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  #481  
May 2nd, 2013, 06:48 AM
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That sounds so good!!! And really healthy - I need to try that!

Any updates in the testing department?
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May 2nd, 2013, 11:14 AM
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I have those same kind of earplugs. *lol*
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May 2nd, 2013, 01:12 PM
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It gets hard for us, since DH has sensory disorders and there are so many foods he just cannot eat, or can't eat cooked. So while I can easily make potatoes, carrots, turnip, corn for myself... he can't eat any of it. He has to have his raw... and they lose their oomph. And I can only roast so many potatoes for the man. lol.

I still have no signs of AF. But no more lines on hpts. I'm hoping she stays away until Saturday evening. I know that's REALLY stretching my cycle.. but I really don't want to work Saturday on AF after I didn't take the baby aspirin for a cycle...

DH is still intending on trying to work as much as possible this year. Even if it means short jobs. So now TTC in June isn't as likely as it was before. But, in the end, that's a good thing. I'd much rather be pregnant and in one place with one midwife/ob rather than needing to move to a new one every 2-3 months. So yet again everything is all up in the air. More time to lose some weight, but also more time with out my hubby.


Side note. I really need to stop watching the cooking shows on the food network.... they make me hungry, and make me want to stay fat so I can eat all the yummy foods!
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
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Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
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Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
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May 2nd, 2013, 02:28 PM
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I really hope that AF doesn't come and you get a BFP!!
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May 2nd, 2013, 10:02 PM
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I have those same kind of earplugs. *lol*
lol did they show up in picture I took? I've been wearing earplugs to sleep since I was 11. I had planned on buying an industrial sized box of orange ones... but these green ones don't hurt the inside of my ears, and seem to work just as well.


Took my last good test tonight, nada. And now I have a headache.. so AF's on her way. I guess HPT's just like to mess with me. BUT, that's ok... I'd rather wait at least one more cycle... be on my meds 2 months. I think that will give me a huge boost in the ttc department.

AND I found out DH has at least 2 more weeks of work at this job, maybe 3. So this cycle coming is out.. so June is possibly still on the table. I was a little upset last night when I realized that we might have a bunch of cycles left nttc... but I am ok with it. I'd rather have the money saved up to cover everything, have my meds in order etc.

I bought the ingredients tonight for fruitsicles. strawberry kiwi and mango pineapple. nom nom. I have a horrible sweet tooth, so i'm hoping they'll help. I think I even have the recipes pinned on pinterest!!




here's a little tidbit for my readers. I have had bleeding gums since I was a toddler. Every single time I brush, I bleed. I switched to an all natural fluoride free toothpaste last week.. and I noticed... I'm not bleeding. At all. No matter how hard I brush, I'm not bleeding. The toothpaste is Natures Gate Spearmint. If you suffer from bleeding gums, I recommend giving it a try. It cost me $5 at the grocery store, and I think I will definitely be a repeat customer. Since Oral health plays a HUGE role in overall health, I think that it's a good sign that I'm not bleeding anymore.

there is a lot of data out there indicating that fluoride isn't good for you like they'd originally thought. And there's a lot of data on how it's bad for your thyroid. So this is one step in the right direction for me. Now I need to find out if the town water is fluoridated... if it's not.. yay.. if it is... we're moving LOL
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Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7
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May 3rd, 2013, 05:08 AM
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I stopped watching cooking shows, except Top Chef, because they make me want to eat!
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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
Only 1 frozen snowbaby
1st IVF


May 10, 2013, lap sx, Stage 1 endo

June 2013 - MA Round 2
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May 3rd, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Sorry AF is on the way but you have a great perspective on everything! I really hope you do TTC in June

That is really interesting about the toothpaste! DHs gums have been bleeding as long as I can remember so I am going to buy some of this ASAP! Thanks for the tip!!!
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May 3rd, 2013, 12:43 PM
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My DH snores and talks in his sleep, so I wear ear plugs sometimes for that. *lol*
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May 3rd, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Thanks girls. I did a lil poking down there last night and AF should be here today, or tomorrow morning. I'd actually like her today, cause my OB says 11 day LPs are bad, 12 are normal. Course he didn't have much of an opinion on the spotting that sometimes starts as early as 7dpo. oi.

got a few errands to run, will be a take out day (again.. tomorrow too). I'll get back on track on Sunday I promise!!!
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7
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May 3rd, 2013, 10:45 PM
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Anyone notice anything unusual?

