Saturday, February 23, 2013

Project Ideas?

This is a hard time of the year for me. Most of my surgeries in the past have all been around this time which reminds me of my failures. My last hystersocopy was last Feb. Three years ago was my big napro surgery. I checked my chart and it has been about 5 months since I tried any medications. I needed to take that break bc I was about to lose my mind. I was really hoping that I would get that miracle oops baby people seem to get when you stop trying.... like everyone seems to believe is the miracle cure.

It has also been hard lately because the weather is too cold. This means going to the mall is my main source of getting out of the house. The mall is crawling with preggos or children which is really hard sometimes. The grocery store has been bad with the stupid tabloids that have nothing better to write about than who is the next preggo. ugh

I have been trying to stay positive. I have enjoyed more time to spend on my dh, my house, and my job. I have also been working on teachers pay teachers a lot. I am now up to 18 likes on FB. 9 are from friends and the other 9 are unknowns. It is a slow start but I'll take it. Thank you to anyone who liked me on FB.

 I was thinking about how a reproductively challenged person could turn their disability into a positive. We don't have any special sporting events just for IFs. I can't really go around giving motivational speeches when I have not had any success. You can't go around with a badge that says you survived IF. You just have to suffer in silence.

I was going to think of a project for IF awareness month in April. In the past, I did a sock swap. I am not really feeling creative right now, but if anyone has an idea of something to swap to cheer each other up, I would be willing to organize it.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Taking a Risk

As you know I have been focusing most of my energy into my TPT store. It has been a great distraction for me. I spend time making products for my class. Then I test them out with my students. Next, I upload them. I am a perfectionist when it comes to TPT so I take  a lot of time to make it perfect before I upload it to my store. I have been getting some great sales from my customers which is great. It makes me feel good to suceed at something. I try to keep my prices affordable and it seems to be working.

I am taking a risk. I decided to create a facebook page for my TPT store. I am going to use it to advertise. You can pay for some ads. I started out with a small budget which is only $1.00 a day.I am going to post new products as well as any upcoming sales.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Time Flies

It has been about a month since I last posted. Wow where did all that time go? I am back in the same place I was last time. Dealing with AF. Time goes much faster when you are not TTC. It makes life easier No dr visits, no shots, no getting probed. No 2WW. No POAS, not getting upset when AF arrives bc you just expect it. I guess life goes on.

Since I am dealing with AF, I had some thoughts to share. Personal thoughts that you don't tell anyone in real life, but if you read them on a blog, you think nothing about it. My TEBB is gone. WOOHOO. Yeah for small victories. I had it my whole life up until Napro. So for about  21 years.... I always thought it was normal until Napro told me it was not. I tested positive for microbes 3 years ago. Then I got treated with antibiotics and it went away..... that is when I gave up tps........yes that is right, I gave them up. I have not taken antibiotics in 9 months and my TEBB is still gone.

I was really disturbed that I had unwelcome microbes in my uterus and that I had icky TEBB. So in Feb of 2010 I gave them up. At first it was hard, bc I had used them for most of my AF history since middle school. It took some adjustment and now I prefer it this way. I know it sounds crazy. I've only used two in three years due to some bad timing with certain activities.

There have also been some major advancements in pad technology since I was in middle school. The best is the invention of wings. The second is Always making them very thin. I use the extra long ultra thin with wings and they are great. I never have any accidents. I only get one really bad day where I use the overnight pads during the day. Even though it is gross to feel it sometimes, at least you can tell how bad it is.  I also wear spandex type shorts under my pants at night to hold everything in place for better protection.Sometimes I  wake up at night which prevents me from having an accident.

Personally, now I am a convert. I'm sure some of you are thinking you could never give them up, and I would never judge anyone. I'm just sharing my story.