And There You Have It!

I had the CT scan this morning.  You know those two, big, nasty drinks I had to have before hand?  What they don’t tell you is when you arrive, there’s more to drink!  Gah!

I drank yet another glass of the stuff and then laid on the table.  They put in an IV and explained that I would be receiving contrast through it.  He said my face would feel flush, then it would feel like a warm sensation running down the back of my throat, and then it would feel as though I was wetting my pants, but I wasn’t.  Pardon?!  And wouldn’t you know…. that’s exactly what it felt like as they administered the contrast through my IV.  Heh.

The process was short and easy and took no more than 10 minutes. Continue reading »


Swallow This

I was shocked to receive a call from my doctor’s office at noon today asking me to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss my blood test results.  I haven’t even had the CT scan yet, and I’d expected they’d wait for BOTH sets of test results before calling me.  Even though it was the nurse who called, which is supposed to mean “don’t freak out”, I of course freaked out.

If it were vitamin deficiency or anemia, they’d have just called in a script and let me know.  “Discussion” isn’t necessary if there were no usual results.  The CT scan didn’t get canceled, so whatever these mysterious results are, they aren’t definitive, obviously. Continue reading »


In the Meantime…

Still waiting to hear back from DVR with my fingers crossed.  It would be so awesome if they decide I qualify for help in the purchase of hearing aids.  I hope it’s not too long of a wait.

In the meantime, I’ve been sick.  For six weeks now.  It’s insane.

It started with a cough that was pretty bad.  I would have long, hard bouts of coughing.  After three weeks, it moved into my sinuses and I was having headaches and tooth pain.  I finally went to my doctor who gave me antibiotics.  It didn’t clear up and actually got a bit worse, to the point where I strained or cracked my rib.  Coughing is 1,000 times more fun with a cracked rib, let me tell you! Continue reading »



Headaches

Ever since that stupid accident back in October 2008 where the lady ran her stop sign and totaled my van, I have had migraines.  Pretty much any time I sit for an extended period of time, like at work or while traveling, I can pretty much expect to have a migraine for a day or more afterward.  We went up Canada on Saturday and took the ferry over to Victoria and I’ve had a headache since.  Is this ever going to stop?  Excedrin Migraine sometimes can’t touch it, and weekly massage therapy helps, but I am still.getting.migraines.  ARGH!  I’m hoping to start to see a chiropractor when I get on my new health insurance at work.  I just wish I could get back to “normal” as far as my back/neck are concerned.

Sorry for the boring rant, but I’m really trying to find my groove and get back into posting here again.  It’s a start…


Financing Infertility

Recently, I was contacted through this blog by a reported for AOL who was doing a piece on financing infertility.  I responded to him and we did an interview for his piece.  He had three couples — one was starting their journey, one was pregnant, and one had succeeded (us!).

I think his article turned out well, and hope that it gives hope to others in both finding ways to pay for treatments, as well as having success with their treatments.  Also, I hope that it helps others who still feel shame or a stigma attached to infertility speak up.  You’d be surprised how many people you know who have struggled in one way or another, and infertility is no exception!

Here is the article >> http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/baby-or-bust-infertile-couples-turn-to-the-web-to-raise-funds-f/19385623/