Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Favorite Apps

So for Christmas DH bought me an iPhone. I absolutely LOVE it!!! I find my hands on my phone almost at all times. So many fun things to do on my phone, but it got me to wondering.....What are some of your favorite apps out there. I would love to know so that can feed my addiction.  Currently I am a big fan of:

1. Words with Friends
2. My Fitness Pal
3. Fire Radio
4. Fertility Friend

But what else is out there that I can play with. I would love to hear your favorites.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekend Update

On Friday around 3:00pm I heard those amazing words from my boss "We should call it a day". YES!!!! That is the best thing I have heard all day. So I rolled out of work early which was great because it meant that I got to spend some time with DH who was already home for the day. We were able to get the grass cut again (3rd time already this year) and some other yard work out of the way since the weather was not going to be yard working weather all weekend. After our yard work adventures we got cleaned up to head to an event for Sam B. (he is a Lt. in the Fire Department who suffered a stroke while on duty). The event had a really good turn out and we had a great time.

Saturday morning we both got to sleep in. YEAH!!! This is the first time in months that we have both been able to sleep in together. We didn't even wake up untill 10:00am and let me tell you, it was AMAZING!!! We lounged around the house untill we had to head up to the FH to help set up for the wine pairing event. We helped with the set up for a few hours then we ran to the outlets to get some new outfits for the night. I got some leggings to wear with a top that I had borrowed froma friend and DH got an entire new outfit. He looked so good!!! The event was such a blast, great people (even though some of my friends couldn't make it), great food and lots of wine. The night was a blast up untill I had an emotional breakdown.

SO.... it goes a little something like this. I am pretty open with a good number of my friends regarding my fertility issues, so I made the mistake of saying that this will probably be my last big drinking night before my medicated cycles begin. It is a true statement but I really had no idea how those words would affect me. After I said it, I got the typical "Don't worry everything will be fine" blah, blah, blah. Except one lady who is new to the FH circle over heard and the proceeds to tell me how she had her daughter 15 years ago from IVF thanks to SG. Well that was enough to send me into an emotional spin. Lots of crying and lots of hugs. So maybe everything happens for a reason and I now have even more of a support system of people who understand IF. It also doesn't hurt that this support system of friends is all from theEMS community and can give me shots while DH has to work, so that way I won't have to do it to my self and I won't have to drive 35 minutes to have him give them to me. Looks like it is a Win, Win situation.

Sunday after waking up with a little hangover I had to go to FD class. Thankfully it was only about 4 hours. After class I grabbed a big ol' cheeseburger from Five Guys and destroyed it then passed out for a few hours.

All in all a wonderful weekend. Now just waiting for the week to go bye quickly.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Keep on stepping

I am so excited to say that we keep on stepping forward. DH went in this morning and had his bloodwork done, CHECK! Insurance Benefits Verification has been sent back to SG, CHECK! My genetic testing has been sent off to the lab and now we have to wait for the results, CHECK!. They say it can take up to 3 weeks for the results. I am hoping that it is sooner than that just so we know that we can move forward with the next cycle. I was going to call Nurse D today just to let her know that we have done everything that we were told we needed to do, and also see where we go from here. I completely forgot the paper where she gave me her direct number so I will wait untill next week to call her. I figure that once I have the confirmation that the lab has the genetic test in hand I will call Nurse D and let her know where everything stands. I hope she will tell me that we can go ahead and get the medication ordered for the next cycle. I want to keep moving forward (incase you can't tell). I am so excited that things seem to be moving along as they are supposed to. I am pretty sure that this is going to be the longest 3 weeks of my life waiting for the genetic test results.

How will I pass the time??? Suggestions are welcomed.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Another step forward

This morning I woke up bright and early with DH so that I could go in and get my CD3 bloodwork and ultrasound knocked out. He had to go to work this morning so he did not join me. Honestly I don't think he will be joining me very often at my appointments unless he needs to be there. Not really a need for him to be there when all they are doing is taking some blood and using the vag cam. Well that is pretty much how the morning went. I arrived at 7:15am they took me back for bloodwork where they took 4 vials of blood. Then they took me to the exam room where the ultrasound tech came in and did her magic with the vag cam. When she was finished I was taken in to the nurses office where she explained to me what I needed to do next.

