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Showing posts with label time. Show all posts

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Amber has been GHOST

Yes, I just spoke of myself in 3rd person... I have not been on the BLOG in a long time. I love love love to blog and I have just let life get in the way. I can't say that things have been good... I can't say that they have been bad either... And that is only because I am trying to be optimistic! I will start writing more soon though!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Increased Traffic Warning


If you have been on 5th ring (I am sure they are on the other rings as well) you probably saw all the flags lining the road and over-pass... Lots of flags from different countries. I told DJ that an Arab Summit was coming... CORRECTION: An Arab-African Summit is coming! See below! Expect worse traffic than usual! 

U.S. Embassy Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
November 13, 2013

Subject:           Informational Message for U.S. Citizens 8-2013
                        Expected Traffic Conditions During the Arab - African Summit; November 17-21

The Government of Kuwait will host the Arab – African Summit beginning Sunday November 17 and concluding on Thursday, November 21.  The Ministry of the Interior advises that some roads will be closed intermittently throughout the Summit due to the arrival and departure of visiting dignitaries.  The roads will close temporarily without notice while the dignitaries’ motorcades travel between the Kuwait City International Airport and Bayan Palace.

Residents and commuters in the Al-Shuhada, Zahra, and Hateen neighborhoods should expect traffic delays as a result of the intermittent road closures during the Summit.  The U.S. Embassy recommends employees identify alternate travel routes during the Summit to avoid possible traffic delays.
                     
Please stay current with media coverage of local and regional events. U.S. Mission personnel have been advised to continue to practice personal security awareness and we advise the U.S. citizen community to do the same.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Going out with a bang

Well, I got some good news! We are getting our retrieval tomorrow!!! I didn't know that I was going to have to take all these shots though! Going out with a BANG. (Shots)
 
I had to take 6 vials of Bravelle (3 power/1 water Xs 2) 1 in each thigh and 1 injection of Decapeptyl in my arem at 2130 then I had to get another shot.... (2 powder/1 water) in my Bum! The upper part, I am not going to lie, that was the most painful shot that I have taken! I do not know if it was the PERSON, the NEEDLE or the Meds! But I screamed! I am not sure what is the name of the meds but it was some HCG shot.
I got home around 11 PM. Gustavo is in Dubai... So it sucked having to do it all alone! I like it when he is with me.
So, I have to take a couple of pills in the morning and also take my meds to them (They made me buy the meds before the retreival)
 


 More to follow! I am hoping that Gustavo will fly in tonight, because I really NEED him tomorrow! He will be doing his part!
I hope I do not get sick from the MJ Milk (Propofol) like I did last time!
It is funny because the Dr. said that I look Strong but I am "delicate" and "sensitive" to the medicine! LOL...

Friday, October 18, 2013

Will there be more Menopur?

Tonight I will be getting my LAST dose of Menopur. (I hope!) I was directed to have 3 ampules: 1 water for 7 nights.

I am hoping that at my doctor's appt, that my eggs are going to be plenty and 20mm!
I have to get my blood drawn and then a scan.

How am I feeling???
- Emotional
- A bit bitchy
- Bloated
- Hot Flashes
- Soreness (My thighs)
- Head aches
- People piss me off... QUICKLY (Not the kids... Just the adults!)
- Cramping
- Some short SHARP pains in my stomach
- Lower back pain
- Tired

I have NO idea what they will say to me tomorrow. I just hope that it is good news! I hope that my doctor gives me some kind of answers.

Generally when I ask questions... My doctor always says, "Let's get this step done first"
***IT DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!***
I am glad that things are SLOWLY progressing!

Everyone in the house is waiting for this to happen! I already feel pregnant!







 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Oh Doctor...

We went to the doctor on the 10th to get our prescription... It was EXPENSIVE. 159.500 KD
(565.48 USD)
 I have to take these for 7 days! I must go to the hospital to get these injections.
Gustavo will not be able to give me these injections... Joy oh Joy! I start these tonight. I will provide follow ons!
I am really feeling LOST in the process. My doctor hasn't given me a protocol... Or a timeline. I have been doing this about a month now. Medicine, hysterscopy, WANDA scans, period, More shots... SILENCE... And then more meds and shots.
I talked to another woman and she said that she went to the doctor and got shots in her stomach for 5 days... And Waaaaaaahhhh La... Egg Retrieval and Transfer... Preggo with Twins. (BOYS)
Even with the stuff that I am reading on the Internet... NOTHING matches the meds that I am given! I asked "Will I have a 3 or 5 day transfer?"... And he has the whole "Inshallah" attitude.
I never really get any answers...
(Woosa, whilst pulling upon my ear)
Practice my patience!!!
It is hard being a PLANNER and not being able to PLAN!