Probably not, because I don't share my chart often.

30 day cycle (unheard of), 12 day lp (not unheard of... but read on for more. ), no spotting until 12dpo.

I haven't taken any supplements except my thyroid med, since the 14th of April. I've relied on B6 for the last 20 cycles to have an 11/12 day Lp... but I had none.. nothing this cycle! My body did it by itself. this leaves me with some hope that maybe my lp will get longer again. Hopefully I'll start Oing back on day 16 again... I'm thinking the travel I did pushed my O back a few days.

But I'm soooo happy!

Tomorrow's my last day at work. Part of me's sad... the other part of me is so freaking happy!!
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7
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May 4th, 2013, 09:09 AM
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Pretty sure I have cysts. So much pain I threw up...which made the pain worse and threw up again. Wash rinse repeat for 4 hours. So my last shift of work ended up a sick day and I'm really hoping the pain stays where it is now...doctors visit isn't really in the cards right now.

Just wish I could get comfy
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7
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May 4th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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I'm so sorry that you are in so much pain. I'm sorry that you can't go to the doctor. I hope that you are able to get comfy and feel better soon.
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May 5th, 2013, 12:58 AM
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Well it was a sucky day. I'm in near the amt of pain I was last night. Sheesh it was horrible. Couldn't lay on my right side because it was squishing was ever is hurting. Couldn't lay on my left side because what ever is hurting would then feel like it was being pulled on.

Seriously... to say I'm not worried would be a lie. The squished feeling I get.. but the pulling? Yeah, that was the part that bothered me.

It's supposed to be nice out tomorrow, I'm hoping that AF will be kind and let me get in a nice walk.

I started the blanket for my niece or nephew tonight. I hate ripple blanets.. argh. so frustrating. I thought I messed up, tore out 30 min of work, and then realized I didn't mess it up. UGH. I'll post a photo once its complete.
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7
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May 5th, 2013, 11:57 AM
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I'm sorry that you are having a sucky day. I am, too. I have a cold. I'm so tired.
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May 5th, 2013, 12:55 PM
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I feel much better this morning. My ovaries are still sore, but nothing like yesterday. DH needs to go take a nap so I can get off my butt and go for a walk. LOL.

I want to make my fruit pops shortly too. I went out last night and got more berries since my first ones went moldy that's what I get for forgetting to put them back in the fridge.

I've started all my supplements this month, hopefully that will help with my energy. I didn't lose any weight over this two weeks, in fact as of last night I was back up almost a full pound. BUT, I am weighing on AF which isn't going to help much. I'm very bloated. But hopefully AF will bugger off in a few days and my energy will be back and I can hit that pool!
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7
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May 5th, 2013, 04:24 PM
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I'm sorry you are bloated. I hate that feeling. I hope that your fruit pops turn out well! Sounds yummy and healthy!
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May 5th, 2013, 11:42 PM
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Well they're freezing now. They're going to be sour. The kiwi's were very sour, and greek yogurt isn't all that sweet either. I cut up the rest of the fruit (strawberries, kiwis, mango and pineapple) and froze it in bags so I can either use it in smoothies or in more pops later

DH kept me holed up in the house the whole dang day talking to him with sporadic messages on the computer. I didn't get in my afternoon/evening walk.

But then at about 9 I realized I needed a news paper. I got ready to go and then said oh screw it... and grabbed my ipod and hit the pavement. One route takes me along the main road, the other a much darker route. I actually chose the darker route because it runs straight through a residential area... one scream and a dozen homes would have heard it at all times. It's 2 miles round trip to the grocery store, it took me less than 20 minutes to get there, and 23 minutes to get home. I did have a bag on the way home and I'd been in the store for 36 minutes.. so I was a little tired. In total it's a 20:20 min/mile. I wasn't pushing it either since I couldn't see where my feet were going all that great and the last thing I needed to do was turn an ankle or something.

