Daily Blessings

Throughout this fertility journey, no matter how much life has thrown at me, I will remember my blessings & affirmations each day.

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CD8, Hysteroscopy & Patience

So, I have 10% battery left on the laptop so I have to keep this concise.

I haven’t been around & have no valid reasons why. Just haven’t been in the “blogging” mood. I’ve dealt & moved past the last miscarriage and am looking towards the future. I had my hysterosonobiopsygram 🙂 last Wednesday. I was drugged to high heaven which was amazing. I felt nothing before, during or afterwards. I am very thankful to my RE’s office for this.

So structurally my uterus, endometrium (lining) & fallopian tubes all looked good & normal. (celebrations!) Very good news in that department. I am waiting for the culture results & the endometrial biopsy results. I assume I will get those during my BIG FOLLOW UP on October 9th. October 9th looms over my head like this weird little grey cloud…

So because my hystero was performed on CD3, I asked if we had the goahead to TTC naturally this cycle. Doc gave me the OK. My dear friend shipped me some femara (or BMF = black market femara) to use this month. Love her. So my ovaries are a’rollin and I am praying. Perhaps we will have a successful pregnancy with this medicine + the others I have to take after ovulation time… (progesterone, estrogen, lovenox) Maybe this will be OUR month.

As always, only time, luck, & patience will tell.

7% battery… So today, I am thankful for the people who have gotten me through the last month.

xo

First Visit To The Fertility Clinic

1) a lot of bloodwork. A LOT (like 14 tubes full)
2) Lupron Challenge starting CD2
3) sonohysterogram, hysteroscopy, endometrial biopsy & cervical/vaginal cultures
4) semen analysis for hubs + blood work
5) Reconvene Oct 9th with results & a game plan

This is the mini summary of what our game plan will be for the next couple months! I was very pleased with the clinic as a whole. The staff was friendly, educated & professional. It was a really cozy environment, which I found comforting. I got an extensive medical history done with the nurse, who was an actual nurse…not a fake medical assistant like regular doctors offices. A pelvic exam by the doc (which was normal) & he checked felt my thyroid and listened to my lungs.

My talk with the doc lasted probably an hour. A lot of it was us chatting about my past (and my shitbox ex) & he talked about his family and life also. It was a really nice bonding experience. His “bedside” manner was gentle yet he was knowledgeable. It wasn’t like what the online reviewers had written… He agreed that we need to get to the bottom of my fertility issues before throwing a bunch of medicine & procedures at me. He spoke with me at great length about egg quality and sperm quality & then implantation issues. We’ll address these issues with the tests above, plus a Recurrent Pregnancy Loss blood panel, chromosome analysis on myself & hub, plus a ton of other lab tests. I get high off lab tests… they make me randy. My insurance will cover all lab testing & procedures like the hysteroscopy, so he wanted to cover all bases. Those bases related to immune issues, ovarian reserve / egg quality, sperm quality, & Uterine/Fallopian tube health.

All in all, I went into this appointment with an open mind & heart with no preconceived ideas {which was difficult}. I was able to maintain my focus and stay calm, and I had a really good experience. Special thanks to my dear friends who are praying for me & supporting me.

So this is my first real step in my fertility journey, which started 3 years ago almost to date.  Sure, I had a break throughout this timeframe, but once I got that first BFP, my life was never the same. And never will be the same.

Today, I’m hopeful.

CD3, RE phone consult, & the cat

Our cat has already broke 1 cable box. Its only a matter of time before her fat butt fries this one too.

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So I had my phone consult with a Las Vegas RE today. I’d say it went well, was informative, & got me motivated. So motivated that I made my very first RE appointment at a fertility clinic in our nearest large city. FINALLY.

The RE doc disagrees that a LAP (laprascopy) is needed. He suggested a sonohysterogram instead. Since I have had 2 pregnancy + 1 chemical pregnancy the likelihood of my tubes being an issue are pretty slim. I tend to agree. He gave me a few tests he suggested performing, including NK cells (natural killer cell activity), karyotyping on myself & husband (looks for genetic issues), repeating my TSH & Prolactin levels (since they were a little high on his scale), plus a few more. Again, I was totally seeing eye to eye. 

Doc was onboard with starting Lovenox at the first positive pregnancy test also, especially due to my PAI-1 mutation. Plasminogen Acitvator Inhibitor relates to forming blood clots easier. I’m on aspirin now for multiple clotting issues. He did not, however, really feel like immune or autoimmune issues + implantation issues played a big role. This surprised me. Again, there is no way to ever know 100% what is and was the cause of my losses and fertility issues. But he offered up safe & easy resolutions to most all of the issues. This was reassuring to me.

A few rounds of Clomid to help with egg quality was brought up: naturally then if that doesn’t work, maybe an IUI or two. Because he said my husbands semen analysis was so good, an IUI isn’t exactly something we need. But I am becoming more open to it.

Tomorrow, I meet with the new OB GYN to get his insights, opinions, etc. Basically I am interviewing him and his office staff to get a feel for them… I am less than thrilled with the staff at my current office. I did call & leave a message regarding his thoughts on doing the sonohysterogram instead of the LAP… so we’ll see how long it takes to get a call back. Any guesses?? I say Monday. {Bangs head on wall}.

So until next time…

Info on sonohysterogram

Info of PAI-1 mutations

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