Monday, December 14, 2009

It's Over.

Well I did it. I had my hysterectomy and turned 30, within a day of each other. I never thought that I would be uterus and ovary free at this age. Well really I never guessed I would ever be without them. I am having a hard time getting over the fact that they are gone, even though I had no plans to use them ever again. I am sure it is all related to the fact that now I have no CHOICE in whether to use them again. So here I am, 30, post menopausal, with this dandy little estrogen patch stuck to my rear end. I am not sure what to feel. People ask how I am feeling and I don't really know how to answer. Do they mean physically? Physically I feel good. Not great, but I haven't felt great in months. I am tired. I am sore, but no more pain daily like I was getting used to. Emotionally I am a roller coaster. I doubt that is what people are asking though when they ask how I am feeling. But there it is. I am an emotional mess right now. I am trying to find the perfect estrogen balance within my body and it is not easy. Hell going from way too much estrogen to none at all has been insane. The hot flashes, oh my!! I was outside in freezing temps with no coat. I have my own built in furnace, perhaps I am becoming a werewolf. Well I would think that except my hair is falling out. It is a good thing I have very thick hair to begin with or I would be well on my way to sporting a new Skullette. I definitely have my ups and downs. All in all I am more content and happy with life but I guess I am still sad over the fact that this has all happened. I was sort of attached to my female reproductive system, if you know what I mean. I see the doctor this week for a 2 week follow up. I am starting to feel more tired now than I was last week since I have returned to my Mommy duties now that Mike has gone back to work. I am still not ready to tackle most of the housework and spend most of the day in my bed on my computer but I am slowly getting back to normal.... well I suppose my new "normal".

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween week!

Although I can't stand fall(because you know winter is on its way)I love doing Halloween events with my kids. A few weeks ago we went to an annual event at a local park and got oodles of candy. This past weekend we went to the Humane Society for their annual Howl and Boo event, followed by a new to us event. We had heard about an event called Trick or Treat Street. It is put on at a camp for disabled people. The admission was $2 per trick or treater. I was amazed at how nice this event was. The disabled people loved the kids and of course the kids loved the candy. There was a haunted maze and after all the outdoor activities were done you could go inside and purchase cotton candy, popcorn, hot chocolate, etc. It was one of the best Halloween activities I have ever attended, and it was for a good cause. It will definitely be a yearly event for us now.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Not much to blog about

I have been spending most of my online time reading about what to expect from my upcoming hyst. I am so scared but at the same time I am looking forward to being pain free. I am having a hard time coming to terms with this. I had an ovarian cyst back in 1999 after taking a steroid injection due to severe internal and external poison ivy. I literally had it head to toe. After that I had no problems, everything was normal. I conceived my first child accidentally, but was happy about it after the shock settled. When Aden was 2 we decided to start trying for number 2. I assumed it would be right away since Aden happened so unexpectedly and quickly. Months went on and on and I was not getting pregnant. Finally I got pregnant only for it to be a chemical pregnancy. I was told to wait a few months but of course I did not listen. As soon as I got home from vacation, during which it was confirmed a nonviable pregnancy, I attacked my husband and Voila! I was pregnant. It took 10 months and a lot of trying. After Cohen was born my periods were fine and no problems. This past summer I went to OH for a week and came back with a puffy lower abdomen and some unexplained weight gain. Soon after I was in pain, all the time. I went to the doctor who confirmed a 6 cm cyst on my ovary. I had surgery to remove that and do some other things like tie my tubes. Endometriosis was found, unbeknown to be. Soon after the surgery I was in pain again. I went to my surgeon again who swore there was no way I could be in pain from a cyst again, even though one showed on the ultrasound that was performed 20 minutes before hand. I consulted another Gyn who had treated me while I was pregnant and she began me on Lupron, which was hellacious in itself. So now with that option a failure as well I am left with very few actions. I can live with the pain or I can have a hysterectomy. At 30. I have been in pain for about 5 months now and cannot handle much more. I feel like I have not had enough time to prepare for this. Then again how can you? Does have years to adjust to this make it any easier? I have 1 month and 2 weeks until my surgery and it feels like a lifetime away. I know it will be here sooner than I realize and that scares me as well. Sometimes I just want to cancel the whole thing. Perhaps I can live with the pain? I don't think I can but the unknown is what scares me the most. I am thankful more than I can explain that I have my kids and that I was already at peace that I was done having kids. Unfortunately there are many women out there who are facing this without having had children already. I am so greatful but scared nonetheless. I have never had surgery with the exception of my c-section with my youngest and now I will have had 2 surgeries in less than 6 months. On the bright side I am hoping my uterus, cervix, ovaries, and tubes weigh at least 10 pounds.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bye bye Lupron

