This is very strange. Its the second month in a row i've had spotting at O time. I had a little bit today. I looked at last months chart and I spotted for two days at the same time. It has NEVER happened before to me. I wonder now if its the anxiety meds i'm taking. I also wondered if it was the internal treatment as I had that yesterday.
I'm going to call and make an appt with the RE soon. I'll be asking for my cyst to be drained. Gotta try something as i've done almost everything else.
I think these treatments are helping my back!!! I hope they get my uterus happy too.
Today I had my first acupuncture treatment in a long time. The tcm dr said she's very concerned for my overall health. She said I need to do "everything" right to get better.... meaning diet and exercise etc. Yuck. Diet. Why is that so hard. I'd rather take a pill. She said no sugar,dairy,wheat,uncooked food (veggies), no cold food.
I'm not sure what i'll do but i've gained weight and i've got no energy. And i'm not pregnant either. Sigh. I'll think about it, at least I can cut back those things.
Today our congregation is having a potluck picnic and the weather is perfect. I'm going to an East Indian store and getting fresh Pakora, they are little deep fried savory fritters similar in taste to Samosa's. They are not on my diet LOL but so yummy. I'll get my eyebrow's threaded while i'm there (next door not in the restaurant lol)
starting to get excited more about our camping trip. Just trying to get dh to come with me. He want's too but we are organizing babysitting for my 17yr old dsd.......
Might have it worked out :) it will only cost us $400 :lol:
If so dh will finally get to see my home town :) Can't wait to show him and dss around.
Gotta make a packing list soon. There is no power or flush toilets at the campground :shock:
but thats ok, sis is bringing her generator and i'll pee in the bushes. :lol:
I'm finding myself counting how many dpo I am and wondering if I should test and actually I don't feel like testing. My bb's are not sore like they normally are by now in my cycle. I wonder if i'm having 'weak' ovulation now. Who knows. Oh nuts, I just realized that I have an RE appt when I might be out of town... gotta change that.
I think my latest malady is gallstones. Last week I had an 'attack' for the first time ever. I've been to the dr and ER since and they all think its that. I have an u/s booked in three weeks, they can't fit me in before that. The ER dr said its possible that I have issues with my esophagus and/or reflux and its causing the pain so she prescribed something to take at night which might help. If not it will be more apparent that its gallbladder.
We leave for holidays in 3 days. I'm getting excited but also worried i'll get sick while i'm in the middle of nowhere. At least I have meds to take with me just in case. Can't wait to show dh and dss around my old stomping grounds.
I've started packing food. At least i'm starting with the most important stuff :lol:
I'm back home after two weeks away. Had a really nice and relaxing time. :) I'll post pics soon of our trip.
I had no gallbladder issues while away phew. I had an u/s yesterday to find out if there are stones lurking about.
Tomorrow I go to physio. My back hurt after a week of sleeping in the tent on an inflatable mattress. Its getting better now that i'm home though.
Monday I see the RE. I really don't know what i'm going for. When I booked it I was determined to ask for him to drain my cyst. I'm starting to wonder if it will do me any good. Actually as I type this its just one more thing to try that hasn't been tried before so ....
Went on a very nice holiday with Dh and DSS to my home town. They have never been so it was fun showing them around. I havn't been for over 10 years myself but it felt like I never left. We first travelled to the Queen Charlotte Islands and camped on Agate Beach.
the islands are just west of Alaska.
We stayed one week. It was VERY windy and that put a damper on our trip. But it didn't rain which was a plus. I bought a crab trap and we tried to catch some but my trap ended up with none. However the locals told us we could use a dip net and catch them by hand. ???? are you serious? Well we saw people doing it so I figured i'd give it a try and guess what. We caught 20 crab!!! It was fun. We cooked them right there and most are now frozen in my freezer. We went fishing off the beach too and I caught 4 rock cod but they were all too small to keep.
I collected tons of rocks. Different colors and even found some agates (semi precious stones).
We went to pure lake to swim twice. It was warmer there being out of the wind.
Then after the long ferry ride back to the mainland (leaves at 11pm and arrives at 7 am) we drove to my home town of Kitmat.
Kitimat is at the end of the road
We spent one night there and then back on the road to the center of the province to my parents home. We helped them do some home repairs and now are back to reality at home.
