Sunday, August 29, 2010


Just a quick update....

I took my last provera on Thursday (that is the pill the Dr gave me to restart my cycle) and got a visit from Aunt Flo yesterday. So, tomorrow (day three of my cycle) I will be going to get blood work taken to see where I am at hormone-wise. It will be very interesting to see what the results are. I am also excited to see if the provera will get my cycles restarted. That would be seriously awesome. Once the bleeding slows I will start taking my basal body temperature again and would be THRILLED if I start ovulating on my own. Come on body... you can do it!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Last night I was surprised when Janis, Aaron's mom, offered to take me to get a few new items of clothing. Of course I was totally up for it! hehehe. I was sooo surprised to find that I fit into size 16 pants and 14/16 tops! It feels soooooooo good! Oh, and I got fitted for a bra again and am now in a 38DDD, that is from a 48H/50G! No wonder the 44DDs have not been feeling quite right. Thank you, Janis, for taking me shopping. Not just because I got some new clothes, but it made me feel REALLY good to find I fit into the size clothing I was only hoping I would ever fit into again. I guess I need to rethink my clothing size goal!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dr Appointment Today

for anyone who cares....

My OB/GYN appointment was today and it went well. I liked my new Doc... It was nice to have a Dr come into the room and tell me all about my medical history instead of me having to rehash it ONCE AGAIN. Seemed like she read nearly all my record because she told me all about it! That was a nice change from my last OB/GYN who asked me "why are we doing this again?" at my last biopsy. UGH! I mean could he not read my file before he comes in the room or (OMG!) possibly remember a patient with a very serious medical condition. I know my former OB/GYN remembered me and my history every time I came in. I got some provera since I havn't had a real period since march. (Provera is a synthetic progesterone that will cause my body to think it has ovulated and thus cause a withdrawal bleed in a couple weeks. Once I get my cycle, I will do CD3 blood work to check all my hormone levels to see what the status is of my PCOS. She said no on the u/s bc she said it wouldn't really tell her anything new and I would have one once i got to the infertility specialists again (OK, whatever). I forgot to ask for a referral to an endocrinologist, so I might send her an email to ask about getting one for me.

oh, and I do not have to get another referral to the infertility specialists once my surgeon gives us the green light, which is GREAT!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Life's a changin'

Hi! Life's been a little crazy so it has been hard for me to get time to give an update, but here it is...

I have been allowed to start trying new foods, which has been interesting. Some things have gone really well and others... well, lets just say there have been times I am throwing up 3-5 minutes after eating it. Yuck! A couple times I was literally throwing up into a cup while driving on the freeway. Not fun. But, it makes you learn pretty quickly what works and what doesn't!

I am now a size 16-18. Pretty soon I will have pretty much NO clothes in my closet that fit anymore. Which is good and bad all at the same time! hahaha Aaron's mom bought me a few shirts a couple weeks ago that are 18/20 (thanks janis!!) so I should be able to wear thsoe for a while even if they area too big. I will have to start hitting some thrift stores, the goodwill or SOMETHING. It seems my weight loss has kinda slowed down, but my body itself is changing rapidly. I really wish I had a gym membership so I could start toning this new body of mine, but we just cannot afford it. So, I'll just have to deal with it what I got

As I mentioned a couple posts ago, I was going to be starting a new job. Well, that happened this week! Last week was full of saying goodbye to my friends and babies at KinderCare and this week I started nannying my God Sons, William and Carlton. It has been really great so far. The commute kinda sux, but it is a sacrifice I am willing to make. (And really... the drive has given me lots of time to listen to all kinds of choir music that I need to listen to so I can chose my choir's fall/christmas music.) My friends (The parents of my God Sons) purchased a lot of supplies for us so it is really great. I have a room upstairs that we turned into a classroom and the sunroom was transformed into the car/train room as well as the art room. I love doing art with toddlers (they are 1 and 2 years old) and we have tons of really great supplies to make that happen. I love it! I have some pics I posted on facebook if you want to see them :-)!/album.php...8925913&ref=mf I'll be adding some more tonight as well.

Here are some new comparison pics... A lot of people were pretty shocked at how I looked so I figure it has been too long since I last posted new pics! haha

Sunday, August 1, 2010

6 Week Post-op Appointment

I saw my surgeon this past Friday for my 6 week check. Everything looked really good, he was very happy with my progress and the nutritionist was thrilled with my eating logs and feels I am doing really well.

Here's the seriously exciting part....

He thinks I will hit goal in 3-4 months! He told me previously that once I hit goal and was stable with all my labs and such he would clear me to TTC again! Holy crap! How cool is THAT! He said to expect a year or so, but because of all the weight I lost BEFORE the surgery I am way ahead of schedule. I have only 30-40 pounds to be at goal and that is SOO crazy to me!

AND, he said he wants me to get in to see my OB and possibly get a referral to an endocrinologist (not the fertility kind, a regular endocrinologist) to see where we go from here as far as my PCOS is concerned. We need to figure out what to do to test and see what the status of my PCOS is and if I should go off the metformin or not. I will have an appt with my OB/GYN in a couple weeks (ASAP) and hopefully get the ball rolling. I can only hope and pray that the PCOS is gone as well. I would LOVE to not take any meds other than my vitamins- hehehe

sorry, but this is all really good news as far as I am concerned

OH- and I have officially lost 80lbs as of today! Whoopee!!