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    Glad you are feeling better. I've had a headache since about Monday. It comes and goes and when it's really bad it hurts above my eye. I'm wondering if it's sinus related but I have had any congestion or drainage but it could still be related. I really hate it because my headaches went away when I started BCP so I hope these aren't hormone related. Or I could be working on getting AF. I take my BCP constantly (no break) until I start spotting, then I break to get a period because the spotting doesn't ever stop otherwise. I do think I get some PMS even though I'm on the BCP. I've noticed I've been more irritable, crampy, bloated and just blah the past few days.

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    Today I'm going to go the Annointing of the Sick Mass. Children mentioned...I normally wouldn't go since I'm not Catholic but DD2 has a part in it so I'll go to see her. Yesterday DH and I picked up 22 pairs of flip flops for 30 cents a piece to take to Nicaragua. There is a store going out of business so they were super cheap. We got about 30 pairs for 50 cents a piece at the $ Store last week. My mom has 100 pairs to take. They are needed there and are light so will be easy to travel with. Tomorrow we'll head up to our lake house after our 5K to do yard work and get it closed up for the winter. Of course we haven't had any rain in forever and it's supposed to rain tomorrow so we can't burn leaves. We are going to take my dad's truck to haul them to a compost site instead. We won't have much time there since we have to be home on Sunday night. We are refinancing our home and close on that on Monday and I think we are going to refinance our lake house also since the rates are so good. The banker thinks we can get 2.5% on our lake house. Right now we are at 6%.

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    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

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    2.5% is awesome! I used to work in mortgage administration so I have a good knowledge of rates, refinancing at this point will save you a bunch of money!

    The last time I was on bcp I took 3 packs, 1 week off and then 3 packs... I had to go to the ER by ambulance and one of the paramedics asked if my doctor knew I was doing that. He was shocked to hear that my doctor told me to, the female paramedic set him straight. Poor guy, lol.

    Awesome deal on the flip flops! When are you going?

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    2.5 is a great rate. Our primary home we locked in at 2.75% Our banker thinks it will go lower or won't go any hire during the election. She hasn't even refinanced her home because she thinks they'll go lower.

    I take my BCP continuously to even out my hormonal imbalance and I get such bad headaches, PMS and very heavy, crampy periods. I still get all of that when I do take a break but it's once every 45-50 days instead of every 21 days. And I can plan my periods. Actually my periods is the main thing that was getting in the way of me going on the mission trip. I'd think "what if I'd have my period there?" There's no way I could go with my period since they really don't have bathrooms and I'd have to be changing things every 2 hrs or so.

    We leave for our trip Jan 30 and get back Feb. 8.

    I went to mass and now I need to vacuum my floors. I really get anxious/nervous going to those masses. I got to the Children's Mass every Friday (even though I'm not Catholic). I get anxious at the annointing masses because there is a lot more ppl there and I don't like sitting in the middle of the pew. I get anxious so then I get an upset stomach and I think to myself "what if I have to get out of here and I can't?" It's a viscious cycle. Even if I get there early and sit at the end of a pew ppl expect you to scoot down when they come. So today DH and asked an older lady to scoot down and he sat on the end. It actually looked like it was because he was on-call and wanted to be on the end in case he got called out (which he did) instead of his anxious wife wanting to sit on the end.

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    I just ate some awesome crockpot maidrites I made. They are called "campfired maidrites." They have ground beef, red pepper, onion, garlic, ketchup, bbq sauce, worchestire sauce, cider vinegar, brown sugar and baked beans. Probably some other things I'm forgetting. They were really good. I served them with sweet potato fries and a fruit salad with marshmallows and a mayo/sugar/milk dressing. So yeah, our meal was real healthy with all the sugar. It was more of a dessert meal. I made every meal this week, except for my ham on Tuesday, in the crockpot. I've been spoiling myself not having to cook at night. I even made a cake in the crockpot last night.

    I'm going to be bummed if our 5K tomorrow is postponed to the next day d/t storms. It's supposed to rain and they'll still have it but obviously if it's lightninging they have to postpone. We are going to be out of town the next day so won't be able to do it.

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    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
    IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

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    Woah! Tough, tough day yesterday. Hoping today is a little better. Can't wait for my three day weekend coming up starting Friday. I am pretty sure I am moving one of my patients to the unit as soon as I get there.

    Hope you guys are having a better weekend than me.

    -Tiffany
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    Sorry yesterday was so tough. Hope today was a better day at work.

