Quick catch up and happy holidays!


The only picture I took over the holidays. Whoops! Cooking Christmas Eve brunch for my family. Sister included.

Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas (if you celebrate it) and are looking forward to the new year. I know I am. I took a little time off to relax and spend time with my family, but I’m now in that weird period after Christmas with nothing to do, so I thought I’d pop on here and say hello and give everyone an update.

I am currently on day 2 of 5 of my fourth(?) round of Clomiphene Citrate. I tried Clomid over a year ago and it didn’t work for me. But since my cycles have started to somewhat regulate themselves, my doctor thinks my body will respond this time. I sure hope so.

I had a bit of drama at the pharmacy this week. Did you know they are discontinuing Serephone (one brand of Clomiphene Citrate) in Canada? My pharmacist had to purchase some from another pharmacy just to fill my prescription and I have to find a new pharmacy that stocks Clomid (the other brand of Clomiphene Citrate). But there were a LONG 30 hours or so in there where we didn’t know if they were going to be able to fill my prescription or not. I was worried about a wasted round of Provera, since I did use Provera to induce this cycle. My natural period was taking too long this time. Longer than my normal 60-65 days.

Anyway, crisis averted. I got my Serophene and am now on day 2. I am taking 150mg a day this round. Which is a lot. I know. Especially after being off fertility meds for almost a year. I feel okay so far, a little sleepy, dull headache, and crampy here and there. I anticipate the worst is yet to come. I remember getting hot flashes and having trouble sleeping the last time I was on Serophene. However, I have since started taking magnesium at night, and I find that has really improved my sleeping. I sleep like a baby, straight-through the night. So, hopefully, the magnesium will help.

Right now, I am trying to focus on eating well. I did indulge over Christmas, and I don’t regret it. It was great and just what I needed. But I’m trying to limit my sugar now, cut out gluten again (it really doesn’t agree with me), and limit my dairy intake. I don’t think a little goat’s cheese from time to time is going to hurt me.

I hope you all have a safe and happy new year. I think my husband and I are just going to have a quiet one. I’m not drinking at the moment, and since I’m trying to avoid junk food, I think going to a party would be too tempting. I’m honestly not really excited for NYE this year. Normally we’ll host a board game night with friends and family, but I don’t even feel like doing that.

I’m just not feeling it this year.

What are your plans for NYE?



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Hi, my name is Jodie. I'm a 30-something teacher who loves writing, reading, watching movies, and hanging out with my husband and our two pugs Rocky & Rosie. x

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