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Moving day madness

We moved into our new place yesterday! Yay! It's nicer, cheaper, and bigger. Moving day did not go well though.

Andy broke our flat screen TV and our computer desk! 😦 It was an accident though. We didn't have movers – just Andy's brother. It was HARD work.

My whole body is SORE! I think I over-did it. I wish I had Memorial Day off, but I have to work.

To top things off, we have NO air conditioning. The thermostat says 90+ degrees, but it doesn't go above 90 really. We tried flipping the breaker switch for the central air – and it worked for a minute, but then it stopped again. Yuck!!

Sorry to sound like a negative nelly LoL. I have a couple positive things to say. I do love our new place. There is a pretty man-made lake behind it, and we have a nice balcony/porch.

Oh, and I'm getting fertile signs (like EWCM & pinches) already on CD 6! I tend to ovulate pretty early sometimes. I used an OPK today, and it was nearly positive!

I'm sorry I'm so behind on my blog reading and commenting. We don't have internet until Tuesday. Plus we've been packing/moving. I promise to catch up soon. Sending baby dust, good luck, and sticky vibes to everyone πŸ™‚

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Update, random stuff, and cuteness

AF finally arrived yesterday after a 30 day cycle with an 18 day LP! I know I ovulated on CD 12 (had an ultrasound and hcg trigger), but I guess the progesterone I was taking delayed AF. I got a BFN @ 14dpo, stopped taking my progesterone then, and it took almost 5 days for the witch to come! That had me thinking I was pregnant, but I tested a couple more times and BFN. Aunt Flow is tricky and mean!

I got an email from The Sher Institute with some forms attached. I just need to get my records sent over there, and then I can have the telephone consult. I’m so looking forward to hearing what he has to say about my situation. There’s a lot of ground to cover: Diminished Ovarian Reserve/Premature Ovarian Failure, blood clotting disorder, my 6 losses, what would be the best treatment/protocol, is there anything else I should be tested for, etc, etc.

Now for the cuteness! On Sunday, I worked with a new home health care client – Mr. B. He had a stroke a few years ago, and his wife has been his primary caregiver. They’ve been married for 65 years. I swear they are the cutest elderly couple I have ever seen! Mr. and Mrs. B were sitting on the couch holding hands. He asked her, “Do you still love me?” She replied with a smile, “Yes, I do love you.” And he said lovingly, “Well, that’s good because I surely still love you.” *Awwwwwwww* I almost melted. So sweet. I can picture myself and my husband like that someday πŸ™‚

Oh, and totally random – Why did Vicent D’Onofrio have to get all old, fat, and ugly?! I’ve been watching the new season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on USA. He used to be kind of cute in the older episodes, circa 2001-2003. He looks terrible now!!! He really let himself go. 😦 LOL. I still love his character though. I know those shows are kinda lame, but I find them entertaining. hehehe. SVU is probably my favorite one.

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May ICLW

Hello and welcome May ICLW’ers! Currently, I am stuck in an in between place somewhere. I’m not sure what treatment to pursue next. We did IVF in January of this year, had a chemical pregnancy, and then found out I have a clotting disorder. I also have Premature Ovarian Failure, which means I don’t have a lot of time left before menopause. (I’m only 28 – EEK!)

We haven’t had the funds to try IVF again. We’ve been going back and forth between medicated cycles (Clomid, Femara, Injects) and trying naturally. We added Lovenox and steroids to my regimen (which are supposed to help with recurrent pregnancy loss), and they seem to have helped to SOME extent. I have gotten pregnant a couple more times (yay), but still had chemical pregnancies (boo). We think my losses might be due to poor egg quality, in addition to my clotting disorder.

I take A LOT of supplements, in hopes of turning back my biological clock a little bit and boosting my egg quality. I don’t know if they are actually helping or not. My high FSH has lowered to almost a normal level, so that leads me to believe they have helped a little. Sometimes it feels like I’m getting nowhere though. There’s not much you can do if your eggs are bad 😦

What I’m doing now: Setting up a telephone consult with Dr. Sher (one of the leading IF specialists in the country), hoping for more testing and answers or awesome treatment protocol, taking my supplements, and sort of taking a TTC break. Of course, we’ll still be trying naturally for whatever that’s worth – but we won’t be expecting anything. I just want to focus on being healthy for now and give my body a break from treatments. Hopefully we’ll have a good game plan in place soon.

I’d like to say we will plan on doing IVF again late summer/early fall. I’m not sure yet though. I’m waiting to hear if our new insurance has any IVF coverage. I wish we could find some magic answer or treatment before then, or receive a natural miracle – and not need to do IVF! I guess there’s always hope, but I’m anxious to move forward with the best, most aggressive, more LIKELY avenue to get pregnant (and STAY pregnant).

But for now, we wait – and try to heal our hearts. It’s been a long few years.
Good luck and best wishes to everyone! Thanks for stopping by for ICLW!