Sunday, April 5, 2009

Getting there

Well... we've been doing the injected hormones for a few months now and getting the hang of them. I can definately tell when she is due for a shot. And for the next couple days after, tends to get a little overly emotional at the drop of a hat.

Usually a couple days before the shot is due, I can start seeing some mood changes into a grumpier state of being. I know, not the most professional way to put it I guess, but that's the best way I can describe it. She gets irritated easier and stuff that she normally wouldn't, etc. etc. I know, sounds a little like PMS, but in this case, it's every 2 weeks, not once a month. On the plus side, it only lasts till she gets her shot. Delestrogen 20mg/ml .75ml every 2 wks. that's a mouthful isn't it. Good thing I give a darn good needle too :)

The couple days following the injection are usually a lot calmer, but can be a little touch and go too. Her last shot was a few days ago, and the next day we were at Wal Mart doing some shopping. On the way out, a little girl asked her if we wanted to buy a raffle ticket... some sort of fundraiser. Usually, we kinda say no thanks, but this particular day, she stops and gets out a dollar, then nicely tells the girl she can fill it out herself and we head to the bus stop. Just so no one else gets confused, she meant that the girl could put ehr own name on it and we were paying for it. Not five minutes later, she is all upset thinking she was rude to the girl. I saw the girl's mother's face and she understood, so that's all that really matters.

It does make it interesting, but I have to admit, it is also hard at times, not knowing what is coming next.

More later!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

It's once again been a little while

Unfortunately, things happen over the course of a life that will interfere with the things that you feel you should be doing.

That being said, I am once again back to chronicle the journey we are taking together (OK, she's taking the journey I guess, I'm kinda along for the ride or the copilot or some such.)

Looking forward to getting back into posting here again.

Until later....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Being Thankful

This is going to be one of those years. You know, the kind where you get around to Thanksgiving and realize that you really do have a whole lot to be thankful for.

So, as of last week, she went from oral hormones to injected.

This is good for a couple reasons. First, she doesn't have to worry about 'forgetting' her daily 'mones, as she gets a shot every 2 weeks. I make sure to keep that in the Palm Pilot so as not to forget to 'give her the needle'.

Also, the surgical site looks fully healed and things are all going well in that aspect.

My work schedule has been a little bit crazy of late, so I may not get to post as much here over the holiday season as I may want.

Here's hoping you all have a great Holiday season, and this year, whether you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with family, friends, or complete strangers, please remember to be thankful for all that you have. I know that I am.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Back on the Hormones and a few other things


She's back on her hormones again, with all the wonderful effects that seem to mimic menopause, and I ain't talking about the musical here folks. THe surgery site has healed nicely and she is not having any complications whatsoever in that respect.

I am sure that some of you have questions as to how things are "working"... I can assure you that they are working just fine. We waited the 4 weeks before trying it out as advised by Dr. Kimmell (who I still have a VERY high opinion of.. thank you Dr.)

Our biggest concern at the moment is the hot flashes, but there really isn't a whole lot that con be done. Sexually, she is still able to orgasm, and has actually found that she can achieve multiple orgasms even easier than before the surgery.

Otherwise, we are both working and that, unfortunately, seems to take up a whole lot of our time.
If you have questions, please feel free to write and ask, but please don't leave comments that are of a commercial nature, they just get deleted.

Have a great day

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stitches are out now

OK, so I took out her stitch yesterday. Yes, stitch as in singular. Dr. Kimmel used a unique method of a running stitch that makes it extremely easy for removal once you find the knot that needs to be cut.

If you haven't read about it already, I have a strong medical background and know how to do these things properly. I would not suggest doing it yourself unless you have a good background in medical procedure.

Everything looks great and the swelling has gone done significantly over the past two weeks. While we're anxiously awaiting the ready time to test the equipment out as it were, we are waiting it out to avoid any possible threat of infection.

I think that about covers it for now, the mood swings are down, but the libido sure isn't.

More as it happens. Have a great day!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Oh my freaking God!!!

OK... I know I'm a couple weeks past where I wanted to post, but I've been a little bit busy the past couple weeks. Yeah, I said I've. Someone was off her feet for a bit there, and I never realized just how it would be if I was to shoulder the burden of doing everything and taking care of her at the same time.

I have sore muscles from pushing her around in a wheelchair and am constatnly exhausted from the lack of sleep.

OK, so it really isn't that bad. But is was pretty tiring.

The healing is coming along quite nicely, and I think that by the time we get to the stitches coming out (Wednesday... I am going to try to video it for the blog, but I may just get my head handed to me for that.)

Other than a little irritation from the shaving and the annoyance of the stitches, she is pretty well there. No nookie for another 2 freaking weeks tho. I don't know if I can make it that long.

I have noticed a marked decrease in the mood swings and a significant drop in anger issues as well.

I'll keep an eye on it when she goes back on the hormones (early Nov.) and see what happens.

On that note, I thin I am going to try to crawl into bed and get some shut eye.

Later Kiddos!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bye Bye Boys!!!

OK... decided to try something a little different this time. I took the camera with me and recorded some random moments of thought during the day of her Orchiectomy.

So... here you go folks...

Becuase I am an idiot, I forgot to upload the first video, so it becomes PART 0




PART 4 (The Last One.. i promise...

I apologize for the low audio in some parts... turn up your volume a little bit. I'm going to probably do a typed blog on Sunday if I can get a little rest between now and then... I'm pushing 40 hours since I got up yesterday, so I think it's time to go sleepy time now :)