Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Hang on to your follicles, Internetz, I gotz me a gamez plan!
Met with the RE today at the fertility clinic. Can I just go slightly off course to say that I found it really difficult to be there. That surprised me. I guess having been 'away' for a couple of months, all the uncertainty, potential joy or despair just hit me all over again. Fun times.
That said, I had a really great chat with the RE. She is good people. We talked a little bit about my break and I confessed my venture into naturopathy and acupuncture. I say confess because to be honest, I had no clue what her feelings would be about all of that. Don't get me wrong, I'm not about to give it up, but I've heard of others who did not have the support of their RE and I was hoping I wouldn't have to deal with that. As it turns out she's a big acupuncture fan and is pleased with the "lifestyle changes" I have been making.
So the plan now is to start another injectible round when I get my period in September. We discussed the fact that my periods have definitely NOT been cooperating while I've been on break and Internetz, yours truly got her very first prescription for Provera that I will be cashing in by cd-35. Though since I'll be continuing with my weekly acupuncture (I see a new car in ND's future thanks to me!), I'm hoping that I won't have to use it.
Then we will attempt a round of Follistim via intramuscular (IM) injections - fun bloody times. Expect me to blog a lot about ice packs and singing the Roger Ramjet theme song.
The good news is that the RE and I are on the same page. We need to up the dose of Follistim, like now. Not on cd-10 or later, like the minute we start. Our goal: to produce more than one mature follicle. My body responds slowly to the meds and to date, my two injectible cycles have only produced one pretty follicle. Here's hoping kicking things up a notch get things moving in there. All being well, we will once again go for a dIUI.
So that's the game plan. In the meantime, I need to focus more on what I've been trying to do over the past few months: eat better, exercise (more than once a year), relax, and take a bit of 'me' time without feeling guilty for doing so.
I'm sure I'll be a wreck once we get going again (it's the drugs, I swear!), but for now I'm feeling, dare I say it, optimistic?