Guess who got a positive OPK yesterday? That’s right, your truly. Apparently my body wants to give it one more shot before moving on to the IUI procedure. Seriously, did my ovaries hear me talking to the RE and get offended. “How dare she think that we don’t work. We’ll show her!” My last positive OPK was in freakin’ April of this year so this is a shock, a good shock but a shock nonetheless.
So I guess we’ll be BD’ing and hoping that this works. If not I’ll be peeing on a stick in a couple of weeks.
So yesterday we had an appointment with Dr. S, our RE. Let me say that so far I love him and his staff. Seriously, they are awesome and completely put my mind at ease. my only complaint is that I wish that his office was closer but we live in the middle of BFE so I can deal with it.
If all goes as planned we will be doing an IUI next month. Dr. S said that if I do not have a positive OPK in 4 days that I would start taking progesterone to make AF come. One the first day of AF I will call his office and they will schedule me to come in for baseline bloodwork and ultrasounds. If the u/s and bloodwork are ok (he thinks that they will be) then I will start taking Femara and will start using the injectable Follistim. I will be monitored via u/s and bloodwork to see if I am developing mature follicles and if I ovulate. If the follicles look good then I will get a trigger shot to induce ovulation and then we will have the IUI. Of course the medications that I will be taking increase the risk of multiples but as most of you know, I am totally ok if we have twins =)
I can’t even begin to explain how optimisitc and great I feel after that initial appointment. He told me that I have received great treatment from Dr. M-the military dr I was seeing-and that he would’ve done the exact same treatment. He also said that he would not need to repeat any of the tests, including the laparoscopy which was a huge relief to me. Finally after 2 years, 5 months and 8 days I might actually really have a chance at getting pregnant. Dare I hope that it will happen quickly?
I had my first PT (physical therapy) appt yesterday. Apparently not only do I have 2 bulging thoracic discs but my whole thoracic region is twisted. Fantastic. I will be doing physical therapy to untwist it, strengthen my muscles and decrease pain. She said that if it’s been twisted for a while that my muscles are most likely not strong enough to hold it in place and they will have to be retrained. So, no triathlon training and possibly no P90X for now. Instead I will be doing PT approved exercises and stretches as well as be receiving ultrasound massage and hot moist electric therapy. Hopefully the PT combined with the upcoming nerve block will work wonders on this pain.
Oh yeah, my PT and I have the same RE and she is also an Army wife. She told me how wonderful Dr. S is and told me that she’d let me know how her upcoming IUI goes. It is a small world here in rural LA.
might keep me sane. I’ve decided to attempt to blog everyday that work since it’s the only place that I have computer access right now. Maybe this will save me from insanity.
I had a soldier yesterday actually try to convince me that Louisiana has pretty beaches about 90 minutes south of here. Ummm, no they are NOT pretty and in fact most of them have been destroyed by hurricanes. Sand+water does not= a beach. Whatever, he is also one of the ones that wants to stay here when he gets out of the Army in a few weeks. You couldn’t pay me to stay here if P wasn’t stationed here.
Yesterday I got me medical records from the on post doctor so that I would be all prepared for our first visit with the RE later this month. Looking through them and seeing in black and white what’s wrong with me made me teary eyed. It made everything even more real. I’m fine now and was fine by the time I got home, it was just another one of those things.
I am so tired of MJ stuff that I could vomit. I feel so awful for his children. Even if he was a kook, he shielded those kids fromthe media and now they have no one to do that for them. Hopefully the media will leave them alone and let them grow up in peace.
I’ve been the manager in charge while my manager has been gone and a higher up actually complimented me on a job well done. It feels so good to get a pat on the back. Have I mentioned that I love my job? It’s the only thing that I love about this place.
Two weeks from yesterdya and we will be meeting with our RE for the first time. I am so freaking nervous. I am sure that he will not be happy that I haven’t been charting my temps but when I tried to do it I consistently forgot and then my other drs told me that I didn’t need to chart my temps but just needed to take OPKs. Have I mentioned that I have POAS? Seriously, I am so tired of it but I have a feeling that I will be doign a lot more of it in the coming months. POAS and having needles in me…..oh the things we do to reproduce.
Ok, off to prepare for a briefing. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that P and I have to attend a mandatory FRG (family readiness group) meeting tonight. What’s it going to be about you ask? I have no fucking clue. It’s also going to be at 6pm so they will get to see us all nasty sweaty and HUNGRY after a workout. This unit doesn’t even deploy so I have to understand why there are ever mandatory FRG meetings. Just another waste of my time….
Our first appt with our RE is on the 21st of this month and I am starting to freak out. Like panic attack, crying, not being able to breath freaking out. This is it, we’re in this for real. We’ve been TTC for over 2 yrs, no luck with meds and sex so now this. Seriously freaking out. Just want to get preggo and not go completely insane or financially broke in the process.
I had another meltdown yesterday and feel one coming on thoday at work. It’s not just the IF it’s that I hate this town, I’ll be driving over an hour to my RE appts, money sucks and our dear friends left for San Francisco last week (so incredibly happy fpr them but miss them *cries*). I know that we will PCS hopefully by February and that’s great but if I don’t get preggo by then , then we have ot start all over in another town with another dr. I swear, I don’t think that I can handle that plus if we go where we want to go hubby will be deploying before the end of 2010….so if we don’t get preggo by the time he leaves, then there’s another year of not being pregnant.
I am trying to be realistic about IUI and the fact that we will probably not get preggo the first time but then again, I want to be optimistic about it. That’s such a fine line to balance, though b/c I’ve tried doing it before when I was on Clomid and then again when I was on Femara. I have to get myself together, though because this rollercoaster of emotions is not godd for me or for the relationship with hubby.
Ok, enough blogging about this-I’m gonna break down. Off to call medical records and see about getting records sent to the RE.