Just over a week until we leave now – I’m mentally trying to get my head around the trip and what I need to pack both for the house we’re staying at and for the flight. Travel takes on a whole new limiting dimension with a baby let me tell you!
I took E to the GP yesterday as the only other time she has flown she ended up with a perforated eardrum so I wanted to make sure she was looking good to fly and to have her ears checked again, all good at the moment. I also got my GP to give me 3 blood test referral forms so I don’t have to go back in if I do get a positive result, she’s promised to call me the moment any results come through. I also got a referral from her for weight loss surgery, so if this cycle is a bust then this is my new focus – I have battled with my weight my whole life, been on numerous diets since I was 15, gained and lost 30kgs about 5 times and I’m frankly sick of it. In the last 5 years things have really gone downhill though with my feet and pretty bad plantar fascia which makes it hard for me to exercise, when I do I’m in agony and limping around, my ankle is constantly swollen so I walk differently to take pressure off the ankle which in turn throws my back out. Yep I’m old and fat. I don’t want to be like this for E’s sake.. and I’ve also developed pre-diabetes so it’s time to do something about it. If I do get pregnant then I will be b doing the surgery soon after the delivery, I think the minimum is 8 weeks post C section, but I’ll discuss all this with the surgeon at the end of Oct during my consult.
The husband is still in Europe and home on Friday night thankfully! It’s been a pretty hard couple of weeks and we have 4 new teeth that are almost through. To be honest I’ve not really even given this cycle much thought, the donor agency contacted me last week saying that my donor was very excited to be starting her stims this week which is sweet. I think I’m looking forward to the family holiday as much as anything and the husband really needs some time off. I’m looking forward to tootling around Cape Town and seeing the sights – having a few wines by the ocean, eating good food and what happens with this cycle will happen. I’ve got to say it’s nice to be going into a cycle with no anxiety about the outcome. That could change in coming days but for now I’m feeling very Zen about it.