The best part... no pain in my foot/heel. I do have some ingrown toenails (which I can't understand.. I'm assuming it's my weight and the change in my gait causing them to break). But my foot feels FINE. I need to find the will power to push through any pain I do experience, but not enough to keep myself injured. There's also no reason why I can't walk for an hour a day. I can't come up with a single excuse for that except weather. The issue right now is the hours I want to walk, are also the hours DH wants my attention. I'm thinking he's going to have to start calling me, and not making me sit at home on my behind so he can type... especially since he doesn't type consistently so I could sit here for 45 minutes wondering where he is. Well I proved tonight I can walk 2 miles in that amount of time!!

I'm actually quite disappointed in not losing any weight over the last two weeks. I know I worked more hours than I was used to and was in a bit of pain... but it's not work's fault, it's MY fault. I'm lazy, I'm unmotivated. AF needs to go. I need to get in the pool. One of the things I'm going to do is after every 6 laps, I'm going to walk up the stairs of the pool, and then get back in. Our facilities pool is salt water. Which means while I'm in there I feel nice and light. Getting out, hurts. It's painful to go from feeling like you weigh about 150ish lbs, to being 230lbs. I'm going to motivate myself, by making myself have to deal with the reality of how my body feels. I am likely to gain another 20-40lbs pregnant so getting in and out will help me realize just how much harder moving is going to be with another 30lbs on.

Plus... I really need to get that extra 19lbs off... I need that 10% overall body weight gone. At this weight, there's no reason that I should plateau for a while.. even if I put on a bunch of muscle, it should eat up enough fat that I keep losing. At 205lbs I will start core workouts. Because I have destabilized my SI joints in my back because of poor muscle tone, I was told to not do core until I have some of the weight off. Seriously, those joints are so important. If you don't know what they are:



Mine are not stable, so they move up and down and get stuck. When that happens, not only do I get back pain, but I also have trouble moving my legs. Everytime in the last year I've tried to do something as simple as crunches... I've moved the joint and spent up to 2 weeks barely able to move. It seem so me that right now... it's not worth it. LOL.

I do have a goal. If we do not get pregnant this summer, I wish to weight 192lbs on September 22 2013. That is the same weight I was on my wedding day. I plan on taking a picture of myself in my outfit I got married in. Because my thyroid was out of whack then too, I suspect with it leveled, and me working out.... I bet the outfit falls off me. That's 20 weeks and 40lbs. It's pushing it I know... but I REALLY want it. I might possibly want it more than I want to be pregnant.. shocking I know.
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Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7
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May 6th, 2013, 12:54 AM
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Prenatal Vitamin
4000iu D3
4200mg cranberry fruit
100mg B6
200mg CO-Q10
81mg aspirin
Prilosec
10mg melatonin
50mcg levothyroxine
4 raspberry ketone pills (still not sure on these..but dr said to try them)



Holy Crapola... I'm not even 30 yet! LOL. I also won't be surprised if I end up on Metformin sometime in the next 6m. And while I hope I don't need it, I keep having dreams of needing clomid.

I'm not sold on the Ketones. I did have some luck last year with the green coffee, but the pills often dissolved in my throat giving me TERRIBLE heartburn.... the Ob called Last week and told me to pick up a bottle and give them a try for 30 days. The bottle wants me to take 6 a day... but that means I go through an entire bottle of 42 pills every week. I did get a BOGO sale on them, but I'll start with 2 twice a day, and then go to 3 if I feel the need later.

Also going to start drinking lemon water (gag... but I'm desperate) in the morning and I'm considering starting apple cider vinegar. I've done the pills in the past... but I'm thinking drinking it in a shot glass mixed with fruit juice or something would be better. I just need to find raw unpasteurized ACV.
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Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum

Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7
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May 6th, 2013, 07:17 AM
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I got behind on your journal!!! I am so sorry you were in so much pain that sounds awful but I am glad you are doing better. Way to go on that walk that is so great!! I think your goals are good too You can do it!!!!

That is quite the regiment of pills, I hope it all helps!! Those fruit pops sound good - how do you make them? I have always wanted to do that.
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May 6th, 2013, 07:28 AM
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I've heard that walking on treadmills causes less stress on your joints than walking on pavement. Plus, if you have the gym in your apartment complex, you could walk pretty much any time if they keep it open 24 hours. I like the treadmill, too, because you can stop if you feel sick or hurt and it's not like you are still a mile from home.
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