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    I'll start this thing...

    What did everyone do today? I didn't really do to much. Usually I have violin practice on Tuesdays but my violin teacher was out of town today. Just as I was going to get ready for the day I got a phone call from the water meter reader ppl saying they couldn't read our water meeting. He asked if he could make an appt to come inside to take a look. Well since I was home I decided he could just come then. I was so frustrated by the time he left. He had to change the meter inside. I asked him if he wanted me to move anything out of his way and he said no. He did his thing and then said he "spilled" a little water. He offered to clean it up but I said I would because I don't like ppl in my house. He showed me his "spill" and it was a ton of water. It got on a couple things in the storage room. Then he went to check it from the outside and it still didn't work so he said he'd have to go get something else and come back. I waited for him for an hour and he never came back. I wanted to shower but didn't want to miss him if he came. I got the mess mopped up and the dehumidifier running in the storage closet. He still hasn't been back or if he has I've been gone.

    I'm a hospice volunteer and I got assigned a pt a couple weeks ago. I finally made arrangements to stop by for a visit with him today.

    I think when DH gets home from work I'm going to see if he wants to go for a walk. It is so nice here today. It has been really nice lately. I haven't been working out as much since Zumba was canceled yesterday d/t the studio getting new flooring so I feel like a nice walk would be good.

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    That sounds like a crappy situation with the meter man. I hope that you are able to get it all taken care of soon. Were you able to go on that walk?
    My afternoon was about as bad as I figured it would be. We had the shower for my co-worker (her 2nd in less than a year) and I didn't participate but couldn't take the afternoon off like I had wanted. So I had to sit at my desk w/ my headphones on and pretend to do work for about an hour and a half. I made it through about 45 mins and then I started crying uncontrollably. All of the what ifs and why's came rushing in. So I was in a funk for the rest of the afternoon. But DH was able to get off work earlier than he thought (there was some big issue and he thought he would have to work through the night) so he took me to this new Mexician restrurant. Nothing like some shrimp tacos to make things all better.
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    Sorry you had a crappy afternoon. That's always a nice surprise to have DH get off work earlier expected.

    We didn't go on the walk. DH got out of work late. When he got home he wanted to work on moving some rocks around our pond. So I watched him do that. I work this afternoon. I work 1/2 day a week for a plastic surgeon. It's not much but gives me something to do. I really like it because his wife works there also so we get to chat, plus I see a lot of interesting things. I told DH that I want to walk tonight when he gets home from work. He took tomorrow off so he had a short 3 day work week.

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    Mind if I join in on the chat?

    Meg, ugh! How irritating about the water meter man. I would have been fuming. Is there a leak or some sort in the storage room? How did he spill that much water? I hope it's all taken care of now. Oooh, you guys have a pond? That's really neat! Do you guys have fish or turtles or anything in there? How cool that you play the violin!

    Jenni, ((HUGS)) Sorry, it sounds like you had a rough day yesterday. Yay for shrimp tacos! There is a Mexican joint in our neighborhood that has THE best salsa ever. I call and order their chips and salsa to go pretty often...well, I used to anyway, before I started my new diet. I sure to miss it. Now I'm craving Mexican food...lol. I hope you're having a much better day today.

    AFM, I've had a rough few days as well. Nothing major....just very annoying is all.

