Thursday, 12 December 2013

Hot mess

I'm here, friends!  Don't send out the search party just yet!

I've been a bit of an absent blogger/commenter lately.  I'm blaming it on the fact that I've just gotten over my third cold in the last month.  You'd swear I was out licking subway poles or something, rather than enjoying the otherwise healthiest year of my life.  I had a smallish head cold at the start of November that went away pretty quickly, then another one two weeks later that was a bit worse but still survivable.  No time off work required, and I even managed to keep up with my workout schedule.

Then my body said FUCK YOU.  It started last Wednesday when I just could not clear my throat.  I felt that annoying post-nasal drip tickle where you can feel mucous in your throat, but no matter how much I coughed it wouldn't go away.  By Wednesday evening I had a headache, and Thursday I woke up with a fever.  Great, I thought, my colds have morphed into pneumonia.  I ended up going in to work regardless because Thursday and Friday were training days on a new piece of software that is going to be very important for my job and I didn't want to miss it.  Plus my doctor is near my office so I managed to squeeze in an appointment.  I'm not normally one to go to the doctor for a little sneeze and cough, but a whole month of it plus a fever had me a little worried and a lot annoyed.

The good news is that it was just another cold.  The bad news is that it was a lot worse than the other ones, and I ended up flat on my back on the couch until Sunday.  I may have missed my second day of training at work, but I still managed to learn a few things.

a.  When people say animals know when you are feeling bad, they are lying.  Buddy didn't give a royal crap that I felt like shit.  Instead of cuddling on the couch with me he stayed upstairs most of the time on his giant new dog bed that we got at a beagle rescue fundraiser a few weeks ago.  Giant dog bed > sniffling feverish lady.  Dog math.

b.  I am a terrible housekeeper.  It's easy to convince myself otherwise when I get home after dark every weekday (gotta love those short winter days), but when lying on the couch in full daylight my slacking in the area of dusting/sweeping was patently obvious.  I don't know how normal people keep their houses clean.  I would have to dust and sweep every day.  Are there people out there who actually do this? 


c.  Daytime TV sucks.  Hard.  Seriously, is Dr. Oz a quack?  He seems like a quack.  QUACK!!

Anyway, you'll all be pleased to know that I'm now recovered and seriously hoping my husband doesn't come down with it, because we all know what giant babies men are when they're sick.

In ladyparts news, this week marks 7 weeks since my last Lupron shot.  I had been starting to despair that my cycles would return on their own, since up until I got sick I was still having the occasional hot flash/night sweat.  After I got sick my fever made me feel like I was in a constant state of hot flash, so that both sucked and made it hard to know what was going on.  But this week I've now gone three days with no heat waves.  AND this morning I had...gasp!...actual cervical mucous!!  It's been drier than the Sahara down there since Lupron, so I really hoped that once my estrogen levels started rising I'd notice something that would let me know what was going on.  Soooo...I'm thinking this means the engines are revving again.  Of course this still means a period is a couple of weeks away, but at least things may be happening.  The biggest issue now is that M is going to be gone on a business trip for the middle two weeks of January, which could be exactly when my FET is scheduled depending on what happens with my period.  Figures, right?  I haven't decided what I'll do at that point, whether we'll wait another month so he can be here or just do it and get it over with.  But it'll be hard to get my bed rest with a dog to walk and no one home to feed me, so that may dictate.  Typical AF, right?  That bitch has the worst timing.

19 comments:

  1. Oh Lupron how I love you, NOT! It's a living hell. I 100% agree with dogs not caring when your sick. Mine is the same he only looks for me when he's cold n wants to go inside to his bed. Smh! Isn't it funny that AF doesn't show up when you want her to but she does when u don't? Whatever you decide hoping for the best outcome on your FET.

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  2. Glad to hear the ovaries seem to be perking up post Lupron. Glad to hear you're over the never ending cold!

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  3. Yes, I hope your husband doesn't catch it either because we all know what happens to sperm during a fever.

    --Ellen

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    1. Lucky for him, he seems to have escaped it. Plus we don't need his sperm, at least for the FET. Donor eggs in the spring...well that's another story!

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  4. Glad you're feeling better! And that your body's getting back on track. I hope the timing works out so you can do the FET soon! Also, I totally suck at cleaning my house too, and can't imagine anyone dusting and sweeping every day, but I guess it's a thing. Huh.

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  5. Yes, she does. I'm sorry you might have to wait another month. Both of us have been at this a while so delays suck. Sorry you've been feeing like poop.

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  6. YAY! I'm sorry you felt like crap, but I'm glad you're feeling better. Daytime TV really does suck. That's why it's never fun to be off sick. You're just stuck watching crap-tastic TV.

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  7. Man you have had a rough go of it! IVF always has the worst timing, but the good news about FETs is that you can pick the day basically! Do you have someone else you would feel comfortable taking you to the appoitment, picking up some takeout, and tucking you into bed? I had my mom escort me to # 2 and 3, but my husband was home by dinner (that being said - this thing finally worked when I have bed rest the middle finger and left for a conference straight from the hospital). You can always delay for a month and they embryo will stay frozen in time!

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    1. My MIL has offered to come stay for a few days, walk the dog and take care of me if necessary. I would just rather not delay, we've been delayed so much as it is I kind of just want to get this over with. Closure, if you will.

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  8. I'm so glad you're feeling better- that sounded horrible!! xoxo

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  9. I am glad you are feeling better. I was wondering where you were! I'm sorry your pup liked his giant dog bed better than snuggling with you... my cockapoo likes snuggling with us a little TOO much sometimes! haha

    I hope the timing works out with your FET

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  10. Sorry you have had the never ending cold. I got a flu shot for the first time this year and I fully expect to get the flu for the first time in years. My dog also is indifferent to me being sick. She is indifferent to a lot of things,though.
    Between animal hair and having a high school softball field across the street, my house is always in need of cleaning. I don't know how people have the time to keep their houses clean. Maybe they don't and, like me, only have the appearance of a clean house when people come over.

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    1. Hah! This is my secret too! I always go on a cleaning binge when we have people over. Sometimes I make a point of inviting people so it forces me (and M) to clean up. Maybe I need to start entertaining more regularly!

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  11. Damn. I'm sorry that you've been suffering so much over the past month. And I'm sorry that your dog is lacking in empathy. (Mine were like that, too. When I would cry they'd leave the room - no furry comfort for me.)

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the timing works out for a January FET!

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  12. I'm glad you got over those colds, and that your ovaries are recovering! It is amazing how basic body functions commonly taken for granted can get one so excited - I recently had the same experience. Hoping the FET timing works out after all!

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  13. Hi, I just recently started following your story. Its great that you are feeling better, and seeing some good signs. Fingers crossed that the timing works out for FET next month!

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    1. Welcome! Always glad to have new readers aboard!

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  14. The never ending cold... Sorry you were hit so hard with it, but glad to hear you are on the mend. Completely, 100% agree about men being big babies when they are sick!! I'm glad to know mine is not the only one. My husband wasn't able to be there with me for our FET. I called him when it was done. I put myself on "modified bedrest" for a few days following, but still fed myself. Also, my house is one big dust bowl as well. I don't know how people manage to actually have clean houses ALL the time. I have an aunt that keeps her house immaculate. I just don't understand.

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