Wednesday, June 20, 2007

THIS IS MY 100TH POST

You would think that I would make it monumental... But I don't have much to say today.

The truth is that I really wanted to mark my Blogaversary with my 100th post, but my timing was off by a week. So here I am, all ho hum, trying to think of something to say.

Let's start like this: OMG, I heart the Comment-a-thon!! It's SO much fun. I love all my comments, so thank you guys so very much! To you guys who commented for the first time (let's face it, I have seen you folks around the blogosphere, but never here), it's so swell of you to drop in, and please be my guest to continue to do so.

I also have to say that I have loved leaving comments the past couple of days. I have commented on a few blogs that I never have before, and I am proud at myself for doing so. I love sharing the love. And I'm thrilled to have found some new blogs.

Allow me comment on some of the comments that you guys left...

Lots of you expressed surprise over the change in doctor. The truth is that I knew this would happen, I just didn't know when. (And I had met the other doctor, so it wasn't like a had a complete stranger staring up my hoo hoo.) As much as it was a surprise, it was also a bit sad. My doctor had to stop working because he is very sick. Even in the short time that I saw him (8 months) I was able to see a deterioration in his condition. I can only imagine what it must be like for a man who is obviously so passinate about his work, his patients, and his clinic to have to give it all up. Even though he couldn't speak (a symptom of his illness), I was able to tell all this about him. Some of you have asked me what is "wrong" with my doctor. The truth is that I really don't know. I never asked, and I was never told. He did exhibit many symptoms, and I discussed them with my aunt who is a neuro-psychologist. She feels that all the symptoms point towards a brain injury of some sort, or a brain tumor. (My aunt evalutes people with brain injuries day in, day out, and she told me his symptoms are pretty textbook.) Again, it's hard to even express how upsetting it is that my caring, compassionate and dedicated doctor is not able to practice any more.

Whooo- I didn't want this to be depressing! Let's move on...

My ovaries! Thanks for the congratulations on their beauty. I just want to be clear on one thing: they are still polycystic! Their status has not changed. They are just good-looking polycystic (which Dr. New was quick to point out that this is a bit of a misnomer, as they are really poly-follicular) ovaries.

Now, can I complain a little bit? I've had a headache for the past 3 days! A bad headache! Very painful. I haven't been able to work (thank goodness I work for myself), or do much of anything (except, ahem, read blogs when I drag my ass out of bed). Finally I called my clinic, because OMG, I was hurting. They told me it was most likely from the Fem.ara. Now, I have never had this side effect before (and this is my 5th cycle on the Fem.ara), and I had finished taking iton Monday. I am aware that it stays in the system for about 4 days, so I suppose it's possible that I am having a side effect from it. Then I spoke to my homeopath, and described the type of pain that I am having. She told me that it sounds like a liver cleansing headache (which fits well with my liver trying to work through the Fem.ara). So with all this great information, I am off to find the right remedy to make it GO AWAY! Hopefully I will be in a much better state later today.

Alrighy! C'est tout pour aujour'hui! Tomorrow I will update you on my cycle after my wanding. For now: hit me with your best comment!

35 comments:

Krissy said...

"De-lurking" to say I am on my 2nd cycle with Fe.mara and I have had terrible headaches both days. My last dose was Sunday and today has been my worst headache so ar this cycle, but I have migraines anyway, so maybe that has something to do with it? Last month I even missed work due to being so miserable from a headache. But, it will be worth it in the end-whatever the end may be. Hubbs and I am on our 25th cycle of trying-16 of those being medicated-4 miscarriages total-2 with hubbs-2 in my younger, wilder days. We are coming to the end of our trying though. I am giving it until the end of 2007 and then we will move on to establish a child-free life and see where that road takes us! I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and have gone back and read all the archives. I just love it! Keep up the interesting, informative posts!

decemberbaby said...

I got headaches with femara too, especially when they upped my dose. They suck. It sounds weird, but sometimes a bag of ice on the head really does make me feel better.

I hope this headache is a sign of the femara working some serious magic. Let's make this cycle the lucky one, ok?

serenity said...

Oh, your poor doctor. I'm sorry he's so sick. :(

I never took Femara, but I've heard that it does produce headaches sometimes. Hopefully it'll go away soon!

Happy 100th post! :)

Aurelia said...

I get headaches whenever my estrogen was really low, like on Femara or really high like around ovulation on a medicated cycle.

It's the swings up and down that get me. Give it a few days...:)

Erin said...

I never had any side effects with Femara but then again, it also didn't help me ovulate! Apparently my liver is just super-efficient at getting rid of it ;-) I'm sorry you're having headaches and I hope that you're able to find the right thing to get rid of it!

TeamWinks said...

Hope the headache goes away soon. I know that's not my best comment, but I do mean it!

megan said...

don't dismiss the beauty of your ovaries simply because they are polycystic. i think you should just call them exotic beauties instead. too porny? all the better! hey, i have a question for you...my docs have never been able to tell me if my oves are polycystic or not...they just tell me that they might be. is this silly? can you tell in a scan? i asked one of the docs when she had the wand in my business and she was very vague and rather dismissive....
i'm sorry to hear about your doctor. finding one that you really like can be so hard. also sorry to hear about your head. hope the natruopath knocks it out of there for you.

