If I could some up my weekend from Friday until this afternoon, I would only need one word…overwhelming.
A little background…I was diagnosed with scoliosis in the 9th grade. I was one of the lucky ones that was able to get it corrected through chiropractic adjustments instead of surgery. Once I got out of hs and moved to CT…I only went when I would go back home on vacation and even then it was just to be on the safe side and because my chiro was HOT (but turns out, not that great at his job as we found out a couple years ago). Anyways, in 2005 I was in a pretty bad car accident and I found a chiropractor out in CT who will forever be my most favorite person. He got my back in better shape then it had been since the scoliosis after lots of physical therapy. I have tried a few different chiropractors in WI since I moved home but just couldn’t find the right one. The last one I had was a woman and although I love her as a person, she didn’t have the upper body strength to do the adjustments I was used to and what she did do was just pure pain for me. I couldn’t figure out why my back, butt, and upper legs were so sensitive these days. Just the babies standing on my legs can cause a lot of pain and just poking me in any of those spots really hurts now and it never used to be that way. After seeing my CT chiro while we were on vacation, I decided that I needed to go back to having a male chiro when we got back home. The leader in our marriage group through Church is a chiro so I decided to give him a try and finally made an appt. for this past Friday. I had been talking to my family at my niece’s bday party the Wednesday before and I don’t know why but all of a sudden, I wondered if what I had going on was Fibromyalgia. Anyways, I went to see Dr. L on Friday morning and I described everything that was going on and asked him if it could be that. He asked me a few more questions and in the end said that he does think I have fibromyalgia. Say What?! I seriously thought I was just being my hypochondriac self that I used to be when I was a kid. Dr. L said that it is not an actual disease but a classification of symptoms that so providers have a name for it when they need to give info on a patient to another provider. He said that the 2 things that have found consistent with it is that 1.) It is brought on by an emotional and or physical trauma and 2.) that aerobic exercise is the best thing to help keep the pain at bay. Dr. L and his wife have also gone through infertility and have adopted their 3 children so they know our whole story. He thinks that my Dad passing away and the infertility is probably what brought it on. Our plan is to get my back and body back into working order so that I can start exercising on my own at home again.
I actually wasn’t too upset by this diagnosis. I was just happy to know that I’m not crazy and that there’s a name for what I’ve been feeling. He also believes that it is part of the reason for just feeling like I have no energy and for not being able to remember too much these days. I’ll go into the next room and completely forget why I went in there. From there, I went to my Sister’s to help my Mom clean her house before they got back from vacation. We went out for fish fry after and by the time I got home, I just wasn’t feeling well. Didn’t sleep at all Friday night from what I assume as a stomach bug. Slept on and off all day Saturday and was finally feeling mostly better and pretty rested by Sunday morning. Sunday was spent cutting and stacking wood at my Aunt and Uncle’s house with my family. I was a little nauseous again last night but have been fine all day today.
Then there’s today…cd9 and I needed to go in for my follie check at 1:40, I also needed to go back to the chiro at 2:20pm and then because my tooth is still throbbing from a filling I had done over a week ago, I also had to go back to the dentist at 3:30pm. J had to go to school to get things ready for school to start and for football practice to start tomorrow night so Thankfully, my Dear Mom came and watched the daycare kids for me. Dr. R does the ultrasound and it turns out that I’m all ready to trigger…again, Say What?!!! I’m never ready to go this early (apparently straight follistim really works well for me). My lining was already at 8mm (Amazing for me) and I had 2 follies on my right side….one ready to go at 20mm and a small 12 mm. So, I trigger tonight around 10pm and IUI #4 is on Wednesday at 8:20am. This is all fine and good except that J HAS to be at school all day Wednesday. So now, he has to his specimen at home and run it to the clinic at 7am and then I have to go by myself for the IUI. This sucks because IUI’s are not easy and painless for me. I have cervical stenosis so they always have to use the tenaculum to pull my cervix open for the catheter to be able to get in. On top of that I have 4 daycare babies that day and no one to watch them at that time ( I was seriously starting to panic)! Luckily, once again, my Mom is going to save the day. She works nights but she’s going to ask for family leave and get off at 6am, go home and take a quick nap and then come and watch the kids for me.
From the Dr., I raced to the chiropractor and everything was fine there. Then off to the dentist…turns out, I now need a root canal…mind you, the tooth didn’t even hurt before the filling, I had just gone in for a cleaning and now I need a root canal. It was the last straw, I started crying right in front of the dentist and his assistant. They were very sweet about it when I told them about infertility treatments and everything having to be paid for out of pocket. Right before I got to the dentist I had been on the phone with my Sister and a good friend of her’s was told she needed one right before they were all leaving to go to Young Living’s conference out in Utah. Her friend told the dentist that no, she wasn’t going to have it done because she was about to leave and she would just use her oils. The dentist told her she’d be back in 2-3 weeks needing it done. That was in June and she’s had no trouble since and she just used Thieves oil on it. I asked the dentist if I could try my essential oils first and he was very nice about it (not all Drs. and Dentists are). He said go for it and if it works to come back and let them know what I used, lol. He also said because it’s my very back moral, he will extract if I don’t want to go through with a root canal but he’d rather save the tooth. Let me just say, this is the only dentist that I have ever actually liked!!! Needless to say, as soon as I got home, thieves oil went on the tooth and I will keep doing it every hour or 2 for the next few days or so to see if it helps.
So, that’s it…my overwhelming weekend. Hopefully the rest of the week goes fairly smoothly, especially the IUI. I really hope getting rid of the endometriosis was the ticket and we finally get our BFP this month. Thanks for reading my book today, lol.