On a happier note!!! I get two days off to spend with my LOVELY family!!!
Seems like all of my teacher friends are off on FANTASTIC holidays! Enjoy EID! Have fun!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ready.... Break? Huh???

Anyone who knows me... Knows that I am a planner. I plan EVERYTHING. It gives me a silent type of enjoyment... Stability. I feel like I have SOME control (When I really know I have ZERO!)

Sometimes I hate that I am the way that I am. Organized... Analytical and Systematic. SMH. I am NOT much fun!

So, my period came... Right on time... And I went to the doctor. Gave some blood... And then went back a couple of hours later to see the doctor. I knew that I would be getting my BASELINE ultrasound. What I didn't know is that he was measuring my womb. After "Wanda" left.
(BTW: This is "WANDA")
 




I felt the "Cervix opener" go in...
 

Meet MR. Speculum!!!

 Click click (I hate that sound) and then out of NO WHERE... PAIN! I grabbed that wall and the doctor said, "Stay still" (Can I get some FREAKING warning!!!???) What the hell is going on in there!? The pain brought tears to my eyes! First, I felt it on the Left side, then the Right side! It felt like the doctor STUCK needles into my tubes!
After a minute it was over... And I finally started to breathe. The nurse gave me a tissue... I wasn't sure if I should wipe my face or my "Pocket Book"!!!
The doctor then gave me some BAD news... EID is coming so we are going to have to DELAY our cycle... Hmmm (I knew this was going to happen!!! I mentioned it to Gustavo weeks ago)

He told me to STOP taking my injections at home... (I still have 7 left) then he gave me a prescription.... I went and got the meds... Came back upstairs and WOW! I got a shot in my Left buttocks! It burned! So bad! The needle was big and the nurse had to mix the medicine... It was the same meds I have been taking. Just a much LARGER dosage 3.75 mg



So What is NEXT???
I have to go back to the doctor NEXT week (the 10th) to get my NEW meds and then on the 12th to get an injection... AND THEN,  I have to see the doctor on the 19th. (That is when he will check to see if my eggs are big enough) Pray for BIG FAT HEALTHY EGGS! (20mm)

Gustavo is going to Dubai the week that I should be giving my eggs... but I NEED him with me though. As his part will have to be performed on that same day! We will know more about this SOON.

How am I feeling???
I must say... I am in pain. Cramps are awful and LOWER back pain. I swear I want to punch Gustavo in the face everytime he gives me an injection... I feel like he doesn't understand the pain that I am in. Sometimes I just start crying for no reason and I am mean! But I have an excuse!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Kuwait Towers

I am almost embarrassed to say that FINALLY after 2 1/2 years, I have made it to the Kuwait Towers!
I know it was closed... But that doesn't mean we should take the kids to see them and RUN around a bit!
 It was VERY windy!
 It looks like I am hurting Mims... But I wasn't!

 DANG! You see how TALL DJ is already! He makes my 5' 9' look like 5' 2"!!!

 SMOOOOOOOTCHIESSSSS
 I love this man! 
 DJ is always SO creative!
 PEACE!
 Run baby Run!
 These Bunny ears! Photo bombing EVERY photo!
 Siblings
 Happy to be at Ruby Tuesdays!
 Love our lil lady!
 Excited
 I am the NEXT 007 Girl! LOL
 Smiles all around the table!
 She loves her Bubba
 This is a classic!
 We just had appetizers and split a desert!
 Running around 
 My Fam
Just some pictures of the Kuwait Towers 

 


She was RUNNING all over the place!  

They always want the SPECIAL drinks!  

The city was lit up! This picture gives it NO justice!  
  
 Getting more sugar from my Hubzy!

 At the park

 Gustavo Mi Amor Amber
 Walking on to the BEACH... The water was WAY out!
 She was getting sea shells and I found a hermit crab!

 I think this says... Mom was MOTHER... DJ Art!
 Here is a nice shot!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween Nails

Easy Halloween Inspired nails!

 I saw these nails and I just had to share! Looks easy enough! I will have to test these out on Mimster! I have everythink I need for these. I will do a follow on when I do Mims' nails! I know that she will love them!



Pretty good right?
Look at the MINIONS! HOW CUTE??? I actually watched this movie with the family a couple of weeks ago and the Minions really make the movie! I am sure I have everything needed for these nails as well! I am glad I have a lil girl to practice on!
DECIDE TO BE DIFFERENT!!!
This was my FIRST try!!!