Monday, March 29, 2010

Not Going To Be Easy

Well it has been about 3 weeks since my last infertilty update and I am afraid I don't have much to post.  I was sure that AF was on her way the last time I posted but she is playing games with me.  I did see Dr. Sanders for an ultrasound and he gave me some prometrium (a form of progesterone) to take for 7 days to give AF a kick in the right direction but it has been a week since my last pill and I still haven't seen her.  He said that from the looks of my lining I should have a pretty heavy flow.  I have had some very light spotting but other than that I have just been trying to not get too aggrivated about it all.  I have heard that it can take 7-10 days after the last pill for AF to finally show so I am hoping that things will be underway in the next couple of days.  The plan is, once she arrives, to take 50 mg of chlomid on cycle days 3-8, while continuing to take the metformin.  I have also started acupuncture and although I have my doubts I want to give it a fair shot.  It was very relaxing the first time and she said that if I have been charting, I should notice a difference.  Unfortunately, I haven't been charting up until now so I don't have anything to compare it to other than if I start ovulating but that could also be because of the chlomid.  I will probably go once a week for a month or two and see how I feel.  If I feel that it's a waste of money I will stop going.  Fortunately, she charges on a sliding scale so you pay what you can afford with a minimum of $15 and a maximum of $40.  With those prices I think it's worth a shot! 
Fire season is just a few weeks away and Skeet seems to think it will probably be a busy one.  This is good but bad at the same time.  If there is a good chance he won't be around then I don't want to spend the money on the chlomid and ultrasounds and chance that he won't be in town on the day of ovulation.  So I think if we can get AF to cooperate I will do chlomid for the next two months and then put TTC (trying to concieve) on hold until things slow down.  I am also debating whether or not we will continue to do any fertilty drugs/treatments while I am doing school.  I should find out in the next couple of weeks whether or not I will be interviewing for the Rad Tech program.  If I get in, life will be pretty stressful for a few years and I don't know if I want to add the stress of TTC to that.  Having a baby is very important to me but if I am not going to be able to have one I would like to have a good career.  Obviously, if we don't ever get pregnant I won't do OB ultrasounds but I will go a different direction and maybe do MRIs or Cardiac ultrasounds.  It's a lot to think about and I still don't have it figured all out, but I think that things might just work out the way they are supposed to. 
That's all I have time for now... hopefully in the next couple of days I can post that things are underway... keeping my fingers crossed!!


Anonymous said...

I believe in acupuncture definitely. I did it for stress and the acupuncturist kept telling me it will help regulate my cycle. I have had four visits so far and feeling better. :)

The Reluctant Blogger said...

I think of you daily and hope things get going. I look forward to your updates.

Fingers Crossed!

Andrea said...

I think of you all the time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I graduated many years ago in Radiology. Where would you be doing it at? I did it in Provo at the hosptial there. They had a rad tech program. It was a tough 2 years but good too. I think now things have changed and everything is digital. I'm sure you will do great if you get in. Personally I'm hoping and praying that your arms will be filled with a little one. You deserve that more than anything. Thinking of you...sending my love your way.

shannon said...

Hi Candi, You probably don't remember me, but I was on the Dec 07 IVF board/Babycenter. I've been following your blog ever since. I don't know if it will help you any, or if your Dr can find a way to work it into a protocol for you- But I have some meds that I will not be using. Right now I have 1 unopened box of Prometrium, and a 2nd box with only 1 pill taken out of it. Also, I have Estrace pills and Vivelle patches. My insurance covers most of them, so I'm willing to give them to you if you can find a use for them. Just send me an email if you'd like them.