A Last Ditched Effort - Go big or go home!... I'm Excited!!
by, 03-17-2012 at 08:42 AM (521 Views)
Yes, that's right... I'm Excited!
I am excited for a number of reasons... first and foremost, today is CD2 and I have noticed some changes already. Secondly, I upgraded my camera this week and I am excitedly waiting for delivery today. I ordered a Canon 7D which is a big step up from my Rebel XTi that I have had for 5 years. We recently had a good inflow of money, so it has made it possible. I also bought a brand new Portrait Lens for a couple of portrait sessions that I have coming up.
So, on to progress:
These are the things that I still haven't started yet... looks like I am just down to 2 now!!
Acupuncture – My appointment is set for this coming Tuesday
Endo Surgery – I don’t have my appointment until the 27th, so I can’t really help this one. I am also going to be talking to the accupuncturist at my appointment about this to get her take on it
I have now stopped the procrastination on these things here:
Supplements – Geritol, DHEA and Folic Acid… I started these today and OMG, the Geritol tastes horrendous! Did I really buy 3 bottles of this stuff!?! What was I thinking! Hopefully it will all be worth it. Let's face it, it isn't the worst thing that I have done so far to create a miracle. I also started the DHEA this morning. When my RE had me on this, he had me stop once I had the trigger shot. Is there anyone out there that can tell me if I should stop taking it at ovulation on a natural ovulation cycle?
Cycle Monitoring – I started using the fertility monitor this morning to measure the electrolites. I won't be able to start using the OPK's until CD6 or so (Will need to re-read the literature to confirm)
Yoga for fertility – I have now started this. I have done it one time and am doing the Menstrual sets. This set seems as though it is a lot of stretching and it has already helped demonstrably with cramping already. I have a lower back problem that makes some of the poses a bit painful, but I am just adjusting as best as I can. When I started at the chiropractor they did an Xray and found that the base of my spine points straight down, rather than curving forward. Therefore whenever I sit down, I am sitting directly on my tail bone. For the last 6-9 months, this has made sitting for long periods of time, very painful.
I also got to reading that book about Chinese Medicine and so far it is a good read and is making sense.
As I mentioned earlier in this post, I have already seen some progress/changes... I am going to get graphic here folks, so avert your eyes if needed
AF arrived yesterday and instead of the awful brownish spotting, it started with a light flow of bright red blood! There has also been a marked improvement in the size and number of clots. So far, there have been just a few small ones, a couple of medium ones and only 1 or 2 large ones... it is still early, but an improvement is still an improvement, even if it is only "so far".
Now on to the spiritual side (well, quirky spiritual side)... To explain this properly, I would need to give a bit of background...
When I was younger and thought that I could do everything myself, I fell for the wrong men over and over again... I finally couldn't take any more and I prayed and asked God for a sign once I met the right man. I figured that one of the stories of the bible involve a father asking for a sign to show him his son's wife, why couldn't he do the same for me?!... Also, at the same time, I used to fairly regulary get 1 or 2 small little pimples on my nose, they weren't regular, but about once every 3 months or so, I would get 2 pimples at the same time. So at this point, I was also tired of getting pimples on my nose, so I asked God to give me 2 pimples on the nose at the same time once I had met the right man... At the time, I thought, "well, I will accomplish either one of two things". The first thing, is that if God answered my prayer, then I wouldn't get multiple pimples for a while. The second thing, is that if I did get 2 pimples and the man wasn't around, in my naivete (Sp?) I thought that I could then close the door on God. Well, for 5 years after that, I did not have 2 pimples on my nose at the same time... that is until the day I met my DH... I met my DH 4 years ago now, and I swear that this is a true story!
Well, again I was getting to the end of my rope a few months ago with this fertility business and we were about to drop $10k on IVF, and again, I asked for the same sign to tell me "when it is my time to become a mother"... well this morning I woke up with the wonderful zits... It may not be this cycle or next, but I believe that it is my time!! This has put a calmness over my heart so far, and I really hope that it continues...
Thank you for sharing my journey... please feel free to comment at any time!!