Sunday, July 6, 2008

I am moving.

I just decided to do it, and move everything over to one Google account. I had the time this weekend. It will be easier if everything is simple. (At least that is the theory.)

You can now find me over at Do Without Doing

My show and tell this week is over there. Go and check it out!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Thinking about consolidating...

I have a confession to make.  I have two google accounts.  I have them by mistake.  I am not sure what happened when I started my blog originally, but my blogger account is different from the rest of my gmail account.  It is starting to get to me.  I may have to switch my blog over to one gmail account, just to make things easier.  I will keep you informed of where I go.  
I just want things to be easier.  Maybe I will sign up for NaComLeavWe after I switch.  I may be able to handle a week of heavy commenting.

My fourth of July weekend was fine.  It was a long day after two very long days at work, but I got to see my grandparents.  It was good to see them again.  I think they enjoyed seeing me, too.  As Hubby said as we were leaving, the police were not called and pretty much everyone left on speaking terms, so it was a successful family gathering.  Hubby and I head home to the 'Noke this morning with the big dogs.  It will be really good to be home.  We are not planning on doing much today.  I think we are grilling ribs and corn and watching the Daytona race tonight.  Hopefully our boys will do better this week than the past few weeks.  We have high hopes.

I hope everyone's fourth of July Weekend was a good one!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Long day

Work was really long today. I was scheduled a 10 hour day, but ended up working almost 12 hours because they did not have the staff to relieve me. I knew that would happen sooner or later. I was in an eye room, so we were not being fussed at. Almost all of our eye doctors are really nice. There were a lot of worse places I could have been, so I was willing to stay.
Now I just get to work tomorrow for 8 hours, and then I am off for the weekend. Yay!

On the IF front, I never did make that appointment for the ultrasound of the uterus. The RE likes to do it about 10 days after your period starts. Unfortunately, he is going on vacation the rest of July. So I need to call for an appointment when my period starts in August. Sigh. I guess it has waited this long, it can wait another cycle. Then I will start all of this injectable stuff in the fall. After being in school so long, fall always feels like a good time to start new things.

I am really looking forward to my long weekend. I think it will feel really good to have to have the day off. It will be good to see my family again, too. It has been a while since I have seen the Grandparents.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Show and Tell: My Mother Gave me the World

My show and tell this week is a picture my mother gave me when I went to college. It has hung everywhere I lived since then. I have not hung it in this house, yet, but I think it is going to go in my yellow room.

When I left for college, my mother said she wanted to give me the world, and so she did. I really like it, and I think about why she gave it to me whenever I look at it.

My mom is supportive of my IF journey, and I really appreciate her support. Sometimes I do have to be careful about how much I tell her, but I can be mostly open about what I am going through. I recently sent her a link to the Stirrup Queens site because she wanted to know more about the treatment I will be doing. Stirrup Queens is probably one of the best sites I have found for info and support. Who knows, maybe she will stumble onto my blog. She knows I have one, though I am not sure if she has read it. (Just in case she found it...Hi, Mom!)


In other news, I sort of got the day off today. I was scheduled to work, but they had no cases for us to do, so they sent me home on call. I think that is really great, nice bonus to the weekend. So far, so good. I am only on call until 3 PM, so I do not have much time left. My aunt is in town this weekend, and wants to visit with me, so Hubby and I are having dinner with her this evening. I am looking forward to seeing her. It should be a nice time.

I am going up to Reston on the 4th of July for my Grandfather's birthday party. I need to get a present for him at some point this week. I also need to get my eyebrows done. They are looking sort of shaggy. I think I need to stop procrastinating and make an appointment for after work. I could use a pedicure, too. Maybe I should make a to-do list.

I think that is about it out here. Nice to have no news for a change.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Doctor stuff

Update on doctor stuff.

Here is my decision on Dr Sweetness vs Dr Random. In general, the division in GYN medicine is gyno/uro or obstetrics. If they do gyno/uro, they do not do a lot with babies. If they do babies, they do not do a lot of gyn surgery. As a result, at my work I see a lot of the gyno/uro docs, and not a lot of the baby docs. The baby docs have their own OR on a different floor. I sort of want to get to know the doctor who will be following my pregnancy, so I think I will stay with Dr Random. I know that office is good, and has a good reputation. I think I should get to know the baby docs, too.

My appointment with the RE was wonderful. Except they did not have our records from our Richmond doctor. We signed releases as we left, so hopefully they will have the records soon. We filled in what we remembered, but our memory is imperfect. We did the best we could. After hearing our history and examining me, the RE gave us a couple of options. He wants me to come in for a sonohysterogram next week. The lining of the uterus looked a little thick, and he wants to make sure there is not a fibroid or other abnormal reason for the thickness. After that, he said we could certainly think about donor sperm, but he suggested trying a couple rounds of IUI with injectables using Hubby's sperm. I think the chances of success increase a little bit with injectables. This is what Hubby wants to do before going to donor insemination. At least then we will know we tried everything. I am willing to go with it. I need to call to make the appointment for the sonohysterogram today. When I see Dr RE next, I may let him know we are going to try the injectables for a couple of months.

Does anyone have anything to share about your experiences with injectable medication? I would love to hear it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oh, I hate being flaky!

But this is important. I think I am going to have to change my yearly GYN exam for the third time.

Here is the situation: I have not seen an OB/GYN since I have moved to SW VA. I made an appointment with a randomly chosen doc, (we will call her Dr Random.) I had to change the appointment time once because of a work conflict. I work with GYN surgeons every day, so I have met a lot of OB/GYN docs. Some I liked, some I do not like. The problem is that my appointment for my yearly exam is with Dr Random. This doctor does not do gyn surgery, so I have not met her. I have worked with some of the other docs in Dr Random's group, and I love one of them (we will call her Dr Sweetness.) I think I want to change my appointment, again, so that I can see Dr Sweetness. But I am not sure if she delivers babies. I sort of want to start a relationship with a doc and keep it. I am really picky about my health care providers.
I have spent the past two years with inconsistent health care providers. I want some consistency. Is that so much to ask for?

What do you all think? Should I take the risk and change it to Dr Sweetness? Or should I keep the appointment with Dr Random? (I am sort of leaning toward switching the appointment to Dr Sweetness. From what I have seen, I think she is a fantastic doctor.)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lazy days of summer

I am just feeling really lazy this week, so I do not have a lot to say. I am even too lazy to do Mel's Show and Tell. How sad is that. Things are just rolling along, though. Not really anything going on. I do have an IF appointment this Thursday. That is about it.

My mother recently got back from the beach, and she sent me an email with the link to the recent NYT article on IF. I think she did read the articles, though some of it must not have sunk in, because she still hit me with the tired old line, "If you adopt, you may get pregnant." I told her that is sort of offensive for women dealing with IF. I emailed her a link to PJ's blog. Hopefully she will look at that and understand a little more. I think the IF stuff sort of freaks her out. I would think she would be more understanding. She says she has friends who have done IVF, and dealt with infertility. She tries. At least she tries. But I still think she does not understand. Sometimes I feel like she ignores whatever does not fit in her reality.

Hubby and I went to a movie this past weekend. I think it has been over a year since we saw a movie in the movie theater. We saw "Iron Man." It is a wonderful movie, and I highly recommend it. Robert Downey, Jr is pretty cute. It made a nice escape from reality for a while.

Maybe I will have more to say tomorrow...