Thursday, March 7th, 2013. CD22, 5DPO.
I know I said last week after my first acupuncture appointment that I would have to withhold judgment until I’d had a few more sessions, but I feel like now, after my second session, I’ve had enough experience to know how I feel.
I am loving acupuncture.
I was skeptical at first, but last night’s session was wonderful. Yes, there was still some pain in spots, but it was only momentary, and I was relaxed enough to fall asleep, which I never thought would happen!
Another thing I’m really going to like is that each treatment session begins with a friendly chat with Tamara about how the past week has been going. I like her, and it almost feels like therapy. She’s down to earth, and she isn’t preachy. She encourages me without being smug, and she seems to be happy with my progress after only one treatment.
She was impressed with my pretty positive OPK, and happy to hear that my libido is waking up a bit. I also told her that last weekend I was able to spend two full days doing nothing but reading and drinking tea at my leisure. I guess I never realized how hard it has become for me to actually sit still, and I don’t know if it was the acupuncture or not, but I’m glad I gave myself a couple of days off!
After the treatment session, I went home feeling amazingly relaxed. I made myself a yummy steak, eggs, and sautéed spinach dinner, and then cuddled up on the couch with some warm tea and American Idol.
(Side note: Does anyone else want to toss Nicki Minaj off a tall building, or is that just me?)
Just as Tamara said last week, I was wiped out after my treatment again. I was in bed super early and slept like the dead. I am still feeling a little fuzzy around the edges today, but I do feel rested and peaceful.
I also picked up a new week’s worth of herbs yesterday. Evergreen Blossom Phase 4 is the herbal blend meant to be taken the week before Aunt Flo arrives. It helps support blood flow in the uterine area and Tamara says it will help my cycle to ease up a bit. She thinks that the reason that my periods are so heavy and painful is because the blood is not flowing in that region as it should be. She asked if I ever have clotting, which I definitely do – always – and she said that is a definite sign.
I’m hopeful that this formula will help me be able to feel human while Aunt Flo’s in town, but the absolute BEST part about this new herbal blend that I’ll start taking this weekend is that it’s not something I have to drink!
Capsules!! WOO!! 😀
OH! And I started a new book by Randine Lewis, The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies. I’m only a short way in at this point, but it’s all very interesting and working well with the TCM path I’m on right now.
So while I have no idea if this path will help me with my overall goal of having a healthy baby, I do know that it’s helping me relax and focus in the short term.
Which is something I need. Badly.
In other news, I have quite an active few days ahead of me! Two of my BFFs are coming to town this weekend and bringing their little ladies with them, so we will have a houseful! I think it will be lots of fun, and it’s something we really need to do now, since one of these gals is having her second baby in a couple of weeks, and the other is moving to Japan!
After a fun weekend of girl time, I’ll be starting next week in my new position within our company. I wish I could tell you what my title will be, or whether or not this is considered a promotion, but I honestly can’t. At least not right now… My role is going to be different from any other position in the company that exists right now, and it’s partially up to me to help define what I am going to BE and DO around here. It’s a great opportunity for growth, and an even better one to put my creativity to use on a much larger scale than I have been able to thus far.
I’m excited about this transition, and will be sure to update once I know a little more!
Also happening next week is my appointment with my new RE, Dr. F! I’m a little nervous for the appointment, not because I’m new to this process in the least, but because my records from Dr. K probably won’t be delivered to me in time for the consultation. I won’t be going empty-handed, as I have copies of all of my records from the AMIGOS study, and I have been sure to at least record the test results I’ve been given, even if I don’t have an official hospital record of them.
Honestly, I’m less worried about what she thinks of my test results, and more worried that she will say that it all looks normal to her. I’m worried that she won’t think it’s necessary to do any further testing, or that she will say that acupuncture is a waste of my time and money. I’m worried she will be like Dr. K and not listen when I tell her that something is wrong…
I know these are irrational fears. I chose this doctor because she has a reputation for looking at the whole patient, and treating the issues first instead of going straight for the big guns. I guess this will give me another thing to talk to Tamara about at next week’s acu-therapy session!
Anyway, apologies for the short novel of a blog post here. Sheesh.
I’m not sure if I’ll be posting again for a few days, so I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! 🙂