I went to the doctor yesterday and it was decided that my next step is to have a hysterectomy. We have tried all the conventional methods to help with my pain and now we are on our last option. My surgery is scheduled for December 3, which is the day after my 30th birthday. I am relieved that the pain should be over soon but I am scared to death. I freaked last time I had surgery and it was not nearly as invasive and scary as this one. I also worry how I will be able to care for the kids, as I do not like to ask for help. At least I have a while to prepare for it. Hopefully I will feel tons better before Christmas!

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Robyn's ramblings Take 1

Would you choose a Motrin PM or Vicodin..... hmmmm. I need the sleep but I am too afraid of taking something that will knock me out when I am the only parent here for the boys. I am immune to vicodin at this point and the pain is unbearable either way so really I guess neither is the answer. Yes, I am bored. I am lonely. I need a life. Or a hobby. I am over my husband working third shift and I know I should not complain because at least he has a job but when I am emotional and in pain I get whiny. I want to cuddle. I have a searing headache that has not gone away in days. An earache too that sometimes shoots through my ear. It is not pleasant. I would rather be in labor, at least the the stadol makes me goofy and the epidural gives relief. Plus it was amusing to poop on the delivery table and watch my husband almost puke from the stench. Gotta love a man who steals your oxygen mask. At least in labor you know the end is near and the pain will be gone. I am so forgetful. I lost my car, I forget to pack my sons lunch. I forget what I am going to say next. Good thing I have not forgotten my kids yet, although with they way Cohen has been lately it has crossed my mind. I am feeding a stray cat.... you wanna know why? Well do you? To get back at my husband for letting his brother park his boat in the garage. I do sometimes use my evil for good.... sometimes. I think I will copy and paste this to my blog. It is the most clever shiat I have written in a while. No, I am not on drugs..... and I have not been drinking. I think I have finally gone over the deep end. It is lonely here..... anyone wanna jump in with me?

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Monday 5

Give Me 5 Monday

Give Me Five things you would do, if money were no object.

1. Pay off my house and all outstanding bills.
2. Help out my family with their bills.
3. Go to Hawaii
4. Open a no kill animal rescue
5. Adopt a daughter

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Ho Hum

I have an appointment on Wednesday to talk to my doctor about Lupron and what is next in my journey. I am on constant pain, more than when I started. I am nauseous at times and my head has not stopped pounding. My ears keep having a shooting pain zing through them. To add insult to injury I can now not sleep. I will fall asleep, not deeply, and then BAM! I am awake again. That really sucks. I am leaning towards the doctor just ripping everything out, although I would be okay with her just taking the ovaries. I have not done much the last few days because it hurts but hopefully, just hopefully, the end is near.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

So down at this point

I am still in pain. The doctors want to treat the symptoms with pain pills but those don't even help. I am so depressed and filled with rage. I hate how angry I am inside right now and I am on the verge of tears. I am so close to just have the hysterectomy. There is no way I am taking the third shot. I am two weeks past my second shot and I just can't handle it anymore. I just want to crawl in a hole and die. I am such a horrid person right now. I feel so out of control at this point and want this all to be over. I want my old life back, pain free and somewhat mentally healthy. I am full of rage and think I could really get into a physical altercation with someone and not even care. I have dropped the F bomb at my husband so many times this week. I am so tired that from 3 to 8 pm I cannot keep my eyes open. Add to this the stress of my family and I could just lose it anytime now. Ugh. I hate life right now. Even my antidepressants don't cut it anymore.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Still in pain

