Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My Cysts is Gone

Disappearing Ovarian Cyst

Well I got my update for the technician last week and it turns out that my ovulatory cyst is gone. Yippeeee. Only I know that it will be baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. You see I've had two previous physicians confirm that the large monster camping out on my left ovary is an ovulatory cyst. As expected with the new physician, it was just way to large (10cm) for her to accept that.

Of course I don't expect her to take my word for it and to be certain, but it was the sort of condescending look and response that she gave me. It was as if either I didn't know what I was saying or the other physicians didn't know what they were doing.

So, I set up the appointment and on Day 4 I went it and Voila! cyst was gone. I was relieved for not only being right, but I wasn't aware that it actually disappeared completely. I was thinking that it just shrunk after my menstrual cycle and got larger after ovulation. Either way the doc doesn't think there is any reason to be concerned about it.

I still have to visit the endocrinologyist though for clarification on my thyroid. Does it ever end?

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Bizarre baby names

Just browsing today and came across these two sites:


I found it quite odd that two human beings could agree that '4Real' is an ok name for a baby. What's stranger is that they feel that the kid would thank them for it later and that the everyone is teased about their name, no matter what it is. Well for starters there is good teasing and not so good teasing. For example, my name is Victoria and of course I get the "What's your secret?", "Queen Victoria", "Queenie" etc.. but they do not hurt or ridicule. I think these parents have seriously confused harmless teasing with ridicule.

I can't say whether the child will actually grow to love his name (provided it is accepted) but it would be interesting. Maybe it's a nice stage name for a rapper or such. It may actually pay off. I just hope that the kid doesn't suffer before then. I can honestly see how "4Real"? could come to my mind if by some miracle I got a positive pregnancy test --- but it wouldn't end up on the birth certificate.

As far as the baby with 25 names (that she will hopefully never use) what can we say?

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Vacation is Over

It's been a few weeks since I've posted. I went back home to South Carolina for my nephew's graduation. Man, these kids grow up fast. I was sooo happy to see my two beautiful new nephews and new cousins. I miss them so much. I'm officially the only married female in the family with no kids. So as you can imagine, I spent the first part of my vacation answering the "What are you waiting for questions." I can't even count how many times I answered that in one day.

I don't even get upset anymore. Although I'm still trying, there is no reason to add more stress by getting upset. They don't know and if they did, they probably wouldn't mention it. Giving the benefit of doubt is best, besides unless you want to divulge your situation, you just smile and politely say something else. I love to tell people that I'm waiting on them to do something that I know they are not willing or able to do, ex. have more kids (older women). That usually ends the conversation in a joking manner and I keep my business to myself.

I'm fortunate to have a wonderful MIL who hardly mentions it even though I know she's longing for a grandchild. I'm her only hope right now--lucky her huh. Funny I don't even get upset when she does mention it. We had a short conversation shortly after my nephew was born and I think she got a little clue. She asked if I wanted kids and I said yes and then she asked if my husband wanted them and I said yes. She then said "Ok, then whatever happens happens." Really appreciate that--no meddling and no further questions. Too cool.

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