Monday, February 23, 2009

Pageant, bullets and nausea oh my!

And the winner is...contestant #18, Miss Kelsi Baker!

Congrats to Kelsi for being crowned 2009 Miss Highland Home School!!
Madison't pageant will be next Saturday night.
Also congrats to Madison for shooting the rifle for the first time. She shot 5 times and hit her target 5 times. I'll upload video if I get a chance.
Metformin has not done me as wrong as last time, but it's still not my friend. I bumped myself up to 1000mg a day over the weekend but it's making me a bit queazy. I started having hot flashes Sunday and FL thought it was really funny until I made her turn the fan on and open the back door. Madison said you could see the sweat running down my back. Normally I'm the one curled up in sweats under a blanket. It's just one of those things I'm actually starting to get used to.
Today is cycle day 8 so I have to go buy ovulation test strips. :) Pray this is all my body will need for a kickstart.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Game Plan

I spoke with Brenda from the Dr.'s office today and was informed that Dr. Ashurst wants me to try metformin/glucophage one more time. He is trying it in a slow release method instead of overloading my system with it. As you might recall, it was metformin that did not agree so well with me...lost over 5 pounds in the 3 days I was on it. Yeah, miracle drug for weight loss -- not so good when you're trying to get in the mood. So I start with 1/day for 7 days, then 2/day for 7 days and finally 3/day for 7 days (that is if I can tolerate it). I am also to start Provera on March 3rd so that if I am not pregnant then I will not be sitting around waiting on my little friend to show up. I have to call Brenda back either when I start again or get a positive test. Positive test, positive test...keep saying it. My birthday will be here on day 28 of my cycle. Any guesses as to what I want?!? Yep, positive test!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Starting Over

Period, menstrual cycle, monthly flow, the curse, Aunt Flow or Barbara (what we called it in high school)...what every you like to call it, it's finally here {side note: we do not refer to it as Barbara any more since that is my mother-in-law's name}. I called Dr. Ashurst's office this afternoon and left a message letting them know. I expect a phone call by 4:00 tomorrow letting me know what meds I will be taking and what appointments I will need to be making. Y'all just pray that the wait is almost over -- not just for me, but for anyone who is trying.

On the home front, WWIII has ended with much groveling for forgiveness. After all forgive is what we are told to do. I'm working on it. Now just so y'all don't think Brad is horrible, he didn't cheat, he didn't hit, he just had a really big brain fart and forgot that he's an adult with adult responsibilities.

Whoohoo, day one! It's be a long time acomin'. Check back later for the game plan.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Freakin Valentine's Day

Uummmm, V-day was more like D-day at my house this year. So as that I don't air ALL my dirty laundry on here, let's just say my husband made a not so very smart decision last night and into the wee hours of this morning. I was not a happy wife when I was awakened at 4am. I was still not a happy wife at lunch so he got to eat cereal for his romantic lunch. I smiled and acted like a happy wife through the play and dinner at Mexico Tipico (which was a very quiet dinner), but went back to my unhappy wife status once we left the restaurant.

Tomorrow will be a new day and I will start it off with a visit to God's House where everything will all be put into perspective. Y'all pray for me.

For Brad's present I had bought tickets to go see Bear Country at the Shakespeare Theater. Being the Auburn fan that I am I did not think I would enjoy it, but I did, and very much so. It was a very small production with only 4 actors in the entire play. It shows Bear Bryant on the day of his retirement packing the things from his office and telling stories of when he first learned of football, playing at Alabama, and then coaching there. Very intimate. The other 3 actors depicted the stories he was telling. I was actually surprised that there were only 2 or 3 punches thrown towards Auburn. I can honestly say it was the best part of my day.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Still Waiting

So today is day 5 after finishing Provera and day 62 of my cycle. 62 ties for the longest I've had yet. I am so ready to start. To get the ball rolling. Start new. Get on with it already. It would be a bummer for that to happen on Valentine's Day, but this time would be ok with me. I've had the chocolate cravings, binge eating, chocolate cravings, cramps, chocolate cravings & sleepiness - everything except what I've been looking for. Did I mention I'm liking me some chocolate these days?

