Turning Over A New Leaf

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So many things have happened lately! First off, we bought a house!

We are in love with it! There will be more pictures posted when we get things more organized and unpacked.

Next, I went to the doctor and explained that I’ve been working out 3-5 days a week since January and altered my diet, and I’ve only lost 10 lbs…however I’ve kept those 10 lbs off. He told me that he would expect me to have lost more weight by now, so he suggested I try Phentermine. I know there are people that are totally against weight loss drugs, but please don’t judge me. I extensively questioned the doctor about the medicine and have done my own research. I’m fairly certain that I’ll be able to keep the weight off once I lose it, but my PCOS makes it extremely difficult to lose it. It makes me sad that some people are so against me doing this, but I need all the help I can get and I want this weight off. Plus, this is a short term drug, which makes me feel a lot better.

Other than that, that’s about all that’s been going one. I’m trying to make sure I eat enough with the Phentermine since it decreases my appetite, and I want to make sure I don’t make myself sick or worse. It makes me really sad that my trainer is 100% against me taking this, but I’m doing what I feel is best for me.

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I don’t mean to be depressing or however you want to put it, but I have had a rather bad week. I know this shouldn’t bother me anymore, but I won’t lie…it does. Usually I can handle finding out when one of my friends are pregnant. However, in the span of a week I’ve found out about 8 pregnancies. EIGHT. Talk about a blow to the uterus. Yes, I’m happy for all of them, but this was a little much.

I start my 4th round of Clomid here in a few days. The dr upped my dose, so maybe this will help. We’ve decided on two more rounds of Clomid (including the one I’m about to start) and if those don’t work I’ll have to go to the fertility clinic downtown and begin fertility treatments via injections. Michael will have that ever so lovely job of jabbing me with needles in hope of pregnancy.

I think at this point it would be safe to buy stock in fertility meds, ovulation predictor kits, and pregnancy tests with all I’m having to go through! LOL!

Well, that’s the most exciting thing that’s going on around here lately. I’m just gonna keep truckin along and try to keep my head up. I know that everything happen for a reason, and blah blah blah….but sometimes that stuff get’s old to hear about.

Thank you for all of your prayer and support! Ya’ll are amaing, and God is even more amazing ūüôā

I’m Bad at Naming These Things

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Greetings! Long time no blog!

So several things have been going on or are about happen!

Numero Uno: Braces are coming off on the 24th!!! I cannot wait to get these things off! So ready for crunchy, sticky, nutty foodness.

Numero Dos: We are moving in October/November. Our townhouse is still being built, but they let us choose the cabinets and counter tops, which is pretty impressive for an apartment. We will also get to paint, which thrills me to bits and pieces.

Numero Tres: Still trying for baby. Depending on how things go this week and Saturday, I may be going through round 4 of fertility treatments. Not my favorite thing, but if that’s what it takes then I’ll do it without complaint. I’ve started taking metformin (a drug for diabetes) and it’s supposed to help regulate my cycles and increase fertility. It’s going ok thus far.

So that’s about it. Nothing terribly exciting, but I’ll take what I can get.

OH! and we joined a new church on Sunday. I’m looking forward to beginning a new chapter of our lives there, but I’m kind of hesitant at the same time. This will be the first time I’ve been a member of a church where my dad isn’t on staff. I really miss hearing him preach, but he’s finally retired and he deserves a break. I know this church isn’t going to be perfect, and there will be differences of opinions and disagreements, but I’m ok with that. As long as things don’t end like they did at the last church (long terrible story that I’m not going into).

Well, off I go to my little corner of life for the moment. More blogging later, promise!

Update

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Well, some things have happened since my last update.

We thought I was pregnant. ¬†We were soo excited. ¬†I had so many symptoms and I was very late…but all my tests came back negative. ¬†So I went to my OBGYN, and after a few blood tests, discovered I have Polycysitc Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). ¬†And no, there is no cure. ¬†This is a hereditary disease.

This pretty much means that I have cysts on my ovaries, along with ALL of my hormones being messed up, it’s why I’ve been gaining weight and am having a VERY hard time losing it, it causes my acne, and also messes with my insulin tolerance.

My amazing doctor has put me on Provera to start my cycle and then I’ll begin the Clomid (fertility pills). ¬†Hopefully it will only take the first cycle of Clomid for me to get pregnant, but we’ll see. ¬†There is just so much involved in trying to get pregnant.

I finished my last dose of Provera yesterday, and the side effects are terrible. ¬†The fatigue, mood swings, and cramps are awful, but it’s just something I have to deal with.

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have to take fertility meds. ¬†I always thought when I was ready to have a baby it would happen. ¬†Some days I’m ok with my diagnosis, and other days I’m heartbroken and upset. ¬†My husband has been incredibly supportive, and I couldn’t go through this without him.

I’ll have more updates later. ¬†If you have any questions or suggestions, they are welcome. ¬†Keep me in your prayers!

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No news yet. ¬†Been feeling a little crampy, but that could be pms (which it’s a little early for) or something else. ¬†We’ll find out soon enough.

Pretty excited about Saturday, though! ¬†We are going to join the ranks of real people…for the first time in our marriage…we are getting CABLE!!!! ¬†WOO HOO!!! ¬†We are going to have more that 3 channels finally! ¬†I can’t wait!!!!

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned or not, but I’m going off of my OCD meds since I’m trying to get pregnant. ¬†The first two weeks were literally hell. ¬†It’s been years since I have been that depressed, and even at that, that may have been the most depressed I’ve ever been. ¬†But after that initial step down, the rest have been MUCH easier, and I’m feeling a lot better. ¬†I’m starting to feel like the old me before the meds, and I’ve missed that me. ¬†lol. ¬†3 more weeks, and I’ll ¬†be med free…I can’t wait! ¬†Not being so foggy has really upped my creativity and rekindled some of my old flames…like blogging, lol.

Now off to bed so I can rest and get ready for another day in death at work tomorrow, lol.