Sunday, August 23, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Disguised :: Costumed

  2. Big wheel :: child's toy

  3. Irritating :: Donkey (from Shrek)

  4. Care :: giver

  5. Grandpa :: mixed feelings

  6. Shooting :: photography

  7. Sunglasses :: always worn

  8. Stampede :: herd

  9. Painstakingly :: carefully

  10. Terrible position :: rock & a hard place

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Literally and figuratively.

The literal headache: I've had a headache that ranges anywhere from the moderate to severe range ever since my accident. Ibuprofen helps, but only a little. I'm also frequently dizzy as well as very unsure of where my feet are, which means that I move very slowly in an effort to stay upright. The pain in my neck and back is not what's keeping me from getting about well.

My doctor wants a CAT scan done, and it has taken seven days and miles of red tape to get it approved and scheduled. What a pain!! The only upside I can see of this portion of the ordeal is that I now know how to forward my calls from the house phone to my cell phone. I have done that quite frequently over the last week, although it appears that the one time I did not do it is the time that my doctor's office finally called - I missed an appointment this morning and had to reschedule for tomorrow.

Unfortunately, the car accident means that this cycle is a wash as far as TTC is concerned. The accident happened on CD11 during a cycle when I took 200mg Clomid from CD4-8. I have not been temping regularly at all since the accident, but I'm pretty sure that I have ovulated by now. This was my second of only three chances on this dose of Clomid before being sent to a specialist.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Car Accident

Saturday I was in a car accident. I was at fault, because I didn't see the other driver until the split-second before he hit me. I was turning left into a southbound lane and was hit by a northbound car. It was pouring down rain and the other driver did not have his lights on - though I got a rather close-up view of the headlight in that tiny moment before the collision. Neither of those things stopped me from getting a ticket for "failure to yield exiting a private drive" - where I'll come up with the money for that I don't know.
The accident could have been so much worse - thank God for a thick heavy door on my car!! As you can see, the side-view mirror is gone, as well as some trim on the rear quarter panel. The door has the worst of the damage - the front & rear quarter panels are dented but relatively intact. The window is gone in the door - it shattered and was all over me and spread out throughout the car - including along the back dash and in the pocket on the passenger side door.
I went directly to the ER via ambulance and was told that I have low back strain plus bumps & bruises and a few cuts. I see my PCP for a follow up on Wednesday. I'm hoping to start seeing a chiropractor later this week.

Ironically enough, this is the second time I've been in a serious accident less than a week before we're supposed to go visit Bree & Geoff, and during the month of August. The last time was four years ago right before Ren Fest - this time we're supposed to go to the Dream Cruise.