Friday, January 9, 2009

Day 1 of meds!

Sorry for the delayed update about my doctors appointment, but I have been really busy at work. Well, where do I start?????? I have mixed emotions about our appointment and what came out of it. I will start with the blood work results. All my clotting factors came back normal, so no Lovenox or anything along those lines. My marker for endometriosis came back positive. This was the test that I wasn't too worried about, because I have never had any symptoms of having endometriosis, so I figured it would come back negative. But I guess this is just one more thing to add to our list. My RE explained that the problem with endometriosis is there is a higher risk of miscarriages, so that is just one more thing to hand over to God. It is hard to not constantly think about the what ifs, why me, but I can't spend my days worrying about what is going to happen and is anything ever going to happen???? This would make me go crazy, so I just take one day at a time and try to stay positive. I wasn't prepared at our last consult to ask questions about endometriosis, so the only information that I got was that my marker showed that I have it, that makes me at a higher risk of a miscarriage and the only treatment is surgery (which she doesn't recommend at this point and time). It is crazy how on the way home all sort of questions popped in my head that I wish I would have asked her, but I was still in shock at our appointment. So I'm sorry I don't really have any others details.

On a positive note, I have now officially started my meds for the FET today!!! Here is what I am taking at this point and time:
Estrace (3 times a day)
Vivelle Dot (start off with just one then bump up to wearing 4 at a time)
Prenatal (I have taken this for over 2 years now)
Calcium (twice a day)
Baby Aspirin
Flax Oil
I continue this regimen until January 20th. On the 20th I will go in for an ultrasound and blood work to check my uterine lining and estradiol levels. If everything looks good I will be adding more meds to the list. Then we will have a better idea of when the transfer will be, but as of right now it looks like it will be the week of January 26th. I am cautiously excited for this cycle, please continue to pray that everything will go smoothly. I know that God is carrying us through every step of this journey and I just want to continue rest in His arms.

2 comments:

sweet jenn said...

thanks for sharing each step you guys take in this journey. i know it hasn't been easy and I know that each step you take brings you closer to that child that is being prepared for you and Marcus. I am faithfully praying for you and doing the best I can to help you carry this burden. You are an incredible friend and I love you so much. You inspire me....xoxo...you are precious to me.

Teresa said...

I wish this all came with no worries! I'm SO glad to hear that you're starting a new cycle. Prayers and crossed fingers comin atcha!