We are off! I went in to the old RE's office this morning for my progesterone blood test and just got the call - it is greater than 5 and I can start lupron tonight. Here we go. Of course, I hated going to the old RE's office again....that office just has too many memories- the last of which is us waiting for u/s's to hear our baby's heartbeat last fall. But, I do love the nurses who work there and the front office staff - they are great. Its fun too because I get the gossip on my crazy old RE since I used to work there and became a fixture basically between teaching the staff yoga and cycling myself. The RE has totally lost it - sometime last year he started really getting into alternative wellness and "The Secret" type of "positivity". Since then, it has been a rather swift decline into emailed "Intentions of the Day" being poetically written regarding the "wealth of the universe and how to receive its wealth" and other such things - emails that are sent to patients and other doctors, etc. He's a complete nut. I almost want to link to his new website but will save that...regardless to say it has a mind-body message and many video "intentions of the day" to spread his joyful message of positivity!
Okay, onward. We had a beautiful weekend here. I will have to upload some pictures of my dogs (make that dog (single)) playing with the sprinkler. My 80 lb male boxer can't stay away from anything water - the sprinkler is his nemesis. It sprays water but apparently doesn't want you to drink it, lol. So, he smashes his face into its very direct stream and tries to bite it -hysterical. Then he leaps up in the air to try to catch it up there (where it is less direct). The female boxer (aka, the smart one) stays out of the sprinkler's way and looks mortified that she even associates with the male. The pictures are funny.
We dug up our corner garden again. Last year we made a small garden and then overplanted it and were giving away tomatoes, spaghetti squash, zuchini, eggplant and beans all summer. This year, we made the garden bigger but will try to plant a little less. We'll see how that goes. Oh, and we planted cucumbers too last year but not one made it to our table - that sneaky female boxer would bite them off the vine and eat them before we had the chance! So, we also put up a fence!
So, that is it for me. I am excited, anxious, and reluctant to start this cycle. It is not our final cycle, it is nothing that significant at this point. It is just the next step. We'll see what happens and how it goes as it goes along. I have enjoyed being med-free and back to my usual easy going, fun-loving self but am willing to take one for the team and start up again (and my role is not nearly as bad as Brett's - remember- he has to live with me like that!). So, say good bye to this reasonable sounding blogger and tomorrow I will be back to crazy, on-the-edge, pumped up on meds and going through menopause "me". Well, hopefully it will take a few days longer than that, but you get the idea.
Oh, and though I was secretly hoping to get pregnant and then silently still travel to Mexico for my SIL's wedding (it is so early! and I know that nothing will keep in a baby that doesn't want to stay), it looks like I will not be going if I do get pregnant. This swine-flu thing is too much! If I do get pregnant and Brett even goes to the wedding, he may have to be in isolation for a week until I let him near me, lol. NO - I'm sure it will all be resolved by then...at least I am praying it is.