Me: 23 DH: 30
TTC since May 2015
DX: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia causing
BFP on 9/8/16 after cycle #9 of 16 months TTC!! 1st US 10/3
Hi, all! The struggle getting back into work today has been hard. Today is my first day in a new department but I still would rather be at home.
DH and I met with our RE last Wednesday to review my CD3 blood work and HSG. Everything came back normal. I have the numbers from the blood and haven't looked into them too much, but she said everything was in the normal range. She's recommending we do IUI with meds. At least three cycles. FX we'll either be KO this time (I O'd over the weekend and maybe the HSG will be lucky for us) or else we're moving forward with IUI 1 later this month. She prescribed letrazole which I think I am to start on CD3. Then there will be injections and suppositories...do those sound right based on your experiences? From what I knew about IF meds, it seemed like the right course. I'm under the impression that the injections are really expensive...I haven't checked with insurance yet but was told there's a prescription card that should help offset the cost.
QOTW: I'm going to try to make time to go to my gym classes, even when DH has to work late which means I need to go home first and let the dogs out. I'm also going to try to be more patient and not sweat the small stuff.
Stress always majorly messes with my cycles. With my dad being sick, planning a family vacation, working a frustrating job...this month I am on CD 45 with no signs of the end. We are still taking a mental break from TCC. While away on vacation over Christmas DH and I connected really well and just had fun and did a lot of non-pressure BD'ing. I felt good about that. It's becoming too routine/ chore like. Once AF rears her nasty head, I will start fresh. Keep better track of my cycles again. Concentrate on healthy eating.
DH goes back to the urologist at the beginning of March. We haven't heard a thing about his bloodwork. The doctor is on my list of phone calls.
*QOTW: Finish our basement apartment, get our house rented and move into something bigger/better.
@drove2u and @erica0901 I am very sorry to hear and sending you love.
@severmilli12 my HSG experience would probably be put in the horrible category for me. Extreme cramps and super barfy but it was over in a matter of seconds. The nurse gave me a wet wash cloth for my forehead and it really helped.
@vnegron87 big congratulations!!
@MorganL925 I will be making an extra wish for you today!
@lauranick2010 helping other people celebrate their baby happiness can definitely be a hurting experience. I hope you find peace and can have some time to focus on yourself throughout the planning!
@wifeinraleigh28 keep me updated on your DH's results from his second SA. If the clomid gave the results you wanted I am hoping we will reconsider starting it for DH.
*Edited because I forgot!
Me: 30 DH: 33
Married: February 15, 2013
TCC: October 2013
MFI- low count/morphology
May / June 2016- Monitored cycle and TI- BFN
June / July 2016- Gonal-F + IUI #1- BFN
August 2016- Gonal-F + IUI #2-
Got my saline sonogram scheduled for next week, and I did my day 3 bloodwork today. Apparently they need more for IVF than they did for IUI, 14 vials (!!!) but I count it as a victory since they were able to get it all in one shot (I have tiny veins that are usually difficult to find. Last time they did bloodwork, a routine check of my bloodsugar since I am the only non-diabetic in my family and we like to keep an eye on it, they had to stab me a couple times, and the bloodwork for my IUI they had to take half from my arm and half from my hand.)
Also scheduled, my first trip up there, for my orientation at the end of February. Yay!
QOTW - It's not exactly specific to TTC, but I am resolved to do away with some of the negativity that is around me. I have a cleaning schedule that I will attempt to really stick to, and I have started meditating before I go to sleep - it helps with my anxiety at night and seems to be helping during the day too.
TTC since 2011
@morganL925 DH didn't actually start taking Clomid. It was prescribed by the urologist but it was going to cost a lot of money for just a 1 month supply. The urologist was not confident about it doing anything...so that made me think twice about spending the money. I am good friends with a pharmacist and talked to him about it, and we weighed the pros and cons and the cost was too high for the slim chance of a positive outcome. So we decided to not fill the script. The pharmacist is doing some research for me and is going to suggest some other options. I will share when I get them! Also, what vitamins does your DH take? My DH is also on a vitamin regimen. (I make him take a whole bunch.) He also, on his own, made an appointment with a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and went and got acupuncture the other day and some herbal teas and such.
@stephym89 so uncomfortable holding your pee. My ultrasound lady was 20 minutes late showing up to work too. The secretary kept telling me to go pee while I was waiting, but only for 10 seconds. I must have went at least a dozen times. Brutal.
@lily55d reading that broke my heart for you. I am so sorry to hear that this month hit you especially rough. We all know those feelings - Big hugs to you.