My ovaries are rebelling on me. As long as I do nothing too "strenuous" my ovaries and I have an agreement to get along. However if I do anything to piss them off they let me know it. Apparently my body does not want me doing kettlebells. I did some sit ups and twists last night while watching the Biggest Loser. Today I am cramping like there is no tomorrow. I am so over this. I am going to call my OBGYN tomorrow to see what is up. I cannot live a sedentary life. I will not be fat and I will not live like this. I am done. I thought the Lurpon was supposed to help, but after my last shot I have been is such pain. Not to mention I am so cranky and bitchy right now.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I can't remember

Still taking Lupron and oh my, my memory is shot. I forget what I am doing more often than not. Today I forgot to make Aden's lunch for school and remembered as we were walking out the door. Then this afternoon I forgot where I parked my car at Target. I was wondering aimlessly around the parking lot to find it. This may be the most annoying side effect to date. The pain is starting to subside again, which is wonderful. I am still using the Vivelle patch and although I have a hot flash here and there, they are very manageable. One more shot to go and then I have to make the decision if I am going to have the hysterectomy or not.

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Been away again

On Friday I received a phone call from my sister letting me know that my brother in law was going to have a open heart surgery to repair a broken heart valve. She wanted me to come to Ohio and be there with her. Of course there was no way I would say no. My wonderful friend Jodi volunteered to go with me and drive. We made it to the hospital right when he was coming out of surgery Thankfully the surgery went well and he is now recovering in the ICU. I was so scared that he would die and he almost did. He was basically drowning in his own blood. It was originally diagnosed as pneumonia last week, which mimics the symptoms of congestive heart failure. I am so glad that he was at the hospital when he was or I may have still been in Ohio consoling my sister and burying Robert. I am so thankful that Jo was there for me and for my family.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Oh the pain

I have been having such bad cramping and pain in my lower back since I received my shot on Monday. It is bad enough that even vicodin is not taking the pain away. I don't know if this is normal but I suppose I will call my doctor in the morning. On top of that I am also getting a cold and or ear infection. At least the pain pill took away my ear pain for now. I just want to be healthy. Is that too much to ask?

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Monday, September 21, 2009


Would you be willing to have horrible nightmares every night for a year if you would be rewarded with extraordinary wealth? I would, only because when I have a nightmare I can usually wake myself up from them. I think being "wealthy" would be a big stress relief.

What was the most recent movie that made you cry? I can't think of the last movie that made me cry but the last show that made me cry was Biggest Loser. There is a contestant on there that has been through what to me would be the worst thing ever: losing my spouse and kids to death. I am not a big crier but her story got to me.

Would you rather be stranded on an island alone or with someone you hate? I would say with someone I hate. Who knows, maybe we could put aside our differences and get along. I would hate to be stranded completely alone, I would go insane.

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Shot number 2

Today was my second shot of Lurpon. I have a screaching headache and a three year old who is full of piss and vinegar today. I forgot how bad the headaches are at the beginning. My lower back hurts, I have cramps, and I am oh so tired. The cloudy day may be causing the fatigue but ugh, I want to go back to bed! Hopefully this months shot takes the pain away! Well I better go ice my bum bum or it will be sore!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cold sore

Yup, I have lip herpes. I was not sure if it was MRSA since my 6 year old has that currently on his thigh. I ended up going to the doctor to find out that it is simply a cold sore. After doing some reading they can be linked to hormonal changes. Hmm, can't think of a reason my hormones are outta whack! lol The estrogen patch is working wonders. I know longer have the night sweats and have to sleep with my arms and hands near the window. I hope things keeping going this well. My second shot is on the 21st.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

It has begun...........

Today I got my first full blast hot flash. Oh my, it made me so nauseous. I ended up applying a Vivelle Estrogen patch and oh what sweet relief. I am still a bit queasy and have no appetite but at least I can function. After a long nap I also have a bit of a headache. Hopefully the patch keeps the sickies at bay. It reminded me way too much of my pregnancies with my boys.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday 9

1. If everyone liked each other, what would we complain about? Our spouses, PMS, politicians, our body shapes. The list is endless.

2. If you were most powerful person in the world, how would you use that power? wow. Really I would never want to be the most powerful person. That is way too much responsibility and you are the first to be blamed when something goes wrong. I would give the power to someone else to deal with.

3. If had exactly one year to live, what are the three things you'd want to do before you died? I would want to spend as much time as I could with my family and friends, go to Hawaii, and ride a dolphin.

