Day: November 26, 2007

What blog?

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Jeez louise, you’d think my brain exploded. These last few weeks it’s like I’ve completely forgotten I had a blog. That’s weird! It’s probably cuz we have alot of stuff going on and I’m just plain tired. So here’s an update…

We had two amazing Thanksgiving meals. Hubby and I prepared one here at our house for his family. That was at noon. Then we packed up the car and drove two hours and had another amazing meal with my family and stayed there for a day. Then we came home and worked like crazy on our house, finishing up little things like trim, outlet covers, etc.

Icky icky. I haven’t been feeling well. Remember my wacked out, psychotic, hormonal, pain inducing reproductive system? Well each month it’s gotten worse. I’ve been seeing a gazillion doctors and such and until we get something figured out I’ve just felt icky and some days it’s real hard to get out of bed.

Adoption. So close. THIS WEEK we have our last meeting with our social worker and then our home study is final (I know, it’s about time!). Then we wait but it’s a better wait because we’ve done everything we have to do, other than wait. Actually I’m also working on our background check information. For those of you who have never done this you have to write down EVERY address you’ve every lived at. EVERY ONE. Yes, the farm that we lived on for 6 months. Yes, that apartment in Colorado we lived in for 9 months. These people are crazy, that’s all I have to say. But thanks to Google Earth we’ve found our past addresses and I just have to get that typed up.

Icky icky. A little bit more about this. I went to a specialist today to see what our options are. Option #1 have a hysterectomy (this from a doctor who does very few of these). Option #2 take narcotics to relieve the pain I’m experiencing (99% sure from endometriosis and poly cystic ovary disease). Option #3 take Lupron which will put me into menopause. Will relieve the pain but give me all the menopause symptoms and of course no pregnancy. If we still want to pursue fertility options then there’s option #4, continue charting with the Creighton Model for 2 months and then go back and decide if we should have surgery (would be my 5th).

So in order to help us with our decision tomorrow I’m having an ultrasound (both regular and pelvic) and another test (can’t remember the name) to see the extent of the endometriosis and other things that might be in there. I gave about 2 gallons of blood today and those results will be back in a week. They put both me and Pat on two kinds of antibiotics to get rid of any bacteria that may be messing things up. And if I don’t want to take the narcotics she gave me some other options, like how much Motrin I can really take without overdosing. We really like this doctor. She has a strong faith, is easy to talk to, took as much time as we needed and is honest about our options. She’s worked and trained with the doctor that created the Creighton Model so that’s encouraging. She asked us if we’ve considered adoption. Uh, ya 🙂 She encouraged us to continue with the adoption, even while looking at fertility options.

So that’s it in a nutshell. Why I’ve been absent from the blogging world. I’ve sure missed you all and hopefully life will eventually get back to some sense of normal – whatever that is, I’m not sure.