How is everyone doing?

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How is everyone doing?

I thought we all could get caught up on eachother. So how is everyone doing? Any plans for a summer vacation or get away?

Thinking of you all.
Robin

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I'm doing emotionally better these days. I have my follow up appoint tomorrow.

DH just booked us a vacation!!! It's for our 1st wedding anniversary! We leave Oct 3rd and come back Oct 8th we are taking the Royal Carribean crusie to Grand Caymen and Cozmel.. and I cannot wait to get out of here and it has given me something to look forwards to Wink

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Good luck with your F/U appointment.

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"missy8632" wrote:

Good luck with your F/U appointment.

Thanks... I never really look forward going to the dr lol

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Cruise sounds lovely. Smile

I think I'm having my first AF, it's so heavy and clotty. I've been bleeding/spotting for 24 days now. I go for my follow up appt tomorrow. Beta is now at 5 at least and hoping I can book my LEEP procedure and get that over with.

Think this summer is a total bust for me though, oh well. On the plus side... I started new homeopathic meds and cleansing routine. My Osteopathic doctor got me all the stuff and she's been on this program a few weeks her self. One of the meds is for female balance, hormones. Another is for my Dysplasia. Oh, when she told me she wasn't wearing any makeup at all, I was floored! Her skin is perfect and she thinks it's from this stuff.

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They never told me where my beta's are at

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I just got back from Montana, went with a friend and her family to some property they own on the lake. Horseback riding, kayaking out on the lake, lazing around the porch. This is my friend who also had a m/c, and went through it very much alone, so I can rely on her not to make stupid comments that are meant kindly. She's one of the few people I really feel comfortable around, everyone else still seems a little on edge as to whether they need to say something or not, avoid the topic or not, or ask how I am or not. It's nice that they care and want to make me comfortable, but in doing so they make me want to scream at them.
And LA is HOT. Very, very, miserably hot right now. I can't buy ice cream bars because by the time I get it from grocery store to home, it's half melted. Even if I stick it in an ice chest in the car. Thank goodness for air conditioning, otherwise I would just be a melted puddle on the floor.
How's everyone else's weather?

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Hi ladies, my doctor assured me I'm having my period and not part of my miscarriage. So she's going to book my LEEP soon, maybe in the next 2 weeks (fingers crossed!). She said after that is done, I have to repeat my Pap two weeks after surgery and then if all is well, we can start TTC again.

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Hey girls! Summer is flying by quickly. I go back to school in 3 weeks :eek:

(TTC Ment)
We are actively TTC again, and I have an appointment on Wednesday to talk w/my OB about my crazy periods. Hopefully whatever is causing all the spotting is an easy fix and I'll be on the mend. Hope you guys are doing well. Whitewolf, I'm crossing my fingers for you!

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Holly I start school back on August 25th ahh

(TTC MENT)
My follow-up appoint went well! Dr said everythings back to where it should be and we can start trying again as soon as I get AF!!! So come'on AF!

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I got good news, my LEEP is scheduled for August 3!! Woot! Smile This will give me all of August to recover and then we can TTC again. Bye-bye bad cells!

Holly, I hope your doctor can help with your cycles. I am trying something called "Guna-Fem" which is a homeopathic med to get my system back in order. I will let you know how it works...

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Good luck!!!!

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August 3rd will be here before you know it!! WooHoo!

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I finally started back to work last week - slowly incrementing myself - 2 days last week - 3 this week and full time next week.

I was looking forward to today as I was off - when we found out that the son of one of our church members had died from his battle with cancer. I felt it important to go to the service as he took time away from his work and son to come to Sarah's. Which is 2 months today since we buried her.

I'm a little misty today when I realized that, but after the service I went and had my toes done. I hadn't had painted toe nails since last October. So it was really nice to get time away taking care of myself.

I really want to TTC - but having a hard time "reconnecting" with DH. I don't know what's holding me back.. guess it will just take time Smile

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HarleyGurl ~ enjoy the cruise...it sounds wonderful! We've been to Grand Cayman a few times - the StingRay city outing is really amazing if you get the chance!

Mohee ~ Montana is the best...we actually had to cancel our trip there this weekend b/c of the d&c last night Sad Glad you got to enjoy the 'Last Best Place'

We're supposed to go to Idaho with some friends in a week and a half...they've been going through IVF with no luck as of yet, so think I can trust them to not make things worse Wink In fact, am looking forward to getting away from reality for a little bit. DH is asking if I really want to go back to work (I work in a NICU), and I think I do...I love my job, but it is really hard to see what I see when we're going through this. Trying to decide when to go back...my first mc I took a week off, the second only 2 days...feeling like a longer break this time. How long did everyone else wait to return to work?

