Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fever and Chills Last Night = Temp Spike This Morning

I got a tetanus shot on Monday. My left arm has hurt like hell since. I was contemplating ways to amputate it after I had a terrible night sleeping the night before. At least today, it is feeling a little better.

In the early evening yesterday I decided I wanted to get out of the house since Mr. H2O was gone till later. So I decided to go to my favorite craft store to preview things I want for fall decor and projects.

While shopping, my lower back was sort of bothering me the whole time, and I kept rubbing it. Couldn't tell if it was that muscle spasm that had been plaguing me or what. When I was getting to my end of my sweep of the entire store I all of the sudden felt that something was not right. It was overcoming my entire body and coming in waves where I felt like I was either going to faint or vomit. I just did not feel right at all and I just had to get out of there and get home.

I got in line hoping it would go fast since I was wasn't sure if I would pass out right there. I paid for my items quickly and got in my car. I was white knuckled the whole way worrying I would pass out while driving and cause an accident. But luckily I did get home safely.

All night I was feeling chills and body aches and just generally like crap. I especially had an ache in my lower back which got me all freaked out about my kidneys. The chills and body aches were probably an indication of some sort of fever. But I had no headache or anything. It was strange. And I just felt awful. And we needed to work on catching that O last night and this was not helping.

So this morning I woke up to a big temp spike. Yesterday was only CD 10, so that is WAY too early to O in my case. So I am guessing that I probably had some kind of low grade fever last night. What from, I have no idea. Perhaps the tetanus shot. But I woke up feeling a little better than the night before. Don't feel feverish, or chills or anything. My lower back pain is still kind of there, still thinking it is muscle spasms. But this is all so strange.

So yeah, that's what's going on with me lately.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dear Ovaries,

My Dearest Ovaries,

If you would please cooperate this next cycle, that would be wonderful. I'd preferably like you to do your work in a timely fashion, like CD 14, or somewhere right around there. I know you can do it, you've done it before. So if you can get into gear around then, that would be great.

If you're not able to do it that soon, that's ok, but please do it in some predictable and easy to detect fashion. Mr. H2O and I luckily have a pretty clear schedule, so there should be no interruptions this time to try and catch that egg.

I'm thrilled that you are even managing to ovulate "normally" now, but if you can do anything to help us time it out better would be great. And if we don't catch the egg this cycle (though I have hope that we will), ovulating around the same time in subsequent cycles will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Warmest Regards,
Mrs. H20

CD 4

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's August... On To Another One

So I've been a little absent. The trip to PDX that went along with my grandmother's passing left me super busy when I got back. I barely got time to catch my breath and catch up on work since my Father and family arrived for a visit 2 days after I got back. Then last week was a flurry of activity with family visiting and still trying to get work done.

Now that I can finally catch my breath, I feel like complete utter shit. I just can't find the energy, motivation, or amount of ibuprofen to get to feel like getting work done or be productive. I just feel sucky.

Doesn't help that AF arrived yesterday so now we are on to cycle... oh I think I've lost count. I think maybe 7 or 8. That break we took in April is throwing me off. But anyway, the last cycle was another one afflicted by bad timing and my body not being so predictable.

It just does not want to cooperated and O at around the same time every cycle and it is driving me crazy. And it seems to happen at the worst times or times when gettin' busy are not possible. The month before I O'd way earlier than I expected... while family was visiting. Now this last cycle I had O'd way LATER than before and of course it happened to fall when I had to leave town for my grandmother's death & funeral. The timing has just sucked lately.

So this cycle should be different. We're not going anywhere, no one is visiting, life should be "normal"... and much easier to get our timing right. Let's just see when my body decides to O this time.

Attention ovaries: Please cooperate and O in a timely manner. Thank you.

CD 2