Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Different Road

My 10 year high school reunion is in planning stages. They set up a Facebook group and someone through out the question: "Did you think you would be were you're at 10 years ago?"

Um... no not at all.

Ten years ago, I was going to be an industrial engineer. I was in love with an amazing man I knew one day I would marry and my dad would be by my side on that day. (That kinda sounds wrong - I did marry that amazing man, but my dad wasn't there) We were going to have 3 kids by the time I was 30 and be done with baby making.

Yeah, I had a dream alright. And the road continues to change. But I'm thankful for those changes, because it has made me a different person.

What else in going on in Nicole world?
-A fellow baby loss momma and I started writing a book. It feels good to be working on this project, but it is going to take time. Because I keep getting sidetracked with....
-Preeclampsia Promise Walk. It's is right around the corner and alot of work is underway. Building a group of people that want to make in impact on this disease and what it does to families. Hopefully we will get a area chapter up and rolling.
-Speaking of Preeclampsia and the havoc it causes... Get your thyroid testing PE survivors. After urging and proding from Caryn, I started the process. I'm seeing an internest and not an endo. Why you ask? Because I also have PCOS and I want someone that is going to look at my big picture and not just one little part of the problem. First appointment, she felt a nodule on my thyroid and sent me for an ultrasound. Then I was suppose to get all my bloodwork done on day 19 of my cycle. Since my cycles have a mind of their own and it is very twisted, that hasn't happened. Two weeks after my initial visit, I had the labs drawn anyway. Another 2 weeks for them to come back. They called on Friday and want me to come in to review them. Which will be next Friday. My first appt was on Jan 26 mind you this is not a fast process.


Jamie said...

Congrats on the book writing. I have always wanted to write a book but do not have the discipline to do so. Secondly, my life has also not turned out as planned but it is much richer and far better than I ever imagined, just different. Third, I would be happy to help you with the PE stuff. I do no have much free time but if there are small things or little errands I would be happy to help you. I wish I could help more but right now I just can't. Maybe in the future... Lastly (is that a word?)I am glad you are having more testing done and hope it yields some answers for you!!!

Jen said...

Love the new blog look! Can't wait to hear more about the book!

I don't think any of us baby loss mama's lives have turned out the way they thought they would. Hugs.

Glad to hear you are getting the thyroid checked. My ob checked mine after losing Abby and it came back strange so she sent me to an endo. Turns out I have both antibodies for Hashimoto's & Graves disease. When I got pg again with Alison I went on synthroid to keep it in balance. I'm not saying that it helped, but I can't say it didn't either. I hope you get some answers from the testing!