Ok, according to FF I'm 13 DPO -- if that is TRUE, then AF should be here by tomorrow ~~ this is my longest cycle ever!!!
TMI warning ~~ I woke up, went to the bathroom and could swear that AF had arrived ..... but no!!
Goodness, I guess I'm stressing so much over her coming is b/c not only do I want to start TTC again, but because I won't be available to go in for b/w if she comes Monday or later!! ..... UGH!!!!!!!!!!
Monday morning, AF still hadn't arrived so before leaving on my trip, I decided to give my dr a call. The nurse called back and said I need to take a pg test (uh...hello? I had a m/c and you said your policy was to use protection for a month) so she had to call me back.... The NP herself then called me back and asked me to come in before my trip for some bloodwork.
So...DH and I packed the car, rushed to the lab, gave some blood and was then off to relax......well, kinda. I was expecting a call back that day from the dr and they never called. When I called they said the NP had left! I said I needed a call back the next day b/c I wouldn't have cell service the rest of the week!!
Fortunately they called back Tuesday afternoon and said that my RE felt my CD 1 was the previous Sunday (based on u/s pics of my uterus, b/w, and my spotting). So, Tuesday I started my third round of fertility treatments.
Here's what I'm doing this cycle:
CD 3 - 7 - 100 mg Clomid
CD 6, 8, 10, 12 - FSH
CD 9 - Sonohystogram
CD 11 - Mid cycle u/s (Oh, please let there be follies in my right ovary!!)
CD 12 - HCG and possibly estrogen
CD 14 (hopefully) - IUI~~~~
So.....here I am, back from vacation, moody (hehe) and taking lots of drugs
To top it off, tomorrow and Tuesday I have to go to the dentist to remove my silver fillings. I've read that this was a 'no-no' while TTC, but I've also read that it doesn't hurt you. B/c the fillings my dentist wants to replace are starting to bother me a little, I thought I better take care of this NOW!!
I started the morning off at the dentist where I had to get a crown and tomorrow I have to go back to have fillings filled
I'm glad I am able to get this done, but now I'm a little worried b/c the crown will be ready during my 2ww....I'm not sure if that is safe....
I then went to my dr's for my sonohystogram. Good news is, everything looked fine. The NP took a peek at my ovaries and said I already have two big follies on my right side in addition to some smaller ones. My left ovary has some small follies as well.
Ok, I'm back from the dentist and I am completely NUMB!!! I had two fillings on my lower right and two fillings on my upper left ~ my entire mouth (lip/tongue included) is numb - hehe
I'm relieved that I have this all complete before O time. I asked the receptionist about putting in the crown and she said that they likely would not need to numb my mouth (I was worried about that in case I was pg!).
So, now I can again focus on getting pg this week! hehe
Last night I had some strange cramps, I'm hoping they were more ovarian pains versus cramps from the sonohystogram. I feel fine today.
Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that tomorrow I get to see a handful of large follies! (ok, at least one!).
I'm back from the RE ~ and I'm ready to be inseminated hehe
I give myself the trigger shot tonight and Friday I go in for my third IUI ~ the timing seems early since I typically O on CD 14 or 15. Oh well, things have been wacky this cycle anyways - at least I won't miss it over the weekend!
This time around, we have 1 mature follicle (23x1 and another potential follicle in my right ovary. I also have four small follicles but they won't be mature ~~ I had five mature ones last time, but heck, I only need one!!!!
I gave myself the trigger shot last night (I actually had a hard time puncturing the skin - so it hurt for a few minutes!) and DH asked for his "medicine" ~~ yes, he always gets ecstatic when the dr "prescribes" BD time. He's too funny.
I spent yesterday and today cleaning the house, doing laundry, cleaning the spa, yardwork, etc... I want to relax during my 2ww and not worry about doing any of my chores. I'll be dealing with enough stress going back to work (I've been working from home this week, but have to go into the office next week).
Now, I'm teasing my DH that I want a 50% increase in his swimmers tomorrow (he had like 80 million last time) :rofl: hehe
I'm off to the store now to search for an anniversary gift for my DH!! (We celebrate our 7 year anniversary on Sunday!)
I was VERY worried last night and this morning b/c yesterday I had what appeared to be EWCM and this morning I had a temp rise. My NP said it was possible that I O'd yesterday, but she said the CM would not be a good indicator of this ~ she explained that the trigger shot increases my estrogen level and she said it is common to see fertile fluids before O time. I forgot to ask about my temp, but I'm wondering if the weather had anything to do with the increase? (I woke up and it was 81* and I was wrapped in a heavy blanket ~ I was hot!).
So....I had to *help* DH this morning around 7 and we dropped off his little guys around 8. We were called into the room around 9:30 and by 9:45, 87 million of DH's swimmers were inserted I laid there for 15 minutes, came home, and took a nice nap (to take my mind of everything). I feel great now and am actually feeling really excited about feeling ovarian pain on my right side!!!! I hope it means what I think it means ~~ maybe I'm O'ing today!!
We're shooting for third times a charm, but also for lucky # 7~ while waiting for the NP, DH and I looked at all the 7's on my medical bracelet (7-27-07), DH had 8*7* million swimmers, we got his *um* sample at 7, and we were talking about how even though we've been ttc for almost a year, it's estimated that we are on our *7th* cycle (b/c of medical breaks...). I'm reaching for anything right now that will give me hope!!!
Let the 2 week *stressful* wait begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yesterday was our 7th anniversary. DH planned a FUN day, but we weren't able to do any of it....
I woke up yesterday with terrible lower chest pain. It hurt to breath and it hurt to move! DH took me to the urgent care center and that is where we spent the day.
The first thing I did was share with the dr that I just had fertility treatment and there was a chance I was pg. The nurse came in took blood and had me do a urine test. After she left, I told DH they were probably going to run a pg test. I told him not to get too excited b/c I knew the tests would come back positive (from my trigger shot). So, lo and behold, they come back in, excited to tell me I am pg. I said, well, it's too early to tell if I'm pg b/c of my Ovidrel shot. They didn't understand..... so, I guess that was actually good b/c they treated me like I was pg and were very cautious with what tests they were willing to administer (they wanted chest xrays and a cat scan, but we didn't want that). They determined that I have pleurisy (inflamed diaphragm) but they don't know why...it could be from a viral infection, they wonder if its from my sono hystogram, or from any of the meds I've taken or am currently taking. He sent me home and asked me to call my RE this morning. He also told me to rest, and he told me I could take Tylenol (I hope this is safe in the 2ww!!)
My RE's office opens in a half hour, I'm anxious to hear what they have to say. I'm really curious to hear if this was caused by a fertility test or fertility drugs.
Please say a prayer for me that I heal quickly and that if the fertility treatments were successful, that everything is healthy!