Friday, May 21, 2010

Me Time

Today was another all about me day. It started off rather early with a trip to the doctor's office. I had to get my progesterone level checked (its at 13.4 and they want it over so that is good) and I also had to get my estrogen injection. I get injected twice a week on Mondays and Thursday, but last night, the syringe leaked and there wasn't enough to give the shot. I placed a panicked call to the nurse, who told me that she would do it first thing in the morning and not to worry about the few hour delay. Phew. I have been on injectable hormones for three years. Never once have I given myself a shot. I am trypanophobic (petrified of needles). A. or my dad gives me all my injections. I still get nervous before the needle pricks my skin, but I no longer cry out of fear (progress).

After the doctor's office, I returned to the hotel and did some school work for a few hours. I had to email my principal and explain that I would be missing three days of work and then I needed to prepare the lesson plans for while I'm away. This is not a good time to be absent from school as there are only two more teaching weeks before exams and the students really need to benefit from instruction, but what can I do. I was certainly not going to cancel the transfer based on school.

Later, I ventured out to the Park Meadows Mall where I mostly browsed the stores, however I did manage to pick up a great pair of jeans and a tank top at Anthropologie (on sale). I LOVE shopping, but haven't done much of it in the past three years as I am always thinking about when my body grows from pregnancy. I am going to try and live in the moment. The clothes will fit now, and that's all that matters.

After some shopping, I hit the salon. I highlight my hair and usually I plan to get it done right before a transfer. I am pretty attached to my hairdresser, but wasn't really convinced that I would be transferring so I didn't have a chance to go before I got to Denver. My nurse told me that I was not allowed to get it done after the transfer so she recommended a salon near by and it was awesome (I saw Alex).

And now, I am back at the hotel, relaxing and trying to figure out how to download The Young and the Restless* as it has been three days since I've seen an episode and don't think I can wait until I get home to watch from the PVR (Canadian version of DVR).


* I started watching The Young and the Restless when I was a small child. I have never missed an episode.


  1. Sounds like a FABULOUS day! I loved walking the Park Meadows Mall when we were in Denver. Sounds like things are going well. Thinking of you!

  2. Cool! And how brave of you to take on a new hairdresser in a new city? I don't know if I could have handled that stress on top of an FET?! LOL....I love shoppin' too. So glad you had a great day. You deserve it.


  3. Good for you! I got my hair done 2 days before transfer too - wishful haircoloring. Enjoy your next few days off - you should check out the outlet mall about 20 min south of ccrm - pretty good browsing.

  4. Oh - there is an outlet mall, now I really excited to go to Colorado! I have been thinking of you lots Rb-K and hope that everything goes well. Hopefully all it takes is 1 transfer.


  5. still thinking of and hoping for you

  6. Yay for a day for you! You certainly deserve one! And I had my hair cut during our long stim cycle out in Denver and I loved it--I feel like hair styling/cutting is pampering and it was fun using someone totally new. Glad you enjoyed it! And that's crazy about the Young and the Restless :)