Monday, March 16, 2009

Up The Hill Backwards

Sometimes it’s just one line of a song that strikes a chord. I’ve been ripping my old CDs, and this one line of Bowie’s jumped out at me. Up the hill backwards. Yeah, that’s as good a description as any.

Been meaning to update and respond to a couple of questions. So strange not to be injecting ANYTHING this time. Doesn’t really feel like I’m cycling. Just taking my estrogen. To answer Calliope’s question, I am taking 4mg orally 3x a day. The dose will probably stay the same. Normally I would just go in for a lining check after 10 days on estrogen, but since I need to request the time off from work and make travel arrangements, I will go in tomorrow, after 6 days, to see where things are. It feels surreal that the transfer should be sometime early next week.

Mo asked if it felt good to be back in the process. Ummm, yes and no. Flushing away the remains of my fluffy, triple stripe lining made me sad. Certainly starting again right away feels better than waiting. WAITING IS THE WORST!!! But, as I said, it doesn’t really feel like I’m doing anything. Maybe tomorrow’s monitoring appointment will help. Once I can request the days off and make flight and hotel reservations, I might feel more in the swing of this cycle.

Mostly, I’ve just been feeling down. My back hurts. I pulled something in my upper back rolling over in bed Saturday morning. How lame is that? My foot is really hurting. Anyone have any suggestions for relieving planter fasciitis without anti-inflammatories?

Anyway, to end things on a more upbeat note, and in keeping with the 80s music theme. I’m trying to make this my theme song.

One way or another I'm gonna find ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha

One day, maybe next week ...

What's your theme song these days?


AnotherDreamer said...

I am not going to watch the video, as much as I LOVE Blondie... that song gets caught in my head and refuses to leave.

I do agree with the sentiments though. Good luck girlie :) Keep chugging along.

battynurse said...

Hope this cycle goes great.
Plantar Fascitis is horrible. I've had it a couple of times in the past and it lasted 2+ years each time. Once I did a cortisone shot in my heel and that worked fantastic but only for a month. Basically just staying off my feet as much as possible helped the most.

decemberbaby said...

I'm cheering for you!

Let me know when you're coming in for your transfer. We can get together or something. (i can bring food to your hotel and we can watch cappy movies on TV, perhaps)

Dora said...

Oh, Dreamer! You know it's in your head already just from the lyrics I posted.

Battynurse, I've already had 3 cortisone shots. They did very, very little. Anyway, no more of that, since I'll be pupo soon.

Decemberbaby, absolutely! I hope to have a better idea of the dates after tomorrow's local monitoring appt.

Michelle said...

I am really rooting for you! And Dreamer is right that song just does not go away! :)

Kristin said...

I am pulling hard for you Dora! Hoping and praying this cycle is it!

AnotherDreamer said...

Dora... yeah, it was LOL!

Jess said...

I went to see a physical therapist to deal with plantar fasciitis. It involved massage, stretching, and strengthening surrounding muscles. I think I went maybe 5 or 6 times and it really helped. I can give you the name of the place if you are interested. He gave me stretching exercises to do for homework. Feel better, I know it is the worst to have that pain. And best of luck to you on this cycle!

Anonymous said...

thinking of you RIGHT NOW and hoping that you are having a fab appointment with a lush lining view!

Your protocol sounds VERY much like the one I was on- except I had to take 1/2 of my estrogen up the hoo ha. Smurf pants!

Beaming lots of love your way, sweetie.

Anonymous said...

It must be surreal to not have any injections but still be cycling - yay! Hoping your labs give you good results and you are all on track for setting up the nest.