4.21.2008

I know I've been distant

I’m sorry I have been mute as of late. I had not planned to be absent from the blogging world, but I got the shock of my life last Thursday. I needed a few days to get my head together and decide whether I wanted to share this news with you right now.

The problem is when I have something on my mind, it’s hard for me to move it out of the forefront and write about other things. As silly as it sounds, even though it’s only been a few days, I’ve missed blogging. And as much as I like the comments I receive when I post something that entertains you, I have always written primarily for my own mental and emotional well-being.

For three years this site has been my outlet, the place where I share the feelings, thoughts, and details of my life that I might not publicize to anyone else. And aside from a handful of trusted friends, this site is a place where my virtual world and real world do not collide. So, why should I refrain from sharing this news with you?

My story begins with a visit to a German gynecologist that I found through referrals. After recent problems and the discovery of a new fibroid tumor in my uterus I needed a follow-up visit and ultrasound.

Dr. Sych listened patiently as I talked about my checkered medical history, the 2005 surgery, the discovery of the new growth. I also told the doctor that even though I had a complete fertility work-up about a year earlier, Max and I had not had any success tryin to conceive.

“Well, let’s have a look, shall we?” Dr. Sych said.

Within minutes I found myself in the middle of another ultrsound, my second in a month.

“Yes,” Dr. Sych began. “I see the fibroid. And I also see that you are pregnant.”

Update: Sorry I didn't mean to scare some readers. The doctor doesn't think the fibroid will be a problem. I only wasn't sure to blog about this because it is so very early on...only about 4 weeks.

32 comments:

Bluepaintred said...

OMG. Is this OK? Is being pregnant with the fibroid OK? I want to scream and dance with joy for you for both you and max, but is it going to be OK?

Quick! Tell me now!

Sizzle said...

OMG!

Will everything be ok given your current situation?

Hoping this is good...

Jean Ann said...

WOW! I want to say congratulations...but is that appropriate?? I mean, you left us hanging!!! Is everything going to be ok??

Cowgirl Warrior said...

OMG, I too want to say congratulations but not sure if that's appropriate.
I hope for you and Max that all will be okay.

I understand your feelings about blogging this, sometimes strange as it sounds I feel closer to my blogging friends than some of the real life ones.

Jamy said...

I hope this 100% good news. At least it's good news that you were able to conceive. Take care. We're all thinking about you and hoping for the best.

Diane Mandy said...

Sorry to scare you, folks. So far the doctor doesn't think the fibroid presents a problem. :-)

Bluepaintred said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYyy this is awesome, for the next nine months my fingers toes and boobs will be crossed for a healthy and happy baby

Sarah said...

Congrats! That is great news!

(And I completely understand the not blogging when something is on your mind)

Just a trumpet player said...

Darn, you managed to give me goosebumps AND tears in the spam of 2 seconds !

Crossing everything that can be crossed for you...

Me said...

Uhm. How about YAYYYYYY! :) Fingers crossed. Take it easy. :) I am way excited for you!!!!

Christina G said...

Congratulations!!! Fingers crossed here as well ;)

Dianne said...

This is wonderful news now that I know your Dr. thinks it will all be OK.

Congratulations. I look foward to your sharing your experiences with us.

AmyD said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! I swear to God I almost just had a heart attack reading up to that WONDERFUL sentence!!!! Diane, I am so, so, so excited and happy for you and Max! I'm praying this little baby will kick that fibroid's ass, and start kicking YOU soon! Just think...a little BABY!! *swoon* I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

Now, you take it easy and RELAX. Don't even take out the damn pain-in-the-butt garbage, you hear me?? ;o) ((((HUGS))))

LZ Blogger said...

Well! What GREAT NEWS... and worth the wait too I'm sure. The three of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Better get ready to update the name of your blog again Diane! "How about Milk for Three?

SERIOUSLY though... you and Max must be out of your minds with PURE GLEE!

Congratualtions! ~ jb///

meno said...

Well i know that news would shut me up for a few days from the shock.

Congratulations! How exciting.

Charlotte said...

Hon, I know *exactly* (minus the fibroid) how you feel. So, don't wory about your Holy Shit! moment taking you away from blogging for a while. Mine, just a couple of weeks before yours, took me a few days to post about, as well.

Congrats, I hope?

eusmaca said...

Felicitaciones... happy, happy, joy, joy... wow... that little bugger caught you and Max by surprise eh?

You guys will be great parents.

Shelly said...

My eyes got all watery, this is really big news. All the best to you, take good care of yourself.

Charlotte said...

Just saw your comment to my post. Guess what? This is my first, too, and you and I are almost the same age.

You're not alone out there, in other words. Heh. :-)

Sueellen said...

All the best for you, Max and the new little one you are carrying!

kenju said...

I will be pulling for you, daily, and hoping that everything goes well!! Take care of yourself.

Charlotte said...

Woo-hoo! Fabulous news! Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy and great happiness as a family.

Danie said...

Fantastic!!! Congratulations to both of you! You must have been so shocked!

karey m. said...

OHMYGOSHOHMYGOSH! I SAT THERE THROUGH THE ENTIRE POST WITH MY HEART JUST SINKING AND CHILLS RUNNING UP AND DOWN MY ARMS. BUT THE END?! THE BEST NEWS EVER! CONGRATS A MILLION TIMES! CAN YOU HEAR MY HAPPY THOUGHTS FROM HERE TO THERE?! {and i never write in all caps...so this must be big. really. fingers and toes crossed! xoxo

Dan-E said...

wow, you had me worried for a minute there but a very cautiously optimistic congratulations. best of luck! i hope everything works out.

(and i'm taking you up on the spicy food challenge.)

Snooker said...

Wow, I completely understand your bloggers block... shocks like that tend to get us thinking about other things, eh?

I'm sure that I don't need to remind you of the benefits of having that baby right here in Germany. Good timing.

I'm sure that you and Max must be quite happy.

Andrea said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful :) I am very happy for you. Put your feet up and enjoy a glass of lemonade and just soak it all in. I understand not knowing to blog or not. Something this personal can take awhile to work out. I am happy you did share it with us though. Congratulations again :)

christina said...

I knew it!! After reading a comment of yours elsewhere I had a funny feeeeeling and figured this was it. What great news. I doubt the fibroid will be a problem in any way.

gemma said...

What wonderful news. Spring has indeed sprung.

swenglishexpat said...

There is no other word for it, CONGRATULATIONS, Mandy!

running42k said...

Late to the party, but Congratulations. That is fantastic.

The Grunt said...

I hope that things go well. I am happy for you!