Saturday, November 11, 2006

Happy Thursday, everyone!! :) A few things to share today...

First of all, I went to the dr. yesterday...FINALLY!! LOL She told me I have PCOS, a not-so-rare condition in women that some of us are just born with, and it's NOT cancer :) LOL The actual name is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and it just means there are these little cysts (again, NON-cancerous) that mess with my hormones. She said that sometimes the symptoms (all of which I have, and a lot of other things make sense to me, now) wax & wane, sometimes there, sometimes not, kind of thing, and that treatment is dependant on whether we want to get pg. right away or not. She said that if we want to wait a little bit, she'd put me on birth control (regulating my cycles, hormone therapy, that kind of thing), and she said that for someone with PCOS, right after you get off of birth control it's REALLY easy for you to get pregnant because your hormones are all regular & just makes us more fertile, I guess. It made sense how she explained it. Anyways, that's the update on that!! LOL

It took me 3 days to type that up there, btw!! I got sidetracked the other day while I was on here, and then had to go to church to help set up for the bazaar & finish getting the house clean for the inlaws. Yes, I said inlaws. They're here, and right now they're watching Cars with Princess. Oh, and bil came... There've already been moments where I've wanted to give him a spanken &/or a time out, but I won't get into it right now. It's really been a blessing for me to have had the bazaar to go to this weekend. I've gotten to visit with them some, but I've had an escaping place, and painting, nonetheless, so it was even relaxing. Tonight, though, we fixed a Thanksgiving dinner, and my bp got up a little bit a couple of times, but whatever. I got to make the mashed potatoes, so it was all good. Actually, if you have a turkey roaster, YUMM-O as Rachel Ray would say!! LOL SO tender & juicy & quicker than the, it frees your oven up for other stuff. Speaking of turkeys, I just thought the pic SebbieDue sent out was HILLARIOUS!! Maybe I'll post's kinda weird, and you might feel halfway dirty looking at it!! LOL :)

Anyways, the bazaar was so much fun!! I got to decorate!! Not for Christmas yet, really, but got to decorate for the bazaar. We tried to really bring your eyes down...our multi-purpose room is so huge, it's hard to get that personal/warm feeling into the display, plus, those ladies in charge say that they weren't very good at displaying stuff anyways. So, I had a few ideas, and so did another gal, and we just got to work. We had a pattern, some ladies would get the stuff out of the boxes and set 'em on the table, and me & MilitaryGirl would go around playing with it, tulle & Christmas lights :) We had a good time.

My part of the bazaar is personalized Christmas ornaments. I make 'em while you wait. Friday wasn't very busy, just had a few orders from the ladies at the bazaar, and just a couple from your average passer-by, but today I was BUSY!! One lady wanted 10!! So, I did 10 in an hour. I'll have to take a pic of the one I made Daisy to give you an idea of what I did. It was very easy, and they turned out really cute, I think. I was proud of them. And, it's always neat when people think your talent is good enough to pay money for, and to give as gifts. The lady with the order of 10 was so sweet!! We had a nice chat while she was there & I had a really nice time with her. Most of the others I did, though, were all for church people, but that's cool, too. It's neat to think that I've given a little bit of Christmas to so many this year :) Such a blessing to be a part of so many's holiday :)

Okay, I'd better go. I think they're taking Princess to the potty, and I feel like I should go, there's some pumpkin pie that's calling my name in the kitchen :)

I'm sorry, I don't care who ya are, that's funny!! LOL


Kelley said...

That pictures ROCKS!!!! I had/have PCOS. I had to get on birth control after having a baby because mine gives me HORRIBLE cramps....I'm hoping I don't have to do it so soon this time around because I want to nurse. Anyway, I'm so glad that the doctor found it and that IS so much easier to fix than the other things that I'm sure were going through your mind!

Glad that you have a place to go to this time with the in-laws there. And it's something that you like to do! And...let them take Princess to the potty....give you a break!

Lots of Love!

Missy said...

K.....that is great that you know what your "condition" is...and how to treat it! Knowing is half the battle. So....glad you got that taken care of!

Umm....yeah...again, I am glad the in-laws came. Although it would've been nice for bil to stay home! Oh well! At least you had a real Thanksgiving dinner with mashed potatoes!!! We will never forget that one, huh? the money you made for the church or for you? And I would love to see those ornaments!

Love ya!!!

Mandalynn said...

All the money goes to the church...actually, this year it's going towards the principal balance on our mortgage...every little bit helps, ya know?

Good night!! :)

Sara said...

PCOS is my problem too. I could have sworn you were already diagnosed with that, but it must have been someone else. Well, I'm glad you know now. Good tip to know about trying to get pg right after going off the BC. I'll remember that!

Sorry the in-laws and most importantly BIL is giving you problems. I'm glad you haven't killed anyone! :)

SherBears said...

I think Sara was thinking of me, I have PCOS also, although for me it complicates pregnancy - I have only 1 ovary and a tilted uterus. But at least I was blessed once!

Anyways, I can't wait to see these ornaments! I might have to order some - all of my ornaments are at The Toad's and I just DO NOT want to talk to him - and you can donate the money to your church or whatever.


Andrew & Dawn said...

Mandy, so glad that you know what's going on. I have a friend w/ PCOS and she sees a naturopath and is on a wheat-free (sometimes gluten-free) diet and it really helped her. In fact, she had another baby (15 years apart!). She didn't want to go the BC route. Oh and about the tilted uterus - my SIL has had 8 babies and one miscarriage w/ a tilted uterus! She does not have PCOS though. And that turkey is X-rated isn't it?? :) D