I'm sorry about the cyst :( and having to be on BCP longer. I'm glad you're nurses were so awesome though - I know what you mean when the Dr's and nurses are like that and it makes a huge difference.
MOWED THE LAWN??? LOL.... we still have snow on the ground up here ....not as much anymore - we had a good downpour of rain last night but then it froze this morning so the roads were like skating rinks lol
We had a very mild winter this year. Like hardly any snow. If it did snow it was melted within a couple days. Two winters ago it was such a harsh winter there were 14 snow days at the schools. I hate the freezing rain crap. This weekend it's supposed to be in the 80's which is very unusual. Usually we don't get that weather until June or July.
Lol, your original post was not whiny! Thank your rooting for me. Actually my brother lives in Sneads Ferry, NC. I am sure he would be rooting for me too, but he has no idea I am going thru this. His wife can't keep a secret so we never tell him anything. I could ask him not to tell her but I hate when people ask me not to share something with DH. I would never do that to him or anyone else :)
Originally Posted by DancingNancy
It is amazing how some friendships are formed.
Originally Posted by meggyrn
Play with your DSLR, definitely use more than auto setting. Before paying for a class I would recommend a Digital Photography book by Scott Kelby. Its a very good guide for amateur photographers. I learned a lot from it :)
Oh and we have been mowing our lawn since mid February. Our Bermuda grass turned green end of January. Honestly this whole winter it never got completely yellow.
Jina I am so sorry that you have a cyst! But like PPs said it is good they caught it early and are waiting for it to clear. I know that adding more waiting to this process sucks but once things start moving, it really goes fast. Having nice nurses is a big plus. I had a hard time with the nurse in my clinic, but I complained to her and she changed her tune. Now we are really good friends. She even gave me free meds last cycle :D
Oh my gosh. I missed a few days and we've got a 4 page chat going! I just read all the posts-apologize if I overlook anyone.
Meg-I love your yard! I am in healthcare also...I'm a orthopedic PT and work a few days a week. Nurses and PT's are always so in demand....it's nice!
Jina-so sorry to hear about the delay with starting stims. I too got very thrown off last cycle when meds were added, days changed. I totally understand how the change in plans affected your mood and everything. I guess, expect the unexpected. I hope the time goes fast for you. And I have bled through most of the BCP I've ever tried. It's so annoying.
Jenni-sorry about the shower at work. sounds like a really rough day for you. Glad you got some good food afterwards to cheer you up. I hope I didn't miss anything, but you are moving right along with stims, right? ER coming up pretty soon?
Mimi-I don't think you are over reacting about the room and SIL. And you are right for putting your feelings out there, and definitely taking the high road to let it go. I admire you for all you've done for your SIL and friends. You have really put others in front of you. I am glad you find support here. It is hard to find understanding in the real world. People that haven't been through this have no idea.
Harmony-hello! Glad you've joined in. I'll answer your question about the DHEA here, although I don't really know that much about it. The doctor said it's a hormone precursor that should help the follicles respond better to the drugs. I think he is operating on that I have low ovarian reserve based on my AMH and apparently not enough eggs last cycle.
AFM-Nothing new here. I've been busy with work and running the household. Finding lots of little things that need attention that I neglected while doing the IVF and on vacation. Just waiting for AF any day here to start the BCP. Not getting excited, nervous or anything about it. I am happy because I have plans on Sat to go for lunch and shopping with friends. Haven't done a girls outing in a long time. I rarely leave the family alone, actually, even for errands! So it will be fun.
I'll try to keep up here! Not used to this moving so fast.
So who wants to come to NC and take me to my ER next week? :ROFL: We have told the clinic for about a month now that DH is home for at least 2 months EXCEPT next Tues and Wednes. Because I'm responding so well (big praise!), the ER is looking like - you guessed it - Tues or Wed of next week. My mom can't come up because she's helping my brother move and I've asked MIL but she's not the most...dependable of people (love her to death though). So, now I'm scrambling to figure out what I'm going to do. :shrug: Please don't get me wrong, I'm so excited that I am responding. This is definitely a wonderful problem to have. I just wish that I had a good friend here in town (my BFF lives in DC). Nothing is ever easy. And now, DH is getting super mad at me about it all. Grr.
