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    Tuesday I had a routine dental cleaning. Fortunately I do not have any new cavities! Yeah! But my dentist wants to replace my silver fillings (4) with white fillings. I thought that was great so I scheduled an appt. When I came home I randomly did some online research and found that women who are TTC, pg, or bf should not replace their silver fillings due to possible exposure to mercury toxicity!! I wasn't sure if what I read was valid, but they recommended to hold off on TTC for 12-18 months (basically if you inhale mercury when they remove the old fillings, it may stay in your body for that long). I also read that the silver fillings may not be good either....lose lose I guess.

    When I asked around (including a NP) no one could really tell me anything about this. My dentist office seems to think that if you're not pg, it's fine. -- I'll take care of this when I'm not TTC. I have enough "issues" -- why start something new at the risk of jeopardizing what I could have...
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    Yesterday was my baseline IUI...I met the NP for the first time and she explained we do this to determine that there are no abnormalities before starting the meds. The NP found my left ovary right away and was very excited to see the sacs and explained that is where the eggs are!! I said that is great, now let's hope we find the same inside the right ovary since my left ovary is closed!!! She said, oh, ok, let's see.... She then had trouble finding my right ovary! (I know it's there!! That's where they just removed the endo). She wasn't as excited and said it seems my intestine was full and that was blocking the view :blush: how embarassing!!! She then found it (I think) - she didn't say anything, but she printed of what I think was my right ovary.

    She said all is good to start the Clomid and she gave me my protocol:
    Saturday 4-14 start Clomid - 100 mg in the evening
    Thursday 4-19 - CD 10 FSH bloodwork
    Saturday 4-21 - CD 12 start OPK's
    Monday 4-23 - mid-cycle u/s (she wants to confirm what is going on inside my right ovary)

    I'm hoping that I continue to O on CD 15....if that's the case, then I will hopefully ***fingers crossed*** have my IUI by 4-25!!!
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    Yesterday was interesting ~ I hit my breaking point...yes, I am TRYING hard to be optimistic but yesterday I wasn't feeling it in my heart. I am feeling good about TTC now that I have a plan ~ but I am still feeling emotional from all the medical issues I've learned about as well as other stressors in my life... last night I couldn't stop crying - I was so depressed. Ugh!!

    Tonight I took my first dose of Clomid. As I just mentioned, I have a good feeling about this cycle -- at least knowing that I will have a good chance to O in my right ovary and with the IUI, we'll see if the little swimmers catch that egg. I'm still scared about the whole implantation thing -- but I know that this is in God's hands. Also, I need to continue to re-focus my depressive feelings to God and keep the faith! -- Just before taking my Clomid I read all the s/e that have been reported by people who have taken this drug ~ pretty scary. I know that they list all things possible for liability purposes, but it is still scary to think about (also -- I think I think too much!!)
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    I've been feeling good all weekend. I started my OPK testing this weekend - so far I've gotten a really faint line and a dark line (but not darker than the reference line). I hope to get a positive OPK tomorrow or Tuesday and go in for the IUI on Tuesday or Wednesday!!! I'm excited!!

    Tomorrow I go in for my mid-cycle u/s. I am praying that the results from the sonogram are positive!!!
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    I just got back from my mid-cycle u/s. Just before I arrived I was feeling super excited b/c I had detected my LH surge on an OPK!!

    When I got there I told the nurse I detected my surge and she said I didn't need the U/S. I was suprised and feeling disappointed (I wanted to confirm that I will O from my right side!!). But, she was wrong! My RE came out and said since I was there, he wanted to confirm that the OPK was accurate and he wanted to check things out!

    So, he said my right ovary has a 32 mm follicle and he also said something about 5 (I don't know what this was). My left ovary has a 17 mm follicle and he also said something about 4. He said he suspects that I will O from each side!! (But I'm praying for the right side since my left side is blocked!!).

    He said he had some trouble checking out my endometrium b/c of my adenomyosis ---- that kinda brought me down---- for a short period of time, I forgot that I need to deal with "other stuff". Oh well.

    Lastly, I got a shot of Ovidrel and I also got a prescription of Estradiol -- I think they said to take this one after the IUI -- I didn't write it down so I'll have to call to confirm.

    Sooooo, my IUI is scheduled for Wednesday!!!
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    I had my first IUI this morning. DH was with me and everyting worked out great. It was very easy, but just before, I was feeling a variety of emotions -- I felt somewhat weirded out and nervous, but overall felt so much excitement! DH provided 46 million "clean" swimmers Tomorrow I start the Estradiol and will continue to take through through the first trimester if I become pg. The doc said that this helps to thicken the uterine lining (he thought I could use an extra "boost" in this area). He said that there have been some correlations b/w taking this drug and an increase pg rates. He said if we are unsuccessful this month, we may do Estradiol and Progesterone -- but for now, he wanted to do only one.
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    It seems like forever since I posted --- although it's only been a week. I've been feeling pretty good lately. I'm nervous about taking the Estradiol twice a day -- the label says not to take if you're pg! But I do trust my dr and if he says it's safe and will help me get pg, then I'll have faith that it is the right thing to do.

    I'm starting to obsess over possible pg symptoms -- primarily heartburn, fatigue, and a pulling type of cramp -- but I know this could just be "normal" or a s/e from all the meds I've been on!! Too hard to tell.

    My goal is to hold out until AF is due, if not the day after. I'm probably one of the few girls on this board who has never used a HPT since starting this TTC journey. I'm not big on disappointment. My dr said I can go in for a blood test next Wed or Thurs - depending on my temps/ af, maybe I'll hold out for that?? Hmmm.. we'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali26
    I think I will totally freak out if I start bleeding again.
    I woke up this morning and my temp dipped and my spotting returned. I completely and totally freaked out. I am feeling more depressed now more than ever. The problem I am having is knowing whether or not it is even possible for me to even get pg. I mean, am I just wasting time/ $$ with these fertility treatments when my RE has told me that "as long as you're bleeding, you'll never get pg"?? Also, no one has a clue about the effects of the adenomyosis and implantation .. during my 2 hour tearful pity party this morning, I began to think of all the reasons why I am not pg and why I never may become pg. That then led to me thinking about all the things I won't be able to experience by not being able to raise a child (selfish, I know), but then I think about my poor DH, all the things he can't have b/c his wife can't conceive. When I initially went to the RE, he said worst case scenario, "you may require a surrogate".... so of course, I'm thinking about this and adoption options....is it bad/selfish to think that I can't even consider these options at this point in time??? I don't know how much more positive I can be. Maybe if I knew there was a chance that I could get pg, I'd be a bit more optimistic. But for now, since I am bleeding AGAIN, I know it may never happen.

    DH is great and he keeps reminding me that it's not my timeline, it's His......I'm trying hard to keep faith...
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    Sunday night, DH and I went shopping (to make me feel better). We walked in a store and found this great picture....it says "FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE...NOT EASY"

    I love this --- it provided me with a lot of encouragement. Needless to say, we bought it and hung it up in our room as a daily reminder.
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

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    Yesterday was CD 1 -- I had my baseline u/s scheduled for 5-15 (CD 7). I called to confirm that I will take Clomid CD 5-9 and the nurse said I needed to be seen to check that I don't have ovarian cysts prior to taking it for the second round of treatment. Luckily, they were able to squeeze me in tomorrow with the dr (NP is off) at noon. (Whew!)
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

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