Thursday, September 21, 2006

Meds Calendar for October Cycle

It's a doozy!!

Sept 21 CD2 - Blood & U/S. .15cc Delestrogen, 1 Vivelle Dot patch, 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Sept 22 CD3 - 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Sept 23 CD4 - 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Sept 24 CD5 - 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Sept 25 CD6 - .25cc Delestrogen, 2 patches, 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Sept 26 CD7 - 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Sept 27 CD8 - Blood & U/S. 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Sept 28 CD9 - .35cc Delestrogen, 4 patches, 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Sept 29 CD10 - 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Sept 30 CD11 - Blood & U/S. 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Oct 1 CD12 - 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime. (May add 1 oral Estrace depending on results from previous day.)
Oct 2 CD13 - .35cc Delestrogen, 5 patches, possibly 1 oral Estrace in the AM, 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Oct 3 CD14 - Blood & U/S. Possibly 1 oral Estrace in the AM. 1 Estrace vaginally at bedtime.
Oct 4 CD15 - Possibly 1 oral Estrace in the AM. Possible start of PIO. 1/2cc IM before noon, 200mg Progesterone Vaginal Suppository (PVS) at bedtime, Doxycycline 100mg 2x per day, Medrol 16mg 1x per day.
Oct 5 CD16 - Possibly 1 oral Estrace in the AM, .35cc Delestrogen, 5 patches, 1cc PIO, 200mg PVS 2x per day, Doxycycline 100mg 2x per day, Medrol 16mg 1x per day.
Oct 6 CD17 - Possibly 1 oral Estrace in the AM, 1cc PIO, 200mg PVS 2x per day, Doxycycline 100mg 2x per day, Medrol 16mg 1x per day.
Oct 7 CD18 - Possibly 1 oral Estrace in the AM, 1cc PIO, 200mg PVS 2x per day, Doxycycline 100mg 2x per day, Medrol 16mg 1x per day. POSSIBLE TRAVEL DAY.
Oct 8 CD18 - PROBABLE EMBRYO TRANSFER. Possibly 1 oral Estrace in the AM, 1cc PIO, 200mg PVS 2x per day (1st suppository AFTER transfer), Doxycycline 100mg 2x per day, Medrol 16mg 1x per day. BED REST.

All fingers and toes are crossed that I get to follow this calendar out!! :)

I haven't gotten my callback yet with results, I usually get that on my way home; but the NP who did the u/s said my lining was nice and thin.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Cycling Once Again

Well today is my "official" CD1, I sent an e-mail to my coordinator asking for my meds calendar and asking her to send an order to GRS so I can get scheduled for a blood and u/s tomorrow. It'll be good to get going again!

I'll post when I have my baseline results and know what my meds schedule will be!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

September 5th U/S and Update

On September 5th I went back for a re-check, very dissapointingly my lining had somehow decreased to a 4mm. I am so disheartened by that fact. My bloodwork all looked great, and my estrogen levels were comparatively much lower than the cycles on estrace, but still higher than most other surrogates I've talked to. I don't know what that means, but I'm definitely not responding like the average person. I also found out I did NOT have fluid at the first u/s, I did have a tiny bit at the 2nd one.


We are trying again. I started Provera on the evening of the 5th - today will be the 9th pill I've taken, no sign of AF yet. I did spike a low grade temp last night and have been feeling crampy off and on, so maybe the witch is on her way.

My heart is so very heavy for my IPs, more than anything I want to help them have a baby, and I just feel pretty defective right about now. It's extra difficult because there doesn't seem to be any answer as to "Why" this is happening, all we can do is keep playing with the meds and try again. This next cycle will be a combo of delestrogen and estrace, and we'll do an early u/s on CD10 to see if perhaps I'm thickening up really quickly, and maybe I was already on my way down when they rechecked me on the 5th... This will be our 3rd cycle, my 4th month on cycling meds (counting in the mock) and I am praying, SO hard, that this time we'll actually get to transfer.

It's funny, I KNOW if we can make it to transfer, all of this will just "go away" in my mind, it will all have been COMPLETELY worth it, but the fear of NOT getting to transfer is pretty real for me right now, and wondering if I've put my IPs through all of this for nothing... that just breaks my heart! I'm trying really hard to just keep looking forward, not back, and hope for the best and trust that whatever is meant to be will be!!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

September 2nd U/S - CD14

Well, first let me add in my blood results from Monday's blood work at GRS.

Estradiol 239, Progesterone 0.85 and the LH was 8.8; which were good for where I was at on meds.

Today was the BIG u/s and I have an under-achieving uterus once again! I don't know whether or not there was fluid, the RE didn't say - he was pretty quick with the procedure. My lining is only to a 6.7mm and the pattern wasn't a triple yet. So, I'm sure I'll be on meds a few more days and we'll check again maybe Tuesday. I'll have to wait to hear back from Cooper. If we check on Tuesday and things look good that puts me at Saturday, Sept 9th; 1 week from today. At least things are moving along, albeit slowly, it's not the end of the line yet! :)

I'll keep you posted when I know more!