Next on the list is the infectious disease testing for DH and the genetic testing for me. DH is working today and picked up OT for Thursday day half so he will most likely go and have it done on Friday. Good thing he happens to be teaching at a hospital that day. As for me I should recieve the kit with the mouth swab for my genetic testing on Thursday so as soon as I get it in my possesion I will do my part and send it back as I am told it can take up to 3 weeks to process. Then we just need to wait for CD1 (again) and we can get this show on the road.

So the amazing thing about Dr. M and Nurse D is that they call me as soon as they have results. Prime example is that I had my bloodwork and ultrasound done at 7:15am this morning and I had a phone call from Dr. M at noon. And a call from Nurse D about an hour later. Both told me that everything looked great and we just needed to get those last 2 tests out of the way and then we will move forward when I start my next cycle.

Again I am so hopeful about this process. Can't wait to keep this ball rolling.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Next step

So everything with my RE was AMAZING!!!! We met with Dr. M and he went over all of our paperwork and tests and said that it looked great. He was very pleased that Dr. R had us complete most of the testing before we even walked through the door. That will help us speed up the process. So the only tests we need to complete were standard infectious disease testing for both of us, genetic testing for me, and CD3 blood work and ultrasound for me. So Dr. M turns and says so call us on CD1 and we will get you in for that CD3 stuff and I let him know that was yesterday. He got a huge grin on his face and had me come in the next day for my testing. He then turns us over to our nurse. We have our own nurse D she seems pretty cool. She went over all the stuff that Dr. M did and gave us tons of paperwork to look over. After she wrote down our plan of action she walked us over to the insurance coordinater for the office. She was very nice and told us that with our insurance we were good to go, No pre-authorizations and only a $5 co-pay each time we come in. Not to Shabby!!! The whole process felt like we purchased a car. But it was so worth it. I feel so happy and hopeful!!!

Butterflies

Today is the big day!!! I am so excited and nervous. I have butterflies in my stomach. It is the day that we go to the RE and find out where we go from here. I am so happy that my body cooperated and I am only on CD2, which should mean that they can begin any and all testing that they see fit. I had a bunch of tests run by Dr. R but I am sure that Dr. M will want some more tests run. I have been drinking lots of water so that there should be no issues with the lab tech or nurse finding a good spot to draw the blood. I hear that it will be lots of tubes so that scares me a little, but I donate blood all the time so it shouldn't be a big deal. Well that's about it for now. About 45 minutes untill I leave work and see what the future has in store.

Monday, March 19, 2012

I will get better

Sorry it has been well over a week since I last posted. So here is a little update. I have been pretty busy with planning a baby shower for one of my best friends. She is expecting twins and I am over the moon happy for her. I spent countless hours making roses out of baby washclothes and trying to come up with creative ways to decorate. I kinda felt a little like my inner Martha Stewart was coming out. The shower was such a blast and I think she really loved it all.
As for me nope, not pregnant! I do however, have my RE appointment tomorrow and I am very excited. What makes it even better is that it was like my body knew that it had to wait to start this cycle a little bit later so that I could have blood work done at my first appointment. I am so nervous and so excited. I promise once I know more I will let you know so that if there is anyone out there that is going through the battle with IF they know what to expect.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Well hello there.......

It has been a little over a week since I have gotten on here and blogged. I am trying to get better but let's be real my life is not really all that exciting. So let me fill you in on the last couple of days.

Thursday: Hubby was working his shift. I worked the normal 8:30 - 5:30pm. I did manage to squeez in a workout at the gym that night.

Friday: Hubby was teaching in the morning and I had normal work day. I decided to leave work a little early so that I could go and take my EVOC test. Yeah I passed and I am all done with that class. Now just waiting for my card in the mail to say that I have completed the course and it is safe for me to drive an Emergency Vehicle. Once I get the card in hand I can work with the powers that be at the station to get cleared so that I can one day drive the Ambo.

Saturday: Time to get my hair trimmed. Nothing major just a little trim to shape it up and help it grow. Then we went up to EMS Conference in Baltimore just to check things out. After that we went to the most amazing burger place around The Abbey Burger Bistro If you are ever near this place you MUST check it out. SOOOOO GOOD!!!

Sunday: Demo day!!! Started on the utility room/wash room project. (I am really bad about uploading my pictures to the computer because DH takes the laptop to work so that he can do homework. I promise I will get better). I am really excited as to how this project is going to turn out. I of course will keep you updated as we get more work done.

Well that is the little blast update from me. Back to a normal work week. I will try to spice things up a bit.