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Thursday, February 26, 2009

SA tomorrow

My blood work went well yesterday. I was in and out in about 5 minutes AND I didn't have to pay a co-pay. I was super excited about that. They should be calling me with the results either this afternoon or tomororow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Tomorrow is Joey's SA. Poor guy. I know he's not happy about doing this, but we want to be able to rule everything out. I'm sure his numbers will be off the charts.

So, the lady I had a phone interview with last week has completely blown me off. I even sent a follow-up e-mail, to which I've received no response. How unprofessional is that? Joey is still in contact with the manager at the company he interviewed with, and things are looking positive there. Patience is something we've had to practice a number of times over the past month, and it's something I am going to try to improve on during Lent, rather than giving something up. I'll be sure to post how that's working out for me.

I can still barely fit in my pants, so I still plan on speaking to the doctor about it when I go in for my colposcopy next week. Did I mention I practically live at my gyno's office now? :)

And last, but not least, my boss's baby shower is tomorrow. Another lady in our office and I have done all of the planning and prep work for this. I think I've been doing a great job about staying positive during this and not letting my emotions get the best of me. Joey and I are taking a drive to Babies R' Us tonight to get her shower gift.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

stick a needle in me

Though I'm not as bloated today as the past several days, my belly still feels like it's going to burst. The sad part is there is no sign of AF in sight. I've tried everything I can think of to get her to arrive, but she's toying with my emotions now. I need her to get here ASAP so I can: 1. Get my CD 2/3 BW done this week and 2. Not have to reschedule my colposcopy to remove my precancerous cells next Tuesday. Yes, I am actually looking forward to visits with my gyno. The sooner I get this train rolling, the better I'll feel.

On another end of this TTC journey, Joey is getting his SA done on Friday. I am confident Joey's swimmers are going to ace the test!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2009

I'm sitting here at work this afternoon (obviously not doing any work--my mind has checked out for the day), and I've realized how lame 2009 has been so far.

Joey lost his job.
Joey's grandpa had a stroke.
I have an alien growing on my ovary.
My pap smear came back abnormal.
I'm not ovulating regularly.

Am I missing anything?

Maybe it's time for our luck to change.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

blood work is back

I don't even freakin' ovulate.

Everything is extremely laughable at this point.

BTW, I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments and well wishes after my horrendous day on Thursday. You have no idea how much that meant to me. I'm also sorry I haven't been on the boards much lately or been very encouraging about ANYTHING. My mind has been a mess and my thoughts are in a million other places. I promise this week I will be more diligent about checking in.

On a non-TTC note: Our trip to Florida was great! Joey's job interview went really well and I even had a phone interview yesterday morning with a wedding planning company in Orlando. We're keeping our fingers crossed that we both get called back in for second interviews. So, if you know of any good gynos or REs in Central Florida . . . let me know!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

can today get any worse?

I didn't make it on my flight (I was flying stand-by).

So, I had to pay $242 for a one-way ticket to get on the 5:35 flight that doesn't put me in Orlando until 10:05 because it stops in Birmingham.

What a nightmare.

i can't catch my breath

4.5 cm cyst on my left ovary
Endo suspected
Cervical dysplasia

u/s today!

I'm leaving the house in about an hour for my u/s. I'll try to update when I return, but I have to leave almost immediately for the airport. Joey has a job interview in Orlando tomorrow. Eek!

I'll accept any positive job or u/s vibes you have.

:)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

the eagle has landed

Joey arrived in Florida safely last night after driving for most of the day. I am flying down on Thursday, but I didn't want to check a bag, so I packed a lot of my clothes and shoes for him to take in the car. Now I am trying to figure out what's left to wear to work.

I stayed up way too late last night because I felt weird going to sleep with no one here, but also because I was filling out the most involved job application I have ever seen. After attaching my resume, the company took me to a page where I had to fill out about 10-15 short answer questions. And they were NOT easy questions! It was crap like "Define [insert major Web site name here] and tell me what it's purpose is." It took me at least an hour to get past that, and I breathed a sigh of relief when I clicked "next" thinking, "This page must be where I look over everything before I send it off."

WRONG!

The next page was full of English and grammar questions. Whatever. It was done in three seconds. But the following page was a nightmare. It contained MATH WORD PROBLEMS. I'm sorry, am I applying to be in middle school again? I haven't done math in about four years, unless you count balancing the checkbook.

After suffering through the problems (and ended up Googling most of the answers), I clicked "next" again.

"Please upload a head shot of yourself."

You. are. on. crack. At this point, I was so irritated, I picked a random photo of me, cropped it, and clicked send.

They better call me for an interview. Or I just wasted two hours of my life I will never get back.

Me and my raging, bitchy migraine are off to work. I'm getting my haircut this afternoon (yipee! much needed) and I'm starting to get nervous about my u/s on Thursday morning. I'm a little sad Joey can't be here, but as he said on Sunday, "Don't worry, I'll be there for the big one."

Whenever that big one is.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

florida, here I come

Joey is leaving for Florida tomorrow morning. He's staying until next Monday so he can go and pass out resumes and (hopefully) have better responses than he's been getting over the phone.

Joey's best friend works for one of the major airlines and he kindly offered a free one-way ticket for me to fly down on Thursday after my ultrasound. So, that's what I am going to do. It'll be nice to get home for a couple of days, get my mind off of things, and see our family and friends.

Keep your fingers crossed that something good comes out of this trip. . . . Like a job opportunity! :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

on cloud 9

This morning was my appointment with my new gyno. SHE IS FABULOUS.

I just went in for my annual, but she asked me tons of questions about TTC. Here's what's happening next:

Thursday, February 12: u/s and CD21 bloodwork (even though it's technically CD22 . . . oh well!)
Next cycle: CD3 bloodwork, HSG, SA

After that? Clomid.

She was mostly concerned with my spotting: 2-3 days leading up to my period and 2-3 after my period. She thinks I may have a cyst, which is why she wants the u/s done soon.

Whew! I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

i am a

Complete. Freakin. Idiot.

So the past few weeks, I have been completely pumped about my doctor's appointment today. My GP was going to do an u/s if Joey and I had not already gotten pregnant.

This morning, while getting ready for my appointment, it dawned on my that the doctor's office had not called yesterday to confirm the time. So I pull the card out of my wallet. It says:

8:45 a.m. 3/3/2009

Apparently, I can't make babies AND I can't read.

Luckily I have my annual appointment with my new gyno on Friday morning. Maybe I can convince her to do the u/s early so I don't have to go to that appointment on MARCH 3.