Here’s what’s up with me…

20 02 2013

Sorry I’ve been absent so long… stupid work computer was all kinds of fubar, and every time I tried to post, it got hung up in the “publishing” process.  Gah!

1, we did our part on all the right days, but AF arrived a prompt, standard 10 days later.  Oh well, at least I’m back on track with my cycles.  I wasn’t surprised or upset… pretty much par for the course (I’d almost be mad if I got pregnant the “usual” way at this point.)

2, I had my blood drawn on Feb 14 for the immune testing.  The next day, Dr B emailed to tell me my CBC (complete blood count) came back with very low WBC (white blood cell count) which he said was common with Humira treatment.  But I’m getting another CBC drawn tomorrow at his request.  I have been plagued with a very low level of phlegm/congestion ever since new year’s so hopefully it means my immune system is laying down quietly for once.

3, I found a source for neupogen, and based on my research and conversations with Dr B about reprogramming the antigen presenting cells, I plan on trying to do IVIg AND Neupogen AND hcG boosters in my upcoming FET.  Which, thankfully, is still not scheduled.  I should have my immune test results back around March 1 and we’ll know a bit more regarding scheduling then.

4, I’ve lost 4-5 lbs.  This is great 🙂  I’m signed up for the Healthy Wage bet too.  I paid $100, and if I can lose 10% of my bodyweight within 6 months, I get $200 back.  It’s funded by grants and charity money trying to reduce the obesity epidemic.  Started at 151.6 lbs and have to get to 136.6 by June sometime.  Should be totally do-able in shorter than that– I’m 146.8 right now.  So I’m fessing up to you and looking for accountability 🙂  If you’re interested, go to as they have other “bets” too (losing as a team, losing a certain # of pounds, etc.)

5, I’m training every day or almost every day in Brazilian jiu jitsu again, and it feels absolutely AMAZING.  Mentally, physically, spiritually a blessing 🙂

6, on Monday I had my followup MRI on my liver, which confirmed my tumors are benign, and are both focal nodular hyperplasia.  This is great news– not just that they’re not cancer, which we knew– but also because they’re not hepatic adenomas, which rarely can turn into cancer AND are prone to growing and bleeding when you’re on hormones like those we use in IVF/FET cycles and those that come about naturally when you’re pregnant. So yay 🙂  Totally worth the pain of my contrast dye IV (I have small veins, and the contrast is injected by a mechanical IV push, so I think it just taxed the flow capacity of my poor hand.)  After the MRI I felt shaky and tired, which might have been the other meds they put you on to slow down intestinal movement, so I went home and slept on the couch for 8 hours, then got up at 7pm and did jiu jitsu for 2 hours and felt awesome.

Hope you’re well… and now my computer is fixed, so hopefully I’ll be more regular here!



2 responses

20 02 2013

Brazilian jiu jitsu. That confirms my suspicions. You are, in fact, Wonder Woman. Let me guess, you’ve never been seen in the same room together? Hmmm??? You have had a whole truckload of things happening lately, lady, but it all sounds like it’s coming together and that’s awesome.

21 02 2013

LOL, you crazy girl. I’m far far away from Wonder Woman! 🙂 How have you been?

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