Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Quick update

So tomorrow is my first blood test. It will be just blood work, no ultrasound. They will see what my estradial level is doing and from there determine when I will have my first ultrasound.

Overall, I am feeling very good emotionally. I am starting to deal with some very strong headaches. I am yet to have had a migraine but am having to take tylenol and ibuprofin every two hours in order to keep it at bay. This is a little frustrating, but I am so blessed to not have had a migraine yet and to only be dealing with this a week prior to retrieval. I can totally handle that.

Body-wise, I am definitely starting to feel that my ovaries are hard at work! I have stopped exercising at all in order to be cautious. I go in for my second acupuncture appointment tonight. It is nice to go and know what to expect. This will my last appointment before the "day-of" appointment. Our transfer will fall sometime next week, but we will just have to wait to find out when based on blood work and ultrasounds.

JB has started on his REI (reproductive endocrinology and infertility) rotation. He said it is going really well, and they aren't concerned at all that I am undergoing IVF this month. It is really nice to have him at a more reasonable time and be able to have some sort of schedule. Did I tell you that I didn't like his emergency medicine rotation? I really did not like it. He enjoyed the work he did on the rotation but the odd hours and swing shift schedule frustrated both of us.

Yesterday was a beautiful day. It was 63 degrees. Today I walked to work in absolutely frigid weather. Come on folks, support me here. How cold is it today?! Freezing!!

I plan to change my "vote" button sometime this week so if you haven't voted on where you are located, please do so as soon as possible. Also, don't forget to check out the "Song of the weeks" as well.

My blog also now indicates locations of the last twenty visitors. It's pretty interesting. Yesterday we had a visitor from Dubai! I assume that is Bara's family. WELCOME TO THE POLAR NORTH. I thought it may be fun to share the most recent cities to stop by the Polar North. Actually, it only keeps twenty cities in its memory and only updates its map each evening so this is actually the twenty people who visited late last night. Are you on the list? Don't worry, it only tells the city the blog hit came from so I can't actually find your house or anything. How fun is this!?

1) Glasgow, Kentucky
2) Reston, Virginia
3) Calgary, Alberta
4) Calgary, Alberta
5) Chicago, Illinois
6) Tulsa, Oklahoma
7) Boca Raton, Florida
8) Cincinnati, Ohio
9) Hartford, Wisconsin
10) River Forest, Illinois
11) San Jose, California
12) Hartford, Wisconsin
13) Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
14) Middle Island, New York
15) Rochester, Minnesota
16) Bellevue, Washington
17) Rochester, New York
18) Flushing, New York
19) Portland, Oregon
20) West Palm Beach, Florida


Amy T. S. said...


Anonymous said...

Hey how do you set it up to see where people are from? That's so cool.

Wendi Kitsteiner said...

Chris and Suanne, there are actually a number of sites out there that will do this. Here is the one that I like.


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