This past week was one with it's ups and downs. So I'll start with the downside, bad news first, right? I came home from work Monday, exhausted and went to let the dogs out and planned on a relaxing night on the couch cuddled up with my two little fur babies, but poor Bauer could hardly walk. I took him to the vet that night, and it looks as though he is having some spinal issues. The vet said that Cocker Spaniels are prone to these problems, and sent us home with some activity restrictions and some pain pills. The next morning though, Bauer's back was worse and was having an even harder time walking. So I rushed into school and busted out some sub plans, and took him back to the vet. He is now on muscle relaxers and an anti-inflammatory, and is doing much better. The hardest part has been trying to keep him from jumping on and off of furniture, anyone that knows Bauer knows he is full of energy, we're hoping to keep him from having to get back surgery in the near future.
On the upside, I went to my first acupuncture appointment in months, well since the last failed IVF, and I am trying to get pregnant completely naturally, with the help of herbs, supplements, acupuncture, yoga, and whole food, healthy eating. It may be a long shot, since I don't even ovulate, but it's worth a shot. I've done all these things before, but always in conjunction with a medicated cycle of IVF. IVF has proved not to be good for me, and has left me feeling anxious, sad, let-down, you name it. I'm going to go in full force, and really try to do this with full commitment. It isn't going to be easy, but nothing worth it in life is. I feel empowered and hopeful, and by putting this out there I'm accountable now, and have to follow through. I often have thought about life without kids, and I know as long as I have Rhett, I'll be okay and life will be grand! I am saddened though by the thought of not being able to try and be the mom my mom has been to me, and Rhett's has been to him, and has also been to me since the Stenzel family came into my life 7 years ago. Rhett and I don't want to give up, and are going a down a different path, and we're hoping our happy ending is in sight.
Happy Superbowl Sunday, GO GIANTS!!
My two recipes given to me, from my two moms:
Skyline Chili Dip- Cincinnati Representation
The famous stuffed mushrooms, always a hit!