Wow, has it really been 2 weeks since my last post? Where does the time go? Oh yes, it goes to making money. I keep forgetting I'm a career woman now.
First, I have to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you. On Saturday, while my parents, sister, and her boyfriend were over helping us do "stuff" around the house, I received this and I kid you not, almost fell over:
Not sure if you can read it, but that is a Visa Gift Card from my "Bloggy Sisters" in congratulations for the new house! Holy crap!! I didn't even have a baby, or do anything remotely worthy of such a tremendously generous gift! I still don't know what to say :) You guys are the best.
In fertility updates (and yes, I have some), I am on my first full cycle of the additional supplements (is that redundant?) recommended to me by the California NaPro Dr. I'm taking something called G.I. Benefits, which my husband tells me sounds like I'm getting some kind of veteran's government aid (I wish), VSL#3 the powerful probiotic, Wobenzym, and I just started Trental (used off-label for endometriosis/inflammation). I also bit the bullet and bought more of the Nordic Naturals Omega 3s. They're so darn expensive.
Taking a quick transabdominal peak at my ovaries today, I was also quite surprised to see a follicle on the right ovary. Last time righty came out of retirement, she got a little over-enthused and puffed up a big ol' simple cyst, so I'm hoping this time she can go slow and not act like a 17 year old boy on prom night.
Last cycle my period was also delayed a bit from the progesterone, but I had started the progesterone a little late and was spotting already by P+4, so I knew the cycle was a bust. Most amusing concerning the progesterone is the instructions on the label, which read: "Insert one capsule per vagina at bedtime." Ummm... just how many vaginas do they think I have?
Here's another quick funny:
I was scanning an infertile girl at the NaPro office the other day, and she had a ton of really great, well-informed questions for the Dr (who was standing over my shoulder at the time I was scanning). After asking all of her questions, she apologized for being anxious, explaining: "I've been reading a lot of NaPro blogs online..." I think I let out an involuntary "Pffffttth!!" at that.
And if you're reading this, J... Hi!
Finally, I will be starting with the new NaPro Dr, working 7-11am Mon-Friday (shoot me now, I have to wake up at 5:30??????!!!!!) in March. I fear I'll have even less time to blog, then :(
I work hard for my money. So you'd better treat me right.