Monday, March 26, 2012



That is exactly how I am feeling.  Oh where o' where could my period be.  I think the worst part about this is the constant thought "that it's here", when in face it is not.  It's the constant feeling of "oh yes, it's here... things are working right, but the I soon find out - FALSE ALARM!

All I want it a somewhat regular schedule.  I know I'm doing a lot of moaning - I'm just feeling stressed out.  I am looking forward to a trip to Aruba my husband and I are taking in a couple days.... maybe get my mind off things.

I'm just so annoyed.

My husband and I have switched to a low carb/fresh diet.... so we will just have to wait to see how that goes.  I have already cut out a lot of crap I was eating, and I have been the lowest weight I can remember since June of 2011.

Small steps I guess - when all I want is a giant leap.

I have also been way overly emotional lately.  Like to the point were my dead relatives are visiting me in my dreams.  Bah!  I really need this vacation!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Woot Woot

The scale is starting to go in the right direction.  

TODAY WAS 155!  ( was stuck at 156ish forever...)  It was an even 155.0 - how amazing!

I'm so happy I can't even truly explain it.  Now I have the jolt, I need to keep the good work up.  We have been so blessed in Chicago with great weather that has made evening walks so enjoyable. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


So I started taking Metformin in December of 2011.  I was running to the bathroom constantly & always sick to my stomach.  I saw my doc 2 months ago and switched to MetforminER (supposedly easier on the stomach)- she told me that if it was making me sick, to take 2 (500mg) at night... which I have been doing religiously until this week I realized...... 

(TMI ALERT) they are just passing thru me! 

Is this because I am taking them at night?  Can my body just not dissolve them?

I wonder if this is in direct correlation with the fact that my period is still not here.  Very annoying as I am so eager to get on a schedule.  Having tracked my ovualtion for the first time, and seeing (what I think was a surge) I thought maybe there was a slight chance it was a pregnancy.  Of course wishful thinking... not having this period is really bothering me.  I thought I was finally getting on the right track.... now nothing!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sorry for Party Rockin'

Every St. Pats Parade Day we host a big Chicago Party Parade Day.  This year we made almost 9 pounds of corned beef and had all of our friends over.  I opened the fridge and the shelf was too full and everything came crashing down on my bare feet.  The left foot was a goner.  When it first happened - " I thought wow that really hurt"  - but walked it off.  It wasn't till about 30mins later I looked and knew this was not going to be good.

Contusion Left Foot
Contusion Left foot

I went to have it checked b/c I feared a fracture or a break since it's so close to the joint, I always thought if there is black & blue it could be a break.  I Went to the ER the next day - and had x-rays done - no break, outcome was a ................. contusion.  So it's just going to take time to heal.  Pretty exciting stuff, huh!

On the Period/PCOS/Infertility/Ovulation front.... no news.

I have taken 2 tests and both were negative, so no good explanation why I didn't get a period other then PCOS.  I am pretty frustrated - to say the very least.  It's so discouraging.

I would really like to get on a  traceable schedule.  I am doing everything the Dr.'s told me so I guess I just have to wait and see what happens.  I thought for sure I was going to get my period - and then ..... just nothing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Acne.... stinks!

Ugh, this acne is the pits.  It really really hurts too!

 My Face looks and most importantly feels awful.  I can't stand it.  I am trying not to pick  - which doesn't do any good anyways since they are not budging.  I have not had a bad break out like this in a long while  -I didn't miss it..... and kinda thought I was over all this.

It's bothering me so much I didn't want to leave the house today - slapping makeup on this will only make it worse.  So I am letting me skin breathe and hopefully it will clear up before the weekend.

Truly a huge BUMMER.  I think it's safe to say that my period is most on it's way.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday Blues on a Tuesday

I have not been sleeping very well recently and called off yesterday, I think the time change had a little bit to do with it also.  I had not slept at all on Sunday and my sinus' have really been bothering me.  I feel like I have been fighting a cold.  I have also been just plain tired, feeling like I can't that rested feeling.  

I also have something strange going on ..... 

TMI Alert.... I have tons of       clear/slightly white-ish discharge.... 

It all started last week. According to my period tracker I have 4 days left until my period.  I have never experienced anything  like this before.  I even began to  doubt my ovulation tracker kit.... but I don't think this is the case. 

Never ever have I experience this before.  Usually, before my period things kinda of "dry up" now it's the exact opposite.  
(I took a pregnancy test, even though it was way early and as per the usual it was negative.)  

Is this a new PCOS thing I have never experienced before?

Monday, March 5, 2012

I'm so glad the weekend is over... yea, you read that correctly

Hair Dye Allergic Reaction 
Hair Dye Allergic Reaction

What a terrible weekend!  I had my hair professionally colored and it was a nightmare.  I was in agony.  My head felt like one big mosquito bite, and my ears were so sensitive I could not wear my glasses.  

Here are the chain of events:

6:00 - 9:00 ... cut and color = color turned out horrible extremely brassy, which I made clear I was not interested in any brassy tones.   My husband picks me up and tells me I have color all over my face - I tell him it's a shadow... 
*ya know how sometimes you don't want to see things that are right in front of your face (in my case on my face).  
11:00 -wake and take shower = color is not budging off scalp/face hair line - color in daylight looks like "green baby poop".
12:00 -go to salon complain that my entire hairline is dyed, color is off..... she says she can redo it at 2:15.  I ask if it's okay since I just had it dyed?!? My stylist informs me that is is okay b/c there was no lifting.
2:30 - she takes me and re-do color, and then styles it for me.  
5:45 - head home
9:45 - head starts itching take 2 benadryl and apply Hydrocortisone  cream
11:00 sit with an ice pack on my head for most of the morning
12:00 take 2 more benadryl sleep till 6:00
7:00 - eat dinner take 2 more benadryl
8:00 - tossed and turned all night, feeling slightly better, made dr.'s appt. for tomorrow.  
9:30 - call salon to find out what kind of dye they use, no answer

The reaction didn't start till a couple hours later - and the itch/burning was intense.  I looked online and took Benadryl and used Hydrocortisone Cream around the scalp and ears.  What a terrible weekend!