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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Love Lupron

Ever since I started the Lupron (2 weeks ago) I have felt TONS better.  Is that all in my head? Perhaps.  Maybe it's just a coincidence, but it seemed to take the edge off of the hormonal malestrom I was suffering on account of La Cyst.  This is, of course, a good thing.

Thursday is the cyst aspiration so I'm taking a day of vacation.  Who doesn't like to spend her vacation days on minor surgeries?  This girl does!  Follistim starts on Sunday, I think, so we will be well on our way soon.

On the work front, I am still in limbo.  The "leadership" in my department is making my blood pressure rise on a regular basis these days.  I'm still not sure I want to jump ship for the World O' Project Management, though.  I fear the proverbial "out of the frying pan, into the fire" scenario.  We shall see...

On the Halloween front, no progress yet with a costume.  I know that whatever I choose will not bare my gargantuan midrift, but it should be sassy and cleava-licious, nonetheless.

Well, that's my update.  Hugs and love to you, blog friends! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

One day till Lupron

Thank you all for your sweet comments about how my blog doesn't altogether suck. I won't say I'm 100% convinced, but I certainly appreciate you guys!!!!

Tomorrow the big cycle starts: Lupron for supression and Dexamethasone for...coolness? I'm not really sure what it's for but I don't really care either.  This clinic is so blase about everything - no intensely boring all-day session about how protocols work and how to do injections, no explanation of anything, really.  More just: "Here take this and this on these days and trust us, mmmkay?"


Work is going OK. Very busy.  I didn't end up taking that job I blogged about awhile back.  Since then, the Director has tried to get me to apply for another position in his department (lateral move for me) and just this afternoon he told me about yet another open position that was just approved that would be a promotion.  I'm going to have to seriously consider that one...  I love Regulatory Affairs, but I don't love my current group, responsibilities, or leadership.  I know those aren't particularly good reasons to leave a good job, so I'm torn.

School is not going so spectacularly.  I think I bit off more than I am comfortable chewing this semester.  I'm actually being a gigantic slacker.  I'm hoping to pull off B's.  A's are looking to be out of the question (sigh).  Work is just kicking my butt, leaving me little time to focus on my academic pursuits. 

In other news, this is what Forest wants me to wear for Halloween:

Riiiiiight. I am trying to convince him that NOBODY wants to see me in that except for him and that big ole ovarian cysts spewing massive amounts of estrogen into one's body make one feel bloaty and crampy and zitty and weepy and NOT interested in wearing that. Ever.

And that's about it for me.  How do you like two posts within a week? Almost like I'm an actual blogger, huh?  Don't get used to it.  You know what a slacker I am.

Friday, October 9, 2009

I should blog

I'm so uninspired!

I know my blog is silly and boring and goofy. I promise that I'm actually a good writer in real life. I even sort of do it for a living, actually. But my fellow bloggers are so witty, eloquent, consistent, edgy, sweet, and funny, I can't possibly compete!

Oh well.

But I do have updates!
  1. I have a 5 cm cyst on my right ovary.  Apparently ovaries themselves are only about 5 cm in diameter, so I have a cyst on my ovary the size of my...ovary. That's no fun.  I'm having it aspirated through an obligatory giant needle through the wall of my vagina (who doesn't love that?) on October 22nd, which is also...
  2. The day my baseline ultrasound is scheduled before starting the stims for IVF #2.  Lucky for me, the doc will be viewing my lining directly through a hysteroscope, so I can forego the actual wanding that day. 
  3. My last post that confusingly indicated that I would have egg retrieval on November 2nd was slightly may have also wondered how on Earth they could schedule an egg retrieval in advance (I know I did).  It turns out that the scheduling girl was just exaggerating.  Apparently they have "cycles" at this clinic where they separate patients into groups to all "cycle" at the same time.  Basically, the egg retrieval will be sometime after November 2nd. 
  4. I ordered all of my meds today which are apparently coming from a super fancy fertility pharmacy on the East Coast.  Last time I got them at Walgreens, but this clinic seems to think the med procurement process should be super
So that's all I've got.  Not particularly eloquent, witty, sweet, edgy, or any of the other stuff all the good blogs are, but at least I finally threw something out into the blogosphere.