Hi Everyone. I know it has been almost three months since I posted. I am not pregnant. I think that has been one of the things keeping me from posting. It was just too much to have to type those words again.
We had a consult with the RE earlier this month and he wanted to do some autoimmune testing before we talked about IVF again. I was kind of annoyed because a year and a half ago, when I'd failed our first IVF cycle, I asked him about autoimmune issues, and he told me that the testing was a waste because the results could be different every day depending on my cycle among other things. He had told me that the problem seemed to be my stress. Well, he did the testing and I have slightly elevated Natural Killer cells, but not enough that he wants us to jump in and spend $20K for IVIG treatments during our next IVF cyle. I did have pretty elevated numbers of another type of autoimmune numbers (I will find the sheets and post on the exact stuff they tested some other time) and he prescribed Trental and told me to take a baby aspirin every day. He also had me start on some immune-boosting supplements before he'd even gotten the test results back: Myo-Inositol, Coenzyme Q-10, DHEA, L-Arginine, and Melatonin. I will take these for a month then go back to have my levels tested again. I feel like all I do is pop pills. Then, my psychologist thinks that I am not getting anywhere with my treatment with her and suggested again that I take anti-depressants. This led to a trip to my primary care doctor's office. I met with a new doctor this time and asked her to look at my ears, which had been bothering me. Apparently I have so much fluid build-up that I may need tubes. But, to try to avoid that, she prescribed Prednisone (steroid), Augmentin (antibiotic), Zyrtec (allergy meds), and Flo-nase (nose spray) on top of my Prozac. I am going back to her in a month to see if I can avoid a trip to the ENT. The number of pills I take every day is ridiculous.
Today is my second day on the Prozac. Yesterday, I was really sleepy, but I don't know if it was because of that or one of the meds prescribed for my ears. Being sleepy did not stop me from going to see The Hunger Games. It was pretty good. I didn't think it was the best movie I'd seen, but it was good. I felt like they had to squeeze it into such a short movie that they included all the important events, but the feelings just couldn't be portrayed like they were in the book.
I had already listened to The Hunger Games on audiobook borrowed from the library. I put my name down for Catching Fire and Mockingjay when I was done listening to the first one. I didn't want to get them if the first one stunk or had an ending that really disappointed me. Mockingjay came in within a couple of weeks, but I was number 80 in the queue for Catching Fire and the library system has 15 copies. Earlier this week, (2 months later) I was #10 and I got a notice today that it is being held for me!!! I can't wait to go tomorrow at lunch and pick it up!
Besides that I have been sewing and crocheting. A lot of my friends are having babies, so I mostly have been making baby gifts - crocheted and sewn stuffed animals, burp cloths, and tag blankies. I have also been crocheting to give to the Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center. I've crocheted a blanket and some booties and hats. I am not very fast. I am crocheting some little "tawashis" for my dad's wife, which are like these little wash cloths you can use as dishcloths or to wash your face. They are fast to make. I have the stuff to make one of those grocery bag holders from a pattern I found on Pinterest. I am addicted to Pinterest.
So, I am hopefully going to post more often than every three months now. I hope you will read and leave comments. I have a lot more to say, but I figure I have said enough for now.