Tuesday, October 26, 2010

So Close!

So, I am sooo close to the 200 lb mark- it's killing me! LOL I am at 202.8 lb at this point (113 lbs down!) and I am just waiting for the morning where I will step on the scale and hit the 199 mark. I can't wait! That will be quite the personal victory for me :)

A couple weeks ago I decided I wanted to try to start getting involved in some organized sports again, so I went out to the Elk Grove community center where the city volleyball league was starting. I didn't have a team and had to sign up as a "free agent" on their web site, but I got to join a team who needed a female for the night. I am still hoping I will find a team this week (this is the last week to add players) but most teams seem like they have enough players :-/ I also listed myself as a free agent for softball and got an email about joining a co-ed softball team for next season, but I want to get going doing some kind of sport NOW! LOL I should sign up as a free agent for BBall as well and see what I can pick up. It is nice to be back playing, though. And my knee hasn't bothered me at all! yay!

On the fertility front.... I have been asked several times if my cycles have started up on their own yet, and no... they havn't. I started a round of provera last night, so I should get a visit from Aunt Flo in a week or so. I guess I can let the cat out of the bag by saying Aaron and I are able to "not prevent" at this point and in December we should be cleared to start medical intervention, including insemination. So, we will see what happens. Hopefully my body will decide to start working the way it is supposed to again and everything will come together the way it is supposed to. Oh! And Aaron has a urology appointment to go over our options with his low counts and the studies Aaron found linking male factor infertility and anti-depressants. I'll keep everyone updated as that progresses.

I will take some pics soon. I did some one Sunday, but they didn't come out looking very good and I dont want to show them off! LOL So, for now, here is a pic of me carrying William at the pumpkin patch a couple weeks ago :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

No relief

Hi everyone! I have not yet had any relief in my flank pain or abdomen pain. I went to the Dr this week to be checked out and she agreed with the ulcer diagnosis and thought the flank pain MIGHT be kidney stones or a kidney infection, so she ordered a urinalysis and x-rays. They came back showing nothing, so we still don't really know what the flank pain is about. Maybe I just need a chiropractic adjustment!?! haha

This week Aaron did his latest semen analysis. We were really hoping it would show some good improvement since he has been on the hormone therapy for almost a year now, but it was actually worse. After a few hours of crying and feeling sorry for ourselves, Aaron got on line and started researching to try to find SOMETHING that might help his sperm count. He found some very interesting information in this search.... He found that Prozac and other SSRIs can cause male factor infertility in the areas of sperm count and morphology (the amount of abnormal vs normal sperm). These studies he found were done by VERY prestigious universities, so it was pretty safe to say they are legit. Aaron took this information to his psych appointment on Thursday and his psychologist was thoroughly shocked and agreed that Aaron should go off the Prozac. So, he will be gradually reducing his dose over the next couple weeks and then he will retest with another semen analysis in three months (that is how long it takes to produce sperm). Aaron also made an appointment with his urologist to see if there is anything he will suggest to do to improve Aaron's count. Oh, and as part of his research, Aaron also found some information on a leading Dr in the field of male factor infertility who happens to be located in San Francisco. Aaron sent them an email to see what the appointments cost, so he may try to get in with this Dr for a consult at some point. And we are also looking into acupuncture to help with male infertility. If you can't tell, we are going to do anything we can to help boost Aaron's fertility.
In other really great news, Aaron finally got his
referral for weight loss surgery, so hopefully the process will keep moving forward quickly for him :)

Here are my latest photos. I am down about 107 lb :)