4. If you could change one thing about the world, what would that one thing be? Poverty. It amazes and saddens me that in our world people can be so poor that they have no place to live and no food to eat. In America of all places, this should not be happening.

5. If you could take one thing back, what would that one thing be? My attitude in the past. I hurt people and I feel bad about it.

6. If you were stuck on an island forever but had all the water, food and shelter you needed. What would be the three other things you'd bring with you? Books, my cell phone, and my computer. I would needs lots of books though!

7. If the internet didn't exist, would the quality of life go up or down? For some, it would improve their lives greatly. The internet is so addictive. On the flip side, without the internet it would be harder to stay in touch with people from your lives, and can you imagine using the library for research and info instead of Google? I do not think I could live without Google.

8. If a million dollars fell off a back of a truck, would you keep it? If there was no way I was ever going to get caught.... hellz yes. If I had a million dollars I would be able to live on it the rest of my life and leave some for my kids. With a million dollars I would pay off my house and debt and my husband would work just part time. The rest would go into the bank.

9. What is something you said, something you stole, something you did wrong? Last night I told Aden how proud I am of him for being so brave when I have to drain the infection from his leg. Once I stole Viagra from the pharmacy I worked for. I had read that if women use it, it can make the O more powerful or something. Yup, didn't work and I fell asleep for most of the time it was in my system. I do lots of things wrong, I have the worst coordination. Sometimes if I want my husband to do something and he is procrastinating I will do it wrong because I know then at least he will come home and fix it. I did this recently when I wanted some photos hung on the wall and I had waited months for him to do it. I apparently used the wrong nails and when he came home he fixed the nails and straightened the pictures. Works every time.

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Saturday 6

6 questions on this beautiful Saturday brought to you by Saturday Six

1. How do you feel when something is scraped down a chalk board? It makes me want to break something.
2. If you won a big amount on a lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy? I would buy new furniture for my entire house and then I would pay off my house.
3. Cheese or Pineapple? Cheese!
4. Elephant or Mouse? Elephant. How cute!
5. What’s the first object you see in your room that is yellow? A manilla folder with all of our important papers inside it.
6. Early riser or late sleeper? Late sleeper. I am so not a morning person at all.

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Still nothing new on the Lupron front. Same symptoms as before. Every day I keep waiting for my ovaries to begin their long siesta but alas they won't nod off. Last night I had some ovary pain right before bed and I kept getting hot and then cold, all night long. Really though, compared to other blogs and sites I have read, I cannot complain at all.

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Are you ready for some football?!?!?

In the past few years I have really gotten into college football. My brother is a senior at Ohio State, so naturally that is my all time favorite team. Good thing they are good. I am so not a fan on fall. Now don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful season with all the leaves changing colors. However fall makes me sad, because I know the long harsh winters of Michigan are on the way. I am so not a fan of cooler weather, or that dreaded "S" word (snow...ewww) so fall to me is the preamble of winter. At least I have football on Saturdays to help pass the time.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday 13

This is my first Thursday Thirteen I hope you enjoy it!

