Tuesday, January 6, 2009

No drama today

Thank goodness - I exhaust myself.

We are doing a day 3 transfer on Saturday morning at 8:30AM. And I am so happy (and relieved) to have that decision behind me ... now all I have to do is make the decision on how many to put back! Though, I think the decision will be made for me (meaning not all will survive to day 3 so I'll put them all back) and even if all 3 did survive, I'm thinking we'll just put them all back. We've been praying about it for awhile now and through the chaos, we just want to give them all the best chance at life ... right there in my sporty little uteri.

We head up to Sacramento tomorrow for a little lovin' quickly followed by some egg defrosting and egg fertilization (or so we hope). I know that tomorrow we will learn how many eggs survive thaw but we won't find out until Thursday how many fertilize. I am not even going to ASK what time of day I can expect the call - because then I'll stress out when they miss their deadline, I'd rather just be pleasantly surprised when I get a call. (or at least I hope it's pleasant news!)

***warning, it gets a bit technical here - for those who are interested (aka in the same boat!)***

Today I had an appointment with a Hematologist. I start Lovenox tonight.

So now I'm on: Levothyroxine (for my Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism), Dexamethasone, Cipro, Folgard, Prenatal Omega-3's, Prenatal vitamins, twice weekly Delestrogen IM shots, this morning was my last day of Lupron (yippee!) and tomorrow night I start the daily dreaded intramuscular shots of PIO!

The Hematologist was a nice lady. She put me on 40 units of Lovenox for prophylactic purposes (so what is it, a placebo?) and she confirmed that I need only take 2.2 mg of Folgard. She told me I did NOT need baby aspirin in addition to the Lovenox and she had me re-do my APA panel (as there have been new tests added to it for recurrent loss since 7/07) she wants me to do recurring CBC's to make sure my platelet counts are under control while I'm on the Lovenox and she will not run Level Xa's on me.

***ok, jargon officially over***

I'm starting to get excited. I realized the other day that I have to start pretending like I'm pregnant soon - you know, no alcohol, no caffeine, no soft cheeses, eating all-organic, etc, etc. Starting as soon as tomorrow, but definitely by Saturday. I can't believe it's actually here. I so pray that everything goes smoothly and we find ourselves with 3 perfect embryos come Saturday morning!

20 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that you have a plan in place, Polly. I wish you so much luck! Can't wait to hear about how it all goes.

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  3. I am praying for you!!! I can't wait to hear how it all goes!
    xoxo

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  4. Was there even drama yesterday? Sorry, I haven't read your last post but just saw your title.. Ooh, the S-word, Polly! Now I'm going to read it NOW!

    I'm waiting and waiting and waiting and praying for ya!

    Lotsa baby dust and hugs coming your way!!!!

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  5. Oh Polly, I am right here praying for you and your soon to be perfect little embryos. I am with ya on the diet change. I started the day I started stims, doing anything I can this time.

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  6. I will be praying for excellent thawing and fertilizing for Saturdays big deposit! Glad the time is finally here for you :)

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  7. Lots and lots of ladies have gotten pregnant with a 3 day tranfer and you will be one more. Praying that you get knocked up quickly and stay that way for a good long while. {{hugs}}

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  8. Glad you have made your decisions and have your plan in place!

    And it looks like you are on so many medicines! You're being taken care of well, and I can't wait for your updates!

    Good luck!

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  9. Best to you and your embies! You will be in my thoughts on Saturday. The list of drugs always amazes me - always feels like us infertiles are running a pharmacy in our homes around cycle/FET time ;-).

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  10. For what it's worth, I'm sending lots of positive thoughts your way. I'm hoping you get the best of the best news on Saturday. I look forward to your update.

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  11. My 'pretend I'm pregnant' regimend also includes no strenuious exercise, hence, the love-handles;-) Lots of luv comin' your way!!

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  12. This is very exciting. Your humor of the back fat posting was not lost on me, although I'm sure it's not true. I'm thinking about you both for your big event on Saturday. I hope everything goes well and you're able to move forward with your plan. Can't wait for an update!

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  13. I'm going to be praying for you EVERY DAY while this is going on Polly. Will be hopefully waiting for updates!

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  14. Ooh, I had a #$%$&^*&^ 2-day interruption in my Internet service, so I'm just catching up. Sending you lots of prayers and vibes and hugs and luck!

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  15. Best of luck with the transfer!

    Also good luck with the PIO. I've been on them for about a week, and it's not as bad as I anticipated.

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  16. So exciting, Polly! Definitely keeping you and your soon-to-be-embryos in my thoughts and prayers!!!

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  17. Yay, girl!

    About the Lovenox, "prophylactic purposes" means it is being used to prevent a clot, not to break up a known clot. I'm on 30 units 2x daily for for the same prophylactic reasons. If you need tips, let me know!

    Jenee

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  18. Uggh, the all to often reminder that I went through something similar ... I now remember how much I hate these shots. However, you sound like you are handling them with enthusiasm. How is that?

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