Hi, I’m Geochick.

Welcome to my blog. What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy and spiritual awakening. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

Mittle... what?

defn:  Mittelschmerz is one-sided, lower abdominal pain that occurs in women at or around the time of an egg is released from the ovaries (ovulation).

Add this to my long list of things wrong with me.  I know it's fairly common but I thought I had dodged that bullet because I get to endure other fun woman problems like vulvodynia, infertility with a touch of endometriosis and a schosh of interstitial cystitis.  Anyhoo, the past few months I've been noticing pain on my right side at about mid-cycle'ish sometimes continuing almost until the end of the cycle.  At first I cursed my RE for not taking out my goddamn appendix when she found it stuck to my abdominal wall.  "But it looked white and healthy, I saw no reason to take it out".  *side rant - anyone who lives in the Denver area and is looking for an RE - e-mail me, I'll tell you who not to see.*

After a few of these bouts I finally decided to go see my doc and she's pretty convinced my right ovary just gets a little pissy these days.  Oh, and she told me that it's weird but it seems to pop up when women are in their mid to late 30's.  Chalk one up for getting old.

I'm cranky - good ol' schmerz is firing and I'm currently in work over-drive.  On the bright side I get to go to San Diego for a conference next week and S is coming with me to play while I learn a whole lot about earthquake engineering for dams.  I wish I wasn't so slammed at the moment and could enjoy the trip a bit more.  Instead I think I'm going to be stressed out about what's waiting when I get back. 
On the plus side, I don't have much time to think about adoption beyond "Please G-d, can we just get the call in August or something?  That would work out with my schedule pretty well".  There I go, trying to control it again...

Oh wait!  Another bright spot - I get to have happy hour with a bloggy-friend today.  Our first time meeting IRL - woo-hoo!  I'm slowly trying to get around to meeting peeps I've met thru my blog.  Now if work would just calm the eff down I could probably do that in a timely manner.  :)

Perfect Moment Monday - Meeting

Perfect Moment Monday - Finally, Spring! (I hope)