13 Moments I will never forget! (In no particular order)

1. The day my boys were born. These 2 days were so amazing and emotion filled. I love them more than I could ever have imagined.
2. The night my brother was born. It was a stormy cold winter night. My grandmother came in and told my sister and I that we had a baby brother. He was 2 months premature and had many health issues but I loved him from the moment I saw him. We are still close to this day.
3. Meeting my husband for the first time. We met online and then he decided to drive to Ohio to meet me. I was so scared. I also knew and told a friend he was the man I was going to marry. Little did I know that it would take 11 years to do so.
4. My Mom's cerebral aneurysm. I still remember this day as if it were yesterday, even though it has been 5 years. It ranks up there as one of the worst days of my life.
5. My Dad's heart attack while my Mom was in ICU for her aneurysm. I remember him calling me and telling me he did not feel well and that I needed to come to his work. It was horrible when I walked in and his coworkers told me that he was having chest pains and an ambulance was on the way. This is another of the worst days I can ever remember.
6. September 11th. I do not know how anyone who lived through that moment in history will ever forget that moment. I was in bed and Mike called to tell me to turn on the tv. It was horrible.
7. My wedding day. Oh I was so nervous that I actually threw up in Jo's driveway. I so tried not to cry during my ceremony so instead I giggled hysterically. Oh what a moment.
8. My Grandfather's funeral. I was about 6 at the time and I can still feel his coldness to this day. I remember kissing his forehead and he was so cold. I do not think I can ever erase that memory, it still gives me chills.
9. The first time Mike told me he loved me. We were in his truck and oh how I loved him.
10. Aden's first day of school. It was just one year ago that I had to face the facts that my little boy was not so little anymore. Of course I cried. It was so hard.
11. The motorcyclist that drove into my Dad's car, head on. On our way to vacation a man riding a motorcycle and no helmet hit some rocks during a turn and crashed into my parents car, which was right ahead of the car I was in. Watching the man bleed and convulse was horrifying. It seemed to take the paramedics forever to get there. To this day I cannot stand the sounds or sight of motorcycles.
12.The day we bought our new house. Well it was new to us, then. I love my house. I can see myself living here until we die (or divorce) whatever should come first. Ha!
13. Telling my Mom that I was pregnant the first time. Oh my, was I scared. I could not tell her for the first few weeks. It was not until I became very ill and had to go to the hospital that I IM'd her on AOL messenger to give her the news. Of course she told my Dad, who then called me. I was more afraid of him, than I was of her. They took it well and were very supportive. It was much worse in my head.

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Ughhhh..... my weight

One of the problems with having too much estrogen is that you gain weight, mostly on the middle part of your body. I had worked so hard in the past year to drop some weight and then all of the sudden.... BAM!!!!!!!!!!! It came back again with my lovely cyst. I am now trying to lose it again, although I have lost some of it. It is just so frustrating when I did not "do" anything to gain it in the first place. I am currently participating in a Biggest Loser challenge and hope to drop some of this stubborn weight. My biggest challenge right now is exercising. I rode my bike for 6 to 8 miles the other night and felt great. I do not mind working out when I get out of the house to do it. I need to be in a zone, without kids, without constant interruption. Once I start doing it, I am great at it. I am also apprehensive about doing too much right now because I do not know how it will make me feel the next day, pain wise. I am so afraid of that darned ovarian pain coming back that I am scared to do my pilates core exercises. I want to slim down and look smoking hot on my 30th birthday which is a little less than 3 months away. I can do it. I think I can.... I think I can......

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School's back from summer!

Aden started first grade this week, while Cohen is going to 3 year old preschool. Aden enjoys school, but would rather stay home and play video games. Cohen on the other hand seems to love school and cried when he did not get to go yesterday. It is not easy to explain to a 3 year old that he only goes to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays when his big brother is going all week. I hope the rest of the school year goes as easy as this first week has. Cohen has not cried at school when I have left him yet. He just sits there and waves at me from his carpet square, while other kids are running around and screaming, trying to get out of the room. It is almost comical to see these little kids. Of course I would not feel that way if it were one of mine. Thankfully both my boys seem to be okay with separation from Mommy, although that was not always true with Co-man.

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Been away

I was away last week on vacation with my parents and this is the first week of school, so things have been crazy. The only new side effect of the Lupron would be the night sweats that wake me up. The past two nights I have been so hot at night. I am pretty sure I had a cyst that ruptured last week on vacation. After that I did not really have any ovarian pain until today when I was cramping pretty badly. I am scheduled for my next shot on September 21st. My OB called in some Estrogen patches that I am supposed to use if the hot flashes start to bother me. I am 2 weeks and 1 day from the 1st shot and so far I am glad that I went ahead and got it. The horror stories I have read scared me, but so far so good. Let's just hope it keeps up and shuts off my ovaries.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

4 days of Lupron

So far so good. Slight headache and some cramping last night. I was able to sleep with a little help from my good friend Advil PM. I sure hope things continue on this path while I am on this med.

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These two are what make me smile many times a day. They are the sweetest, silliest, funniest parts of my life. They are worth every minute of work I have to do. When you look at their silly faces, how can you NOT smile?

What makes you SMILE?

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Saturday 9: The Waiting

1. Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone? Of course... that is how I met my husband. We used to chat online all the time when we lived apart.

