January 22, 2011


Yesterday I went to a friend's baby shower then decided to visit another friend since I was just around the corner. Hubby was working late so I stayed gone all day and we met up for a late dinner.
We pulled into the drive well after dark when I spotted something in the yard.

Closer inspection revealed our water hose drug across our first driveway (but still too short to be useful) and a 10x30 ft area of burn damage. We are not sure how or why this happened as our ground is so wet you sink in the mud and the grass is damp.  The local PD said they did receive a "fire" call at 4:30-5pm and it was attended by the FD (the building just up the street in the 2nd photo) they had no other information. We have to wait for business hours on Monday to learn more info.

Thankfully we are a block from the FD so this fire was out safely and very fast.

Oh and Hubby reminds me that in the almost 5 yrs we have lived here-
the cars have been egged
dead fish thrown all over the house and cars
bottle rocket thrown at front porch on New Year's Eve
"Bomb" blown up beind house in my neighbors' drive (just 10 ft from my childrens' bedrooms!)
strange lady showing up at midnight knocking on all the doors and windows asking for Bub by our nick name for him
and now this fire

I asked if we should worry about a bloody horse head showing up in our bed (name that movie!) and NO we are not in the business of ticking off neighbors.

January 20, 2011

dr visit -brief as it was

I travelled to my doctor yesterday since my appointments started at 8am.

sunset in NW Oklahoma

This morning I awoke to news of massive snow and ice with school closures so I was glad my hotel was just blocks from the hospital.  I got checked in and was told (by the only person in registration!) that no one was showing up because of the road conditions. panic.
the storm beginning to produce large flakes with sleet on way to Hospital
I didn't loose the 2 in thick ice on the underside and sides of my truck until 5 hrs later in DALLAS!

I took my oldest daughter and headed for the the eye doctor for our exams. I was halfway through my exam when the nurse came in and announced the weather was now so bad all non-emergency hospital staff/doctors were to close at 10am. It was a quarter to 9! ACK! I still had my PCP and OBGYN to see!!

I rushed to the PCP's office and told them the OBGYN visit was more important and that I was going there first. They agreed since I was just rechecking things with that Dr. The kids had to wait in the waiting area since no one under 16 (unless expecting or a nursing infant) is allowed in the OB floor....hell broke loose in the 10 min they were in there thanks to my son. GRRRRR

I rushed over to the OB floor and got in just in time to see the doctor before he left.  In fact as I checked out the nurse said she had just called my phone and canceled my appointment! LOL She didn't see me sneak in :)

He likes my chart, lab work, and OPK readings
He does NOT thing I have PCOS!
I am starting Clomid next cycle
I will have another HSG next cycle... I tried for one today but with the hosp closing I was out of luck

I have to keep charting and using OPKs just to verify things are OK. He thinks my hormones are "slightly off" if that and Hubby must be tested before I have my meds upped...no sense in messing with me really strongly if **I am not the only issue.

I did make it back to my PCP. He decided I will be back to remove some moles (OUCH!) and follow up on weight loss (UGH!). I did get a nice shot of some antiinflammatory to help my hip pain that started a week ago. Sure helped that 6 hr drive home go by better! So that was 4 doctors visits in just at 2.5 hrs! With breakfast thrown in and 3 unruly kids mad at being woke up so early!

Best site after hours in the car!

coming into "Big D"

after a ONE DAY trip does your vehcile look like this?!

for my part that is a case of water mostly taking up that seat
and the cooler the water should have been in...
uh yeah

caught in the act of trying to make things look less messy
Please say I am not alone here!

January 17, 2011

one year ago

This time last year we found out we were expecting and two weeks later I learned it was an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy and I was rushed into surgery. Now I am waiting to see my OBGYN later this week to begin treatments for my infertility lab work I had done last month.

Emotionally I am handling things better than I thought. I am not on antidepressants anymore and don't feel like I need them to make it through. I did cry at church yesterday as it was brought up this is Sanctity of Life week and my heart ached for our little one. Then I cried even more as we watched our friend's testimony played on the video screens...it was the first time we have seen video of him since his tragic death last August.  It reminds us all just how short life is.

I am ready to move forward. Lord willing these lab results will tell us why I am so "sick" and my body is not functioning as it should. It will be a bonus if this also explains my 23 months of infertility/inability to carry a baby (the 2 miscarriages before the ectopic).

Please keep us in your prayers as I travel and see the Dr on Wednesday and Thursday.

thank you.
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