October 8, 2009

I have to give myself a what???

Last Friday I had a follow-up appointment at the RE to discuss my test results from last month and to talk about our plan for the next few months. Everything was perfectly fine from my bloodwork (I don’t have HIV or syphilis, yippee!) and the HSG was clear. She did say the doctor noted that my uterus is asymmetrical and that my right tube filled with the dye a lot quicker than the left because of how the uterus is shaped. But she didn’t seem too concerned so I am not worried about that.

She then outlined the plan for this month. First off, a switch from clomid to femara. Apparently one of the side effects of clomid is thinning of the uterine lining, and since my lining was already thin during my last ultrasound, Dr. M. doesn’t want me to take clomid. Next, in the middle of my cycle I am going to go in for an ultrasound to check out my follicles and lining. Once the follicles are a certain size and look ready to be released, I will give myself an HCG trigger shot that will basically cause my body to ovulate, and Mr. CB and will do it like teenagers. Four days after the shot I will start progesterone suppositories twice a day. And hopefully all this craziness will end in a BFP.

I am totally fine with doing all of this. If my doctor told me that running around the block naked would help get me pregnant I would do it (ok, well maybe not quite that far, but you know what I mean). I will do what it takes to have a baby, but I do wish it weren’t quite so darn complicated. If the ultrasound on Monday shows that my follicles aren’t big enough, I will have to keep going back in until they are ready…and will have to keep paying $70 for each visit. Don’t even get me started about the shot. I’m not sure how that is going to work since I’m totally needlephobic. I told Mr. CB he will have to give me the shot (his response was “I hope that I’m mad or annoyed with you so I can take some pleasure out of stabbing you with a needle”…he’s a sweetheart). Then two weeks of progesterone goo leaking out of my vag. Not to mention any side effects that might come from all the medication. What happened to two people having lots of unprotected sex to get pregnant???

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In my non-TTC world, Mr. CB and I will be home this weekend for the first time in SIX WEEKS! We travel all the time, especially during football season since we have FSU season tickets. There is a home game this weekend but we decided that we are just worn out from all the weekends out of town and we just want to hang out together, at our own house, with no plans. So this weekend we will be sleeping in, working around the house, watching movies and relaxing. I can’t wait!


Sunshine Bud said...

Great update Chef Bud. I hope this all works out for you.

I had to help my needlephobic friend when she was going thru IVF.

Hang in there and GOOD LUCK!

Obsessive Bud said...

Good luck CB! Definitely thinking about you this cycle

Flora Bud said...

Thank you for your detailed update, its great to learn new things everyday.
That is wonderful news that everything come back perfect with your blood work. I hope this is your cycle!!!
Have a nice relaxing weekend.


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