2. How do you eat oreos? not very often.

3. Are you cocky? me? never.

4. Did you have an imaginary friend as a kid? nope, I have one now though:)

5. What t.v. station do you watch the most? Discovery

6. Have you ever seen the ocean? yes and I love it. I could live there forever.

7. Have you ever been hospitalized? yes, I have had 2 kids.

8. What's your favorite brand of rootbeer? Barq's

9. Could you live without a computer? Hellz no.

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Friday, August 28, 2009


I got these questions here Enjoy!

1. How’s your tolerance for alcohol? It depends on what I am drinking.
2. How’s your tolerance for noisy neighbors? Shoot em. Ok not really, they cut my grass.
3. How’s your tolerance for physical pain? You want to ask me this now? I have been in pain since the end of June. I would say I am almost used to it now.
4. How’s your tolerance for intolerant people? I hate intolerant people. Really I just hate everyone equally.
5. How’s your tolerance for bad music? If I don't like it, I will just change the station or sing over it. Gotta love the booby song.

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The City of Wyoming is having a hot air balloon launch tomorrow in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. I think I am going to have to take the boys. In addition there will be concessions set up for food and drinks. Now let's just hope the weather cooperates. I am so over this fall like weather. I want it hot and I want it now!

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What are people thinking?

These were my favorite ones but you can see more here! Some will make you giggle, while others will make you scratch your head and think what the eff?


Tomorrow will mark my one year wedding anniversary. My husband and I got married after dating for 10 years. I did not expect much to change since we had lived together (oh the sin) for so long but in reality we have grown closer to each other. I am so excited for our date tomorrow night, we are going back to Outback Steakhouse, which is where we ate on our wedding night.

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Day 3 of Lupron

Here we are, my third day of Lupron. My headache is not nearly as severe as yesterday but now I am battling insomnia. On a good note, I am not tired today. Rather I feel like I could run in a marathon. The pain was pretty intense in my lower back last night, which I remedied with some good ole Vicodin aka my best friend. Not too many complaints besides that.

Friday Fill Ins

Want to play along? Friday Fill In
Graphic courtesy of Tonya! we go!

1. He was a good guy that all the bad girls wanted.

2. College football is what I look forward to most this time of year.

3. My best friend helped me with this. I would have no idea how to blog without her.

4. I have to be honest with you, I think you are swell.

5. Appearances can be changed but personality matters more.

6. The last person I gave a hug to was my 2 boys, at the same time since they were fighting over who go to hug me first.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to time with friend, tomorrow my plans include dinner with my husband for our 1 year wedding anniversary and Sunday, I want to have a great time with my family on vacation!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Holy Hot flash!

Well I guess the dreaded Lupron hot flashes have begun. Aside from a mild headache and feeling a little groggy from last nights sleeping pill, I feel fine. I have had two hot flashes, pretty close together and it was bearable. Annoying, but bearable. I will have to remember when I go out to layer my tops so that if one comes on I can just remove my top layer. Thankfully we are having a cool "summer" day here in Michigan. Perhaps cleaning the boys rooms brought it on, perhaps I should refrain from cleaning. It must be a sign that my body does not like to clean. How I wish.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lupron.... day 1

Today was my first shot of Lupron. After spending the past 10 days reading every horror story on the net, I went through with it. I got a one month injection and if I can tolerate it I will receive another next month, and continuously for 3 to 6 months, depending on my response. So far my only side effect is a nagging headache that will not go away. I bought some Advil PM this evening because I need sleep. I was up most of last night trying to decide if I was going to do the shot or opt for a hysterectomy. I am hoping to use my blog now to help me through the next few weeks and to keep track of my Lupron experience, whatever it may be.

What a summer

This summer has been pretty rough for me health wise. In June I went to Ohio to see my family and while I was there I happened to gain some weight.... for no reason. When I got home I was very bloated and started to have pains near my right ovary. After an ultrasound it was found that I had a 6 cm cyst on my right ovary. Surgery was scheduled and all went well. I had a cyst removed from my right ovary, an adhesion removed from my left, some endometriosis removed, and a whole slew of other things as well. SO fast forward a month and once again the pain begins. At first I was blown off by the OB/GYN that performed my surgery so I went to the OB who treated me while I was pregnant. So the decision came to be that I would try Lupron to shut down my ovaries and put me into a menopause like state. Today was my first shot. I was so scared to take it! I am hoping it works and I can finally feel better. I am so glad that all these problems started after I had my children.