I brought home a cold, wished I brought home another type of souvenier but oh well.
I'm planning to drive north to my parents next week again this time solo. Mom is having carpel surgury and will be pretty laid up. Her health is already very poor. I plan on staying one week to just be company and help with cooking for her and dad. I also want to do some painting. It will be nice for one more trip before winter hits.
I went to the RE yesterday and the short story is he recommended IVF since we've tried several IUI's and meds with no success. So its just a holding pattern for us as i'm not ready to go that route. I wish we could have a nice natural surprise still. Sigh.
I'm driving north to mum and dad's. Mom asked if we could go camping before her surgery next thursday. Not sure if she will be up for it but sounds like fun. She asked me to do some interior painting. I should be there for a week. Then home to entertain some of dh's friends who are coming in from Ontario for the long weekend. Then its school..... I need some quiet time up north before all of that.
It will be nice to go alone too. Wish I could take pup but I think mom and dad don't want me to this time. It will be easier without him for doing stuff I guess. I'll probably miss him more than the family :lol:
Having a very nice time at mom and dads. Yesterday we drove into the city and dad bought a nice big tv with the whole package. He was so cute today when it was delivered and set up. Just like a little kid with a new toy.
Mom and I did some rearranging outside on their patio and yard. Looks really good. She gave me some things to take home for my garden too.
I got some cold meds to try and stop my awful caugh. It wakes me up at least three times a night so i'm EXHAUSTED all of the time. It was so hard to get out of bed today at 10!. I hope they help me get a full nights sleep. I better go start on that right now.
Mom had carpel tunnel surgery yesterday and she's doing very well. Today I went out to my sister's hobby farm and pulled fresh grass to feed the horse, took the calf out of the barn on a long leash to a nice green grassy section for him to graze, tried to corner a loose turkey into the chicken coup (FAILED) picked raspberries and then my niece and I went to the lake with another family. It was a nice day. Very smokey sky from large forest fires even though they are hundreds of miles away. I havn't driven my truck for two days and today I noticed ash on it. Scary.
Tonight I almost completed my taxes. Nope not too early, actually too late. The gov't doesn't harass me because they owe me. I know its stupid and crazy, i'm just so unorganized and this year was really bad with loosing my job in Feb and a failed IUI, there was no way I could do much of anything. So its almost done and the cutoff date for filing over the internet is aug 31 so we will just make it without havning to mail all of our receipts which is so much easier.
Its sad to add up how much we spent on meds and treatments last year. Makes me appreciate the beautiful gift of meds we received in Jan for our Feb IUI from Stephanie. I can't stop hoping that we will get our miracle, even if it takes another treatment.
I"m driving home tomorrow. Should be a fine drive, I wonder if i'll go thru lots of forest fire smoke. Tomorrow is cd 14, good timing. I havn't used any opk's or temped at all. Didn't want to stress out (well i would have used the opk's if I brought them).
Today I went to the re-use centre. Its basically a place where you take things like clothes/kitchen stuff/toys/trinkets/sports/furniture that you dont' want anymore but someone else could use it. Its open all day long and you just pick thru and take whatever you want. This week (i've been several times) I got a water cooler, candle holders, coat rack for the wall and matching table for underneath, chocolate fondue pot, a few planters, cake pans clothes, hockey net, corning ware, dvd's and books and who knows what else!!!
I dropped off some clothes and stuff. Its like a treasure hunt. I went twice a day a few times :)
I'm busy packing up my suburban tonight. Mom is giving me some meat for my freezer. I've been making big ice blocks to keep everything cool in the coolers I brought.
At my sister's hobby farm I picked a gallon of raspberries and froze them. I tried to dig up some plants but couldn't get any roots so I'll try to plant the two stalks that I managed to get. I played with Norman the calf today and tried to catch the loose turkey to no avail. I gathered some nice long grass and fed the horse her 'candy'. Hmm what else did I do.
Tonight we had turkey dinner but I didn't help as i was busy packing all of my loot. Mom packed a bunch of stuff for my DSD as she's moving into her first apartment tomorrow.
She got together a starter pantry with soups, spices, sugar, salt etc and lots of baking/cooking stuff.
I better go check on my soup bones......