Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Busy 2 weeks....

Things have been busy. Life just seems to fly by me like I am standing still.....

The 11th and 12th I was very sick. Some kinda flu bug, I was in bed for both days and some of the 13th with severe nausea .I am feeling much better now, and no one else in the house has been sick, John is going to the Dr. today because he has a sore throat....I hope it isn't something else that is going around!

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John went for his post-op appointment on the 17th. The Dr. said he was healing well and that he could resume normal activities as long as he felt comfortable. He did put John on an antibiotic just in case, but he believes the pain and redness around his wound is from the knot on the stitches. Time will tell. It is looking much better, but not sure if that is from the meds or the stitch knot dissolving......

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Today Jocelynn went to the Orthopedic specialist about her feet. He did x-rays again and said that she is improving. She still has some issues, but he still believes that they will 'fix' themselves as she grows and gets stronger. He believe that dance, tap and ballet, or karate will help with her strength, so we will be checking on signing her up for one of those. She has been asking about dance class so we will probably try that first.

The Dr. also said that she is advanced in her motor skills for a 4 year old and very strong. She comprehended instructions, ie: stand on your heals, better then most 4 year olds. I was impressed with how quickly she followed his instruction when asked to push her feet, legs and knees different ways. I was a very proud Mommy.....lol

We will go back to see him in a year just to make sure things aren't worse. Over all he felt pretty good with her progress in the last 2 years and the improvement that has been made and the changes shown in her x-rays. We should start to see an improvement in her 'gracefulness' over the next 2 years. We can only hope....lol

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On to TTC news.....we are again onto the next cycle. Not surprising since John's surgery was at the important part of my cycle. Knowing it wouldn't happen this month didn't make the disappointment any easier, but I have handled it well. This is the first month I have not cried.  Cycle 42 here we come.....lol

John and I have decided that we will try without medical intervention until our cycle that starts in June. Then we will do 1-2 months of observation with the Dr., but no meds. Then we will start the Clomid again. John has a s/a scheduled for Sept., 6 months after surgery, and that will give us an idea if the surgery worked. So once again it is all about waiting......I think that is the most frustrating thing about all of this....we seem to always be waiting!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What's been going on......

What can I say. This past week has been more of the same old, same old.

John is still healing, and feeling much better. He is know able to sleep in bed and is only taking the pain meds when needed, which is basically at night. Today we went out to lunch and grocery shopping. He did good, he did get tired and took a little nap when we returned home.

We have also been having a blast outside. Enjoying the sun and nice weather. John has been able to get out and fly his plane. Jocelynn has enjoyed the swing set, her bike and power wheel for the first time this year. Also playing with Spanky outside.

Spanky and Mulan enjoying the sun. Seems she likes the top of the swing set.
Jocelynn on her bike for the first time this year.
"relaxing" on the swing.....lol
She has also managed to get a black eye just 2 1/2 weeks after the stitches in her bottom......my poor girl!

Work for me is frustrating as always......but it shall pass. I am looking forward to the vacation we are takingin April to see Friends and Family!

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On the TTc 'front': This cycle is a bust, even before AF shows I know this. I knew this going into this cycle, but we are moving in the right direction! The next cycle I am planning on starting my meds (metformin and prenatal vitamins) again and we will wait to see what happens over the next few months.....I keep praying the surgery works and John will begin to feel better!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Finally an update!

Things have been crazy in the last week. I have a few things to update

John's surgery was last week (2/25/2010) everything went great. The Dr. was able to staple off the vericosele and John is recovering. It was a much more invasive surgery then either of us thought, so the recovery road is slow and bumpy, but we will get there. John goes for a post-op appointment on 3/17 at 8:45 and we will go from there.

John is still sleeping in the recliner, it hurts for him to lay in bes, and he is beginning to move and is doing alot of walking and sleeping. He is still on his pain meds every 4-5 hours, he can take advil during the day, but first thing in the morning is the worst. (I will be a 'play by play' of the day of surgery when I have a little more time....lol)

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Jocelynn finally has her stitches out. It was worse then when she had the stitches put in. Friday the Dr.'s office didn't have power so our appointment was rescheduled for Monday. It took myself and 2 nurses to hold her down so the Dr. could remove the stitches. It didn't hurt, she was just afraid it would. She SCREAMED the entire time! It was so bad, that by the last stitch I was balling my eyes out and telling Jocelynn how sorry I was.....how is that for staying strong.....

I was so embarassed after they were done. I have never broke down like that in a Dr.'s office....even the RE. The Dr. made me feel a little better and said that it is tough when your child is screaming like that. Also with the stress I have been under with John's surgery, she wasn't surprised that I broke down. All I have to say is I love my Dr. and the office! They have been so great and understanding! Especially in the 1st year of Jocelynn's life when it seemed like I was calling the poor nurse every week!

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Happy Belated Birthday to my wonderful Niece and Nephew, Jekka and TJ! I can't believe you two are 22! Man you make me feel old!   <3

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