Monday, March 12, 2012

Still Standing

But mainly because it hurts less then sitting does.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.  Thanks for the words of encouragement, it's been a bit of a tough time.  A lot has happened so I'm going to update you real quick via some bullets and then hopefully have time to work on another post that's rolling around in my head.

- My parents came to visit to look at the apartment here that we found them.  They had some health problems pop up that made the trip a bit of a challenge and gave me a taste of what's to come.  We were making it through until the last day when my mom took a tumble coming up our front steps and took my dad down with her.  I still have traumatic thoughts from that episode.  All seemed fine following until...

-My dad ended up in the hospital a little less then a week later with a bacterial infection in his leg where he scraped it during the fall.  Both my parents are diabetics and this caused problems that wouldn't have happened otherwise.  He was in the hospital for almost a week and is now continuing to recover at home but...

-They needed a lot of help because all this happened at a critical time in the moving process.  Their house should be sold within a week or so, the movers came and started packing and emptying last week and by the end of this week, they'll live here.  So we went up for an extended period of time to help as much as we could.  It was tough with Bean and we're all exhausted, but happy that this phase is almost complete.

-Now we just have to focus on the transition.  We went through it when my MIL moved here and we all survived, so I know that we will this time too.  It's not that I don't want my parents close, I do, it's just going to change our lives dramatically and we're all going to have to figure out what that looks like.  It's going to take time, and some work, but we'll get there and I'm positive that it will all be better in the end.

-In the meantime, hubby and I both managed to injure ourselves.  He hurt his knee playing basketball and I severely bruised my tailbone, which is surprisingly painful if you've never done it.  We weren't at our best but tried to hold it together with sheer determination and lots of ad.vil.  Add a cold for Bean on top of all that and you can understand why I've disappeared for the last few weeks.  Not only has life been crazy, but it's been too painful to sit at the computer and type!  Luckily we're all on the mend though.

-I had my pre-op appointment today for my hysteroscopy which is next week.  The doctor offered, like she did last time, to do a laparoscopy just to look around and make sure that everything looked okay in there before we try making babies again.  I turned her down last time and I did this time again.  Maybe it's dumb, she's going to be there checking things out anyway, but I got pregnant once before and I'm hoping that everything in there is still working well enough to make that happen again.  I'll be kicking myself if I have to have yet another operation down the road to do exactly what I told her not to this time, but oh well.  I feel like it's the right thing to do.  So next week they remove the polyp, and possibly shorten my septum some more and then we wait and see how things look and hopefully can get the ball rolling again on trying for number two.

So I think that's the big stuff in a nutshell.  I have a lot on my mind that will be coming in less newsy and more thoughful posts, I just need life to slow down for a moment so that I can write it all down.  There's been a lot going on in our community while I've been gone though and I've got some things to say about it.  Hope everyone is well and I'm SO happy to be back!


  1. I hope the move is over soon and that it goes as planned. You will so enjoy the rest afterwards. Or at least no having to deal with the moving part.
    I do know how a bruised tailbone feels. I used to skate when I was little. I so share your pain... I had a lot of bruises and twisted/broken limbs, and the tailbone is by far one of the body parts highly recommended to protect. Then come the ribs. Ayway, PITA has quite a new literal meaning, eh?
    Good luck with the upcoming procedure. Fingers crossed for perfect results. Now and a bit later. :-)

  2. Wow, that is a lot going on. Hope thing start to calm down for you very soon!!

  3. Wow, you have so much going on! I hope your parents' move goes well. Sorry about your tailbone. I did the same thing two years ago, and even now it hurts sometimes! I hope you (and your family!) feel better soon! Glad you're back :)