super duper excited about the Favorite Things swap, it’s almost time to mail our packages out to our partners!
I Confess…I love Spring time but my allergies are seriously still trying to kill me.
I Confess…I may have mentioned to hubby I would like to set up another fish tank (we used to have a 30 gallon freshwater tank but got rid of it a couple of years ago) and he is off and running doing research to set up a SALTWATER tank. Um, do you know how much work a saltwater tank is to maintain?! Gah! He is on his own with this one! lol
Well, those are my confessions for today. What do you have to confess? Go link up with Mamarazzi!
Hai y’all! Hope everyone is having a great week so far. Warning, this post is going to be dealing with vagina’s and periods and if you don’t wanna know about that you should probably turn around and go the other way about now! Got a morbid curiosity? Great! Stick around!
Today was a big day in the fertility journey. We started out with our appointments with the fertility doc. Hubby was up first (hahahaha no pun intended, seriously!) with his ‘deposit’ for the semen analysis. Obviously he went back on his own and did his thing while I waited for my appointment for my ultrasound. They called me back only a few minutes after he went back. I have had a vaginal ultrasound before so I knew what to expect, but honestly this time it was a little uncomfortable when he was moving it around up in there and I don’t know exactly why. He did show me my ovaries and all the cysts on them, so it was clear to him that I do in fact have PCOS. He also showed me the huge lining that has built up in my uterus since I haven’t had a period in 3 months. This is totally normal for patients with PCOS to go months at a time without periods.
After the ultrasound was over, the doctor told me that he would be doing a biopsy next to determine if there are any cancerous cells in the uterine lining. Patients with PCOS have a higher rate of uterine cancer because the lining doesn’t get shed monthly like in patients who have normal cycles. So before we can go any further in this process of trying to get pregnant he has to make sure I’m healthy and don’t have any cancer or pre-cancerous cells up in my biznass!
So once I was allowed to get dressed again, I met back up with Hubby and the doctors nurse to go over the next step. First up was a blood pregnancy test to make sure I’m not pregnant now before the biopsy. Obviously, they won’t do a biopsy if I am pregnant already, but hello, if I am already pregnant why in the hell would I be needing to go to an RE to begin with?! So right after the ultrasound they took some blood for the pg test. Then we scheduled my biopsy for next week. Then we talked about how we are not allowed to have S.E.X. until 48 hours AFTER the biopsy. Fun times.
After that was over we made our way over to the lab so I could get 6 more vials of blood taken for all the other blood work the Doc had ordered. Lord. I was like really? Do I get to keep any of my blood, at all? I walked out of there with bandages on both arms looking like a drug addict with tons of track marks. Ok, not really but I did have both arms bandaged from them sticking me in each arm to get all the blood they needed. I was worn out, and I hadn’t eaten since dinner last night because I needed to be fasting for the labs today. So I made hubby take me out to Carolina’s (mexican) for lunch. It is like the best mexican food in Phoenix! haha
It was an emotional day with these appointments, but we are moving in the right direction. I gotta say I will be super happy when I am done with the testing and get some answers. I obviously am hopeful that the only problem they will find is the PCOS/weight issue. But if they do find something else wrong with either one of us we will deal with it and even if we don’t ever have another baby, we are doing things that will ultimately be good for us health wise and that is the most important thing.
So that’s it for this week’s tests! Amen and hallelujaz!
It’s time for the next step in our new journey to have baby #2. If you haven’t read the first couple of novels about this you can see here and here …go ahead, I’ll wait………..ok so you read them and you’re back now right?! Good.
So, last week at my first appointment the RE pretty much guaranteed that I have PCOS (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome) so to confirm that diagnosis I have to undergo a bit of testing. First step being a crap ton of blood work. Yeah, I love being a human pin-cushion! Yay! I have a history of being hard to get a good vein for blood draws so hopefully they know what they are doing and don’t have to poke me too many times. The second and uber fun test is a vaginal ultrasound. Yeah, that’s fun. Basically they need to view my ovaries to see size, shape and if there are cysts on them and the best way to do that is through the vaginal ultrasound.
While I am getting poked and prodded by something akin to one of E.T.’s fingers, my wonderful hubby will be doing his part by making a ‘deposit’ for a semen analysis. bahahahahahah yes I am an immature woman who wants to die laughing every time I think about what hubby has to do in this whole process. It’s the least he can do, after all I have to do every other damn thing.
Once the ultrasound, blood work and semen analysis are done, we can move on to the medications. For me that will mean Metformin to treat the PCOS. The hope is that the PCOS will be easy to treat with diet, exercise and medication and that will cause my body to start regulating itself which will also help me to lose the 30-40 lbs the doctor has said I need to drop before the fertility meds in a couple of months.
I’m hoping that by documenting my journey through all of this that I will be able to process my feelings easier so I’m not keeping things bottled up and not dealing with them. I hope you will humor me as I go through this journey and please, if anyone has been through this and has some words of advice please share if you can!
Hello lovelies! Can you believe we are at week 7 already in my weight loss progress updates? Yeah, me neither.
Can I just say that I am still adjusting to this new platform we know as WordPress. I have used Blogger since I started blogging so I have been used to that. So please bare with me as I figure things out around here!
This past week was a really rough one emotionally for me. We had our first appointment with the RE (fertility specialist) and while he didn’t say anything I wasn’t already expecting him to say, I still had a hard time actually hearing him say the words. So this week instead of getting really serious and cracking down on my calories and exercise – you know, since I am supposed to lose 30-40 pounds in 3 months I haven’t exercised hardly at all and my eating has been awful. Ugh.
I gained a pound this week and have no inches lost, but it’s my own fault and I take full responsibility for making poor choices when it comes to being active and eating. I am making a decision to do better this week. So hopefully the scale will reflect that next weekend!
Weight loss – 0
Inches loss – 0
Tomorrow, the family is off to the Train park in Scottsdale to have a picnic and enjoy the gorgeous day we are supposed to have. I’m sure we will walk around the park and play in addition to riding the train and the carousel. What are you planning for tomorrow? Don’t forget to take time to do something healthy for yourself!
Periwinkle went on another adventure today with the hubby, P-wink as hubby now calls her got to spend the day in the ER. Here are some photos of her exciting day!
Getting ready for work in the locker room…
Working the Trauma Desk…
Cruising The Halls…
Manning the phones…
My hubby is an EMT and works in both one of the Level I trauma centers here in Phoenix and also on an ambulance. Well today he is working on the ambulance so Hannah asked him to take Periwinkle to work with him and make sure she has a good time. So all day we have been getting picture texts from Periwinkle and Daddy’s adventures on the ambulance.
At St. Joseph’s in Downtown Phoenix
In the ambulance between calls, just relaxing
At Thunderbird in Glendale
Again relaxing in between calls
At Children’s in Downtown Phoenix
They still have a few hours left on their shift, so there might be more pictures of their adventures, but I couldn’t wait to share these. Hannah has loved seeing Periwinkle’s day with Daddy!