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  #441  
April 21st, 2013, 02:44 PM
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It's ok Nicholle. I didn't think this would be our month, and that's ok. Dh "should" be home for next O though.

LOL I guess I should have broke the news, I put in my notice yesterday. I'll do a private forum thread on why.
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175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
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Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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April 21st, 2013, 05:46 PM
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DH just told me that when this job ends in 2-3 weeks, there's another job starting up right after .... and he's applied for it. It's another short job, but that means he probably won't get home for my next O like I was thinking.

He better be around for the one in June... or I'm spending the money to go be with him when I O!

He's applying for jobs in Wyoming and Colorado too.... no idea what I'll do for an OB in backwoods Wyoming... wonder if my doctor would write me labs and rx's from that far away?
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Matthew&Mark 08/24/2005 9w1d, Mattie Anne 04/07/2008 8w Mel|&Dee 01/19/2010 (8 weeks) and 5 chemical pregnancies
Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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April 22nd, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Thats good that there are opportunities for more work for DH - are you hoping he gets one of the jobs? It would be awful if he missed another O though, I agree its well worth a trip to see him if he cant be home!
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April 23rd, 2013, 11:56 AM
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He is allowed to miss one more O. After that I'm going where ever he is and he has to put out. Lol. Dr gave us 9m to get pregnant. I'm not willing to stretch those cycles out past march 2014.
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Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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April 23rd, 2013, 01:14 PM
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I was able to do some labs when I was in Hawaii - so hopefully your doc would be willing to work with you no matter where life takes you

I hope your DH doesnt have to miss any more Os!!!
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April 23rd, 2013, 03:05 PM
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I am sorry to hear your DH might miss another O! It's good that he is picking up some more work though! I would be wasting the money on seeing him for my O lol : D

Colorado is pretty and nice. I think you would like it. I have never been to Wyoming but I have heard that it is windy.
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April 23rd, 2013, 11:33 PM
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I don't really have much to say... but I figure if i came in here and started typing something would come up.

I'm starting to feel that crunch of everyone around me is preparing for babies. And while I'm happy to chat with them about that stuff... sometimes I just feel like I'm treading water while they do laps around me.

Work switched my shifts for me for Thursday, so I'll actually be off work 3 hours before I was even scheduled to start. lol. means an early morning, but I can live with that since it means I'll get to talk to DH. The last two nights we didn't get really good convos, and it kinda sucks. Both were my own fault too.

Reme's coming over Sunday to hang out while his Mom and Step dad go for a bike ride (he owns a harley, but they can't ride together while Reme's home). He's requested we go for a walk, or somewhere to play. I think I can handle that It's supposed to be really nice (high 60's low 70's) so being outside will be awesome.




On the health front. The cough is slowly going away. Would probably go faster if I'd remember to take the puffers. But I'm sleeping almost normally as long as I have the humidifier on (it drops the vapor right across my face at night, so refreshing). I'm slowly recovering my house, and getting my energy back. I appear to also be having less issues with my stomach at night, and am considering trying to go a few days with out the prilosec to see how it goes. Prilosec is known to make you gain and keep on the weight, so I'd love to get off of it if possible! I never used to have these hunger issues until that dang kidney stone in 2011!! I appear to be maintaining my weight, even thought the steroids have ramped up my appetite the last few days. Today was my last dose of the antibiotics, tomorrow is the last of the steroids.

Counting down the last few days of work. Can't wait until I can start doing my walking and working out with out fear of pain while there.
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Matthew&Mark 08/24/2005 9w1d, Mattie Anne 04/07/2008 8w Mel|&Dee 01/19/2010 (8 weeks) and 5 chemical pregnancies
Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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  #448  
April 24th, 2013, 05:20 AM
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Glad you are feeling better!

Do you have something fun planned to celebrate your last day of work? Spa day/shopping, etc...
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Me (33)-LP on the short side, but no other abnormalities
DH (37)-slightly subfertile morphology and motility


Natural cycles-August 2011-July 2012
August 2012-October 2012 clomid and progesterone
November 2012-IUI
December 2012, cysts from IUI, on bcp

January 2013-February 2013, long protocol IVF
15 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, 7 fertilized with ICSI
All 7 made it to 5 day transfer, 2 were transferred
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May 10, 2013, lap sx, Stage 1 endo

June 2013 - MA Round 2
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April 24th, 2013, 11:00 AM
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lol no. I'm not a big shopper. Being 80+lbs over weight means buying clothing is a nightmare. And I've never been to a spa.....

I'm going to a forever 31 party to buy luggage and a purse this week though... so that's kinda the same right?


Though... I might treat myself to a new (cheap) swimsuit if I can find one when I'm done. That way I have more than one for the pool. I only do laundry once a week.. and my suit would be icky by laundry day (one or two days of wear I can do... 3 or more starts to just be ewwww, even when rinsed).

