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Everything in our life is in constant change. Nothing stays exactly as it is. Nothing.

To many, this is a frightening and daunting experience, as most of us want stability. Stability, however, is an illusion – you and your situation will change whether you like it or not.

Nevertheless, change is often a good thing. It forces us to re-evaluate what is important and acquire a new perspective on our strengths and weaknesses.

From a career perspective, you don’t grow if you don’t continually change your skills, outlook and ways of doing things. When things in your life or work are dormant, you grow too comfortable and may not use all of your abilities to their full potential.

So maybe, I should accept the changes happening here at the office lately. I should see it as an opportunity for growth, to break new ground. Yes, maybe I should. I’m going to miss my writers, though.

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with my writers – Twinks and Noel

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Photos from Jeremy

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God is Good LogoThank you, Lord.

And of course, I’d also like to say Thank You to all of my friends who have shown their concern to me and for including me in their prayers.

My HSSG yesterday was a success and the result showed that my fallopian tubes are patent, which only means that I don’t have to go through in-vitro fertilization. For now, I just need to continue taking Duphaston and Clomiphene Citrate.

For the uninitiated, Clomiphene Citrate or Clomid is often used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) related infertility [I’ve mentioned here before that I have PCOS]. It may also be used in cases of unexplained infertility, or when a couple prefers not to use the more expensive and invasive fertility treatments like IVF.

Duphaston is used in a wide range of menstrual disorders that are thought to result from a lack of progesterone in the body. In women, progesterone is responsible for the development of a healthy womb lining (endometrium) that is needed for pregnancy.

Now, here’s what my OB did yesterday. It’s called saline infusion sonography.

A Fr. 10 pedia foley catheter was inserted into the internal cervical os after aspesis and antisepsis. About 5 cc NSS was instilled into the endometrial cavity dilating it to visualize the endometrial borders which was noted to be smooth and free of lesions. An average of 15 cc NSS was further instilled to dilate the fallopian tubes and demonstrate spillage and later collection of fluid in the posterior cul-de-sac suggestive of patent tubes. The balloon was then deflated and as the catheter was being pulled out, NSS was further instilled to dilate the endocervical canal which was also noted to be smooth and free of lesion.

Impression:
Proliferative endometrium.

Polycystic – like features, both ovaries – with several small peripherally located follicles measuring less than 1 cm and with dense central stroma.

Patent fallopian tubes.

Yes, I still have PCOS. I just can’t get rid of it. But at least, I have patent fallopian tubes.

Pregnancy rates in several studies have been reported to be slightly increased in the first months following a hysterosalpingogram. This may be due to the fact that the flushing of the tubes with the contrast could open a minor blockage or clean out some debris that may be a factor that is preventing the couple from conceiving.

You can read the whole article by clicking this.

anxious-presentiment-photo-by-pulpoluxI’ve been feeling very anxious these past few days. Actually, I’ve always been. I don’t know why. A lot of things bother me. And my hormonal imbalance problem frets me further.

Today, I am blogging once again to at least free my mind from some of the anxieties I’ve been dealing with ever since I’ve had this hormonal imbalance. I’ve been through a lot of TVS, fertility drugs, medicines to normalize my menstruation, even timed intercourse and this time, I will go through a procedure that is new to me – HSSG. Yes, I’ll have my HSSG procedure this afternoon.

So what is HSSG?

HSSG or Hysterosalpingoscintigraphy is a simple method to evaluate the transport function of the uterus and fallopian tubes. Read more here. I wasn’t able to get enough information about this procedure hence it really scares me. 😦 But I don’t want to give up.

I just hope that this time, it’ll work so I won’t have to go through IVF (in-vitro fertilization).

I need your prayers guys. Thanks in advance.

I just want you to know that I’m still alive …

I just find this place worthless…

I want to keep it, though.

The long wait is over. Finally, tonight, we’re off to the latest beach destination – Puerto Galera. My friends and I need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and for us, Puerto Galera is the perfect summer destination because we have a limited budget.

This is the first time for me and my friends to go to this place and this is also our first out of town trip. So you can just imagine how excited we are. And who’s with me on this trip? My sister, Judy and my friends – Hazel, Cinky, Frenesi, and Jolly (the same faces you see from the photos below but without the boys). Cinky and I planned the trip, made the necessary arrangements, and prepared the itinerary.

We’re not going to stay at White Beach because we want a place that’s serene. But we will definitely be going to White Beach tomorrow night to experience its night life and to taste the island’s cocktail specialty – Mindoro Sling. We’ll be staying in Talipanan – Bamboo House Beach Lodge & Restaurant, thus maybe, we’d be able to see Talipanan Falls though it’s not included in our itinerary. Swimming in the cool and clean water of the falls will surely refresh our body from the heat.

Tamaraw Falls is included in our list as well as Coral Garden. And what’s a vacation in Puerto Galera without riding a banana boat? The banana boat is common on every beach and Puerto Galera and our group as well is not one to be left behind. We’ll surely have fun in Puerto Galera.

At 28

There’s too much to say but too little time and opportunity to blog for the past 27 days…I’ve been busy doing freelance, been busy at work and have been busy daydreaming…hehe…but, today is no excuse (though I intend to write a short post) because today is my birthday and I want to thank God for all His blessings… through this blog…

I am thankful that I have a job….that I’m in good shape…that my family is also doing okay…

My friends and I had an early birthday celebration at Abas Bar, Malate, four days ago…

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for more photos, click this

What prompted me to switch to WordPress from Blogger?

I was disappointed when I found out that my PageRank (PR2) turned back to zero.

My posts have different fonts. I hate to see it that way. I tried editing my posts but nothing’s changed.

I want a new look.

So yeah, I’ve made the switch from Blogger to WordPress.

I know that switching needs a lot of time since I would be transferring all my posts, my widgets, and the links of my fellow bloggers. And I am going to do it one by one. But fortunately, transferring to WordPress is just a snap. With Dexter’s help, I have moved all my posts from Blogger to WordPress and my blogroll instantly. I still have a lot to do though. Hopefully by next week, I’m done fixing what needs to be fixed.

I am also in the process of exploring WordPress.