Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Nicky is looking forward to tomorrow

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This is how my brain thinks right now...FaceBook style.

My first appointment is with the Fertility Clinic for IVF orientation and choosing my baby daddy, but I did the latter a couple of weeks ago.

Next it's across the street the see the Dr for a follow up on my surgery and he'll tell me I can start when I get my period, which was due last week, but I think my cycle was messed up because of the polyp removal.

Then, the one I'm really looking forward to...laser hair removal. I've been waiting years, years, I tell ya, to not have to wax any longer. I had it done for the first time five weeks ago and not much has grown back. I'm stoked. The only thing that could make this better, would be to be pregnant and hairless...and have a car (shopping around this week), a job (still not sure what I want to do when I grow up) and a big girl house (my stuff arrives at the end of June).

Friday, May 15, 2009

I'm home...

Friday, May 15, 2009

A bit fragile from the anesthetic, but I'm fine. They took me in for surgery at 8.30am and I was home before noon!!!

I'll post more tomorrow...need to sleep, but wanted to let you all know I'm ok.

N x

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Another Spanner

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Last week, the Dr found a polyp in my cervix. I was there signing the forms for IVF, he was telling me how all my test results had come back fine, the ones that were supposed to be positive, were and the ones that were supposed to be negative were also. He was happy with everything and said he just wanted to do an ultrasound, so that he'd done everything by the book.

Well, the second he looked, he saw it...A POLYP. I'm not a fan of the word, to me it's like "moist", which is a word I never use and don't even like to hear!!! The Doctor told me it's probably been there for a while and it must be removed before I start IVF as it could hinder my getting pregnant.

Ummm, how long HAS it been there?
Why didn't the fertility Dr in the US tell me about it...EVER, not once? How did he not see it?
Is THIS the reason IUI didn't work?

My nice doctor now, told me the surgery is quick and he will do it as soon as possible. The fact he only operates every second Friday, meant that tomorrow is the day. It's an "in in the morning, out by noonish, surgery" So, I will be up rather early to walk Ollie and be at the hospital at 6.45am.

I'll check back tomorrow afternoon...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

MD 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

First off....Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms/Mums.

We had a lovely morning. The family came to my parents for brunch...excluding my Dad, who is golfing in Palm Springs in 104 degree heat and one of my brothers, who decided on Friday to go away for the weekend.

Then I did a much needed yoga class.

Ollie is settling in and had a bonding morning with his "cousin", Harry.
I'm sure it's not easy being put into a crate one day and ending up in a totally new environment. While everyone speaks the language he knows, the smells must be different, there are new animals he's never seen before, the temperature and light are more intense (lack of ozone) and there's the car thing...where he keeps sitting in the driver's seat and is confused when I make him move over!!!

Tomorrow, it's off to see the nurse at the Fertility Clinic to sign the donor consent forms so I can start looking at new Baby Daddies and I need to pad out my resume so I can get a job, which will lead to a car and a place of my own to live when my belongings arrive in six weeks.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ollie's Home...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I got my doggie back today....sprung him from quarantine after 30 days.

Ollie's SO happy to be home and back with me and didn't let me out of his sight today at all. Right now, I'm in bed, he's lying next to me, "holding" on to my feet and dreaming about running. No more living in a concrete run and sleeping on a jail cot...only Frette sheets and lots of treats and cuddles for him from now on.

I will say, quarantine does a GREAT job and I never once felt anxious about the way he was treated. It's clean and the staff are more than helpful. If anyone is questioning whether they should bring a dog or cat into Australia from overseas, I say don't let this stop you.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I'd Rather Have My Hair Dyed

Friday, May 1, 2009
I had my HSG yesterday. It took the Dr three attempts to fill my uterus with dye...yeah, you can scrunch your nose up, but try being the recipient!!!

The Doctor is lovely, extremely personable and puts me (and, I'm sure, all his patients) at ease. The whole procedure took all of 5 minutes and was painful for about one of them.

I have no blockages, which is great. I did have cramping last night and this morning. It wasn't unbearable, and didn't last long - a couple of minutes, that felt longer when I was in pain - and now it's over 24 hours since I had the HSG and the cramps are completely gone.

While this was very quick and going to the hairdresser is no less than a couple of hours, I still think I'd rather have my hair dyed than my uterus...