Sunday, October 11, 2015

On the road to surgery: Week 4 & 5

This is part four in a series of posts that chronicle the latest installment of my struggle with infertility and endometriosis. This series does contain medical information. I am sharing my story so that others who may experience struggles of infertility know that they are not alone in your struggles. You can read part one here, part two herepart three here,  and part four here

Just as a reminder, these posts contain medical information. I'm also way oversharing here, but I don't care--I hope that one day this reaches one person and their lives are changed for the better.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

On the road to surgery: Week 3

This is part four in a series of posts that chronicle the latest installment of my struggle with infertility and endometriosis. This series does contain medical information. I am sharing my story so that others who may experience struggles of infertility know that they are not alone in your struggles. You can read part one here, part two here, and part three here

Just as a reminder, these posts contain medical information. I'm also way oversharing here, but I don't care--it's my blog and I'll write what I want (read in a sassy voice). Thank you in advance for your prayers, your stories, and kind words. The children I see on a daily basis are a huge blessing and keep me going.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

On the road to surgery: Week 2

This is part three in a series of posts that chronicle the latest installment of my struggle with infertility and endometriosis. This series does contain medical information. I am sharing my story so that others who may experience struggles of infertility know that they are not alone in your struggles. You can read part one here and part two here

Thank you to all of you who have read this, and who have asked me how I am doing. Right now, that's a day by day, moment by moment call. I appreciate each and everyone of your comments and questions.

This next week was full of disbelief and hilarity. At this point, all I could do was laugh at my situation--I knew if I didn't laugh, I'd get depressed and I didn't want to be depressed. So I found laughter in the weirdest of situations. Again, you are warned...this contains medical information and is probably an overshare...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

On the road to surgery: Week 1

This is part two in a series of posts that chronicle the latest installment of my struggle with infertility and endometriosis. This series does contain medical information. I am sharing my story so that others who may experience struggles of infertility know that they are not alone in your struggles. You can read part one here

I last wrote in July about how I was blindsided by pain and visited the Baylor ER in Waxahachie and found out that I had two ovarian cysts. I never updated, because it was a whirlwind and I never knew quite how to put it into words. I've since found my words and decided that the struggle over the last month and a half needed to be shared. I'm going to write this as a series chronicaling the last few weeks.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A little too much information...

I love cell phones, especially with current technologies. I went from being able to call and play snake to calling and texting with bowling and ended up here with Internet access, face timing, calling, texting, candy crush, and clash of clans. In fact, I'm writing this on my phone RIGHT now as my sister speeds down the highway. 

I don't like cell phones because they've allowed us to become these rude people absorbed in our own little universe, not caring about the people around us. Michael and I try to limit phone time when  we are explicitly spending time together. I also really try to have my phone up during meals. My dad hates them out when we are visiting--he wants to spend time with us... Not the top of our heads. 

That being said, as rude people in our own universe, we need to think about what we say on our phones and were we are. Example--I left the doctors office yesterday and had two phones ringing (mine and my dad's) as I waited for the elevator. I answered one and gave my sister the other because I'm good but I'm not that good. But what I didn't do was get on the elevator and carry on these conversations in there. Because rude. I also waited to deliver any information about the phone calls I had received or anything about my doctors appointment until I reached the car. That way I wasn't sharing information with the world. I was sharing it with the people who needed to know. 

Late yesterday afternoon I went and had some blood drawn for my doctor. As my sister and I were roaming around looking for the office, we were greeted by a very pregnant, loud woman on her cell phone. She made an incredibly cute pregnant woman. But I cringed when she was over sharing about how dilated she was and that her cervix was this amount thinned out. NO THANK YOU! 

Shouldn't that have been a conversation for her car? I didn't need to know any of that. But I am sure she didn't even think twice before she hopped on her cell phone to overshare these details with us. 

Do you over share in public?