I am happy to say I had a great weekend with Jamie and Anna. Jamie was able to see Phish Friday night with his friends while I had yummy Cuban/Mexican cuisine with Anna and caught up. Saturday Anna worked and Jamie and I slept in until 8:00 or so (yes, that is sleeping in for us) and then we went to go have breakfast. I try to eat eggs most mornings and Saturday morning I ordered a wrap with eggs, cheese and bacon. I had a few bites before the bacon made me feel a little nauseated I didn't think anything of it. We went shopping and stopped for lunch around 2:00 at Weber Grill Restaurant...it smelled great. Everything was barbecued on Weber grills. J and I ordered a small house salad, baked onion soup and an appetizer sampler. The soup was great, Chicago was chilly so it hit the spot. I sipped broth mostly and then J and I switched and I had some salad. The salad had a fire roasted corn vinaigrette...sounds great and I think it would normally have tasted great but the grilled taste of the fire roasted corn made me feel nauseated again. Then the meat appetizer sampler came out. I had a bite of steak and a bite of chicken and that's when I realized...I DON'T WANT TO SEE, SMELL OR TASTE ANYTHING GRILLED-especially MEAT!!!!! So my lunch consisted of onion broth and a couple bites of salad and a roll-fine with me. We headed back to Anna's for a nap and when I woke up from my nap I felt great until I caught a whiff of the air fresheners she had plugged in her hallway. I unplugged two of them and sat on the sofa trying to get over the nausea and as I sat on the sofa with Jamie I smelled another one! I stood up and started sniffing like a hound dog around the living room. He asked me what I was doing and I told him "I smell another one, I know there's another one." He laughed. I found it and unplugged it! I had collected three! At first I thought just placing them unplugged on a shelf would be okay-nope. I could still smell them and I got up and put all three of them in a drawer. Once I washed my hands I was back to normal! We wanted to take Anna out for a nice dinner since she was nice enough to give us her bed for the weekend. We took her to a steak and seafood place we had made reservations at couple weeks ago. I started thinking about what I would possibly order on the cab ride there-I clearly wasn't going to have ANYTHING grilled. I ended up ordering shrimp cocktail (a victory as they aren't grilled!) and mashed potatoes. Classy I know. I was embarrassed ordering it, like a picky eater but that's what sounded edible. I did fine and even managed to have part of an amazing crab cake and shared desert with Anna and Jamie. Oh and the naked bicycle protesters rode by our window side table...hundreds of naked men and women riding Au natural while we had dinner. It was amusing but disturbing!
One of the reasons I looked forward to this Chicago visit was the fact that I was going to get a break from my Progesterone in Oil shots that Jamie has lovingly given me in my hip each night and try out suppositories. My hips could use a break and I know Jamie could as well. The reason we switched was because Jamie wouldn't be able to give me my injection Friday night as he was at a concert and I didn't think I could give myself an injection through the muscle. We decided to use the suppositories in place of Saturday night's PIO injection as well since we may not be in a place where Jamie could give it to me. The nurse told J to make sure I take 3 doses of endometrin a day, 8 hours a part. I set alarms on my phone and while I was nervous I would mess up the timing it wasn't too bad. I did find the waxy leakage annoying and was changing pads like crazy. But perhaps what I found most disturbing was REAL LEAKAGE! The first time I experienced this I was waiting to use the bathroom while Anna's room mate showered and the pressure was building but it wasn't terrible when I felt liquid running down my leg...I looked down in disbelief! I couldn't stop the leaking! I was leaking (okay leaking pee) right through a pad and my underwear and COULD NOT STOP IT no matter how much I tried to tighten my muscles! I was so confused!!! I won't go into what I did to solve this issue but it wasn't classy, pretty or considered socially acceptable, it was that or....the floor. The next time was after our nice dinner. I had used the restroom two times during dinner and made good friends with the bathroom attendant, my bladder was not full after dinner by any means but I sneezed once after dessert and felt a little wetness. After that while walking to get a cab I looked at Jamie and said "We need a cab quick! I feel like I am leaking again" The more I walked the more I worried I would repeat what happened that morning! We made it back to Anna's and I had wet underwear but at least this time I didn't really dribble! The only thing I can think that caused these two episodes was that maybe the waxiness of the suppositories coated my ladyville inside and made it harder for things down there to work properly? I'm not sure but I told Jamie I couldn't wait to get an injection again! So last night after we got home from Chicago, I leaned over the counter with a smile while receiving my PIO!
We stopped at Ikea on the way home. I had never been to an ikea and didn't know what to expect. WOWZA! Holy crap! I was so overwhelmed. We received a map. a pencil and an order form while walking in and we were lost repeatedly this place was so enormous! We even stopped half way through shopping to have breakfast! A plate of eggs, hash browns and bacon for $.99!!!! Our entire breakfast was like $2.00! We only spent $24 at ikea despite all of the stories I had heard about people leaving with their cars packed. There were so many great things but most of it wasn't our style so we stuck to kitchen gadgets and decor items rather than furniture, etc.
All in all a great weekend despite grilled meat and leakage!