May 28, 2010

And….we’re off!

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:11 pm by Erin

Crazy. I actually went through a serious case of nerves when I got to the clinic this morning.  It was bad enough that I almost turned around and headed back to my car.  But I stuck it out, primarily because I couldn’t believe that thought had actually run through my head!  I discovered that Nurse L has gotten a new degree since I was last there and is now a physician’s assistant (and is now being renamed PA-L), which is awesome because now she’s the one actually doing the wanding and all.  She and Dr. Wonderful are still with the same clinic but they’re in a new building and it is just lovely. 

I got my blood drawn & had a quick wanding.  My lining looks nice and thin and I have lots of little follicles in both ovaries, so that was good news.  We decided to postpone the saline sonohystogram until during the prep time for IVF since PA-L said it’s a pretty pricey test and we might just get lucky with this Cl.omid/IUI cycle.  PA-L called later and said my bloodwork looks “excellent” (which is probably the only time I’ve ever heard that word from PA-L about anything reproductively related to me 😉 )—FSH is nice and low, prolactin and other hormones are great.  I have my Rx for Cl.omid and start it on d5, which is Sunday.  PA-L asked if I wanted to be scheduled for a mid-cycle u/s or just call when I get a peak on my monitor.  I opted for calling when I get the peak, with the exception that if I don’t get one by d16 or so, I will go in for a u/s.  Since we have no IF coverage, I’d rather not pay for a u/s if I don’t need one and I’ve always responded to Cl.omid well in the past.

As a side note, this is my 9th cycle of Cl.omid.  I had 3 before we conceived P, 4 after we had P, and then 1 more during the useless try with Fe.mara.  When I pointed out to J that it was our 9th, he just kind of blinked.  I guess when they come spread out over (holy hell) almost 8 years, it didn’t seem like many but lumping them together adds up quickly.

As another side note, since this is our 9th cycle of Cl.omid and I have yet to even have a chemical pregnancy with it, is it any wonder I’m a little pessimistic about this one actually working?

Actually, that brings me to my thought for today: I’ve decided that I’m cutting down on the pessimism.  Despite the odds being against it, being pessimistic certainly brings down my mood and makes me more stressed out.  Quite frankly, I don’t need either of those while I’m on Cl.omid—Cl.omid messes with me enough as it is!  I’m going to try to post something optimistic about every day.  I did this a while ago and just the act of looking for the positive parts of my day put me into a better mood. 

For today’s happy thoughts:

1. Good bloodwork and u/s.

2. Actively working towards kid #3 is always a joyous thought.

3. As of today, I’m out of workshops and home with the kids for the summer!  I’m teaching two classes but one is at night and one is online, so I still get my days and most nights to spend just with my family.  I love summers!

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2 Comments »

  1. A'Dell said,

    Yay! So exciting! I’m thinking very good thoughts for you.

    I’m headed to my RE for a consult on Second Baby next Tuesday and I have so much nervous tummy it’s insane.

  2. Betty M said,

    Glad the appt went well and good luck with this cycle.


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