Primary and secondary infertility. Recurrent pregnancy loss. PCOS. Insulin Resistance. Low progesterone. Vitamin D deficient. 3 1/2 years and 3 (more) clomid cycle cautiously expecting #2!

Friday, January 30, 2004

I decided that I should take exercising easy at first, just to get in the swing of things. So, I thought I should start a week of only walking on the treadmill for 30-35 minutes. So I've started that. I did it one time earlier, but with Aldon being around then we would do other things. I missed two days of it because of him. So, officially, I started yesterday. Which means I have 6 days including today left of light working out. I am going really slow on the treadmill, but I'm fine by it. I don't want to push my limits, plus I have to be careful with my exercising induced asthma. It really bites big.

Hopefully by next week I'll be able to work out faster. I'm pretty sure I will be able to. So, wish me luck. This week the easy stuff, next week a little bit harder.

I also decided I might start taking classes later on. They're $2.50 per class or $24 for 13 classes. They have spinning, step & tone, power training, strictly abs, and kick boxing. I think it'd be neat to do some of them. Perhaps in two weeks to three weeks, because in one week I'll have gone pass the small stuff. But for the second week, just a little more pushing. And three weeks it will increase more. So I think after three weeks I'll put more consideration into it. It sounds good, so I'll give you an update then on my choice.

I, honestly, haven't been to the obgyn lately. Ever since South Carolina. The last doctor was frustrating to me. But, this time, I'm gonna ask for what I want. I can't remember when my last appointment was for sure.. let me see... May '03 before I left there was my last appointment. So I'll go through my new PCM to get referred over to a new obgyn. Even though OBGYN is once a year, since I haven't gotten my periods right it'll be easy to be referred over. The only problem is I have to see if all my gynelogical stuff will be covered.

And this isn't related to pregnancy but I'm frustrated ::frowns:: I got to go to the dentist. I need to find one and schedule a cleaning and have them look at my gums. They hurt so bad! Atleast right now they do and I don't know why. I can see a little section inflammed and all. So I'll be scheduling an appointment for a dentist. What one, I do not know. I'll check who is on Tricare's list of accepted people and hope I can schedule an appointment ASAP. (Do you realize how hard it is to find people who accept Tricare here?? You think a lot would because there's so much Navy around. But Tricare is cheap and all, so I understand why they don't accept it... which, btw, makes me have a choice of two or three people for OBGYNs unless I want to go on base which is a NO!)

Friday, January 23, 2004

I decided to check out my weight a few minutes ago and really was disappointed. My sluggish metabolism must be going slower then snail paced because I gained weight very unexpectedly. Gratefully, it isn't showing. Now is the time I start what is needed. I decided it'd be beneficial to make a schedule to stick to. As long as I stick to it at some sort I'll be good. That means no slugging off. If I miss the gym I'll use my Tony gazelle for the 35-60 minutes I missed. I've got to start now. Here's my not written in stone schedule for myself:

Workout Schedule
Day Exercise Minutes Extra Exercise Minutes
Monday Treadmill 35-60 minutes Tony Gazelle 30
Tuesday Strider 35-60 minutes Weight Lifting No set time
Wednesday Bicycle (gym one) 35-60 minutes None N/A
Thursday Treadmill 35-60 minutes Weight Lifting No set time
Friday Strider 35-60 minutes None N/A
Saturday Biking 35-60 minutes Weight lifting No set time
Sunday Walk No requirement None N/A

What do you think? I figure it is good to set some kind of start of what I need to do. Doesn't mean I won't take a stroll or bike now and then, I just figured this is what I continue to work on. I don't expect immediate results (it'd be foolish if I did), but I know losing weight will help my fertility problems. I believe Aldon leaves soon (goes out for three months on the submarine) so I'll do the Tony gazelle until then. After he comes back from the patrol, we'll need to work out a deal... Like get a second vehicle for me because he works constantly and we only have one vehicle.

It's a start. I'll update on weight loss when I hit the 10 pound weight loss mark from the weight I was before this (because it was lighter).

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Welcome to my journal. My name is Krystal Wallace and my husband and I are TTC. We've been trying since October 11th, 2002 (the day I got off BC) but unfortunetely I have fertility problems. So this is my journal for the battle of PCOS, infertility, and obesity in hopes to become a mother someday. I hope you enjoy reading my journal, as I enjoy writing. I love feedback, so if you've gone through the same troubles I'd be glad to hear from you.

I can't say I'll write only about TTC, because there is a lot of information inappropriate to put here. However, I will write as much as I can. Sometimes it may be a thought, someday it may be what's on the adgenda for TTC, and sometimes it might be about tracking my weight loss. For three months I will be trying to get my schedule on track while my husband is gone. He works in the Navy and will be on a submarine for those three months, so during that time I'll be taking necessary pills to try to get regular and lose weight before he comes back. So, as it goes, for three months there will be no TTC which is unfortunate. During those three months, though, I will have our vehicle which is nice considering we have only that one. I will make it a plan to also visit the gym on base and workout 30-45 minutes 6 days a week. If I don't make it there, I will use my Tony Little Gazelle at home.

The pills I currently take: Medroxy Progresterone for starting my period, Metformine which is a suggestion one of my doctors earlier suggested... it's a diabetic drug but has worked for people suffering for PCOS, and then clomid which, of course, is a fertility drug. And I'll also be taking centrum which is a multivitamin, which everyone should do while TTC.

FYI (For your information), since we started trying October 11th, 2002 I've had a big problem. Before BC (birth control) I had a horrible period. It was very irregular, sometimes it didn't come for three months at times, but always was a small period (3-5 days). It was never reliable and very hard to track which is why I went on BC. When I got off of it, well, my period stopped. They say it's normal for a person when they get off of it to have an abnormal period because the body is trying to get back to normal. I was an obviously not normal though. My period came October 15th.... I didn't have it again until 9 months later which was July 21st 2003 and that was because I started taking medroxy. Since then, I've taken medroxy everytime to get my period. So, TTC is becoming harder.

I haven't done anything like I've heard others do. Charting their basal (sp?) body temperature and such. I might start doing that to get into the swing of things. We will definetely have to see. I appreciate you reading my journal.