Samantha said...

I never have tried fem.era, so I don't know what to tell you there.

I am sorry about the health problems of your doctor. Anything with "brain tumor" or "brain injury" must be very serious indeed.

sariel & shlomit said...

POW!!! (you said 'hit you'...ahahahahah!!!)
that's so sad abt your doctor...kinda breaks my heart...i'm glad you're good with his replacement, though...

not much else to say...headaches suck the lifeblood out of you, don't they?! I usually get on 10 or 11 dpo (not usually..ALWAYS) when my progesterone drops...ugh..depressing on 2 levels (probably more!)...didn't get it this month it may be thanks to the PIO...

looking forward to your pwu tomorrow! (post wanding update, of course!)
peace
shlomit

Bobby and Ivy said...

Sorry about the headaches!

And hey, good looking ovaries are good looking ovaries! Take pride in them! I know we tend to think badly of our bodies because...well...they don;t work...but find some time to say, "Hey! At least they are pretty, even if they don't work! "

sharah said...

I was headache-y my whole first cycle with femara. Like Aurelia, it's the changes in my estrogen levels that trigger my migraines, so I normally get them around ovulation and around the end of my period. I hope you don't have to go through that and you feel better soon!

Carrie said...

Poor doctor ;-(

Hope your sore head has gone for good.

Dianne/Flutter said...

Happy 100th Comment! Hope you feel better soon.

Alexa said...

Ugh. Femara gave me terrible headaches. I hope you feel better soon!

Natalie said...

Wow, I didn't realize the situation with your doctor was so serious! That's just aweful, so sad! :(

A 3 day headache? OUCH!

Matthew M. F. Miller said...

Happy 100th!

Get well soon, and here's hoping this pain is all worth it really soon.

May said...

I do hope your head is feeling better. And your poor doc. Oh dear.

Many many congratulations on your 100th post. May the next 100 bring you many joys.

Jenn said...

I've never tried Femara, but I hope your headache gets better soon.

Stacie said...

How fabulous that your ovaries, however polycystic they may be, are beeee-u-tiful ovaries. I hope that headache pays off and your ovaries yield beautiful eggs and a beautiful baby.

Oh...and I LOVE the name of your blog. I so remember thinking, "You know, it takes some people three months to conceive. Some as long as 6..." Ah, the innocence of youth.

My Reality said...

I just don't have a wonderful, fantastic comment for you. Sorry.

I am sorry to hear TWBD is so sick. Poor guy.

Nearlydawn said...

Happy 100th Comment!

Sorry to hear about the headaches. Hopefully all these bright ladies are right that they will go away quickly. Headaches Suck!!

Rachel said...

Get well soon and my thoughts are with you, Ms. C, and your dr. Bon Courage!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I hope that your headaches go away soon! Happy 100th post!

Tina said...

Happy blogaversary!!!Isn't it amazing how far we come in our posting when we reach a year or 100 posts! Congrats!

Hope you and your doc are feeling better! And, yea for the Commentathon! Bringing so many of us together!

FattyPants said...

Yes femara gave me headaches too!

Happy 100th post : )

Carlynn said...

Mmm, interesting about the liver headache. I went to see my homeopath yesterday and he said my liver was struggling. Makes sense after a cycle and a FET. My RE just looks at me like I'm a nut when I tell him about the headache and says "But of course, it's the hormones," like "Duh!" He is not as compassionate as your doctor. So sad that your losing him and that he is losing a job he loves.

mandolyn said...

Happy 100th post!!

Anns said...

Do you find a lot of success with your homeopath? I've recently started talking to one and haven't stuck to her regimen because I hate the way the rememdies taste like bourbon.. do yours?

Let me know if this stuff really works and if I should be more serious... I'm curious.

Thanks, and I'll keep an eye on your blog.. it's interesting!

Anns xo

Tuesday said...

Happy blogoversary! Well, late, but you know.

I love the Commentathon too! I'm not actually a listed participant but I'm still commenting my butt off!

I've added you to my blogroll and I'll stop in to say hi!

The Town Criers said...

As you said on my blog, having you guys around, knowing that there is an army of ladies who have my back (even if they can't get me pg), does make a difference when it's CD1. I love the Commentathon too. I definitely think we should hold one in winter too. And this time, I'll put the list in alphabetical order or figure out a way for everyone to enter their stats. We can do a practice run with a Google doc.

The Town Criers said...

Oooh--and 100 posts! Go you.

KarenO said...

Congrats on the 100th post and your blogoversary Glad I found you through the Commentathon. :)

Karen said...

I love the commentathon also! I've heard from lots of new people!

I had some similar thoughts about your doctor... I wasn't angry that you were abandoned, just shocked that the practice didn't give you more warning of the impending transition... it seems like they must have known it was coming. I do hope that he is okay in the long run.

very, very sorry about the headaches. I, of all people, definitely empathize with headaches!

sariel & shlomit said...

ahem....a week is longer than i'd really like to wait for a post from you, ms c! what's going on with you?!

peace
shlomit

Emmakirst said...

De-lurking to say Happy 100th post!