Thursday, June 21, 2012

June ICLW!

Hello ICLWers!  Long time no see!  I haven't participated in quite a while.  Mostly because, for a long time, I haven't had anything interesting to say.

I'm 32 years old, my husband, JP, is 37.  We were, not trying, but not avoiding, since we first met 6 years ago.  We started actively trying (and jumping straight in to the RE), about 2 1/2 years ago.  We went through three IUIs before I decided that, at 314 lbs and no cycles for over 5 years, I was just spinning my wheels.  I asked my RE to refer me to a bariatric program, which he was happy to do.

In February of of 2011 I started the program, and lost about 60 lbs before my roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery on July 20th of the same year.  I have since lost another 85 lbs.  My cycle re-appeared about 6 months ago.  Most people can start trying to conceive again either 12 or 18 months after surgery.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be cleared to start trying at my 12-month follow-up on July 25th (omg that's so soon!).  I am very nervous, very excited, but mostly just scared to death of all of the new ways that I may learn that my body can still fail me.

If you want to know more about me, feel free check out the previous few posts, where I mention my congenital hormonal condition, and other various tidbits.

I look forward to reading your comments and checking out your blogs!  I'll hope you'll stick around and join me in the next phase of my journey!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Insert Random Self-Insult Here

Bullet points seem like a good idea, so here goes:

* In the process of quitting my job, due to no raise in 2 years, though travel costs rising, I was offered a better paying position, which I accepted.  Through June, however, I am responsible for both positions.  I am working 7-days a week, and about to bash my head in to a sharp wall.

*  I'm down 145 pounds, but they're coming off a lot slower.  It happens.

* I am one month and 7 days from being 12 months post-op, with hopefully the go ahead to actively start TTC again.  I am scared to death.

* I went ahead and went off the pill, because I decided that the sooner I know whether or not I will cycle on my own, the better.  I am not sure if is wise, but it makes me feel more in control.

* I started going to counseling a few weeks ago, as my anxiety levels have been through the roof.  While it was presented as ultimately my decision, they advised against meds, as I intend to start ttc before they would  determine the dose I need to be effective.  Bummer.

* After 2 months on dex.ametha.sone, my hormone levels have evened out, and are in the normal ranges.  My endocrinologist also sees no evidence of PCOS.  She thinks I should have no/little trouble conceiving, and wants me to give it 6 months before going back to the RE.  Holy %$^%.