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Meds are working and no IVIG needed!

The subject pretty much says it all! I already had a feeling things were improving, from looking at my own labs and researching.

Dr. Kwak-Kim’s nurse finally emailed me this morning and confirmed that I do not need IVIG based on my recent labs! My PAI-1 level is still elevated, but Metformin with Lovenox is supposed to continue to improve that. My homocysteine level is lower, which is great! Everything else looks good. Some of my IGG/IGA/IGM levels are still slightly off, but no treatment is needed. That’s improvement in only about 1 1/2 months time!

I am to continue on Metformin, Prednisone, Lovenox, Progesterone, and Folgard. The disorders I have won’t go away, but I pray they can be kept under control. They say it takes 3 months for pretty much anything to start working, and it will be 3 months on my new meds coming up in August. I also lost 7 pounds in the last 6 weeks, which will help with my atypical PCOS.

Dr. KK would like me to try Femara next cycle for an extra boost, and keep them posted on how it goes. Gosh, I hope my body is ready for a sticky bean. Come on body – work for once!

I’m 10dpo today (I think). BFN yesterday afternoon and this morning. I’m not sure about this cycle, but hopefully the future holds great things. Some days I feel like my time is coming soon, and other days I still feel doubtful that it will happen.

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A new page for POAS!

Believe it or not, I wasn’t always a POAS-addict. 🙂 During the 2 years we spent not trying/not preventing, I only tested once every few months or longer – and only if AF was late. I never squinted at my tests, or held them in various lighting. I certainly did not photograph them. I suppose there could have been faint positives or evaps back then, but I wouldn’t have noticed. If a dark line didn’t pop up in 3 minutes, I threw the test away. I didn’t know there could be faint lines. I thought if you were pregnant, it would look like the picture on the box. 😛

I got my first positive in June of 2009 – 1 day before AF was due. I couldn’t believe it! It was a nice line on FRER. No squinting or anything. Ever since then, I have tested every single month. (Omg, I know! I’m terrible!) Then I discovered twoweekwait.com in 9/2009. There’s a whole section devoted to pee sticks! I was hooked. Not only with obsessing over my own sticks, but trying to discern whether someone else had an early positive or not. It’s interesting to see what dpo someone got a positive, with what brand they tested, and what their progression looked like with betas. I don’t really know why I have such a fascination with it. Maybe because I never get normal positives or progressions (well I did a couple times). It also gives me hope to see other people’s BFPs. Plus it’s like a whole culture on twoweekwait.com.

I still look at people’s tests everyday LOL. I like to cheer people on. I’m doing it silently now though. I just don’t want to deal with forums anymore. But I’m stalking YOU! 😛

Anyway, I know not all people share my strange obsession. 😉 I created a new page just for my pee sticks. That way, you don’t have to look if you don’t want to. You don’t need to feel obligated to comment. It is your choice. If you don’t see a line, I’m not going to be mad at you. I figured this would cut down on the drama, as well. If you don’t like it, don’t click the link! 🙂 If you are interested, the link is over on the side column —–>

And here it is as well.

Happy peeing!! (Or not, whatever floats your boat) 😀

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My dear husband

My hubby is the sweetest. 🙂 On Monday, Andy rescued a baby puppy while I was at work. First, he fed him and gave him water. He then took the pup to a no-kill shelter. He couldn’t stand the thought of the little guy wandering around by himself, especially in the heat like that.

When I got home from work, he told me all about it. I kind of wish he had called me at work! But I know I would have said we must keep him. Anyway, Andy couldn’t stop talking about the pup. He was in love with the little guy. Aww! He kept talking about us adopting him! It was very tempting…. Cute pup, we have lots of love to give, we love all animals…

We decided against adopting him though. We are both a little sad about it. It would be too much with the 3 cats we have, plus hoping to have a baby soon. We would adopt every animal if we could, but that wouldn’t be right unless we had the space, extra money, etc.

At least he is in a safe place where he won’t be put down (thank goodness). My brother-in-law might adopt the pup though! That would be great. I’m sure he’ll get a good home no matter what. Andy said we can visit the pup at his brother’s place. 🙂

So, I’m either 3dpo, 5dpo, or 8dpo LOL 😛 I changed the settings on fertility friend, which changed my dpo to 5. That way I’m in the middle of those 3 choices. Gosh, I never had this much trouble before! Maybe it is time to go back to fertility drugs + monitoring. Or maybe natural + monitoring. I don’t know yet. I’ve written myself off for this cycle. If we DID conceive, I would be due on our 11th anniversary! (5th wedding anniversary).

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I’m not spam… and Cycle 44

For some reason, my comments are disappearing from some of your blogs! I am reading along, commenting as often as I can…then I go back to check on you, and my comments are gone! It seems to happen on some blogs more than others, and I’m not sure why. There’s no rhyme or reason. Also, a couple of you guys have ended up in MY spam folder. IF Me is almost always there, and Chasing Hope was there maybe once. I’ll keep looking there just in case.

Cycle 44 is turning out to be a strange one. I figured it would be screwy since I had a chemical last cycle and still had a positive beta while AF was here. I think I bled and/or spotted for about 10 days. Ugh. Then I began receiving fertile signs after AF, followed by 2 positive OPKs on CD 12 and 13, and I had what I thought was ovulation pain on CD 14. That’s a late ovulation for me, but a very normal day to ovulate for most people. I thought that was pretty cool at first, because I’ve never been normal! Ha! Oh, and I had fertile CM after O, which is abnormal for me. I haven’t marked it every time, but it’s almost like a little bit of EWCM everyday?? Sometimes it’s mixed with creamy. Has this ever happened to anyone?

My temps are so funky though! Usually I have nice even/flat temps pre-O, and a clear shift with high temps post-O. My chart is looking really ugly and “bumpy”, and I’m just now getting a higher temp at 6dpo (one that’s closer to my normal high range). Does my ovulation day seem right to you? I almost thought CD 17 was possible. Meh, whateves.

Well, I’m not too worried about it. I don’t feel anxious to test like I usually do, so that’s probably a good thing. I don’t mind if I get a BFN this cycle. I wonder if AF will arrive on time. I hope so! I’m hoping with Metformin and everything else that my cycles will start to look more normal and regular soon. It’s only been 2 1/2 cycles. We may try naturally for a bit to see how things go, then pick back up fertility treatments. One piece of good news is that my Homocysteine level has decreased!! This means my treatment is working to some extent, and my body is absorbing Folate/B Vitamins. It also means I am healthier and less likely to have blood clots! Still waiting to hear about my other labs (IGG/immune stuff).