Random Ramblings

Hello! Hope you’ve all found me at my new home (I guess so if you’re reading this ;-))

Just thought I’d post a quick update – lots of thoughts swirling around my brain!

First of all I made it through my 21-day cleanse – yahoo! I must say, it was easier than I thought and I’ve been feeling GREAT since I started it. Some of you may recall that I have some back problems. I had surgery three years ago to repair a herniated disc but I still suffer from residual pain from time to time. Before I began the cleanse my back had been acting up again – that’s actually what prompted me to do it – it’s supposed to help with inflammation. Anywhooo, I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not but three days into the cleanse, my back pain virtually disappeared and (knock on wood) hasn’t returned! Other positive things I’ve noticed – my skin looks good and, heck, I’ve even lost a little weight – I’m definitely way less bloated. I’m going to continue to try and avoid some of the foods I eliminated while on the cleanse (gluten, dairy, refined sugar). I just seem to do better when I avoid these foods (unfortunately I LOVE them).

What else can I tell you…oh my Lupron debacle. I ended up getting it from the pharmacist I dealt with in the city up here where I did my former IVF attempts. He was able to track it down for me and then shipped it to me on the bus – so helpful…such a stark contrast to the total d*bag pharmacist I had to deal with in February to get my micro-dose Lupron.

Oh, remember how I was having some breast pain after my February cycle? Well I did talk to my GP about it but she wasn’t overly concerned. Eventually it went away but it’s been back again for the past few weeks. For some reason breast pain scares the ba-jeezus out of me. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s just because I’ve always had lumpy, bumpy breasts (I was diagnosed with fibrocystic breasts at 18) and that just makes me think of the ‘C’ word for some reason. I’ve had mammograms and seen specialists and everything has always come back OK but for some reason any sort of pain/tenderness in the taa-taa area makes me nervous. I think I also worry about the massive doses of estrogen I’ve been pumping into my body over the past few years and the possible side effects of that…I don’t know. I try not to worry about it but it’s tough when they’re so sore. I’ll mention it to my GP again at my annual physical next week.

Other than that, not a whole lot happening. I think I’m ready for this FET – nervous, of course, excited too…just ready to get it done I think. I’m trying not to think about it too much. Not sure how much I’ll be blogging in the weeks leading up to it. I know some of you are anxious to follow along but I seem to handle things better when I step back a bit. Nonetheless, I wil absolutely keep you all posted – just not sure of the timeline.

Hope everyone out there in blog land is doing well!


Sore BBS

OK this is a weird post but I thought I’d check with you guys.

So I’ve had extremely sore bbs for about the past week or so. My retrieval was a little more than two weeks ago and AF arrived last Sunday.

I should preface this by telling you that I normally have sore bbs before AF and I’ve always had fibrocystic breasts (was diagnosed when I was 18). Basically it just means that my bbs are naturally lumpy and tender so this is somewhat normal for me but they have been particularly sore after this most recent retrieval.

I finally caved and emailed my nurse yesterday and asked if this was normal or something I should get checked out. She said that they shouldn’t really be sore after AF and that if they were still bothering me next week, to see my GP.

I’m just wondering if it’s the super dose of estrogen that’s the culprit? I mean really…I was on a high dose of stims and had 21 eggs retrieved so my estrogen was likely pretty high (it usually is…didn’t get the actual number this time). I would imagine that it takes some time for everything to get back to normal, no?

What do you guys think? Anyone experience anything similar or just lucky me?