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!

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

I'd like to say much is happening, but it hasn't been like that really. Let's see... I started taking medroxy progesterone on February 8th to start my period. Finished the pills on the 12th. Normally I get my period 4 days after I finished the dose, so I thought I'd be getting it the 16th. I didn't get it until... the 18th. This period, however, was rather crapped up. It was beyond light. Really light... and really off. Which made it a horrible period. But I'll deal with it.

The 19th.. I had an appointment with my PCM (primary care manager). I made it three days prior. I made a few other calls that day too. I made one to my insurance because I wanted a referrel to an OBGYN (reason I had to go to my PCM). Found out I need to know who to go to as an OBGYN because if they did a referrel without a name, insurance would chose an OBGYN for me. So I called up two... the two gals in this area. One's wait was for August.. the other for end of April. So I went ahead and scheduled one for April 28th.

So, yes, I had the appointment with the PCM. Found out they do Pap smears there (did not know that) and that she can prescribe me the certain pills I needed (didn't know that either). Those were the main reasons for me wanting to go to the OBGYN. So she prescribed me Medroxy progesterone, Metformine and clomid. 6 months worth. I asked her if I should go to the OBGYN then because it seemed rather worthless then. She said a few things...

A) they might send me back to the PCM... because of my weight

B) they might refer me to Jacksonville's specialist, since I've been trying for 16 months now to get pregnant

C) I should go anyways to get a pap done.. since my last one was april 30th I'll be due for my yearly when I go there on the 28th of April

She also mentioned too... she says my weight is the reason my periods are like this. Although, I don't think that's necessarily true. She's like, "have you always been a heavy girl?" Well, yeah.. and I've have whacked periods my whole life. But they're sometimes normal. Or were. Before I went on BC then got off. So I really don't think it's entirely true. She also mentioned.. PCOS. Yes, I have PCOS (duh). She was talking to me about my other doctor.. how I wanted the other one to refer me to get an ultrasound to see if I have cysts. But never got to get an appointment since I moved. The lady was like, "Well, you have all the symptoms of PCOS... that's why someone, like me, wouldn't do an ultrasound. You see?" Makes sense... because have the symptoms.. just makes common sense.

So, future appointment... OBGYN for pap smear on the 28th of April.. we'll see if I get referred to a specialist, or not.

Update on workout: I've been alternating between walking and using this strider, normally 60 minutes each days but lately I haven't felt too good so I've done it sometimes a little less. I am gonna start doing a little weight lifting of these 10 pound dumbells for my arms. Just build up some muscle. I kind of am not too courageous to use the gym's weight equipment quite yet. Too many males. Too much testosterone. LOL. But I figure weight lifting a little for my arms at home would be good.

And, by the way, weight loss total.. nill. I've been doing and not having any weight loss. I had lost 2 pounds a week and three days ago, but ever since my period, I gained it back. But it's okay. If I build muscle it will help my metabolism speed up and fat loss go up. We'll take it day by day. Atleast I'm working out.

I believe that is all. Everyone have a good day, night, or whenever. Bye!

Oh yeah, did anyone else know it's not called an OBGYN if you're not pregnant? Yeah, weird, huh? Because I said I made an appointment with an OBGYN and the ladies at the desk were like, "aww, you're pregnant?" I was like, "no, trying to get pregnant. Hence why I'm going to one." Then they told me that they're not called OBGYN's then.. they're called something else. Can't remember what. They're still OBGYN's to me though. Always been called that. Whatever.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Nothing much to say lately. I've been keeping myself on track working out. Like I said earlier, I'm taking it easy and not doing the schedule yet. I think I'm going to hold off on that a lot longer too. Maybe another week. I've been doing good. I'm not pushing myself that *hard* but my body is warning me to do a little less. So, today, I slowed down. I did it for like 5 minutes less and a lot slower. I think today would've been my "break" day anyhow. So it's good. I give myself credit for not losing sight and keep going. Most people don't last thing long continually. Myself included. I usually never continue this much, but it's good I do. It helps blow off steam too.

Well, I got a letter from Aldon a little bit ago. I think maybe 4 days ago. However, no Emails from him. It's sort of depressing. I guess they're supposed to go to Alert for 20 days sometime. Rumor is, they are on it. Alert means to us: no emails from us to them or from them to us and no letters from them to us and vice versa. It really makes things a bit harder.

That's what is going on lately. I wish all is well for those who read my posts. Keep in touch.

Friday, February 6, 2004

Just felt like saying to answer Jen's question... yes, I am still going with baby looney tunes ::smiles:: I've loved it ever since I saw the things they have. I realize my friend Jenn Bastible had the idea, but, sadly, at her baby shower I was the only one who gave her anything Baby Looney Tunes. And, since she was in base housing she couldn't decorate the baby room how she'd want it.

However, Aldon & I will be getting a house when I get pregnant. And then I can decorate how I'd like it. I have so much ideas it makes me smile. It's a project I know I'd get done, as it's something I yearn to do. And I'm having help finding items!! Since internet lacks seems to lack a lot of baby looney tunes items it's good to have the help. I appreciate Jolene (::smiles::) who is doing soooo much to make my dream a reality! I love you!! It's so great.

I figured I'd also mention... I worked out last night (around 8 pm) and badly enough, I've been up all night. That's just my schedule. So I worked out around 9 AM this morning!! Yesterday I did 40 minutes walking then 5 minutes cooldown, and this morning I did 45 minutes walking then 5 minutes cooldown (at 0.1 mph more). This morning my heart rate stayed about 10 beats per minute less then it was yesterday which was GREAT. I'm getting to the point where I can do more. I had help though. I was distracted watching "A baby story" on TLC at the gym. It just made me want to go to tears. I'm so emotional when I hear baby stories!

I'm going to be trying to stay up today to get a good night's sleep. We'll see how that goes. I'm going to clean the house up.. I'm starting with the kitchen. I think I'm gonna turn the AC on while I'm at it. I'm hot!! Take care everyone.

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

I know I'm horrible, but I've slacked off. However, for good reasons. Aldon came back home. Their submarine left Friday and was back on Saturday. Things on there weren't going right. So he was home with me, somewhat. He still had duty days, which meant I didn't see him for a period of 36 hours at one time. And he also had normal days. More then likely, the last time I will of seen him was Tuesday night (yesterday). That is, unless things continue to go wrong. I highly doubt it though.

It's amazing.. I'm not even pregnant but I know my perefect nursery. I know what I want my theme to be, how to decorate it and what to decorate it with. I know everything and *want* to make it happen. If I had my own home and the money I guarantee I'd already be in the process of it. Pregnant or not, it doesn't matter. I *know* for a fact what I want to do. I just have to work on my color scheme and a few other things, but other then that I've got it in my memory where it will be stored for a while. Until we get a house, I can't make my dream a reality. But when I do, I will be posting a ton of pictures of my process. I've always wanted to decorate and a nursery will be the best way. I can't wait.

Take care everyone. I hope you like my change of how the journal looks.

Update: Man, at 7:30 PM I went exercising today. I pushed myself. Not too much of a push.. but 5 more minutes and for the whole time I was working out at .5 miles per hour higher then I was doing before. I've decided I like that better. I feel like I'm doing more then I was before. I sped it up for like 30 seconds and was running. Sphew! Someday I *will* be able to run.. and the day that happens I'll shout in happiness. I've *never* been able to run. Not for longer then 30 seconds pretty much. Yeah. It'll happen soon.