It's amazing how Summer flies by so quickly when you're a grown-up. Whatever happened to those long, lazy days filled with Mom's homemade popsicles and playing on the swing set until dark? I'm already getting the back to school butterflies, and it's only the middle of August (and I don't go to school!).
One thing I'm actually looking forward to this coming "back-to-school season" is finding out if the course of medication I've been on for three months has been effective. I was treated for a condition called "endometrial hyperplasia" which is the thickening of the uterine lining, which if left untreated can become cancer. This is caused by having too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. On Friday Aug 20th, my doctor at OHSU will be doing an endometrial biopsy to check the tissue and see if I'm better. Please pray that I'm done with the pills and able to move on!
The question is...if I'm all clear, what's next? The plan right now is to continue saving up for the Attain Program at OHSU (3 fresh IVF cycles and 3 Frozen). In the meantime, I'm planning to take a natural approach including herbs and acupuncture and pray for a miracle. I'm really thankful to have found a wonderful acupuncturist in Portland named Taya. I was recommended to her by several of the ladies in Hannah's Hope. She is such a thoughtful person and I feel so blessed to have found her. My hope is that perhaps she can help my body become more balanced and also help me with the stress of the situation. Here's her website: http://www.hawthornewellness.com/practitioners/index.php?p=acupuncturists
Also coming up this Fall is a super cool PLANT SALE at my mom and dad's to help us save for Baby Ruth! As many of you know, they are avid perennial gardeners and one of the perks with perennials is that you can divide them up into baby plants. I'll post more information when it gets closer.
Thanks friends and family for reading my blog and for your prayers! I'd love it if everyone would get a Google user-name and password so you can sign up as a "follower" (that's how you get your picture up that says you read this if you didn't know).