5 August 2008
I'm suffering from extreme jetlag, even with taking melatonin and getting a full night's sleep. Hence I am a total crankbox and all I want to do is veg out and be grumpy. I was being very optimistic since when we arrived in France I adjusted so quickly and was ready to get into the sightseeing routine. I'm trying to avoid napping during the day and I'm also trying to get as much sunlight as possible, but I'm still hurting. Badly.
Being so out of it has gotten me a little stressed as well. Although I've washed all of our dirty trip clothes, my house just isn't in order. I'm pretty compulsive about the organization of my home, but I just haven't been able to think clearly enough to put everything back in it's place. It also didn't help that we went to my father-in-law's for the long weekend. I really wouldn't be stressed out, but our house is pretty small and anything out of place is pretty obvious (well at least to me and not to Mr. JB!).
I started the long weekend on the wrong foot -- I was supposed to have my progestrone levels checked on Peak +7, but it being Sunday we couldn't find a lab open anywhere. I assumed, wrongly, that my regular lab (since it's associated to a major hospital in my city) would be open. I expended quite a bit of energy trying to find a lab, but couldn't find anything open in the GTA. I decided after calling a couple of hospitals and my best friend that it would just have to wait until today. Thank God that my Creighton practioner called me right back to tell me that I didn't have to worry about it and that all I had to do was note the blood test date on my chart. Apparently I wasn't paying attention when she told me that I didn't have to worry about being a couple of days late with my bloodwork!
Also I think that I've started spotting. I'm on day 26 of my cycle (Peak +9) and I've been taking my progesterone since Peak +3, but it seems like my cycles aren't getting any longer. I was told that I shouldn't start my period until about three days after I stopped taking the progesterone and this isn't happening. I see my Creighton doctor on Friday and she's going to put me on antibiotics for the ureaplasma (a month-long course, hopefully it won't be as bad as the first course). I really hope that the antibiotics will stop all of the spotting before I get my period.
So I guess it's back to reality. The trip did a very good job at distracting me from all of the baby-making business, but we're not rich enough to stay on vacation forever. Wish me luck that my body starts to function in my time zone and that I can stop being so damn cranky!