Monday, 28 July 2014

Well, hello there PCOS

Well it's CD5 following a 35 day cycle...and I'm still only spotting.

I had allowed myself to be lulled into a false sense of security that my PCOS had hit the highway, but - alas - there it is! Just as present as ever. Boo!

So I'm not really sure what to do with this. I really don't want to go on hormones - that hate my body and my body hates them. Part of me wants to keep cycling naturally anyway - but if this period carries on at the pace it's at, it'll be the fall before I actually start heavy bleeding. And I have a history of 4-6 month periods....and no desire to ever have one that long again. So I may very well have to take Meds anyway. Ah, what an unpredictable journey infertility sends you on! I really thought I was going to have regular - or at least semi regular - periods. It can be so frustrating. I'm doing everything (and more) that my Drs tell me to do.


Thoughts? What do you PCOSers use to help regulate your cycle? Anything natural?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

I'm in Love!!

So, every time my womb feels empty, I fill it with something needing love. Like a guinea pig, and then a cat, and then a hedgehog, and then a puppy, and then another puppy, and then a kitten I found in a tree, and then 6 guppies and two mollies and then a Leopard Gecko.

Meet Turbo. Officially the coolest member of this family. At first, I just wanted to give him a home because he needed one. I've never had a reptile - or anything without fur - before, and I wasn't sure about him. I figured he'd sit in his terrarium and chill most of the time, probably be super easy to raise. I fully intended that one day, when Hubby has his man-cave, he'd become a permanent fixture there and I wouldn't worry about him.

But then, he started to blossom. Every time I was doing something in the vicinity of him, I'd look over and see this.

Hey Mom. (Yes I consider myself my pets Mom. Don't judge!)
 And if I was in his terrarium moving something around or checking something, I'd see this:

Whatcha doin'?

And then, sometimes, I'd look over and see this:

Nothing to see here....just, uh, feeling the cool tank on my belly. I'm not stuck....I swear.

And so much more that I didn't get pics of. You guys - this guy is awesome! He's so fun...he's always up to something and he's sooooo curious. He wants to see everything we do, all the time. And when he comes out of his tank? Hah....you're going to have to get the jaws of life to get him back in there because he loves to chill out with his peeps. He actually clambers up the tank wall trying to get to us whenever we're near his tank, because he just wants to be held. It's the coolest thing....I'd expect that of a dog, but not a lizard!

And he loves a good chin scratch. I swear, he even squints his eyes when you do it. SO cute! Who knew a reptile would have so much character? I will try to get a pic of this, because it's awesome.

Right now he's chilling out on my shoulder while I type this, because I couldn't pry his little feet off my finger when I was trying to put him back in. And I may, or may not, have been to much of a wimp to force him...I mean, he just wants love. Who doesn't? How can I say no to that?

Seriously, I'm falling in love with this little guy. He's so strange and interesting and fun and so gentle....he hasn't tried to nip or bite at all - and let's be honest, you'd except something little that's being man handled to have a bit of a nip to tell you that you're holding him wrong. But not this guy, he just chills out and licks his eye ball.

Licks his eyeball. Cutest. Thing. Ever.

Not Turbo, but this is what is looks like. Source
 AND we also got a new fish tank. It's Hubbys dream tank, and it turned out super cool. Each of our nephews selected a small item for the tank, the starfish was Big Boy, the rock with the plants was Middle Boy and the Nemo and anemone was Little Boy. Makes me smile every time I see it!

It's huge and takes up half of our huge bathroom counter - but it's really cool and I love having fish. They're fun to watch.
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And, completely unrelated, it's CD34 and nothing. Hm. Can't decide whether to test or wait it out. I hate testing, because it's always disappointing, so I almost think waiting anxiously is better than the disappointment of the test. Oi. Tough call.

What's the coolest pet you've ever had?

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