Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How to Shell a Hard-Cooked Egg

B/w was scheduled for early morning yesterday to determine whether I was to get surgery today. Lucky for me, the hCG went back down to 218. No surgery! Hoorah!...or is it?!

I'll be the first to admit, I'm sick and tired of all of the travel as well as suspense involved with my reproductive system these days. I was totally resigned to losing my tube after everything I've been through, drove back and forth, back and forth, back and forth from the RE's office (an hour away from work), was told I may lose the tube even after 2 doses of the demon methotrexate, was then told that it wasn't necessary ~ the injections worked, then was told I may be losing it anyway because my hCG levels were back up again, now am told I'm not going to need lap surgery afterall. Egads!~

I really need to step away from all of this IF stuff for a while. I'll feel much better about starting over after a much needed break. My body is starting to feel back to normal ~ I can actually fit into my jeans! My intestines are still all screwed up, but overall, I feel pretty good. I'd like to start taking vitamins again...it's getting warmer outside and that means my routine 4 mile walk with Skoola Fazoola, my sweet 4-legged, will be well underway soon.

I attended my first wire jewelry techniques class last night and I absolutely loved it! My thumb only bled a little while twisting 16 gauge copper wire. :) Bought myself some trusty pliers and sparkly glass beads on sale today and am anxious to start making beautiful wearable art. I think it's a lovely way to take my mind off my uterus. I'm so happy it's spring...the season of colored eggs is upon us ~ oh wait...let's change the subject, please.


  1. You're definitely not losing your tube? That is good, at least. But what a mess. :( I'm glad you're recuperating

    I want to learn how to make jewelry, too! If you think of it, I'd love to see a pic of what you're creating.

    And nooooooo to coloured eggs! ;)

  2. I know it's hard to stay away from the 'what ifs' some days you just can't help it.

    I love jewelry making! That's great, can't wait to see.

  3. I'm with you.

    Usually I just pretend I hate kids and am not infertile for a while, that helps somewhat. ;)


  4. I am glad you are not going to need surgery. I still can't believe how long this has been going on. You have been through so much with this cycle. ARGGHH!!!! I can't wait to see what you make. Wish we could just blow this popsicle stand and go shopping together :)

  5. My dear, I didnt say Hi for a long time, suffering under endless winter, no energy without sun... but I think of you and wish you well, good, better, best!
    Big hug across the ocean