Thursday, December 28, 2017

Clomid Update!

Yesterday was my last day of taking Clomid for this cycle. I'm so excited to report that the only side effect that I have experienced from Clomid was hotflashes! 😌

Have a blessed day everyone!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

December 23rd, 2017 Clomid Day One

Finally! After a 49 day cycle, I am finally on my next cycle! Today is CD 3 and the First day of Clomid!! I thought I was going to escape the side effects today. The only side effect I've had today was hot flashes, and holy cow do these hot flashes come on quick but fortunately don't last very long!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Where have we been?

November 30th, 2017

Hello and thank you for stopping in to check out our blog!  While talking to Tim earlier today, he asked why I have not kept up with my weekly Youtube videos or blog and I could not give him a reason other than thinking that no one cares to read these or follow our journey. He made a great point replying that its not about who cares or who reads it, but for me to use it as a source of "venting". So here I am, to give some updates, to "vent" and get back on this blogging saddle :)

Updates on Tim:
Tim has been doing a wonderful job getting back to his regular self. He has visited a neurologist after his amnesia episode. The neurologist verified that Tim did indeed have Transient Global Amnesia and also has likely been having Partial Focal Seizures for most of his life, and that a medication he was on likely lowered the seizure threshold. He's been doing great and I am so proud of him.

Infertility Update:
I finally decided to really get on the ball to finding out why we just aren't getting anywhere. Last month I visited a new Ob-Gyn who advised she doesn't think that I am ovulating at all. She ordered blood tests and glucose tests on CD 21 (day before thanksgiving) and also ordered a semen analysis for Tim. We are expecting to hear the results either this week or next week.

Getting rid of stress?:
Anyone who has been trying to conceive for as long as we have ( over 2 years) , you come to realize there are people who are not on your side in life. After all we have been through this year, the people you expect to be there for you are your family and after spending over 24 years trying to include someone in your life who truely doesn't want to be there, gets stressful. Sometimes it is best to just expel those from your life who aren't there to support you or to be positive. We have enough stress going on of things out of our control, than to let 'family' come in and create more. I am so thankful for my mother and her side of my family, so loving and caring, wish I could say the same about my dad's side, but that is their loss. I stop the abuse here and I couldn't be happier.

I will have another update posted as soon as we find out our results from our testing, which will hopefully  be soon.

Create your happy space. Thank you for checking in. Spread the love everyone!

-Tim & Brooke

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Crazy Week - Surgery Options and Husband Hospitalized Unexpectedly

Last Week: (Please read until the end, thank you <3)

Monday: Met my new Urologist, who was AMAZING. Gave me three options, two of which include surgery and I need to decide by my appointment next month which method of surgery I choose.

Tuesday: While getting ready to leave my house and head into work, I receive a phone call from my husband's work that he has no idea where he is, what is going on, etc. I arrive there in a record breaking 6 minutes, where I meet my husband in the jail lobby and he does not recognize me. He had no idea who I was as far as my name or being married, didn't know where we were at or what had happened. He also was repeating questions over and over every few minutes.

It was a bit difficult to get him to get into my car, however his LT. and the 911 coordinator both assisted. Once in the car my husband repeatedly asked where we were at, what happened, and where we were going. Even though I would answer his questions, he would quickly forget.  Probably needless to say but I began to bawl while driving him to ambulatory care only a few minutes away.

Once at ambulatory care, they took their time getting to us at the window. Once they did acknowledge me, nurses began rushing around, and quickly coming out with a wheelchair starting their Stroke protocol.

The Sheriff soon came out and sat with Tim and I in his room. Everytime Tim would ask what happened I would try to come up with some joke as I knew he would forget and soon ask again.
After a few hours he was transported by Squad to St Ritas. Once at St Ritas many tests were done and spent the day with no answers, but a great deal of emotions for everyone.

Wednesday: Most of this day we sat around waiting for answers, which didn't come until Thursday
However a critical thing that happened this day, I allowed Tim to have his phone for a short time, while I supervised him. At one point he opened his bank account and it showed -$700. Holy. Shit. Upon further review of his bank account it showed that he had made several transactions the day before and also several overdraft fees from the bank. Someone had stolen his paypal information and completely depleted his bank account.

Thursday: When the nurses woke Tim up about 3am to check his vitals, immediately after the nurse walked out Tim just starts listing off my birthday, our anniversary, and some other dates that he couldn't remember just a few hours prior! Oh my heart.... it was so happy. However, there was still so much he couldn't remember.  Tim's mom came to the hospital to relieve me so I could head home and get some sleep and a shower. While I was gone, he finally saw the neurologist who advised he was diagnosing him with Stress Induced Amnesia, AKA Transient Global Amnesia and would release him as soon as I got back to the hospital.

Although there are SOOO many more details, so many emotions felt that I won't bore you all with. I tried to stick with the most important, most relevant details.

Due to Tim's unexpected gall bladder removal last month, him being off work from that, and now being off work again, as well as my own personal medical issues and being off while he was in the hospital and helping him once he got home, ON top of that , getting our bank account depleted, I am hosting a Younique party on facebook in which all proceeds will go towards paying for Tim's medical bills. Thank you so much for reading. So much love to all of you, and thank you everyone for your love, thoughts, prayers, messages, and food!

Brooke <3

Monday, July 17, 2017

Second Opinion: Interstitial Cystitis


Today I visited my new Urologist. In the first few minutes he already suggested that I had Interstitial Cystitis, which my primary care provider had previously suggested.

My Uro. gave a list of suggested food and drinks to remove from my diet and to begin taking Prelief.
He also gave me several information packets on suggestions of what my next steps should be, including: Interstim, Botox, and also one where a nerve in my ankle would be stimulated. Of course each comes with their own pro and con.

I go back in one month to see if any changes have helped from the Prelief and what I choose as my next treatment option.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Intro to our Kramer Journey /Life Without Plastic Purchase Review

Married : Not For The Faint of Life

An Intro to Our Married Life

May 18th, 2015

How did we meet? Tim and I met in August 2014 where we both worked at Putnam County Adult Detention Facility. I was a Corrections Officer and Tim was a Deputy.

In May 2015, after I lost a bet, we decided we were going to get married! ( I really do not recommend making huge life decisions with bets! ;) ) Two weeks later we were getting married at the Courthouse!
Who was at the wedding?
Some of my closest friends :Ashley Simon and Sarah Kohls
Parents: My father, Tim's Stepfather, Tim's Mother
Siblings: Tim's brother Andrew
Judge: Judge Borer


Thank YOU

Thank you so much for visiting our blog! This blog is dedicated to those living with Infertility, Dieting Issues, Interstitial Cystitis, and everyday life activities. 

If there are topics you would like me to discuss, please comment or send me a message! 

I can't wait to share this journey with you all and help some with their healing throughout these different journeys and walks of life.

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Brooke & Tim Kramer