Though we can debate the history of Thanksgiving, the modern day adaptation which consists of family getting together and appreciating the lives we have is a wonderful tradition. This year, though possibly my most challenging yet, has been full of things for which to give thanks. I have so many people in my life for… Continue reading Thanksgiving
If you choose to subscribe to Webster's definition, a side effect is a secondary, typically undesired result of a drug or treatment. For those of you who would like to take a more optimistic view with me, I believe side effects are indications that the treatment is "working." Throughout my teenage years, I would never… Continue reading Noxzema, Stridex, and [in]fertility medication: an ode to side effects
After 39 hours of labor, one of my very dear friends gave birth to baby Charlotte this morning!! Though it may not have been the way she envisioned the birth, all that matters is the result. She and the bebe are doing well, though she is exhausted!
Day 15 of injections. On day 5, I realized that the obscene headaches I was having were yet again from the injections, not the lack of caffeine. I attempted to quit caffeine in order to relax my eggs, but I added some back in before I remembered the headaches were from the medicine. On day… Continue reading Day 15
I love beginnings because they hold so much promise. They aren’t yet tarnished by unfulfilled expectations or the "shoulda, coulda, wouldas" that come with progress. I called the doctor finally about a month ago (10/1). I had questions regarding my last appointment and wanted to understand how they felt about going forward. So, issue #1.… Continue reading Begin (November 3)