So…anyone care to expound on what exactly I can expect while expecting liquid dye jammed up my uterus? I have this procedure scheduled for Tuesday morning, and I’ve heard the pain ranges from anywhere from: “meh, just a little crampy”, to “HOLY GOD THAT WAS PAINFUL!!” I’m planning on driving there myself and going straight to work in the afternoon. Is this laughable?
I’m finally back, settling in to life in LA again. The weather Gods magically turned LA from a disgusting 100 degree+ inferno to a pleasant, sunny, crisp freshly rained on city when I arrived Thursday evening. It has felt SO DAMN GOOD. Mainly because Hubs and I are too cheap to install new central AC in our place right now, and we decided to “sweat it out” this summer. Little did we know it would be Sum-tober by the time it was all said and done.
I got back my first ever true CD3 test results on Friday. I know, right? TTC for a year, and no official CD 3 test–mainly because I had like 2 periods this year. Argh. Anyway. Moving on.
Estrogen: 15 (certainly don’t have to worry about being estrogen “dominant”, as they want to see anything less than 70), FSH: 5.0 (not too shabby), LH 2.78 (a little on the low side–what gives? I expected it to be high due to the PCOS.) This means my LH/FSH ratio is actually less than 1. Anyone ever heard of anything like this? The nurse calling didn’t seem to think it was a big deal, but I thought it was a little weird. I have a DHEA, T4 and T3, testosterone, and a couple other blood tests coming back in a couple of days. I’m interested to see if the DHEA and testosterone levels have improved from a couple of months ago since I’ve been taking 2,000mg of Metformin religiously. One symptom that has been significantly reduced on the Met is my lovely, ever attractive chin hair. Before the Met, I was plucking about 20 per week. Now I’m down to less than 10! Take THAT man face! It makes me think that my testosterone levels are dropping to that of a non-body builder woman. Huzzah!
On other non medical related news, I’ve been on a bit of a cooking kick the last couple of days. First up: KALE. Let’s get one thing straight: I can’t stand that shit. But it is oh so healthy, and so I’ve been trying to find ways to force it down my throat. After a failed attempt adding it to a smoothie, I made a little kale marinade yesterday and for the first time ever, I actually enjoyed kale!
In a small bowl mix:
4tbs balsamic vinegar
2tbs olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
Squirt of honey
salt and pepper to taste.
Fill a medium bowl with chopped kale and toss with the dressing.
Add a generous handful of dried cranberries.
Let sit in the fridge for a couple of hours, and then serve. The kale looses some of its toughness and becomes really flavorful and amazing! The cranberries also plump up with the balsamic dressing, and the whole thing is really good.
For today’s cooking project, I am fully intending on making a gluten free pie crust, and homemade dairy free/gluten free pumpkin pie–I bought one of those little Sweetie Pie pumpkins at the store yesterday so I’m attempting to make everything from scratch.
I also need to haul my foi gras-ed, French breaded, and creamy risotto-ed business tripped ass back to the gym today.
Happy Sunday, party people.
**UPDATE: I slaved over the gluten free pie crust and pumpkin pie filling for 2 hours today. The crust turned out great, but something fucked up with the pumpkin pie recipe, and it tasted like I dumped about a pound of salt into it. It only called for a teaspoon of salt, but it also said to salt the pumpkin before cooking it, so I’m thinking maybe that put it over the edge? I have no idea. Fuck. Back to the pumpkin in a can it is. (angrily stabs pumpkin pie and has a mini meltdown because she is lacking sugar, carbs, caffeine, and is on Day 3 of 100mg of Clomid.) Plus I think I’m getting a yeast infection. GODDAMNIT!!!!