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Kerina - how's the 'reconnecting' with your dh going? Any better?

Ashley - your trip is coming up pretty soon, isn't it? Hope you have fun Smile I wish I could answer your question about when to return to work, but I work at home as a SAHM. No breaks for me, though my dh is sweet enough to give me a break from time to time. Come to think of it, I haven't had one in awhile, so I think I'll ask for one. Maybe next Saturday.

As for how I'm doing, it's been 16 days since my mc began and I'm still bleeding (though lightly). Hoping I'll be all cleared up by Thursday, which is my follow-up appt. On the emotional front, not doing too well the last couple of days. Been pretty weepy off and on, and it's been hard to see anything related to pg'cy or babies. I saw two babies today that were so adorable and I just wanted to go run and hide and cry my eyes out.

On a more positive note, I had a nice time with my dad and stepmom today.:) We met for lunch at Ruby Tuesday's. Then we came home and relaxed - dh and Hannah took naps and I got on the computer and had some down time. In a little bit we're going to meet a friend for dinner so that should be fun, too.

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I love Ruby's Tuesdays. Hang in there.

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Yup, we leave Tuesday night. Things have been really back and forth for me...Thurs and Fri were terrible, terrible days...Saturday I had to pull it together for a BBQ we were hosting for my husband's birthday (which was today)...it was okay. We'd told family we didn't want to talk about things during the BBQ because we were trying to keep it together...but of course my father in law cornered me in the kitchen to ask if there was anything he could do...no, we asked you not to talk about it so we wouldn't lose it, but you did what we asked you not to do. ugh. But overall it wasn't too bad. Today we went to brunch for DH's birthday, and of course, got bombarded with young families. Not that I fault them, I just don't want to see happy new parents / babies right now...so evil of me, I know.

Looking forward to being away from everything for a few days. I'm thinking I'll go back to work when we get home from Idaho...but not really sure how it will go...been entertaining an escape fantasy of quitting my job and going to massage school Wink

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Ashley - Hugs to you :bigarmhug: I can relate to not wanting to see new parents/babies right now bigtime. I was okay up until a couple of days ago, and then it was like the grief really started to hit. Since then it's difficult to see new/young babies or pregnant women. It's not that you aren't happy for them, it's just painful.

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I know...isn't it strange? It seems like whenever you feel like you can finally take a breath, there they are...pushing strollers, carrying around huge (or even tiny) baby bellies...argh. I mean, I am happy for my expecting friends...I just don't want to see them. Hearing from them is fine (as long as they don't make THOSE kind of comments!), but seeing them is just too too much. Surprisingly, my friends brought their 6mo to our BBQ and it was wonderful to hold him for a bit...he's such a sweet baby. Maybe it was easier because (and I know this is wrong of me) I know they lost a baby first and it was a really hard, scary pregnancy...I sort feel like they deserve such a happy and easy baby and maybe we'll get that lucky some day too...

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(M/c mentioned)

I'm glad you made the comments you did, Ashley. Being new to having m/c, it was difficult to be out and about today. My new neighborhood is filled with young families. I feel like a terrible person, because I just get jealous seeing pregnant people or people with babies. Anyways, glad to know I am not alone...

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Thanks, Leah...I was beginning to wonder if this thread had just died out or if I'd offended people. I'm sorry if I did...

We just got back from Idaho...it was lovely. But tomorrow I have to go back to work...DH isn't sure if he wants me to go back at all...but I just can't give up a good job right now (we all know the economy stinks on top of everything, eh?). I'm extra worried given I work in a NICU...not gonna be easy. Here's hoping I make it through the day with minimal break downs...

How's everyone else doing?

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"AshleyJ10" wrote:

Thanks, Leah...I was beginning to wonder if this thread had just died out or if I'd offended people. I'm sorry if I did...

We just got back from Idaho...it was lovely. But tomorrow I have to go back to work...DH isn't sure if he wants me to go back at all...but I just can't give up a good job right now (we all know the economy stinks on top of everything, eh?). I'm extra worried given I work in a NICU...not gonna be easy. Here's hoping I make it through the day with minimal break downs...

How's everyone else doing?

(Preg mentioned)

Good luck tomorrow, Ashley. Today was my first day at new job. It was tough to be there and at one point, while filling out benefit paperwork which asked about dependents, I about lost it. The HR rep was talking about being able to change your health plan if you were pregnant or had a baby. Anyways, I survived and just told myself that all I had to do was make it through today. That's all. And I did. Now I can just be home and cry if I need to.

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