I'm holding off on the shopping spree until Summer gets here. I'm really hoping I'm going to need some new capris. I do need new tanks.. but finding tanks that go down over my hips are impossible. My boobs take up like 6" of the shirt, so they all end up being belly tops!
AshleyO likes this.
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Matthew&Mark 08/24/2005 9w1d, Mattie Anne 04/07/2008 8w Mel|&Dee 01/19/2010 (8 weeks) and 5 chemical pregnancies
Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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April 24th, 2013, 11:51 AM
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I hope that you are able to find a swimsuit and some tank tops that you like! I'm jealous of your boobs. I wish mine were bigger.
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April 24th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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LOL. It always makes me giggle to hear people say that. I got my first bra in 3rd grade, was a B cup in 6th, c cup in 7th, needed a D cup by 8th, was an F at my 9th grade graduation...then slowed down until my 20's.. when I vaulted to a G cup.

now I need bigger than a g and can't freaking find them ANYWHERE. I'm going to be screwed when it comes to nursing. And I'm not even the kind of person to lose a bunch when they lose weight. I was a G at 160lbs, I'm like a G.5 at 230. *cries*

We are going to look at a reduction after we're done having kids. The nice, yet sad part, about cosmetic surgery, is it isn't all that expensive compared to everything else health care related. And it should erase a lot of my headaches and back/shoulder/ neck pain. When I first proposed it to DH he almost cried.... but I don't want little boobs... I want manageable books. Somewhere still in the D-DDD range sounds good to me.
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Matthew&Mark 08/24/2005 9w1d, Mattie Anne 04/07/2008 8w Mel|&Dee 01/19/2010 (8 weeks) and 5 chemical pregnancies
Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014

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April 24th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Go to the spa, you would love it!
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April 24th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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DH and I were talking about going and getting a mani pedi when he gets home. His nails and feet are always in awful shape from what ever the heck is wrong with him.. and he's always wanted one. So I might hold off and do that with him.
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Matthew&Mark 08/24/2005 9w1d, Mattie Anne 04/07/2008 8w Mel|&Dee 01/19/2010 (8 weeks) and 5 chemical pregnancies
Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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April 24th, 2013, 01:51 PM
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Ohh a couples mani pedi would be nice!!!! I know my DH would love it but I have not been able to talk him into it yet. . .
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April 24th, 2013, 02:14 PM
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I guess I should update. I climbed on the scale this morning. It's been 2 weeks since I started the new thyroid med, and 15 days since I was weighed at the doctor.

Well... the result is...

April 9th = 232.8lbs
April 24th = 227.4lbs

That's 5.24lbs lost!

So ideally When I reweigh in 2 weeks, I should see 222. The goal is to see a total of 23 lbs gone at the end of the first 60 days of meds. 23lbs is also 10% of my body weight, which is what usually jump starts fertility!

I'm still craving ice water like it's air. Holy geeze. I'm on my 2nd full bottle in the last 90 minutes... someone said it's because my metabolism has kicked in, so it needs something to help burn the fat off.


I want to pick up a muffin top pan, and then find some healthy as possible muffin mixes to make. Now that I've realized I don't HATE honey.. I HATE honey in tea... I can use it as a sweetener rather than sugar. I'd like to try and get in some healthy grain and such.. and muffins are a good way
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Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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April 25th, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Congratulations on the weight loss! I love stepping on the scale and seeing a smaller number. It's the best feeling!!!

The couples' mani/pedi sounds like so much fun! I get manis all the time, and I would love for DH to go with me and get one. I know he never will, though. *lol*
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April 25th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Congratulations!!! Hopefully once you are done with work it will be even easier because you wont have that to worry about.

Let me know if you find a healthy muffin recipe I am on the look out too!!
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April 25th, 2013, 03:09 PM
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I have a friend who's super extra healthy (to the point I think she's looks sick), but she shares a lot of good recipes.. I think I'll stalk her pinterest.

I mean, oatmeal, ground flax, wheat germ, eggs, honey, fruit of some sort... it's gotta turn out healthy in the end right? Warm em up, lil butter.. nom nom.

I've decided I'm not going to focus on calories. I'm going to focus on things that 1-fill me up 2- make me feel good about eating them 3- are NATURAL. So while I'm sure I could shave 100 calories out a day in things like butter... screw it. Margarine is one step away from being plastic!
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Matthew&Mark 08/24/2005 9w1d, Mattie Anne 04/07/2008 8w Mel|&Dee 01/19/2010 (8 weeks) and 5 chemical pregnancies
Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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April 25th, 2013, 07:05 PM
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Your plan sounds great, Ashley! Eating low calorie and being cautious of the calories you are eating are two totally different things! I'd much rather eat natural yummy food that may be higher in calories and lower in other nasty stuff than eat packaged meals that are loaded with sodium and other crap!
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April 25th, 2013, 08:49 PM
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If I could find a sodium free soup base I'd be in heaven. I love soup, but seeing 600mg sodium per little packet... knowing I put 6-8 of them in a huge pot... makes me want to cry.

Of course, I can't boil chicken in the house... so it's not like I can just make my own from scratch either. *cries*.

I had an almost awesome dinner (chicken fettuccine alfredo with a large serving of broccoli).... but now I'm hungry again. I guess that's what happens when you skip lunch (didn't have a choice, worked through it, then just waited until dinner to eat again). I have left overs, but I was saving those for lunch tomorrow. *pout*
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Matthew&Mark 08/24/2005 9w1d, Mattie Anne 04/07/2008 8w Mel|&Dee 01/19/2010 (8 weeks) and 5 chemical pregnancies
Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Weight loss goal #1 - 10% body weight 23.4lbs - accomplished July 13 2014
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