Thursday, September 20, 2007

Half way

Today is day 5 of my ten day attempt to shock my way back to ovulation. Only one more day to where I get to eat nothing for a day (never thought I would be looking forward to the actual fasting aspect of Yom Kippur). Then it's only three more days to an apple. Which I plan to pick on a farm on Sunday. I've lost a little weight, and am now just below the weight I was when I delivered Monkey. Which is a sad, sad state of affairs, but my mantra is that every pound I can shed now will make it easier for me to carry the next pregnancy even if it won't help me get there.

On the crappy news side of the day, my dad appears to have some sort of a liver inflammation. The lab is also reporting a positive test for Hepatitis C which strains credulity because given that the virus is only transmitted through contact with infected blood he is so much not in a high risk population it's not even funny. My sister also found that the test has an average false positive rate of ~35% in low-risk populations. So I am not buying the Hepatitis thing, but we are all worried about the inflammation. My dad's way of dealing with that though is to pretend that it isn't happening. He threw a nice little tantrum with the whole "doctors are useless and I am not going to see them again" line of argument in the starring role. We are not impressed. And he IS going even if it means that one or both of us have to fly back to escort him. Fair warning, I think.

8 comments:

slouching mom said...

Goodness, I hope it is a false positive!

niobe said...

I'm so glad that you and your sister are making your dad take care of himself and figure out what's going on with his liver.

missing_one said...

Ack! I'm on day 2 of the shock! We're almost cycling together....well, if we were having normal cycles that is.

I hope your dad feels better soon.

Rosepetal said...

I hope you get some answers for your Dad... and that you shock your way back to ovulation.

Lori said...

Way to shock that body!! I hope it works! I am impressed by your discipline and self-restraint. I am glad that the Jewish calendar is cooperating with your needs right now too. :)

I really hope your Dad is okay.

The Town Criers said...

Hope your father is okay.

How was the fast today? I have to tell you that I'm impressed with any 10-day commitment to eating something/not eating something. I didn't get past 12:30 today.

Aurelia said...

Today is the day it ends, eh? Enjoy the apple!
I hope it's everything you've been dreaming of.

Beruriah said...

I hope you had an easy, productive fast and are right now picking out that perfect apple to end your shock.

That is scary news about your dad - my dad has the same mindset. I think for mine at least he's not pleased about growing older and needs to change his habits because of it. I hope he'll go without having to be dragged by one or two daughters.