Friday, August 15, 2008

Sydney Bound

My husband and I are headed to Australia tonight for vacation.  I am so excited.  We've never been there and we really need a vacation.  I'm not sure that I'll update while away or not, but we will have a laptop with us so chances are that I'll fit in at least one post.  


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Good News

My RE called Friday and told me that after reviewing my MRI films with all  the doctors in the practice, it appears that I do not have a large fibroid protruding into my uterine cavity.  So I do not need the myomectomy.  My tubes do look weird, but my HSG showed that they were clear.  So we will keep the surgery date and do a laparascopy to check on my tubes, and to remove any scar tissue or whatever it is that is left over in my uterus.  We could tell from my sonohysterogram that there was something there.  And my RE mentioned that it is either scar tissue or degenerated fibroid.  So that has to come out.  And I do have a fibroid in the uterine wall.  But as long as it isn't distorting the shape of my uterus then it doesn't have to be removed. I feel so lucky.  I don't have the big incision or the 6 weeks recovery time.  A woman on the nest said that after her myomectomy she wasn't allowed to try to conceive for 5 months.  Aack.  I also learned that it is only a month less wait to try after a lap.  So I'm relieved.

There is still a chance that if my RE finds something weird during the lap that she will go ahead and do the big incision while I'm there and anesthetized.  And she will do whatever she has to, to make my uterus ready for a baby.  And I'm cool with that.  But hopefully it is just the lap and my tubes are free and clear.  

The other good news is that my husband's Sperm analysis came back normal.  So that means back when he had the poor sperm quality last June (the reason they cancelled out IUI) really was due to a bad fever he had, and there is no sperm issue for us.  

So I'm a very happy girl today.   

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pulling Down the Moon

This morning I returned to yoga.  Thanks to Alpaca I ordered this fertility yoga DVD from Pulling Down the Moon.  It was a great way to start the day and I plan to continue practicing at least 3 days a week. 

 I used to go to yoga classes all of time but quit because I didn't like the class or the instructor of the last place and haven't gotten around to finding a new one even though there are yoga studios all over the place.  I really like classes with an emphasis on breathing and ones that flow.  And I really can't stand holding poses for very long.  Anyway, if you are like me in your yoga desires than you might like this DVD.  I especially appreciated that the instructors in the video were former IF patients.  They seemed to know what to say.  I'll probably look for a local fertility yoga class eventually.  Maybe after the surgery.  In the meantime I'm happy I have this DVD.

Monday, August 4, 2008

My new love

I waited 3 hours....yes 3 hours at the Apple store to get a new iPhone 3G.  And it was well worth the wait.  Admittedly, it was pretty stupid to wait in line.  I probably could have gone back the next morning.  But I hate to wake up early on weekends.  And people were saying that they had waited since 6:30 am.  Crazy.  I only waited from 10 am.  And there was this great girl in line with me who let me leave for 1/2 hour to get coffee and magazines, and I did the same for her.  So it wasn't all standing around being bored.  But to reiterate, it was so worth it.  I've been playing with it non-stop since Saturday.  Even last night as we were driving to meet friends for dinner I was playing around with the GPS program.  It is so cool.  I'll never be lost again.  When I think of all the times I was stuck looking at some stupid fold-out map trying to find my way around an unfamiliar neighborhood.  No more.  Now my iPhone can figure out where I am and show me where to go.  I'm in love.