Friday, February 26, 2010

Bad News!

There will be no leaving for India on Sunday! I went in for my scheduled ultrasound and got nothing but BAD news! I have developed a massive hemorrhagic cyst on my right ovary. This cyst is so large that it will prevent any follicles from developing on my left side.
We contacted our Doctors in India and they wanted to have this drained immediately. The problem lies in that there are no International Radiologist in Oregon willing to do this procedure. So I might have to have it surgically removed. We are just going to wait it out for the moment.
This makes for a major setback! If we choose to try again, it will be another 6 weeks before we can start cycling........again!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Little Needles & Big Fish!

The 18th was a fabulous day! My dad took me steelhead fishing and I started my Lupron injections. We headed to the North Umpqua at 6am to begin our fishing adventure. I needed to take my injections at 8am so I had to take them with me and administer them on the drift boat. It was a day that I was thankful to be a nurse. Since giving shots (yes, even to myself) are not a big deal for me it went very smoothly. I was even able to do it with out my dad or the fishing guide even noticing. My poor dad really doesn't like needles so I consciously did it so that he didn't have to watch.
The first shot gave me a bad head ache and ringing in my ears, but it really wasn't to bad. Day two seemed to be a different story. I got a huge red, hot, burning,baseball size bump and rash at my injection site. I also felt as if I had the flu. It resolved by evening time. We were a little concerned that I was going to start having reactions to the injections. Thankfully day three went perfect! Not a single bump or rash and I actually felt great all day! Hopefully day two was just a fluke!
We leave a week from today! Can't hardly believe it is coming so fast. We have all our reservations and just need to start packing! It will be Sunday before we know it! Yikes!

Friday, February 5, 2010

We have our dates...........

February 28th we begin our 26 hour flight to Mumbai, India! We can hardly believe it either! We were hoping that it would be soon, but had no idea that it would be in less then three weeks!
I am so excited to begin this journey. My only apprehension is leaving Hayden and flying 10,790 miles away. We have never left him for more then three nights (I even found those three days tough!). I know he will be just fine, as my parents, Ashley and Joe are just like second parents to him. I know that it is going to be more difficult for me then him! I can get through this (at least that's what I keep telling myself).
I started on birth control last week. This seems rather funny to me as I don't have a uterus! The pills are to suppress my egg production. I will start my injections on the 18th.
Our flights are booked and we are still haggling with Hotel prices. Things are just rolling along!