Thursday, February 23, 2012

WTF # 2 and Good News?

A photo by me of Pacific Beach.

Okay well the WTF appointment went as well as can be I guess.  No they didn't  do blood work.  So I guess I'll push to get that done this afternoon when I get my new referral to the Gastroenterologist.

My blood pressure was good this morning at 125/76.

I explained to Dr.B. that I'm still getting some spotting and pelvic pain on the left side.  He opted to check me out after our talk.

What he said was basically this:  I gave it my best try.  Its time to move to donor eggs since I was considering them.  He said we could do a few rounds of clomid again before J deploys.

Oh and yes that is what I couldn't discuss before.  I'll be finding out here shortly just when J leaves.  He went to the range yesterday to qualify in anticipation of leaving soon.  When he gets back home again we'll go ahead with the donor eggs.  That is of course unless a UNICORN happens.

Dr. B. did say I most likely do have a developing issue with gluten as I'm in the right age range.  He said that they would, while J is deployed, opt to check me out for the endometriosis before we go ahead with the donor eggs to make sure its all cleared out.  He said that steroids would only cause more issues with the fetus than its worth and he said he wouldn't go that route.

Now for what he saw with the wand:
I watched as Dr.B's face changed to shock and confusion after moving away from the right ovary.
Oh my.  I did ovulate on my very own.  Right side was all quiet.  Left side had one bloody small cyst (endometrioma) that is the cause of the slight spotting it seems.  AND I had two cysts that I ovulated from.  That right ladies I ovulated on my own, no meds, from two follicles on the left ovary.  One follicle was more swollen still and a little bit cystic like but Dr. B. said it will resolve.  The other was sunken in a bit and the bloody one was also small.  Dare I hope? 

The doctor didn't think I was going to ovulate on my own thus his speech about us giving it our all before the exam.  Well here is hope that at least one was good enough and that soon I'll be testing.  But I do have my doubts.  I know the odds aren't in my favor considering my age.  I'm due around 2 March for AF's visit.

Dr. B also said I am most definitely in the second part of my cycle from the looks of it.  I already knew that too.  I felt the ovulation pain on Friday last week on day 10.  So Dr. B. is already quite aware that I ovulate early and he is prepared.

So I'm to call when I start my next cycle to get the script for clomid again.  He put it in the computer today but I've got time to go pick it up.  I needed only 1/2 a pill for 5 days last time to produce minimum of 4 follicles sometimes 6.

So I'm in my two week wait.  We'll see where this takes us.  It ain't over until the fat lady sings!

Update:  RE doc doesn't think progesterone supplement is needed because a good embryo would have enough of its own.  Sure and I'll get my unicorn tomorrow.

28 comments:

  1. I think that is fantastic news about you ovulating!

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    1. I just hope I have a quality egg that got released.

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  2. Ha! I always love surprising the REs with good news. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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    1. BTW Cristy, I just contacted my RE and they said if its a good embryo I wouldn't need the progesterone. You can bet come CD 21 I'll be calling to beg for the blood test. Not enough progesterone was the reason why I miscarried the twins in 96.

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  3. YAY for ovulating on your own. I hope you get your unicorn before J leaves.

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    1. Me too. I still want two children though so I'll do the donor eggs but if I get one of my own I'll just do it a bit later.

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  4. yay for double ovulation, I'm hoping for af to stay away!

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  5. Well, that was an interesting appointment! That's awesome you o'd on your own! The human body is a mystery for sure!

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    1. With another endometrioma I'm a little concerned though that even though I ovulated that eggs might not get out of the tubes.

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  6. That's right it's not over till it's over! So great that you O'd on your own! Wishing you lots of luck :)

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    1. There is always hope no matter how slim.

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  8. WOW! That is awesome news! I hope you do get your UNICORN!

    I'm sorry he is going to deploy. Sounds like you have a good plan though. I will be keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers that he returns to you safe and sound.

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  9. That is great news!!! I've heard that unicorns do exist...never seen one in real life though ;)

    When you have a natural cycle you usually don't need the progesterone supplementation. I've got my fingers crossed...because you just never know! :) XXX

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  10. Good luck, Becky. Know that I'm thinking of you and praying for your miracle.

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  11. Yay for two follicles! That's amazingly awesome :) I really hope that you get your unicorn there. Fingers crossed and positive vibes sent!

    I don't see why they couldn't give progesterone supplementation as a just in-case though... I had a healthy embryo (resulted in V) but I had totally corpus luteum cyst failure and my progesterone tanked (and caused me to start bleeding even)... just saying that healthy embryos do not always equal good progesterone, healthy CL cysts do though. I'd push it if it were me, but my body is crap when it comes to progesterone. If you don't have a history of progesterone issues yourself, then it should be fine; BUT remember if you have spotting or anything and do get a BFP, do not hesitate to call them and request supplements and a blood test. Really push for it if there is the slightest doubt, okay? Sorry for the rambling comment. I'm a huge advocate for progesterone testing after what I went through. Didn't mean to scare you or anything :(

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    1. I have it on my white board for things to do come CD21. I had spoken to the IVF nurse last December about doing a natural cycle and she assured me they would give me the progesterone. Nurse J (nasty) I doubt even asked my RE doctor this past week if I needed it she is just that type.

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  12. Sounds like a promising appointment and that you are oing on your own!

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    1. I'm just glad that I got them to realize that I can do some of this on my own and that perhaps they should better tailor my meds.

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  13. Sending you all my good thoughts for a unicorn!!!

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