Pass It Forward

I am so so super excited to be part of this new project, Pass it Forward brought to us by Ashley of The Shine Project!

Pass It Forward was designed to get people to do little things, everyday, that makes an impact on the community around them. Pass it Forward is designed around a card. Each card is given a unique ID number. Lets say we’re at McDonalds, and I decide to pay for the person behind me in the drive through. I’d give the cashier the card, and tell them to pass it along to the next car when the give them the food that has been paid for. I then go home and log into the website that was on the card, and find my unique ID number. I log into it, and add my information… My first name, city, and a description of what I did….Let’s say the person behind me was you, you would pass it forward to someone else, and then would go home and do the same thing. From the very beginning, you will be able to track where your card goes, and how many people you affect just by doing one simple act of kindness.

I think this project is so great and will have the potential to really impact people’s lives. Everyone gets so involved in what they personally have going on that we often forget about other people who might be going through something that is bigger than anything we have ever had to deal with and maybe, just maybe paying for their gas or groceries or even just a coffee will be the thing that let’s them know they are not forgotten or alone. That might be the very thing that gets them through that tough time.

Thank you Ashley for letting me be part of the launch of this project!!

Kindly Remove Your ‘wand’ from my Girly Bits, Thanks!

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!

Guest Post – Ashley

via pinterest
Next Monday is a big day for me, it is the kick off 
of our
celebration!

Last year i was asked why I relay

 I really had to think about that, do a lot of deep soul searching.
 I relay for research.
 Plain and simple.
My cousin lost her battle with Acute myeloid leukemia the year she turned 16, 
but she was also a part of something huge…..
 She was involved in a clinical trial of Gleevec in kids,
Gleevec saves so many lives now.
 She got it….

My dad, when he got his Terminal diagnosis, 
did he lay down and die?? 
Absolutely not.
 He enroled in a Clinical trial for a drug that was supposed to shrink tumors…. and it did for a while. He continued to hope and fight.
 My dad got it……

Now I come back to why I relay… 
What these to amazing fighters taught me, 
without research nothing will change. 

Every cancer will be just as 
deadly
just as
 nasty,

 So maybe i will use my misfortune and loss 
to help someone else not have it quite so bad…. 

I will give unto others, 
myself.
I relay to honor the ones who gave their bodies to help others
 even when it may not have helped themselves,

 I 
Relay 
for

Relay 
For 

This year my goal is $5000
I am a long way from it.
Please make a donation,
Help me save lives.
Please share this post, 
the link to my page, 
anything.