    So, I've been on BCPs for a little over 2 weeks now (seems a lot longer!) and about a week in I started getting cramps. I just ignored the cramps since I have a pretty high pain tolerance and figured it was from the bcps doing funky things with my body. Well, on Sat. I started spotting a little and I wasn't that concerned but on Sunday I was cramping pretty bad and the spotting was a bit heavier but not bad enough to call the nurse over. On Monday, I woke up with the worse pain in my uterus ever. I've never experienced pain like this before and the spotting turned into really light bleeding with some small clots. I called the nurse and she said it was perfectly normal and as long as I wasn't soaking through a pad an hour I was fine. Ugh! I put myself on bed rest and took some tylenol but the pain kept getting worse and the bleeding wouldn't slow down. On Tuesday, the cramps were still pretty horrendous and the bleeding was even heavier but I wasn't soaking through a pad an hour so again I just stayed in bed for the rest of the day. Yesterday was the heaviest in terms for the bleeding but the cramps eased up some. Though, I stayed in bed anyway as a precaution. Today, I'm still spotting and so far no cramps....the nurse said this was "breakthrough bleeding". I don't like it one bit....it's making me really nervous. I don't want this to ruin my upcoming cycle. I just have to get through today....I have an appt. with my RE and nurse tomorrow. I guess we're going to sign bunch of paperwork, get an u/s and learn how to give myself the shots. The pharmacy called and said my meds would be delivered tomorrow. I guess this is really happening.....I hope anyway. I hope AF stays away for another week or so. Sorry for my rant....
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    Jina...that stinks the BCP did that to you. How are you feeling today? I remember when I was taking BCP for my IVF cycle I did have a lot of breakthrough bleeding and the nurse said it was normal. When I was on BCP a few months ago I bleed for practically 5 months straight. It was horrible. I finally quit taking them. I just thought my body needed to adjust to them so I have it the 3-6 months they say. I gave up at 5 months. Good luck at your appt today.

    The water meter guy didn't turn off the water outside when he changed the meter so when he took off the old one water sprayed all over. Our pond isn't huge. It's a decorative type of pond that has about 4 levels to it. It was here when he bought the house. It's really nice but takes some work. We have lots of goldfish. They were busy over the winter since there are lots of little new ones. No turtles, some frogs and toads. We get tons of tadpoles in there. The other day I was out there and found 4 garter snakes. I'm not a fan of snakes but I can't kill them so we left them. I like to watch them, I just don't like it when they startle me. I don't know why snakes startle so much. It's not like I jump and scream when I see a rabbit or squirrel run across the lawn. It really freaks me out that last week I was reaching n the pond up to my armpits and behind all the rocks getting leaves out when there were probably snakes there.

    I forgot to say that I love little local Mexican restauarants. Our's has the best margaritas and chips and salsa. Sometimes DH and I go there just for a margarita and chips and salsa. I'm not a margarita fan but I can always drink theirs.

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    Meg, I'm feeling a little better today. Thank you for asking. I'm still going to take it really easy until I see my RE tomorrow. I've just never heard of breakthrough bleeding before. Last time I was on BCP was 12 years ago! I know it's supposed to be normal but I can't help but feel a little nervous...you know? Wow, 5 months of bleeding?! That's horrible.... Ugh...I swear, I wish they had bcps for men. THAT would be awesome!

    Ugh! Stup!d meter guy. You'd think he'd remember to shut the water off first....hmm....?! Your pond sounds awesome! I bet it's very relaxing. I'm not a huge fan of snakes either....Hubby actually had one as a pet. It was given to him as a birthday present from his brother years ago. The snake actually passed away and I don't miss it one bit! You are one brave woman to dig around in your pond without being able to see. I would have been squealing the whole time...lol.

    I have a quick question, my meds are supposed to be delivered tomorrow but my appointment is at 9 am. Do I have to have the meds with me? I know...probably a really dumb question. The nurse told me that I would get my first dose of Lupron at the appointment but if I don't have my meds with me....ugh...how does this work? lol
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    ITA re: breakthrough bleeding. I was basically spotting for about a month. The RE said that as soon as you starting taking the injections, the estrogen should stop it. That's exciting that you are about to take your nursing class. It can be overwhelming but it will become old hat after a while. Good luck with everything!!

    Meg: Your pond sounds delightful!! We are in desperate need of some landscaping in our yard but between some trees we had to cut down, the chimney replaced due to woodpecker holes, the bathroom/kitchen fiasco, and all the baby stuff, our finances have taken a hit recently. But that hasn't stopped me from dreaming!

