So let's discuss yesterday (actually last Thursday - couldn't get the blog to email out - so read this as if I posted it on July 29th, which I did)...it didn't "quite" go to plan, but it still worked out.
First, if you saw the previous post you know I was up at 3 am because I had to pee and then my brain "booted up" and there was no more sleep in my future. So rolled around in bed for a while, then finally got up to blog because that was part of what was rolling around in my head. Blogged til about 4:30 am, tried to go back to sleep for about a half hour before I had to be up for boot camp (no success there) and finally gave up and got ready for boot camp. Out of the house a little early, water in hand. Silently wondered, "will this be enough water? I'm supposed to drink double." And by the time I got near boot camp my water was almost empty (all 32 ounces GONE) so I swung by the gym and filled up the bottle, then raced back to the park where when I arrived and got out of the car Meanie Christinie, Lobster and Robot all started doing the happy dance for me! I seriously love those ladies! That was followed by hugs from each one - start counting, there were a lot of those on Thursday. Took it kinda easy at boot camp, no running, half-assed it a bit much to Meanie's dismay and Doc's orders, and then we were done. Another hug from each of them - now we're at 6, and off to the gym to get dressed. Good thing I went and got water because I downed the second at boot camp!
Dropped my stuff in the locker room and since the shower was in use, I went out to eat my apple and found some friends, Kris (a different trainer) gave me a hug and I said, "today's the day!" He smiled and said, "you are in my prayers!" Then Trainer came over and just very silently gave me a great hug, whispering in my hear, "today will be a good day!" and I said, "today will be a GREAT day!" Finally, shower was free and away I went. Quick healthy breakfast that I had brought with me afterwards and off to Acupuncture. So now we're at 8 hugs?
Met my acupuncturist and we did our thing there, feelin' really good now. I listen to my Circle & Bloom IVF meditations during acu, so that relaxed me a lot. Jetted out of there after a hug from Debi (that's number 9) and home to get some work done.
Got some things done and pretty soon looked at the clock to realize it was noon and I wasn't done. Wrapped things up as best I could and ran downstairs to start peeling eggs (remember, I was taking Deviled Eggs again) when J came home from work. So he walks in and I am eating lunch, shelling eggs and drinking water like a mad woman. Finally 12:30 pm hits and my alarm on my phone signified it was time for Valium (my "happy" pill). Now I'm on to the "deviling" part of the egg and I start to get woozy from the Valium. Thankfully, deviled eggs are easy and I could finish quickly before the drugs really kicked in. But I really started to feel drunk...having not been drunk for a while, it was interesting! And then it was time for us to go.
Filled the water bottle again and downing it on the way to Dr. H for our appointment at 1:30 pm. Walked in and didn't even have to give them my name as J handed them the eggs, they knew (mission accomplished!). Almost immediately, we got walked back to the room where I had been retrieved, however this time J was with me and there were no needles involved. Here's my feet in the stirrup boots...
We wait and now I'm counting down the seconds because I really (I mean R-E-A-L-L-Y) have to pee. Finally, deemed okay to get up and I asked J to double check that peeing was allowed to which he told me, "yes, Nurse Pamela says in an hour." Now my hubby is a jokester but at that point, I wasn't believing it. I made him tell me three times and finally he relented and said, "you can go now" and I heard Nurse Pamela laughing behind the door at my relief! I released my overly full bladder, gave a sigh of relief, got dressed, checked out, gave them my credit card so they could make the hole in it bigger, and away we went home. Texted a crowd of people on our way home to let them know all was well and got a SLEW of texts back - thanks to all! Had a little healthy snack and finally up the stairs to bed because the 3 am wake-up and Valium were working together to make me tired. Slept for about 2 hours and then woken up by J to get ready for Dad and Mom to pick me up to go to the Healing Mass.
J left to go wash my car (he does take care of me) and pretty soon the doorbell rang and it was time to go. Mom and Dad (again, 2 hugs here so we're at 11?) and I went to Chipotle for dinner, where I had the salad and lots of good, healthy toppings then to Mass. The Healing Mass always tugs at my heartstrings and makes me cry, not to mention all the meds I am on. So of course that was going on. It wasn't quite as insightful as the last one, but still served its purpose well and made me feel that not only are my parents behind me in all this, but God is too. Finally got home about 8:45 pm, more hugs from Mom and Dad (13 if you are still counting) and inside to find J.
Now this is where the day went a bit pear-shaped. What I didn't know was that when J took my car to wash it, on his way back it died. Flat out died! He pushed it to the side of the road and being the good
About 10 pm we decided we had had enough and went to bed. I said good night to the pups. The cat. The hubby. And for the first time, Eenie and Mo. Let's hope it isn't the last.
I wish I could say today was calm, but it really wasn't. J got the car to the dealership and don't quite know what the deal is yet, but very thankful it is under warranty. Had an appointment that took forever this morning, then came home to catch up on work, and finally I'm ready to relax a bit. Dinner with the folks tonight and mani-pedi tomorrow! Time to sign off for now...will update with any news or thoughts...look for "to test or not to test" soon...