I did get a pleasant surprise at work yesterday. Flowers. No, not from my husband. Cpl. Neely had them delivered to all the women in our office for Valentine's Day. Thanks Neely

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Meltdown and a Kind Stranger

Saturday morning found me fishing on Lake Jordan. Saturday afternoon found me in a puddle of emotions. The day itself had its ups and downs. We were supposed to leave by 6:30am but I was just crawling out of bed at 6:25am -- nothing new there. When putting the boat in the water Brad unhooks everything, backs the trailer down and I drive the boat off, but this time Brad forgot to unhook the boat from the back of the trailer. I know they guys fishing on the pier got a good laugh at me pulling the back of Brad's truck in the lake. We laughed it off and were on our way. After fishing for a few hours with absolutely no luck, Brad and I decided to head to the river for the rest of the day. Since it was quite chilly that morning I had worn my big ski suit to keep warm. After getting off the water I took my cell phone out of my suit pocket and apparently put it on the boat deck. I realized 25 miles down the road that I did not have it in the truck with me.

Called my phone from Brad's phone thinking I would hear it ring in the pocket of my jacket or my purse...nothing. We pulled off the side of the road hoping it was still in the boat...nope. Well, right there on the side of Hwy 82 W I had a total meltdown complete with snot-sucking. Yes, over a phone. Brad finally got me in the truck and began to fuss. Just not what I needed at that time. And with emotions running wild and hormones oozing out my ears I ruined his Valentines Day surprise. He informed me that he was going fishing on the 14th since he would not be able to fish the rest of the day and I could just go to Montgomery and pick up his present all by myself. I threw my hat and not so politely yelled at him, "I can't because I (censored) have bought you (censored) tickets to (censored) go see (censored) Bear Country. Happy (censored) Valentines Day!"

We dropped the boat off at Pawpaw's and headed back towards the lake. Not a word was said for 20 miles. We stared at the road looking for anything shiny. Y'all would not believe how much litter there is on the roads these days and it's ALL shiny. Found nothing but cans and bags all the way back to the landing. We were turning around and I had just begun to cry -again- when Brad got a text. It was from my phone!! "fone@ mailboxs by captnhooks" I had never read anything better. We were 500 ft from there and actually saw the man walking to the mailboxes. I thanked him endlessly. He said he had seen a car run over something shiny in the road a mile or so up the road and realized it was a phone. He picked up all the pieces that would go back together and tried to turn it on. He was so surprised it still worked. We were all surprised. It's scratched, cracked and not all there but it will still make and receive calls, txt, messages and go online. You can't see it in the picture, but my background speaks volumes "Ain't nothing gonna happen today that me and the Lord can't handle together." That is certainly something I need to remind myself of over and over.

Just like that my world went back to normal. I did appologize to Brad and he assured me that it was just my hormones. Then he appoligized to me for fussing. I told him I'd get him something else for V-day to go along with his tickets and make it up to him. So off to BPS where I got him a new reel and he got me a new rod. Luckily we are eligable for upgrades in April so I will not have to carry this phone for much longer. But I will keep it as a reminder that #1 my background rings true and #2 never leave anything on the boat deck.
Thanks kind stranger!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Doc

Today Brad and I met with a new doctor, Dr. Ashurst at Physicians for Women in Montgomery. Yes, Brad went with me and he said it really wasn't as bad as he thought it would be. We did have to even out his day with a trip to the Bass Pro Shops, but I certainly didn't mind. Anyway, doc asked a zillion questions about everything that has been going on for the last 17 months and then gave words of advise, "START YOUR PERIOD!" He wrote me an Rx for Provera but doubled the dose that that I had been given in the past so the ball will get rolling. After I start I'm to call and let him know and he will advise me of what tests we will do first. He said that he wants blood work for all my levels throughout my cycle and that he will probably be doing a few ultrasounds along the way. I will have my Rx filled in the morning and start it tomorrow night. He did not check my insulin and I forgot to ask if I should continue taking the Actos so I will tonight and ask about it tomorrow. For anyone who has taken Provera in the past you know I just CAN NOT WAIT for this period...and all the mood swings that accompany it. Y'all hold hold - it's gonna be a bumpy ride.