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    Jina...I wouldn't think you'd need to take your meds to the class. I'd maybe call just to double check. It'd be hard to get them there since a lot of them are refrigerated. Maybe they have lupron there they give to pts during their class. When I did mine they had samples to show us with.

    Jenni...I was reading through your blog and it does sound like you've had a lot going on on the homefront. What a mess! Had the landscaping not been here when we moved in, we would've never done it. I'll have to take a pic once things start coming up and it looks better. I might have a pic from last year I can post. DH and I got married by our pond so it has good memories. He also proposed to me there. I was in a panic when he proposed to me since he had bought the house but hadn't closed on it yet. I thought we were going to get arrested for trespassing but he said he had talked to the owners.

    What does everyone and their DH's do? Just thought this would be a way to get to know eachother better.

    I'm an RN. I worked in a hospital on a med/surg unit. We have a very small hospital, 22 beds or so. After DH and I got married I quit my job to stay home. Now I work 1/2 day per week for the Plastic Surgeon. DH is a Family Practice Physician. DH and I met at the hospital where we both worked. At the time he was working in the ER. Currently he is the Medical Director at a Community Health Center. He resigned from that job and starting May 29 will go back to working full-time in rural ERs. That's what he was doing when I met him up until a year ago when he took over the Med. Director job.

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    I love this!!!!
    Meg - Sorry about the water meter man. I hate when I have to have other people do things in my house. They always seem to mess up something. However, I am little OCD so its hard not being in control of everything.
    Jenni - I feel your pain This weekend I am throwing a baby shower for my SIL. There will be 70 guests at this shower so I am little freaked out. I have never had a party for more than 25-30 people. Eeek! Plus I have to participate
    Jina - BCPs stinks! I hated taking them when I needed to and I am so happy my RE is not using them. I hope you feel better soon

    I need a little advice. But first I want to apologize because my story is so long. I had a little tiff few weeks ago with the above mentioned SIL and I am still not over it. I am trying really hard to look past this problem but it keeps coming back. Please let me know if I am out of line (DH thinks that I am right just overreacting a little.) So SIL is pg with her second. It's a girl and she was so happy because she gets to reuse a lot of things from her first DD. We started a little tradition with her last pregnancy where we go together for gender scan appointment. Well its sort of a pushed tradition because both of our DH's have demanding jobs and cannot take a lot of time off, but I like her so its a good tradition So her gender scan was Dec. 20th, and while we were waiting to go in I told her about a little remodeling project I was planning to do and how I came up with an idea for a nursery for my future child(ren). So about a month ago we stopped by their house to drop off something and my BIL insisted I go see the nursery they just finished. Well, I about passed out. She used almost all of my ideas!!! The wood paneling, chair rail molding, white furniture and lavender color pallet. I held it together and did not say anything, but as soon as I got in the car I started ranting to my husband. Come to find out BIL told him what they were doing and DH told him that it sounded a lot like what I was wanting for a nursery if we were to have a girl. I could not believe she totally stole my idea. So next time they came over for a dinner I let them know that I was not happy about what they did (just to let you know I am very passive aggressive, and come off very pleasant even when I am angry or upset, sort of like Bree on Desperate Housewives if you ever saw that show.) Then they have a nerve to lie to me and tell me that BIL came up with the design!!! Well I could not take that so I called them out on it. They continued to lie so I decided to let it go, but SIL goes on to tell me that she does not even remember me talking about this because it was so long ago. Now I don't know what is worse the fact that she took my idea without care or that she is so self involved that she did not even try to remember what was obviously so important to me. Anyway I am still little upset over this but I am taking a high road and trying to forget. Also I am knitting a lavender blanket for the baby. DH thinks I am doing a right thing but I cannot tell him that it is still eating at me. So what do you think? Am I overreacting?
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    I don't think you're over-reacting. I'd be just as mad. It would be kind of a coincidence if she didn't use your idea and you thought of the same idea. I'm sure it's something that is hard to get over but I think that is the only thing you can do. Kuddos to you for throwing her a baby shower. That would be so hard. Good luck this weekend!

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