Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mammograms & Hot Flashes

Yikes! I totally forgot about an upcoming mammogram in July. It wouldn't be a problem except there is a possibility that I may be pregnant for it, which is not good since one really shouldn't have x-rays at that point. Hubby's been on my back to move it up, but all I can think about are the lupron injections and the upcoming FET. Crap, I really should have listened to Hubby, but I have a nasty habit of procrastinating. I just phoned trying to re-schedule but all I got was an answering machine. What are the odds that I can get one within the next week?

Actually the odds must be good as I just tried phoning again and they can take me the day before the FET. Yay! Can't believe I'm excited about going for a mammogram. It's a six-month follow-up to check on some 'micro-calcifications' so let's hope and pray that nothing has changed. Perhaps my 'micro-calcification' is an anomaly much like the fibroid on the backside of my uterus -- a unique identifier. Everytime I go for an ultrasound it's always "do you know you have a fibroid?" or "there's your little fibroid back there."

Now for the hot flashes. Whew! The worst part about lupron are the hot flashes. They sneak up on me. One minute I'm fine and the next it's like someone turned up the furnace and I'm drenched in sweat. Yesterday, I was perusing the sales racks for shoes at Macy's (big 50% off sale) when the hot flash happened, but I carried on and ignored it, and soon enough it cooled down again. Much easier when they happen at home and I can park myself in front of the air conditioning vent and wait it out. Guess I have this to look forward to in the not-so-distant-future. Lucky me!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lupron Land

Tonight I enter Lupron land. Yes, it's the night for my first lupron shot and I'm feeling slightly anxious. I know it's just a tiny insulin needle, but it still freaks me out to put a needle through my skin. The first time is the hardest and then it gets easier as it is for most things in life. I just want to go do it now and get it over with.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Facebook Torture

Although I had vowed to stay away from Facebook, I found myself logging on as I had received a friend request from a cousin and didn't want to appear the snob by not accepting. But, I made the fatal error by checking that first page that pops up and tells you what your facebook friends have been up to. Grrrr. I still hate that re-design they made last fall. It appears that someone who had a baby last fall now has a Mommy Blog. The reason I know this is because she's promoting it via facebook: she's telling everyone to check it out. In fact, this appears everytime she does an update. I'm gagging just thinking about it. Hmmm...wonder if I should promote my infertility blog on facebook?