Okay - rant over.
Oh, that is a dilemma. I wish you were closer I'd so take you :) But I cannot help getting excited for you :yahoo: for responding so well :) I'm sure that your DH is mad at the situation not you. This process cannot go smoothly, can it?
I have to share though. In 2007 I had an exploratory laparoscopy. DH was opening another business and had meetings day and night, BIL was out of town, parents were out of country, I could not get any of my friends to take me. So guess what, I took a taxi. The nurses at the hospital must have been sorry for me, because they offered to take me home instead of calling for taxi after discharge.
Meg, wow a creek too? Now you're really making me jealous! lol ;) Yeah! A cooking class sounds like so much fun! I didn't even check to see if our local community college offered cooking classes....I should definitely check! Thanks for the idea. I've never actually attended a zumba class before but I do have the dvds. It was fun for a bit but I have this huge problem of getting bored with things and just giving up. I really wish I could find some form of exercise that I actually enjoy enough to hold my interest for more than a month or two.
Mimi, that's a beautiful picture! I think it's so cool that you're into DIYing. I'm a terrible crafter....I really suck...lol. I really enjoy cooking, reading, shopping and hiking, though, I don't get to hike very much anymore. I would love to get in to photography...Hubby bought me a DSLR, a few lenses and some photography books for my birthday last year and I just can't seem to get the hang of it. I'm not a picture taker anyway so it's really hard for me to remember to take the camera anywhere. I just use my iPhone to take pics...how sad is that? :( I would love to learn how to knit as well but like I said...I suck at anything crafty...I also kill plants w/o fail.
You are such an amazing friend to be there for everyone while you silently go through so much heartache. I too am thankful for this board. No one knows that we're trying and no one knows about our losses (except MIL). It's been really difficult going through everything alone and pretending that everything is fine. Sitting through a baby shower while I had just m/c a few days before and attending a birthday party for a 2 yr. old while the mom was very pregnant with #2 right after finding out that I was having another m/c were two of the hardest things I've had to do. I'm just thankful that everyone thinks we don't want children, though, I have NO clue why they think that....they just do...~shrug~ Anyway, I know that your turn will come and hopefully all of your friends will rally around you and return the favor! :D
Harmony, I love to read as well. You should totally read The Hunger Games....I promise that you won't be able to put them down! Yay for almost being done with school! :D
Jenni, I've been meaning to re-paint the hall bathroom since last year. I even picked out the color and everything but then I had another m/c and haven't really thought about it since. I think this is the perfect time to finish that project once and for all. Now, only if I can get some energy! lol
Oh no! I wished I lived closer so I could take you! Is there any way your DH can cancel or delay his trip? Aaack! But, it IS good news that you're responding so well! ((HUGS))
Kara, I hope you have fun with your girlfriends. A night out sounds like a lot of fun! This thread is moving a bit fast for me too but that's a good thing, right? :D
AFM, thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement. You ladies are amazing! :) I feel a little better today. I guess I didn't even think about the possibility of a cyst....it's my fault for being so optimistic. I'm going to be more guarded for sure from now on. My mind is drawing a blank right now...I know I had bunch of things I wanted to say but I can't seem to remember.....I'll be back later....lol.
Good luck with the painting Jina. Kara , have fun with the ladies. Thanks for letting me vent. I really am getting excited about this cycle. It's just that nothing has been easy for us and this is just one more thing. DH is moving his flight Tuesday morning (at our expense that we really don't need to spend since $ is a little tight right now) so fingers crossed that it'll be Tuesday. If it's Wednesday, he has an appt to freeze his "sample" Monday afternoon. We really didn't want to have to do that but I guess that's what sperm banks do all the time right? I just need to work out the logistics of getting me home. But it will all work out. Warning hormone induced whine: This is why I really wish that I had a good friend in town. For my 30th birthday last summer I really wanted a surprise party (I've never had one but have planned several for others - it's like what you said Mimi about giving and not getting back) but DH told me that I didn't have enough friends for one :( Being so shy, I never really had a lot of friends growing up and still don't to this day. I have my best friend in DC and a few aquintances at work but I long for some girlfriends. I have horrible self-esteem and that doesn't help things either. But maybe I'll get some 'mommy friends'.