Wednesday, June 16, 2010


The past few days I've done an amazingly good job at eating well - lots of fresh fruits and veggies, cut back on the bread after I totally binged on Friday and Saturday when I baked bread and I felt terrible afterwards. My acupuncturist recommend I also cut out dairy, especially cheese. As a result I feel less bloated and more energetic, which is good. Luckily the farmers markets in the San Francisco Bay Area are overflowing with bounty - so much wonderful fresh, tasty foods. Yesterday I bought a pound of English Peas. I shared half with my aunt and ate the other half on the train home. Yum!

Update on "down there:" Today is Day 6 of stims and I'm starting to really feel my ovaries. It's hard to explain, but I do. The sensation is like when you make cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. Right now it's like when the berries start to expand and get warm. Sometimes they tickle. Any of you out there had similar experiences?

My spirits continue to be good and my enthusiasm for this cycle grows. Tomorrow I have more monitoring and my pre-surgery consult (can’t wait to learn who will be doing my ER), as well as acupuncture. Also, my parents are coming into town tomorrow and I've already made a reservation at a really amazing restaurant, Camino, in Oakland, CA – I am soooo looking forward to it. The chef used to work at Chez.Panisse. Unfortunately, Mr. Jem isn't going to join us as it will be game 7 of the N.B.A. finals and he already told me he'll be home yelling at in front of the TV, rooting for the Celt.ics.

Okay, better get back to work. This darn job gets in the way of my blogging... pays the mortgage, though!



Anonymous said...

mmm... I've always wanted to go to ChezPanisse!

Great news about the action you're starting to feel. I remember that feeling, and I also remember feeling them jiggle when I sat down... it's SO WEIRD.

I'm so excited for how well everything is going for you!!! I'm crossing my fingers that things continue on this positive path for the next 9.5 months!

Priscilla said...

So glad you're feeling optomistic! I think positive energy has amazing powers!! :)

Anonymous said...

Can I say that I laughed when you compared your ovaries to cranberry sauce? I know it wasn't meant to be funny, but it did make me giggle. :) Best of luck at your appointment tomorrow. I hope everything goes well and I can't wait to read your next update!

Katie said...

You can feel your ovaries? Um, odd, I guess I have something to look forward to this week! :) Glad you're optimistic.

Jem said...

Yes, Katie, I did mean the cranberry thing to be a little funny. It was just the first image that popped into my mind!

TeeJay said...

It's a good thing that you are feeling your ovaries. That means that they are awake and doing a good job!

Enjoy your dinner!

Pie said...

I always felt my ovaries - right around where you are now in the cycle. Love the cranberry analogy - that is totally it. They will be popping (with the help of a needle) soon!

Have a great dinner tonight - sounds yummy!!

bunny said...

I gotta say, I commend you on the chill attitude and good spirits! That's not easy to pull off. Hey, can it happen for me if I stop eating bread and cheese? I hope those cranberries keep bubbling!