Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sheer Willpower, I say!

Yes, I did it. 

I fucking willed my period to come.  


I didn't end up using the Provera because I knew my "cycle" would be ending soon, in theory, so I thought I'd give it another week before stuffing my body full of extra hormones. Then, every time I felt a cramp I would focus all my energy there to tell it who was boss. 
I'm pretty sure that's what did it.

Secondly, we got our test results back for Karyotyping. Both came back normal. 

So we are free to try again on our own as early as this month.

The idea of this completely freaks me out.  I went from thinking we would have to wait a year pretty much to be able to afford treatments to within a few months being able to TTC again naturally.

We've decided to try starting this month for 2 months or so, if it doesn't happen we will go back to the doctor and start Clomid to improve our chances of conceiving quicker.

So I guess.... here we go again....


Thursday, August 9, 2012

183 Days

Today marks exactly 6 months from my last D&C.

:: sigh :: 

Yesterday, C and I had a little visit with my new OB. Sadly, my previous one left the practice. However, this person happens to specialize in infertility, so I might have lucked out.

We sat in his office for about an hour going over my file. I haven't seen my file in about a year, so when he dropped it on his desk as he sat down I was shocked to see how huge it has gotten. 

:: sigh :: 

He seemed shocked at our history and said I was the youngest patient he has. After going over the file he decided that the next step would be to complete the Karyotype testing, which we had been putting off for the past few months. He said it would be unlikely that it would come back abnormal, but that obviously we should rule out a few (not good) possibilities.

More concerning, he said, was my lack of period since the D&C. He prescribed me Provera, 10mg twice a day for 5 days to induce my period. I will start that tonight. I actually really hate new meds, I am super paranoid and anxious about side effects and risks. I'm just going to suck it up and do it though, the benefits outweigh the negatives here.

Then, if my period doesn't come we'll need to bust out that handy dildo cam and see what the hell is going on in that black hole of a uterus I have. One of his concerns is something called Asherman's Syndrome. (I've linked but will not read myself to avoid anxiety :)

By the end of the consultation the doctor decided that it would be so unlikely that I would miscarry from another Triploidy baby that he wants us to try again naturally one more time before moving on to more serious fertility treatments.

I'm not exactly sure how to feel about this. 

I think I'll have to make a pro's and con's list.

:: sigh ::