Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ahhh (the relaxing & not so relaxing)...

We had such a great time camping and playing around in the Big Sur River.  There was a lot more water than the last time I was there. We were able to hike in about halfway or so to the waterfalls. Hubby even went after my friend's flip flop that was rushed down the river!!  Good friends and camping....must do more of it!  Here are a few pictures from the trip:

Came back Tuesday to the first PIO of this round.  I have mentioned before I have a huge fear of needles and put that together with world's biggest wimp and you have a really bad combo.  Thanks to E at Dreaming of Babies I got a few new tips to try to make them a little easier. =0)

That being said, it took me over 30 minutes to get psyched for the poke and then hyperventilated afterwards! I have never had that happen....kinda scary!  I always get really worked up for the first one and then it gradually gets better. I can't say the PIO ones do..those needles freak me out! I shiver just thinking about them. I still vividly remember the nurse demonstrating the PIO needle in a demo skin thing (?).  I was so embarrassed because I started crying when I saw the needle. Funny, I don't remember my backside feeling so sore.  I hope it gets better or maybe I'll get a little more used to it! 

Set up to meet with an acupuncturist who I was referred to from another clinic. That will be on Saturday. I'm nervous and realize that other people do this months in advance. But as I am desperate for this to work, I am willing to try it. *Think...tiny, tiny, needles..* ahh!  In the meantime I am going to finish up in my classroom.  The goal is to be done tomorrow or possibly Friday morning. I was there for about 5 hours today and was really productive. That feels good. =0)


  1. Sounds like you had a great vacation! I can not wait for the end of today when I officially start summer break - I may sleep for a week!!!
    I hope the PIO gets easier for you to take! My RE gave us the option of switching to suppositories once we found out the IVF worked - hopefully you will get the same option.
    Acupuncture isn't too bad - just let them know your needle phobia hopefully (s)he will have something up her sleeve to help ease the anxiety about it!
    Good luck!!

  2. Hey Kelli, thanks for your sweet comment. It's nice to know that others can relate to my story. Plus, you are my cycle sister!! My husband and I are from Northern California (we love the area,) but have been out in Denver for 6 years now. We've camped at Big Sur's beautiful!! Thinking of you....I'm struggling with the PIO BAD too! Crossing all fingers and toes that THIS is OUR cycle!!! XOXOX!

  3. So sorry you had such a hard time with the PIO! Good lord, they sound awful. My doc does the suppositories instead, so I have managed to avoid them.

    I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    PS. I am here from Cycle Sista. We had our transfer for an FET on Monday.

  4. Looks beautiful and relaxing... but sorry about the PIO injections - they sound like a nightmare :( With you every step of the way on this cycle.... Love to you always xoxo

  5. Thanks Ladies....hugs to all of you!