Monday, February 14, 2011

2 weeks and 2 days to go!

I can't believe it's getting so close...WOW!

So, in the past week...

I have been on lupron, 20cc's in the morning. I was supposed to start my period by Friday, the 11th of Feb. and it never came, so Dr. P called me personally and told me to come in Friday morning and he did an ultrasound and my lining had thinned out on it's own. At my previous (1st baseline u/s appt) on Monday, my lining was at 9.5 mm which is optimal for implantation, but I was due for a period, so it was inevitable it would thin. Friday it was 5.9 mm, so it did it's job. He went ahead and put me on the estrogen patch and I have had 2 on every other day, and I am starting supplemental pills tomorrow as well. My next baseline is Wednesday morning so they can tell if they need to up the estrogen or what. I had to call the office this morning and tell him I had indeed started my period, as I had awful, horrible, cramps. It seems just 3 hours later the blood is nearly gone and the cramps are non-existent. Hmm...Dr. P said it's probably old blood and everything is fine. So, we are still on. Also got my contract signed and it is in the mail to the Lawyer.

So, after Wednesday, I get my final calendar with my progesterone and antibiotic protocol. Transfer as of right now, is set for March 2nd, which is in 2 weeks and 2 days. Eeks! Egg retrieval is set for Feb. 25th.
If it works, my due date would be Nov. 18th 2011. If only one embryo sticks. If they both stick (lets hope not) it would be around Halloween they would be due. I'm getting excited!!!

Oh, can't forget...Happy Valentine's Day!!! Tomorrow is Thomas' Birthday too!

Monday, February 7, 2011

I need to vent....

Now in reality, we all make mistakes. I made an "oops" and I am getting bickered at and I am not happy about it.
I get this disorganized half assed calendar from the RE's nurse with TODAY's date at the top and stuff from January that's passed and stuff for Feb. that hasn't happened yet all mixed in this "calendar" that is nothing more than a list, which I received mid Jan.
After my first appointment Dr. P gave me crap about my BP being too high for him, then my pap was abnormal. So upon sending me everywhere to get my BP checked and to the GYNO for a colposcopy AND I moved in the process, and my folks are moving, I've been freaking busy. I FORGOT! The contract isn't even signed yet and I am hormonal as hell from the lupron and I am getting flack for forgetting to stop taking my birth control pill. Wait, hold up. He told me once I stopped the first pack, to start the new pack immediately, skip the inactive pills. So, my brain doesn't tell me I am going to be stopping them anytime soon. Why would I seek that on my calendar? Am I supposed to be some kind of whiz or mind reader? I was doing what I was told. It's not like I'm a pro at his protocol or anything like his nurse is supposed to be.
Another thing, he's threatening to cancel the cycle because our blood work isn't done. Woah, hold on. I've been on lupron a week. His nurse told me within the month of starting the meds we needed to have labs done. I got them done today, but that's not the point. Then she didn't give me the consent forms needed to even do any of the stuff that's already started, which I finally got today and I am livid because she tried to blame me for that. I set her straight and told her I may have lost the calendar, but I didn't get the blue sheets/consent forms. She said "it was such a crazy day when you were here". Um, ok. Is that the excuse?

Whatever. I'm so ready to just stop this whole thing. Dr. P is so nice while I'm there and he didn't scold me, it was his damn nurse and my agency. Though Soaud was nice about it, the point got across. I am human, I do make mistakes.

One thing in life people need to learn is to walk in someone else's shoes before passing judgement on them or any decisions or mistakes they have already made or may make.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

News from previous blog....

So, last Thursday, per Dr. P's request, I went and saw a GYNO and had a colposcopy done. I went this morning for the results and it was.....NEGATIVE!!

(Weight is lifting off shoulders...)

I am so excited and happy this is FINALLY working out!

I go in Monday for my baseline ultrasound and get my full calendar for the estrogen and progesterone and probably a closer inital transfer date.

Contratcs should be done by tomorrow!! So excited!!