Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My Love Bottom

Well Y'all this here is the other love bottom. Shanda made me sit down tonight and read the posts she has made and the comments that you all have posted. I am greatful she did. First of all I want to say how very greatful I am for my beautiful wife and how greatful I am to my Father in Heaven for spairing her life. It's hard to realize all that her poor body has been through some times, because she just is so good about taking it all in stride. I love her so much. Second of all I want to thank you all for your comments, support and prayers we can definitly feel them. We pray for all of you and we are so greatful to have you all in our lives. I want to send a special thanks to Shanda's sisters and parents, I know that you all are a huge support to her and I know that she relies on you all, and I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do for her, and us!! I got to see the Gregersons Blog tonight and all I can say is you guys rock!! Your kids are so freeking cute!!!! One request though, can you make them stop growing till we can come see them? I cant wait to get some more time to see all of your blogs. Thanks again for everything. I love you all and can't wait to see you.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Part 3

So now here we are months later. We knew that we wanted to have kids and our Dr said after the last ectopic the only way we can get pregnant is by In-Vitro. I had heard of it but never heard about all of the details. So back in March we started to look for In-vitro Dr's. I tell ya that was a struggle. Dr's are about 3 months booked out just for a consult. We ended up finding a great Dr in American Fork who studied at UCLA,and USC. It is really neat about the Dr that we are going with. Because it is a team of 2. One is a MD and the other is a PHD so I have 2 Dr's working for me that are specialists in their field.
Ok so right now I am on birth control and prenatals weird huh. I have all of these apt for ultra sounds and medications that I have to start taking next week. I had to order over 6 different medications that I have to be on. I got a phone call from the pharmacy and was told how much my meds were. Over $2000.00 I about hit the floor. The pharmacist then asked if I had Insurance I only had to pay $260.00 the pharmacist was shocked because most insurances don't cover those meds. That was a blessing.
I tell ya this whole thing is a lot harder that I thought it would be. I don't feel like my self lately. I am so so tired and I have gained back all of the weight that I lost over the winter. When I start my other meds I have to inject almost all of them. I am not looking forward to that at all.
My poor husband I think that my hormones are out of wack. I think I am on his case way to much. Not to mention just the cost of this hole thing is crazy. I am stressed out about having to pay for this. And there is now guarantee that it is going to work. I will up date everyone next week about the next step. I know that there are those praying for Ryan and myself I just want to say thanks. I love and miss all of you

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Part 2

So low and behold in February I had ended up with another ectopic. I did know what to look for so we did catch it early. But we had a really hard time with that one as well. I had to go get a shot that is ment to terminate the pregnancy to save the tube,not to mention my life. I ended up taking that shot 3 times which is also very dangerous. After the 3rd shot we thought that we were in the clear. Not even a day later we were back in the emergency room for another emergency surgery. So to make that long story short I had lost my right tube as well. So at this point we can't have kids. This was really hard for me. It is still really hard for me to look back at all that has happened. I know that I am very blessed but sometimes you just think to yourself why me. I guess that this is one of my tests it life. I hope a got at least a b+.

November 2007

Well I am not sure where to start. I have been debating about bloging about this but my sister Stacy thinks that it would be a good idea. I am not sure how many of you know how hard of a year it has been for Ryan and I medically.
We would have never have thought that this crazy situation would have been us.
Back in November Ryan and I went to PHI to go see my sister Janell and her family for thanksgiving it has become a tradition for us. Late one night while at their house I woke up with some really bad stomach pain. I thought that it would have been just good old Jewett gas.
The next thing I knew I was on the floor calling for Ryan to come to my side on the floor. He then got out of bed and did not know what to do. So then he got Jeff and Janell out of bed. I tell ya it was nice to have a MD in the house. Jeff went straight to the Internet to see what he could find. The pain just got worse and worse. The next thing I know it is about 1am my husband and my brother in law were giving me a blessing. After that we then decided to get me to the hospital.
I tell you I have never been in so much pain. I was thinking that it maybe could have been my appendix. We get to the ER and the staff at the Pottstown hospital were great. I had a nurse and Dr all over me they did'nt know what was going on. Then not much later a nurse comes into my room and says "you are pregnant". I was shocked. I asked for Ryan and my sister. We were overjoyed. But are joy was a little bit to soon. We next found out that I had what is called an ectopic pregnancy. We did'nt know what that meant. Come to find out it is when the baby starts to grow in your Fallopian tube.
About 3 hrs later I found myself on a operating table. The pain was still so so so so strong I thought that I would die. I guess they had to perform emergency surgery. My fallopian tube had burst and I was bleeding to death internally. So then they had to give me a blood transfusion, before they could operate. About a day later I was in recovery in labor and delivery. My husband and sister had to continually tell me over and over what had happened. Ryan and I ended up staying an extra week in Phil so I could recover from surgery and then I fly home. I ended up recovering just fine. I did loose my left tube but Dr were hopefull that we could still conceive.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Ryan

This are just some really cute pics of my husband The Birthday boy. Happy 28 Ryan I will be adding more pics

A few weeks ago

Well some of us Palmer went up to wolf creek up by logan. We stayed the night it a condo that Ryans parents are part of. We had a blast. We played some games ate good food and even gave racket ball a try. Go Bob, Wendy,& Ryan WIN WIN WIN