Friday, February 27, 2009

Lidocaine/Numbing shot

Went to the doctors yesterday for a numbing shot for the nerves/muscles around my right ovary. It was one of the worst decisions I have ever made. My pain has intensified and gone up the right side of my body. In addition to the normal ovarian pain, I feel like I've been bruised all the way up towards my ribs. When I was on the table receiving the injection, I had a severe muscle spasm around the area, so the doc put me on muscle relaxants also. I'm so sick of meds, I'm so tired of not having answers. I just want my pain to go away. For good. I'm fed up.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. I am going to make a good faith effort to wear something yellow every day of the month. This year my goal is to make at least 100 more people aware of this illness, letting them all know that even though it's not something you can visually relate to, it's a disease that hurts. We as endo patients need to be strong and let others know that we are being proactive about the disease. Although I wish that I never had to battle with this and the pain that comes along with it, I'm proud to say that I've survived it, having had 3 laps, pain meds, horrible cycles and suffered through infertility. I'm strong and proud of it! Anyone who has to deal with this illness should be proud of themselves. And in March we celebrate this!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Endo Post

I know a lot of endometriosis patients read my blog. I need to know or get a general consensus from you girls if you feel the same way about me on this subject. I feel a lot of times that it's hard to be sick or have some other ailment because I complain so much about hurting from my endo. Like I'm whining or something. For example, if I have a sore throat I feel sometimes that people think I'm just a complainer anyway because I have chronic pain that I talk about frequently. I'm sure that other people with chronic ailments feel that way, but I needed to know that I'm not the only one. I guess that's it, nothing interesting, just wanted to gather opinions!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ella eats solids for the first time!

Today is Ella's six month birthday. As of today she had only had breast milk and a couple of bottles of formula (trying to wean from breast milk unsuccessfully). We tried rice food in the past like the pediatrician recommended and she hated it. I think she liked the squash, but you can see for yourself.

Ella eating solids for the first time from Adam Nielsen on Vimeo.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Exersaucer for Ella:)

This is Ella's new favorite's called an exersaucer! She loves to put all the toys in her mouth. She is also learning to jump up and down in it really fast. Adam and I love to watch her explore.

Exersaucer for Ella from Adam Nielsen on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ella Bo Bella

Ella is 5.5 months now and is laughing so much more and has SO much personality. She is moody (she gets that from her mom), but most of the time she is happy. She is almost sitting up, she is very wobbly when she does it and only stays up for about 10 seconds, but enough time to get some good pictures. She is growing very long, fast, so she is now outgrowing some of her 3 month clothing and slowly going to her 6 months clothes.
Ella is getting smarter and now touches my face and opens her mouth to kiss my face after I pick her up so that I feel too bad to put her back down. She is still enjoying her daddy time at night while mommy is at work, although she now thinks this is sleep time. Yes, that's right ladies and gentlemen, we think she has her days and nights messed up. She doesn't like to sleep at night which makes for a rough day for mommy and daddy.
In two weeks, she will be six months and we will be feeding her her first solid foods! Squash will come first along with some other vegetables like carrots and peas. Hopefully this will help her sleep through the night.

As always, here are some updated pictures.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ella's first 3-D Experience

These are shots from the awful 3-d commercials from the Superbowl. Good thing the glasses were handouts, otherwise, we would've asked for our money back.