7 July 2010

Maybe if you just relax.... * Updated with more good news!

How many times have I heard that in the past few days???

So the prayers, visualization and the positive thinking worked.

The two juicy follicles on my left side are gone. Ruptured. Ovulated.


I know that I was so stressed out because I was afraid that I had yet another fertility issue to deal with which would've been another thing to fix, and more time to wait.

And I'm sure that all of you know that I'm sick and tired of waiting.

Yesterday when I was on my way to the lab to get my blood work done I had a heart to heart with the Boss. I have my best talks with God when I'm driving in my car for some reason. I was telling Him that I knew that all this business about timing and ultrasounds were just another example to show me that I am not in control, despite all of my best efforts. Being a type-A infertile is not a good thing, at all.

I went to a Restorative yoga class after my appointment (I can't do any strenuous exercise before I get my adrenal test done, apparently it could mess up my levels -- thanks Barbie!) and while in my favourite pose (reclined, bound angle pose -- supta baddha konasana, the Cadillac of yoga poses AND great for fertility) I heard a voice telling me that I needed to be patient just a little longer.

Now, I'm not going to pretend that it was a voice from above, but I felt a wave of comfort wash over me after I had that thought.

So yet again, I thank you all for your prayers and support (especially TCIE who took time out of her day to talk to me on the phone!). We were very lucky to be done early enough at the ultrasound clinic that we were able to go to mass this morning (something I can't wait to do when I'm a SAHM!).

We have a busy day ahead of us. I see my gastroenterologist for the results of my colonoscopy this morning and hopefully she will tell me that I can go off of my colitis medication. Then I have a chiropractor appointment. I promise to update later, and hopefully I have more good news!


Update: So my visit with my gastroenterologist went REALLY well. I can go off of the immuno-suppressant that I've been taking the past five years.

I am so relieved!

She thinks that the dietary and lifestyle changes that I've made (plus the endo being removed) really helped my ulcerative colitis go into remission. It amazes me that I've had a complete turn around since I was first diagnosed with UC.

I'm a little afraid to go off of the meds since being sick was not fun at all. When I was at my sickest I lost 12 lbs in a week. For those of you that have met me in real life I don't really have 12 lbs to lose, if you know what I mean. My doctor said I can go off of the meds cold turkey, no weaning at all. I don't know if I want to do it that way. I may just taper my dosage while I still have some of the medication left.

It has been such a good day. Now, I just hope that the 2WW doesn't drive me nuts!


  1. I'm so glad to hear that you've ovulated. I'm sure that the wait has be a huge frustration. I hope the rest of your appointments go well.

  2. GREAT great news! Go Follies!! whoo who!!

  3. Wonderful news! Praying for you in this 2ww!!

  4. This is great. Go follies go. Praying for you in a BIG WAY. Will you be doing a progesterone test 7 days from now? I like your comment about being a Type A-Infertile! I CAN RELATE! Prayers going up strong over the next two weeks and especially in the next 48 hours!
    Love, Little JoAnn

  5. Praise God for a confirmed Ovulation! I'm sure you and your dh have been busy..hehehehe...if there's one positive thing about IF and a confirmed ovulation...more lovin. :)

    Boy yoga sounds good. I'm going to need to find some way to relax while I'm st'ing...that way I won't get overwhelmed. hmmm.....

  6. YAH!!!! Relax - hahaha!!! How do you not knock someone out when they say that???

    Can't wait for more good news!!!

  7. I am thinking of you and praying for you. I hope this is a restful and relaxing summer for you.

  8. Sorry, but that line still triggers automatic rage for me :). So glad to hear your follicles are on target, though.

  9. Soooo good to hear this!!! What a HUGE sign of relief for you!

    I agree with the whole best talks with God while driving-I think it's because there's no distractions (or at least not as many as work or home) and quiet. I actually want to work on taking time everyday, whether it be at home or whereever, and take myself away from all the things that distract and focus on some good one on one time with the big man upstairs!

    Once again...I'm so happy for you! Sending even more prayers your way during your 2ww!!

  10. Wonderful news that the follies have been released!

    I am praying REALLY hard for you down here!!

  11. Three cheers for ovulation! That is AWESOME! So proud of your follies! I'm so glad you are feeling better.

    I am going to have to google that yoga pose!

  12. Congrats on your follies! Yes, the 2ww is really long and stressful..I am going to enter into my own 2ww very soon this month! The last time I was on my 2ww I decided to keep my self busy and I read ALOT of books...I prefer chick lit as it helps me relax and have also have a good laugh..I am currently reading Julie and Julia! I read Eat, Pray Love and i enjoyed it and it just might help you "get away to Italy for a bit"

  13. Your joy is evident in your post. And I almost laughed out loud at the post with all the exclamation points :) You write as many as you need to - we'll read them all!

    Praying for patience and hoping beyond hope that the wait isn't too much longer.

  14. Whoo hoo! UC is not fun. My BFF has it...and it was HORRIBLE before she received her diagnosis and put on the right meds.

  15. It just started Sew!!!!! I need some distraction ASAP!

  16. I'm singing Handel's "Messiah" right now! Hahaha, this is great!!

    Hope you were busy these past few days... if you know what I mean ;)

  17. Such good news!! I am going to be praying hard for you! :)

  18. I am glad you ovulated and you are off the meds!

  19. if blogger had a "like" button, as in facebook, i'd "like" this post!!!


  20. So glad you ovulated! Awesome! :)

  21. So exciting!! That's great that you can go off those meds!!!!!!!! So happy for you!

  22. Yay for ovulating and going off meds! Great news :).