Thursday, April 30, 2009

I have officially missed a period! Hurray!

So Aunt Flo was a no show today! Thank God! Got my quantitative HCG from yesterday and it is 257! So we have a little more than doubled. So we are still in the game!

I go for more blood work tomorrow and RE says she will call me on Saturday to give me the results and let me know what the next step is.

I asked about my progesterone and all they would say was that it was really good and I didn't need the supplements but they would keep checking.

I think the antibiotics are doing the trick as I am finally feeling better. So I am staying cautiously optimistic but just taking it one day at a time. Which is all I can do.

I will post again on Saturday after I hear from the RE.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

So far so good...except for this darn cold.

Well I got the results of the blood test I had on Thursday, which is that day I first tested positive with a dollar store test. Boy was I surprised to find out my quantitative level was only 13, boy those dollar store tests are sensitive. So RE had called on Friday to let me know that it was a low positive and wanted to know if I missed my period yet. I told her it wasn't due till the following week and she though it looked hopeful.

So I went for more blood work on Monday and got the results yesterday. They were hoping for a number in the 50's or higher and it was 117. So far so good. And my boobs still hurt! Yeah!

On another note I have been battling a cold since last Monday which is the main reason I suspected I might be pregnant. I seem to always get a really bad cold as soon as implantation happens. Finally went to the Dr since I am just not getting any better, just horrible congestion and coughing non stop. Dr says it is a sinus infection and an ear infection, so he put me on antibiotics. Hope they help since I can't take anything else for now.

So I am just taking it day by day, trying not to be to hopeful or too pessimistic. I am still freaked out by every twinge, and constantly poking my boobs to see if they are still sore. And don't ask me how many tests I have peed on, because I am too embarrassed to give you the real number. At some moments I am not sure if I can do this again, but I know that I can't give up. My period is actually due tomorrow, so I am still afraid every time I go to the bathroom. But that is just the way it is for me.

I am off to have more blood work and I will get the results tomorrow. Thank you all for the hope and prayers, it really means the world to me!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

So the rollercoaster ride continues...

Sorry it has been a while since I posted an update but my Mother in Law was visiting, and the computer is in our spare room where she was staying and I just didn't get a moment to get on there.

So they have decided that I have ovulatory disfunction. Mainly that I tend to ovulate too early, which means that the uterine lining and hormone levels are not ready for pregnancy when the fertilized egg tries to implant, thus pregnant but inevitable miscarriage.

So the solution for this is to take over chemically the whole ovulation process and do a complete cycle with insemination to give us the best odds. RE says this creates a better ovulation and better egg quality.

So the way this works is that I have been taking synarel since Saturday to shut my ovaries down, so there is no chance they can do anything before the Dr wants them to.

Once I get my period, I am supposed to start shots of FSH or Gonal F, then after 7 days have daily ultrasounds to monitor the progress of the follicles. Once they are mature, then I get an HCG shot to stimulate ovulation, and have sex and insemination and hopefully success!

So here I am 7 days away from when Aunt Flo is supposed to arrive and I have already screwed up the whole process. I got a positive pregnancy test this morning. oh no...

So I went to have blood work this morning and will get the results tomorrow. So RE had me stop the synarel until we figure out if this is a go or not.

I am not too hopeful, feel like I will probably miscarry this pregnancy too, since I ovulated 5 day early this month. Guess I just have to wait and pray....

Friday, April 10, 2009

Survived the HSG. . .barely!

Well I went for the HSG on Tuesday at 11am. Honestly the test was pretty tame. Mildly uncomfortable, but not too bad. Had some bleeding afterward. The test was normal, uterus looked good and both tubes are open, Yippee!

I left the test and went up to work, and about three hours later I started feeling alot of pressure and pain in my lower abdominal area. The pain continued to to get worse and to rise upward. I started feeling nauseous and light headed. I called m husband and asked him to come get me.

I called the Dr's office but they were already closed. The pain continued to get worse. Mind you, this was NOT cramping it was pain. It felt like my whole torso had been bruised, it was extremely painful just to move. My stomach looked really bloated and swollen.

After getting home, I call the Dr's emergency line and spoke to the on call Dr and he said it sounded like I was having an allergic reaction to the dye and that I should go to the emergency room. So we went to the ER and we were there until 4:30 am Wednesday morning. They did tons of tests and xrays and gave me some wonderful pain meds. And decided that is was probably a reaction to the dye and sent me home.

That whole next day though I was completely out of it, probably from the meds, and I felt really sore, like I had worked out too much or something. It was really strange...

To top it off my day 3 FSH still did not come back normal, FSH was 5.5 and estradiol was 108. It is definitely better than last month but still not normal. So I have an appointment to discuss the results with the RE on Wednesday so I will let you all know what the outcome is.

Well I am off to clean my house as my In-laws are coming to visit and will be staying for the week! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

So I am not pregnant and AF a week early..

So Aunt Flo arrived exactly a week early, so I guess my whole cycle was running a week early. I went for my day 3 FSH today, so hopefully that will come back in the normal range now.

I have an HSG scheduled for Tuesday just to rule out any scar tissue left over from the C-section. And then I guess we will see what the next step is. I am a little nervous about the HSG but I will do whatever needs to be done and it can't be as bad as the "devil sticks" were and I survived that!

I feel a little better about everything, since I feel like I am actually doing something!

Also the weightloss is going great, 15.2 lbs lost so far. I love weight watchers!