Monday, November 25, 2013

Thankful Week


Happy Thanksgiving Week!

My appointment this morning – went great! One follie is measuring about 22 and another at a 16… He said we have 1 ¾ follies to work with this cycle! Which is fine by me – only need one! J Sent me home with a trigger shot to take tonight…then we will start the 2WW! So happy to be at this point! Lining is looking great…and He even sent me home a picture of it! (HA!) I’m not sure what to look for…but I’m praying the next picture will have a little baby in it! (I’ve always longed to have an ultrasound picture to take home, so this first one will have to do for now!)

Ovidrel - Trigger Shot
I am looking forward to wrapping up this short week at work. It’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and relax at home with my husband. Hopefully this whirlwind year can bring some GREAT news in December!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Slow and Steady

Todays scan showed one good, slowly growing follicle. I will continue the Follistim until Sunday, then head back to the Dr. Monday morning. IUI should be next week, but the day can't be pinned down just yet! I am so relieved with these news! This slow growing follie is nosurprise to me...since this whole process has been slow! :-) Nothing more to report...just patiently awaiting the arrival of Monday! Good luck on your transfer, Laura!

Monday, November 18, 2013

CD 10 *update*

5mg Femara CD 3-7
50IU Follistim CD 7-9
*update* Follistim up'd to 75 IU!

** Higher dose of Follistim CD10-13. Follicle scan Friday afternoon....praying for some growth! (How many times can I say a word that starts with F this week...Follie, Follistim, Femara, Friday.......) 
Today is CD 10 and the follicle scan showed all follies are at a 10 or smaller. We are going to continue the Follistim for a few more days to see if I respond. Come on FOLLIES.

After the weekend we had, I was hoping for some good news today. Dad is not doing well, at all…and my dog because paralyzed Friday morning…… The devil better back off of me and my family.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

What a relief it is!

CD6 is here and I have been taking Femara (5mg) for 4 days now! This medication improves the stimulation of developing follicles (eggs) in the ovaries. It’s as simple as taking two little pills in the morning and letting it do its job! The only side effects so far, can be treated with Tylenol, so I’m okay with that! I’ll take a headache anytime to achieve the goal we are after. It also gives me a little problem with my joints...but that's no biggie. This medication will be taken for a total of 5 days, much like you do with Clomid. Femara works in a similar way of Clomid, although it does not affect the uterine lining!
Tomorrow will be the start of the injections. 50IUs of Follistim – followed by another ultrasound on Monday morning!
Saturday calls for a baby shower on my husband’s side of the family. You know I’m excited for that…Another reminder that we are the only married folks in his family that are sans children!
 

Not much to report – but wanted to give an update! Looking forward to a vacation day with the Husband tomorrow!



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UPDATE: The nurse just called me to update me on my recent blood work. She said everything looked perfect. They checked the following: FSH, TSH, Prolactin and Estradiol. The word PERFECT is extremely exciting to me! After first seeing a Dr who told me that my thyroid was abnormal, sending me to a specialist doctor (his friend) who told me I had hashimotos thyroiditis (but for some reason weren’t treating, just monitoring with EXPENSIVE ultrasounds)…leaves me feeling relieved. I can’t help but think the last 2+ years have been a waste of time AND MONEY. (This is not to speak badly of the doctor, just my personal experience.)  What a relief today has been. This makes the long weekend ahead THAT much better! :-)