258 - food allergy testing
Friday, May 03, 2013
Will in an attempt to procreate, I've pretty much tried everything and most recently, I got back some results from food allergy testing. I wasn't really that surprised...off the charts for: gluten, wheat and dairy. Caught off guard that I'm off the charts for eggs and garlic, too. So weird! So that only solidified the fact that I shouldn't be eating carbs, lol. I knew that! But...my doctor really wants my diet balanced so that my body can get healthy and focus on holding on to a baby instead of fighting off the foods I'm eating. Well, I get paid in a few days, so I'll do some pretty serious shopping. Until then, I'm doing my best. Today I had a hot dog for breakfast and lunch (no buns) and pistachios as a snack. Dinner is chicken. Not surprisingly, I didn't have the mid-afternoon slump and I'm not ravenous throughout the day, or when I get home from work.
Poor Shandi (my boxer) has had a sore on the back of one of her hind legs for about 2 weeks. It'll bleed, I'll bandage it...it'll get better...then open up again. Today, though, I noticed that an actual vessel was lacerated! My poor baby! So I ligated it and bandaged her leg. I still don't know how it happened, but there it is! She's such a good girl. She just lay there while I fixed her up. I even took a little tumor off of her with just a local block because she's so good and lies still. She's such a good girl :)
Bruce (my deaf kitty) is such a sweetie. He's white but brown now because the poor little guy fell behind the water heater yesterday and it wasn't until we got home that we could lift him out from behind it, he was stuck!!! Poor guy, what a sad meow he had when he saw that I was in the room (not that he can hear me moving around). He's always so happy to see me come home and now he's just sitting in the window, so content!
My other furry kiddos are also doing fine. Shula and Wall-E rarely come in except to eat...Wall-E is social about once a year and Shula is just a B of a cat, lol! Blue is a love and he and Shandi love coming to work with me. No walk today, though, didn't get a lunch break...
I can't wait for my appointment with the reproductive specialist on June 5!!! I hope we can get some help and get our take-home baby!
An acquaintance of mine just lost her twins...around 5-6 months along. What a nightmare. I am so thankful all of my losses have been early. I can't even imagine. She went to the doctor a week ago feeling off and a wetness...they sent her home telling her she must have peed a little. Ultrasound looked ok. A week later, her water broke completely in the shower and she was induced. One of the twins was born alive and she got to hold him/her for about 30 minutes before he/she died in her arms. What a nightmare. They tried for 4 years before getting pregnant, having an early miscarriage and then getting pregnant with the twins. I'll take my struggles any day over such a late loss :( I hope she finds a way to try again :(