IVF #4 – So It Starts – The 411

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Today, I started taking Estrace (estrogen) for my estrogen priming protocol !  I have to take two of the little blue pills per day.  What is so odd is that these are the SAME little blue pills we put up out hoo-haa later in the cycle.  Where they do that at?  lol

I am taking Estrace for seven days then I have to wait for my period to start, which should be next weekend.  Once my period starts, I am to go in for a baseline and pending no cysts or weird stuff, I start stims.

I am taking 4 maca root pills in the afternoons until my period starts to ward off cysts due to high estrogen levels.  The maca root balances out the estrogen by adding progesterone to our system.

In other news, my mother has completed the first round of chemo and has a little break for three weeks until she starts eight weeks of the second round of chemo (toxil) which is really harsh. She will have a chemo infusion every 2 weeks. After she finishes the second round of chemo, she starts daily radiation and then will have reconstructive surgery.

On the dating front, my mom suggested I join sites that exclusively feature European men since they are more my speed and definitely are my interest. European men, according to several people I have spoken too, my personal experience and as read in several articles, are a bit different than American men of the same age bracket.  They are more mature in terms of relationship and are more apt to be looking for marriage as opposed to a booty call or hookup.  Now, we can not categorize all American men as such, but over the past few months, it is becoming apparent, with my experience on dating sites, and the experiences of others I have spoken too that American men in the age bracket of my interest, are still in party mode.  You meet more men who want sexual escapades without commitment than you do men who are serious and looking for a committed relationship.

There are several renowned sites, such as Meetic.com, Flirtbox (Ireland), Parship (France), EuropeanCupid, etc that I am looking at and putting up profiles on.  Hopefully, I will run across a tall, intelligent, gorgeous Italian, Englishman, or Greek ! 🙂  I am also joining two language exchange groups which is another place to meet the kind of man who peeks my interest.  Wish me luck !   I figure the one way to find what you want is to start actively looking for it and placing yourself on the path of where those things are.

Would it not be awesome if I pop out some twins AND find Mr. Right or a few Mr. Rights to take prospect applications from? lol

 

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Energetic !- The 411

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With all of the supplements and herbs I have been taking, coupled with the Daniel Fast I am on, my energy level is ridiculous !  I feel like an energizer bunny with nothing to do !

My mom had her PETscan on Monday and thank God, the cancer has not spread to any other place on or in her body !  It is just on the right breast that was removed.  They are going to do surgery to remove some of the breast tissue and the implant and put a temporary implant in.  She will go back in a few months and have the permanent implant put in.  While she is under, they are going to do augmentation and reduce the left breast since she has gained and lost weight in the past 8 years and the right breast sits higher than the left.  She will once again have perkier boobs than me !  😦   We tell her all the time she makes us sick !  lol

My mom’s cancer is a stage 2.  The same stage as it was 8 years ago.  She found her mamography report from a few months ago where they told her it was all clear.  I will be calling Willie E. Gary’s office next week to file a lawsuit. When a patient tells you something is wrong and there is a knot, you check it and say it is fine and do a sonogram AND a mammogram and STILL put in writing that there is no cancer, someone did not do their job !

In other news, I am still taking estrogen twice a day along with a laundry list of other supplements, meds and herbs.  I feel like a pill factory and like I am on a medication schedule ALL DAY LONG !   I am taking pills from 4:30 am until 8:00pm every day.  It will be worth it in the end.

I am enjoying my little vacation and am spending time with my mom and going to her multiple appointments.  My film crew will be back tomorrow so they will film me going about my daily business.  So much for not having to wake up and look cute right away !  I get up, hop in the shower and put on a tad bit of make up and lip gloss.  I have to dress up.  Not my idea of fun !

I joined a dating site at the urging of two of my friends and so far NOTHING !  None of these guys, that I like, look like the guys I would date.  If they do fit the bill in the looks department, they are not into interracial dating or their profile seems to make them appear buttholes ! Arrogance is NOT a cute quality to possess.  Then there are some guys who seem to have it together, but their profile is full of half naked pictures !  I am NOT looking for a booty call !

I have had a ton of older guys send me winks or inboxes, but I am so not into older guys. I do not have a “daddy complex” at all.  The thought of marrying a man much older than me is not appealing !  I love young energetic guys. I need someone who can match my energy.  I am not ready to sit on the porch and rock just yet ! lol

If you are following my blog and have ever had success with online dating PLEASE share some tips ! 🙂

Anyway, I am heading out for family date night!  My mom, grandmom and I normally go see the preview of a new movie on Thursday nights if something good is coming out.  I love that new movies preview the night before “opening.”

I hope all is going well with everyone else !