    DH and I did our hospital 5K yesterday. It was focused on heart disease awareness so they promoted wearing red dresses. Well...I was the only one wearing a red dress. The dress was two pieces so I wore a shirt under the top since it was a bit chilly. It was a bit difficult to run in depending on which directing the wind was coming from. It would get twisted around my legs and was kind of heavy at times. When I woke up at 6am it was thunderstorming and down pouring. They were going to keep the race on in the rain but it would be postponed if there was lightning. Luckily it stopped and it was perfect weather for the race. A little cool, but not too cold and not sunny. I got 55th overall and ran it in 31:43. This is my last 5K until probably next year but I need to keep myself motivated with running. I think I need to do more 5K's for motivation.


    After running the 5K we drove up to our lake house to do yard work and get it ready for winter. We had soooo many leaves. We filled up 1 1/2 (very compacted) pick up loads to take to the compost site. We went over and did some of my parent's yard and filled up 1 1/2 loads also. They have a ton more leaves than we do but we ran out of energy and time to finish theirs. I felt so bad for DH last night. Last minute he picked up a shift two hours away from our lake home. After he picked it up he wished he would've never offered it. He worked 24 hrs on Friday and only slept from 4a-6a because he was up with a trauma. Then he ran the 5K and worked outside all day. Then at 8p had to leave to drive 2hrs to work until 7a. He got back to the lake house at 9a and we worked all day, drove 2 hrs home and as soon as we got home and got the truck unloaded, left again to drive 1 hr for a shift from 9p-7a. Then he works again tomorrow starting at 8a until Wednesday at 8a. I worry about him driving at night when he is so tired but sadly he's used to it.

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    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
    IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

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    Thats brutal. My dh actually drives me when I am tired. He will bring my son along and it brightens the heck out of whatever foul mood I am in after a long shift.

    I survived the weekend, but not all of my patients will. I was up most of last night and worked today, but was off at 6pm and could ignore my pager after that.. Felt good to be free. Also they definitely dont teach you everything in residency you need to know. At least I could always find someone to run some more difficult things over with.

    Tomorrow will have a fair bit of paperwork to finish up, but should be nothing like the last few days.

    I dont know how you guys get by with him gone so long- you must really hold things up at home.

    I survived yesterday afternoon by eating a sams bag of party sized twix. Ok, so I didnt eat all of them but enough to feel really gross after.

    I have a three day weekend starting friday. I think I can make it until then.

    PS for the most part I love the nurses at our hospital

    I am beat though. I think I will still be tired tomorrow.

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    Glad you survived and could ignore the pager after 6pm. How often do you have to take call? With you being an internist you get the really sick pts. The ones that my DH is glad to get rid of. Just keep thinking of your 3 day weekend to make it through the week. I hope you ate more than just the Twix. Sometimes you do need those sweets to get through.

    When my DH works in our local ER he can be home when he doesn't have any pts. He just has a response time of 20 minutes which is no problem because we live about 3 minutes from the hospital. We don't plan or do anything that he can't break away from when he is on call. If he's in the ER after about 9 or 10pm he usually spends the night there. Esp. in the winter because it's too cold to go back and forth. When he works in the ERs out of town then he's "gone gone." He usually doesn't do any shifts longer than 12 hrs for those. He picks these shifts up out of town because it's so last minute that the pay is really hard to pass up. He is being called all the time to work in different ERs. He could literally not schedule any shifts at our local ER and pick up enough hours last minute to survive. He works between 300-350 hours in our local ER, then picks up other shifts in between. I enjoy these hours much better than when he worked in the clinic. When I met DH he worked in the ER and did until 1 1/2 years ago when he went to work in a Community Health Center. The hours weren't bad and he only had to take phone call call and didn't have any hospital pts. It was nice to have him home every night and weekend but was also hard to get things around the house/yard done. With him working in the ER since he can be home we get more done and actually see eachother more. It just takes a lot of thought scheduling and does take away quite a few weekends. But if we know something is going on in advance, he puts himself unavailable for that shift. I do do a lot myself at home but DH does help me out as much as possible when he is home.

    Hope you can get some rest and that tomorrow isn't too bad. Glad you have good nurses though. That can make or break a day. Good nurses are what can make a day good and bad nurses are what can make a good day go bad.

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    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
    IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

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    Reading how much your DH works Meg is crazy! Here doctors are not allowed to work that much, although I am sure some of the specialists work more then the ER doctors. My family doctor is in the clinic starting to see patients at 7:30 and is often doing calls to patients until 6pm. He is really popular and is booked solid all the time.

    Tiffany - residents here are allowed to work either 12 or 16 hours at a time. They put in a new law about it last year. I love it when I see residents. My old OB was also a professor at the university here and always had a resident with him.

    Well, I have to call the fertility clinic, just waiting for them to start answering the phones. I had a fever last night and was sick. Not sure if it is related to the hsg or not but my RE said to call in if any of that happened. Still feeling yucky.

    The oldest of my nephews birthday is today. He is 34. I have a niece who has a birthday today as well, I think she is 17. It is really getting hard for me to remember all the family birthdays.

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