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(Allie & Harris) Wife, teacher, patient, thinker, friend, worrier, planner, seeker. These are the hats I wear on a daily basis for the roles in my life. Harris and I've been married since 1999 and we have two fur babies of the feline sort. We have a pretty good life, all things considered. But, it's not complete. Seven years ago I received a diagnosis of PCOS, a condition which has taken a toll on both my body and soul. It will not beat me though and we will be parents.

Friday, April 13, 2012


* My mom and I went out on a thrift store shopping trip today and made a loop from my house to one side of the beach and back again.  We had a good time at the thrift stores, but the best thing about the day was spending time with my cousins at the beach.  We ate overlooking the water and then went back to visit with them.  I got to hold my cousin L's baby for a good hour or better and play "I see you" with her 2-year old.  Then, we went for ice cream.  All in all, it was a perfect day. 

* Yesterday, I went for an ultrasound appointment with my new-ish OB/GYN's office.  Although the practice I've been with since I was 18 has closed their doors, the doctor who first diagnosed my PCOS has opened her own practice in the last 2 years.  Thanks to the closing of one office, I've found a place with her again.  When I went in with the ultrasound tech, she laughed after I gave her my spiel about my hidden ovaries, the tilt of my uterus, and how best to view my follicles.  Having done this about a million times now, I know the drill and appreciate a tech that listens and isn't overly confident.  Sure enough, she was able to see everything she needed in just a few short minutes.

* Thankfully, there were no cysts and no other problems in the scan.  That was both good news and the strangest thing I've heard in a very long time.  See, with PCOS, part of the problem is that the ovaries are poly-cystic...as in many small cysts.  Specifically, there are a defining "ring of pearls" that line the ovaries around the place where they meet the fallopian tubes.  I've had those show up since I was 18 years old.  But, yesterday, they were no where to be found.  My ovaries looked "normal" according to my doctor.  It wasn't until I left that what she said hit me.  How in the world did that happen? 

* Tonight, we're making the reservation for the trip to Delhi.  I have a ticket from Paris to Germany to Delhi, but I need to ticket from the US to Paris.  Since my mom works for an airline, I am going to be able and use her discount for that part of the trip.  As it stands, I will be going alone.  Harris definitely can't come along, and my mom is going to have to scramble to try and get shifts covered after the 1st of June because their schedules all change quarterly.

Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful weekend!  


  1. 'normal' is the best you could ask for. Hoping this is the start of a great harvest and positive test for you and Harris.

  2. Well I wish you were coming in May! We could be roomies!!! Not to worry, Avey will be here and it seems quite a few others. I have made it my new goal to get back to the states by the end of May-- time will tell if this is possible. To be honest, when I am not worrying about the babies, I've quite enjoyed the time away. xoxox

  3. Allie, wishing you the best of luck for your journey to Delhi and hope you get a positive result.

  4. Hi Alli, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following! Looking forward to following your blog. It's so wonderful that we are all connecting through our experience with Dehli and SCI. Wishing you the very best, Kate

  5. Glad things are moving along Alli :) it will be June before you know it ;)

  6. Normal, wow, you must have been caught off guard! I am so happy you are back on the bandwagon and trying again!

  7. Normal is GREAT news!!!

    You'll be fine in June! I just know it!