Friday, July 27, 2012

The Big Reveal

Its no joke.  I've been waiting a long time for another one, a year to be exact.  I really needed this too; especially today.

Let me start off by the visit to the RE today.  Lt.Col. B. has some mixed news for me today.  He is excited about J and I wanting to pursue donor eggs but understands that we will only do so if he is able to re-enlist.  If he can't re-enlist then there will be no children for us.  Sorry but we can't afford to fork over almost 20k and have no income.  We need to have our nest egg if he gets out.

So yes, I still have a cyst.  It did shrink a little.  I've been trying to follow a good diet and maybe its helping to reduce some of estrogen in my body because it shrank to 5 x 5 cm...maybe its not a cyst but a wooden building block?  I guess I'll forgo getting a puppy since the tennis ball is deflating.

The nice doctor is however worried.  I shouldn't have the cyst.  It seems that the next step in the process, if I don't respond to the chemical treatment, is going to be surgery to remove my ovaries.  Well and good if I weren't still wanting to have children!  Lt.Col. B did agree that we might still have a slim chance with the Femera but its doubtful considering how my ovaries are now performing.

Now I'm waiting to hear back from the RE office as to the blood results on the HCG beta and Estridol.  If the first is negative I'll be starting the Provera today.

Fun side note:  Provera has another brand name called AMEN.  I kid you not.  I think perhaps a female waiting and waiting, its CD 92 for me today, for her AF to start might have had a say in naming that particular brand name.

Without further to-do here is the big reveal.....



From Harry Potter...the Monster Book of Monsters cake!  Now I just need to decide where to put the candle.  Just one this year.  Its a special wish too.  Last year I picked out a design for a Tardis Cake this year I searched long and hard to decide what I wanted my cake to look like finally deciding on one I saw on a search engine query.  I love Harry Potter and I love Doctor Who.  Now time for cake.

Last year's cake.

13 comments:

  1. That cake is so cute! I am so sorry your cyst is not gone!

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    1. The cake is so good but the frosting is very sweet.
      Hoping that AF helps rid me of the cyst.

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  2. I love both those cakes! Very very awesome! Enjoy your book cake, that is adorable!

    Hoping for this cycle to end already and the cyst to go away. And you have a wonderful birthday lady (is it tomorrow?)

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    1. Today actually. I'm hoping that in two weeks AF will decide to show up.

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  3. Wow, that is some cake. Did you make that yourself? And if so, how on earth did you make it look so "furry"?

    Sorry about the surgical option being offered to you. Hope your period comes quickly with the Provera.

    Enjoy your cake and your birthday!!

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    1. I didn't make the cake, didn't feel up to it with the cyst pain. However I could make one just as nice as I have in the past. I had the commissary on post make the cake. The fur is just a particular frosting tip and pretty easy to do.

      Me too about the period. 7 days of Provera, then with luck 3-7 days later AF will arrive.

      Thanks!

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  4. Happy happy birthday!!! I am so sorry for the talk with the doctor about the possible surgery. I don't like the sound of that. I have been thinking about you a lot, if only our thoughts and wishes and prayers were enough to help our friends. Enjoy your cake dear and I hope your pain is minimal for your birthday! xoxo

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    1. I'm just hoping that I can put off the surgery for a little while longer. My main RE doctor said that its not a good idea to have to cut me open each month to remove these cysts and I'm going to have to come to a big decision soon! I found out that I can still do donor eggs with the cysts but I'll have to be closely monitored. I just want a baby and soon.

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  5. Cool cakes! Happy birthday!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Give Samantha a hug for me!

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  6. Ha!! I can't believe a drug is called Amen! So funny.

    I LOVE your cake. Huge HP here. Happy birthday! You got it just in time for Harry's bday, too, since his is 7/31.

    I'm sorry your cyst is still there. It sounds horrible. Go away, cyst!

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    1. Yes, I remember that too about Harry Potter and thought it was cool when I first read the books. BTW, if you follow or know anything about D&D its co-creator Gary Gygax and I have the same birthday! I actually share my birthday, not year thank goodness, with my great grandmother who has long past.

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  7. That monster book of monsters cake is so awesome! I am actually rereading HP POA right now! Happy Birthday Rebecca! Sorry I'm a day late. I hope the meds get rid of the cyst!

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