Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ahhh, more doctor visits in my future

Here I am, a few days past the doctor's appointment. On his orders I am now to take 4 advil and 2 tylenol every eight hours- while it sounds like a lot, he said, it's a prescriptive amount and fine. Also on his orders, I have been given a form to take to the x-ray imaging place to have an x-ray on my ankle done. He's concerned about the swelling, and since I had told him I actually sprained it last month- I'm sure he'd be more worried to find out I actually sprained it three months ago. Should the x-ray be negative for a fracture or break (funny how that works out- negative in the medical world is GOOD, but in the everyday world BAD!), I'll have to have an MRI done should the swelling persist.

As it's been three months now with it still swollen, I have a feeling I may need that MRI. I'm not too happy about that, because should the MRI catch something tendon-related, I would have to have surgery. So that's upsetting.

Still, it's a good thing I'm not actually pregnant, since I'm sure all these meds and radiation can't be too good for a fetus. Hopefully it really is a fracture!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another Day

Gosh, I just seem to be lacking in posts lately! There really isn't much to say, sometimes life gets too busy and you don't have a chance to really talk or type as much.

Although I've said life is busy, there really isn't much going on. Just working (my boss is out, so I'm doing work for two people!) and getting things done around the house. Paul has had this summer to himself a bit, not traveling like he used to. Now he goes to work and is home before I am!

Today I have a doctors appointment for my asthma and my ankle. The pain is mostly gone from my ankle, but there is still swelling and a bit of pain when I move it a certain way.

We're still trying to get pregnant, now that we're moving to another month of trying. Everyone please wish us luck for this cycle! (and don't tell Paul I asked for it!)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fa la la la la

Well, the fat lady has sung, and my period finally came. It was an odd cycle, that's for sure, perhaps due to the traveling and the sunburn. Whatever it was, it is NOT welcomed back next cycle! If we manage to conceive this upcoming cycle, the due date would be at the end of April. Good month, I think.

Anyway, onward and upward to another cycle. No more sadness and no more despair.

Friday, July 18, 2008


It's been a long time since I blogged last. I've been very busy reading and working. :) So, my period is now three days late, which is very odd- I'm NEVER three days late. Despite that, you'd think I'd be thrilled. No, the super sensitive pregnancy tests are negative, the second one taken this morning.

Last night, as I was bemoaning my lack of continuity this month, Paul said, "Honey! Maybe you're pregnant!" When I replied (although very hard to say), "No, I'm not." He said sadly, "At least you could humor me." I had to tell him that as much as I wish I could humor him, I had already taken a test and it had a very dark line clearly stating a negative. I felt kind of bad, seeing him let down like that.

So, another day to come.

Monday, July 7, 2008

We're back!

Aloha! Paul and I are back home, exhausted, burned and so tired of traveling. While a vacation is fantastic, there is nothing like being able to come home to your comfortable bed with nice sheets after a long night of traveling.

We returned very early on Saturday, and since we managed to sleep a few hours on the plane we weren't so exhausted. My dad picked us up at the airport where he drove us to his house where we picked up a very insolent and shy Woofie. I immediately ran over to his crate to let him out, and he gave me the most distrustful look! I supposed it's a rude awakening to be picked up by your "parents" after having spent a wild and crazy week at Grandpa's- where he lets you chew on pinecones in the house and go to bed late every night!

Still, as we dragged a reluctant Woofie to the car, Paul and I began to yawn. And yawn. We were hungry, as we hadn't eaten for 12 hours at that point, but we were also starting to get pretty tired. When we got home, we dropped the bags, got into bed and slept for another few hours. Poor Woofie seemed to be sleep deprived as well (Thanks Dad for keeping our dog up at all hours!), and napped constantly over the weekend- must be tough to be a dog, right?

Anyway, the trip was good. The flights out weren't too bad, the food was great, the sun was PAINFUL, and our condo was magnificent.

Here is the view from our condo:

As I mentioned, the food was great. I ate banana pancakes three times!

I was pretty good food-wise. I didn't eat a lot of crap, we made our own dinner three times (enchiladas, lasagna, and kabobs), and feasted on the shave ice! (crappy pic, but my flavors were watermelon and peach, and paul had black raspberry and cherry)

I got pretty badly burned the first day there. When I get burned, I get an allergic reaction with hives, swelling and a pebbly texture to all exposed areas. It's seriously unattractive and painful. The heat coming off my face was intense, and I was miserable. My shoulders are still beet red and itchy, and it's so annoying. Because of the burn I managed to get (The sun in Hawaii is seriously NO JOKE- I had on SPF 65- MULTIPLE applications), our trip consisted of a lot of night swimming, painful attempts at sex (I have a feeling this cycle was a bust), and a lot of walking and shopping. After the first day, I kept myself covered up, which made the humidity and heat even worse- a cycle of hot face = rash = hot face from scratching. It was terrible. I feel so guilty about ruining Paul's vacation with my misery, keeping my fantastic husband from the beach. I hate it.

Kauai was really one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The greenery, the rains, the beautiful ocean waters. I just want to cry thinking about how I was unable to partake, which means Paul was unable, too. There are roosters and hens everywhere, at some times this was a delight, at others (5am), not so much. One night we sat out on the cliff overlooking the pacific, sitting in Adirondack chairs at 10pm. We looked up at the stars and just marveled about how we were able to see them so clearly. As we looked we caught sight of a shooting star! It was incredible. Just incredible.

Hopefully I'll upload the pics soon, and post them. I'm still working out my exhaustion!