I met with my new acupuncturist yesterday! I had been in a good routine of going, but it got expensive so I slacked off. I realize, now more than ever, that I really need to stay consistent with it. Not only does it help my mood and anxiety, but it will [hopefully] improve the blood supply to my uterus. (We just found out last week @ my Dr. Kwak-Kim consultation that my blood flow is poor).
My new acupuncturist was wonderful! She worked really hard on me and hit a lot of different points. Oh, and she works with a lady who does fertility massage! I cannot wait to try that! If you pop over to L’s blog, you’ll see how it benefited her this cycle. Thanks L, for the recommendation! We are planning to do fertility massage at the beginning of my cycles (prior to ovulation) to improve blood flow and then acupuncture (after ovulation) to support implantation. Fertility massage involves the uterus area, so it’s not a good idea to do if there’s a chance of pregnancy.
I’m on CD 18 right now. I don’t know when or if I ovulated. It’s actually been really nice this cycle to relax! I usually say that, but I really mean it this time. 😉 I talked to Dr. Kwak-Kim’s nurse yesterday. They gave me the green light to start up my Lovenox and steroids!! It might not help this cycle, but it may prepare my body for future cycles. She said to finish off the Dexamethasone that I already have, but to take 2 tablets daily instead of 1. She typically prescribes Prednisone. I’ve heard Dex might be better, so I need to ask her about that.
I’m keeping a running list of questions that have come up since my meeting with Dr. Kwak-Kim last week. I am excited about my follow up on 5/23. I feel ready for whatever news she has to give me. I’ve gotten plenty of bad news before, and it sucks….but I’ve survived. There’s always something that can be tried, sometimes to be positive about.
Oh, my friend gave me a link to some great, natural ideas for assisting implantation. I’ve heard of the pineapple part before, but some of these are new to me. I think I’m going to head to the store and try a few of them out 🙂 http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/FAQ-Reference/Foods-That-Increase-Fertility-Blog/td-p/64174881