31 May 2010

Happy Feast of the Visitation!

I participated in my first procession this evening! Mr. JB and I attended a K.nights of Co.lumbus organized mass to celebrate the Feast of the Visitation and after mass we processed around the church while praying the rosary (Mr. JB helped carry the statue of the Virgin Mother, I wished that I had a third hand so I could take a photo of the spectacle -- the fourth degree Knights, the statue of Mary, it was beautiful!).

I told my chiropractor that I have felt a psychological shift since my recent surrender -- I didn't give her the details, but she said that she felt that my lower back was so much better. She even said that things are "coming together" and that she's feeling more optimistic about our chances at conceiving.

My chiropractor has been such a big supporter of my quest to get pregnant. She has been treating me since 2003 when I got in to a minor accident that caused a lot of damage to my back and right shoulder. She hasn't asked a lot of questions about Napro, but she totally agrees with the way that I'm approaching my treatment for my IF.

I have been thinking more and more about returning to acupuncture, but this time with my naturopath. I have a really good rapport with her and I think that going to her, rather than the acupuncturist I used to go to will help further my healing process. I just wish that it wasn't so expensive (I know, I shouldn't complain, but I do have friends with health plans that cover it).

I'm also feeling more and more compelled to ask my Napro doc to test my thyroid. The more that I think about it, the more that I believe that it is the missing link in my treatment. I know that my GP completely balked at it, but as my instincts told me that there was something wrong with my ladyparts, I just know that there is something else.

I can't believe that tomorrow is the first of June. Where did the school year go? Unlike last year I'm a bit sad that the year is ending. I've had such a great year with my students and I'm so scared that next year is going to be nuts! In my previous experience every other year is crazy, so I'm bound to have a crazier year in the fall!

Again, I have to remind myself to trust and believe that it will be okay. I got through last year, despite the craziness of my students. If my class next year is crazy, I will get through that as well. I did have a thought today that I really hope that I get pg so I won't have to deal with a crazy class! Now that's a plan, isn't it?

After attending mass and the rosary tonight I'm feeling spiritually recharged enough to deal with the last weeks of school. Now I just need the sleep to catch up so I'm physically capable to make it to June 30th.

Don't worry, I'm not going to start counting sleeps just yet. I'll save that for after my report cards are done!

p.s. This was my 100th post for 2010! That seems like quite a bit of blogging in six months, doesn't it?


  1. Congratulations on the 100th post! I enjoy your blog, so keep on writing! I love the feast of the Visitation as well and a procession - that sounds awesome! God Bless!

  2. So glad you were able to enjoy Mass! I hope that your next class is as great as this one!!!

    Praying for you and your special intentions of finding out if your thyroid is a factor! Good things are happening for you, I believe it!!

  3. Congrats on your 100th post! Yes, I agree maybe you should get your thyroid checked if you feel you need too. You know your body better than anyone else. I agree! I can't believe it is June 1st tomorrow!

  4. Congrats on your 100th post! So glad that your feeling better.

    Definatley get your thyroid checked! that darn thing controls everything in your body.

  5. If your gut tells you to do something, you better listen!

    I think you will be on the couch with morning sickness soon for what its worth:)

  6. Yes, test that thyroid! I'm surprised your NaPro doc hasn't done that already. That's key! Let's hope it's the missing link for you :)

  7. I'm excited for the possibilities of the thyroid check! I sense good things ahead! ;)

  8. The procession sounds beautiful! I agree with the girls, I think it's a good idea to look into the thyroid. Let us know what you find out about it!

  9. Good luck with the thyroid questions - lately it seems all anyone has to do is go on Armour and BAM they're pregnant. I feel like begging my doctor next week for a prescription!
    I love having acupuncture done by my doctor. I love having everything done by one person - acup., medical, nutrition, etc. Makes my life easier :).
    Good luck making it through the next few weeks!

  10. OK, if your doc refuses to test your thyroid, then HE IS EVIL. My RE tested TSH just as part of the standard "infertility" panel (along with estradiol, progesterone, blah, blah). Thank goodness - I rarely take an active role in my own treatment (though I have been trying to get better about that!), so I would probably not have found out about it had she not done that. And thyroid medication takes weeks to normalize in your body, so you could be tweaking your meds for a bit (took me almost a year, but as noted, I am not as good about getting things tested and changed as I should be). Don't delay! Act now! And all that.