I survived day one remarkably well. The exhaustion didn't hit me until after we had supper, but now I'm ready to go to bed (and it's barely 9pm!).
The kids were so happy to see me and I even got a couple Christmas presents. One of my sweet girls gave me a card that said that she missed me. I kept that one up on my desk! Unfortunately a few of my students tried to test their boundaries with me and I had to threaten them -- the kids hate it when I walk them outside to tell their mothers what ridiculousness they were up to during the day. I asked one of the kids, "Do you want me to go outside on my first day back? Your mother isn't going to like that!"
By lunch time I was tired, but thanks to H.ydrocort I was able to get through my afternoon. I did notice that I had some pelvic pain from all of the walking around I had to do -- my activity went up by 210% today! I have to remember to take it easy and to take more sitting breaks (I was writing down some ideas on chart paper and I pulled up my rocking chair so I could sit, something I never wouldn't done pre-surgery, but I just couldn't do it!).
It's so humbling to have to listen to my body. I try to pride myself in being tough, but I know that I need to rest and take it easy, two things that I have a very hard time with. God is definitely teaching me some good lessons!
Speaking of lessons, I have learned that patience is sometimes rewarded: I finally got a call back from PPVI regarding my cycle review. I panicked last night and I e-mailed them because it is so hard to get a hold of me during the day now that I'm back at work. While I was waiting at the chiropractor's office my phone rang and I was able to answer it!
Dr. Hilgers' recommendations for this cycle were exactly the same as my local Napro doctor's. His only concern was that I started Cl.omid a little late (my doctor wanted me to give it a shot so I took it on CD 6, 7, 8, and 9). Dr. H wants me to take it earlier next cycle.
I am very happy to say that Mr. JB took my prescriptions for T3 and Low Dose N.altrexone to our local compounding pharmacy (have I mentioned that we have a Napro-trained pharmacist just down the road from my house? It's such a relief that I don't have to worry about getting medications from the US!). I cannot wait to get my hands on the T3!
Those of you that have taken or are taking T3, do you have any advice? Have any of you had any side effects?
Thank you all for your prayers! I know that you all had a BIG part in helping me get through the day.
Now it's off to bed for me! I'm pooped!
p.s. I missed my fourth blogoversary on January 7th -- I can't believe that I've been blogging for four years! I am forever grateful to the blogging community for saving my sanity in this world of IF!