Tuesday, October 31, 2006


It's finally happening - I got the call last night; we are going to transfer this cycle!! My lining got to a "7-8 IE". They said that was fine. I don't even know what my labs were at.

Jill - the nurse from Cooper - gave me all my meds instructions (lots, and lots, and lots of them!!) and then I got to call T&I and tell them I was coming!! I called Irena's phone and said "I was just wondering what you were doing this Friday - because I'm going to be in New Jersey for our transfer!!!" We all were giddy together; all very excited!

Then I called Fran - I think she was sort of shocked that after all this time they finally said "GO FOR IT"!! We were on the phone for a good hour, hour and a half, making reservations and travel plans. I will leave Atlanta at 2:30 on Thursday. I'll arrive around 5pm in Philadelphia; I think I'll probably be met by Tom & Irena and we'll all go out that evening. I'm hoping Fran will be able to come too. It's hard to believe its been about 6 months since I was there for testing! :)

I had my 2nd acupuncture appt yesterday - it was even better than the first one. I really am enjoying them, and feel very "in tune" with my body.

I start doxycycline and medrol today as well as the progesterone - just THREE MORE DAYS!! I can't believe I'll be packing up tomorrow and leaving in just 2 days! YAYYYYY!!!

Monday, October 30, 2006


It's Monday - it's 8:30am, I am a ball of nerves! I am so excited and so nervous. I'm about to head over for my blood and ultrasound appt... I wanted to record my thoughts before and after. I am very hopeful, and scared all at the same time. I want so much for this to happen, so much for this to be the cycle we make it to transfer... My IPs deserve the moon and I just want to help in some small way.


Friday, October 27, 2006

Friday Blood & U/S

We're getting there... I'm channeling the Little Train That Could - "I Think I Can, I Think I Can"... Today my Estradial was 1365, Progesterone .41 and LH .1 - so labs were good. It's weird, but good, how my estrogen levels actually came down some My lining was a 7TL which is great!! I had fluid, but it wasn't in the cavity, it was outside; the RE said maybe a drop or two inside. That is a good thing! I really hope it stays that way.

They want me to stay on meds through Monday and be rechecked, they want me at least at an 8mm... I am nervous about what will happen between now and Monday, but still really hopeful!! I need to order more vivelle dot patches for my Monday switch out.

I sure hope I have great news Monday, I'm so, so excited for this to be the cycle that we make it to transfer!! It would be on November 2nd if it comes together. I'm trying not to think too much about it and get all caught up in planning and thinking it out until Monday comes and I get word from Cooper.

So, I'll stay busy this weekend and for the first time in FOREVER look forward to Monday!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Another Quick Update

My estradial from my 10/23 appt was 1,895... wow. They didn't have a problem with it though, she did say she wanted to see my lining thicker though and told me to increase my vaginal estrace to 2x daily. I have another u/s on Friday.

My acupuncture appt yesterday was really good as well - I liked the acupuncturist a lot, and am looking forward to next Monday's appt.

Well, I have a lot on my desk so I'll sign off for now, but hopefully I'll have a good update on Friday!

Monday, October 23, 2006

October 23rd Update

I'm sure I'll have more to add tonight/tomorrow AM. I went for a blood and ultrasound appointment this morning. My lining is at a 4mm on day 8 of our cycle. To me that sounds pretty good, especially since I only stopped bleeding 4 days ago and usually I'm only a 6-7 on day 15 of our cycle. I'm feeling more and more hopeful about this cycle and am really excited to see how things look on Thursday! I hope my labs all look good today. I'm hoping my coordinator thinks that sounds good, and am anxious to hear back from the clinic.

I have acupuncture tonight, I'm looking forward to seeing what its like and seeing how it might help with my lining!

I'm also looking forward to getting home tonight and seeing my hubby - he's been gone since early Friday morning at a long drill weekend, playing war games in the Georgia mountains! I hope he had fun and that they didn't freeze too much. It got so cold over the weekend!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Started Meds Last Night

My estradiol was 58, my progesterone .4 - low enough to start meds! Cooper called and started giving me a straight estrace protocol and I asked why my coordinator had given me soemthing different; they said to follow what Fran sent and asked me to fax a copy to them. I'm not sure why they didn't have it, but hopefully we're all on the same page now!

My next blood and ultrasound will be Monday the 23rd and my first acupuncture appt is that evening at 5:00pm. I'm really looking forward to that, and pray, pray, pray things go well for us this time. I want SOOOO badly to get to a transfer!! I wanna be preggo for T&I!!

I've already got a whopper of a headache, and its only day 1 on estrogen... I think Tylenol and I are going to be buddies the next couple weeks!

It feels really surreal to be cycling again after everything that's gone on - the cancellations, the delays, the disappointments. Part of me is really, really hopeful and excited, and part of me is just very wary right now of getting to excited again... I have faith that whatever is meant to me will be, and I just have to let the rest go!

I hope I have some good news next Monday and that things are progressing as they should.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Where Oh Where Have I Been?

Nothing new to report, but figured I was over-due to check in! Today is my LAST BCP!! WOOHOO!!! Monday is blood and ultrasound and here is my estimated schedule (assuming all goes well on Monday):

CD1 Monday 10/16/06 - Blood & U/S (E2 and P4), .15cc Delestrogen, 1 Vivelle Dot patch, 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD2 Tuesday 10/17/06 - 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD3 Wednesday 10/18/06 - 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD4 Thursday 10/19/06 - .25cc Delestrogen, 2 Vivelle Dot patches, 1 estrace vaginally PM
Friday 10/20/06 - 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD6 Saturday 10/21/06 - 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD7 Sunday 10/22/06 - 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD8 Monday 10/23/06 - Blood & U/S (E2 and P4), .35cc Delestrogen, 4 Vivelle Dot patches, 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD9 Tuesday 10/24/06 - 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD10 Wednesday 10/25/06 - 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD11 Thursday 10/26/06 - Blood & U/S (LH, E2 and P4), WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS .35cc Delestrogen, 5 Vivelle Dot patches, 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD12 Friday 10/27/06 - 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD13 Saturday 10/28/06 - 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD14 Sunday 10/29/06 - 1 estrace vaginally PM
CD15 Monday 10/30/06 - POSSIBLE Blood & U/S (LH, E2 and P4), .35cc Delestrogen, 5 Vivelle Dot patches, 1 estrace vaginally PM

Monday, October 02, 2006

October Update

I can't believe I forgot to update after my callback!! I zone when I get this kind of news. My estrogen level was over 100, too high to start cycle meds. So, I'm on bcps for 3 weeks total, half way through them so far. It feels like its dragging; I'm just anxious to be cycling again and see if we can make it to transfer this time!

Perhaps the break is good for my body.

In any event, I should have some "moving forward" type news in the next 2 weeks!! :)