Friday, February 22, 2008

... Dr. Visit ...

Well I have to give blood again on Saturday. Since my prolactin was high they want another test done.
Also, we have an appointment with the Fertility doctor on Friday, Feb. 29th @ 1:30pm. I am really looking forward to it. I am sure it will be full on information and hopefully get us on the aggressive right path.
Dave saw the Urologist on Thursday and she (yes, I said she!) seems to think we would be a great candidate for IUI (inter-uterine insemination). So that is what we are so ready for. It was also reassuring to know that even the urologist was going through infertility. Also, she told Dave that he could FINALLY get off the pills that he has been taking for the past 2 years!!
Anyway, we see the doctor on Friday and I will update once we know more. I am due to start my period on Sunday and started spotting today. Which is good. I want to be all done by the time Friday gets here and get a good fresh cycle in! I guess a 35 day cycle is what my body has!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

... Testing ...

So Dave and I got all our blood work done on Saturday.
All of it came back normal.
He does see the urologist on Thursday, hopefully that will yield some good results and he can get off those stupid pills!! 2 years is way too long to be on them!
I am A+ blood type. The only thing that was high was my prolactin. Normal is up to 20 and I was 46. So I am not sure what that means.
I called the fertility clinic and we have an appointment with the doctor on March 10 @ 11am. A day after I turn 31.
Hopefully it is a lucky year!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

... I love smilies ...

Well there it is....finally a smiley face for a positive ovulation!! Yipee! I was beginning to worry. I actually had to go out and buy a whole new kit, $30 mind you, because I ran out of test sticks. They only come with 7. And low and behold I only needed to use 1 out of the new kit. So...I must have O'd on CD 8 or 9. Heres to hoping! I go in for blood work on Saturday. Then I call the fertility clinic and they will arrange an appointment. Looks like things are coming into action. Sometimes it still overwhelms me to think this journey may be over soon. We will be able to hold our own little will all be so worth the wait. I am so excited to share this experience with Dave!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

... HSG ...

Well I had my HSG on Friday. It hurt more than I remember my last one. But the doctor and nurse were really nice and that helped relax. After all, it isn't everyday that a strange man and woman are down by your vagina inserting things that just aren't meant to be up there!!
I got to watch the whole thing on camera, so that was cool. When they inflated the balloon that hurt for sure.
Afterward, they let Dave come in so the doctor could explain everything. All looked good. Yay! No blockage!
I started my Ovulation predictor thing Friday morning as well. So far...nothing!
Dave also did his semen analysis on was a busy Friday, let me tell you!
Anyway, he got his results back today. They were less than good. His count is the lowest its ever been. I feel so sorry for my wonderful husband! He SO deserves to be a daddy! Sometimes I REALLY don't get God's plan, but I know He has the best one, so I just keep trusting.
So after I get a positive ovulation, hopefully soon, then I will get blood work done and then we will go see the doctor. We are fully prepared to get aggressive with getting pregnant.
After all, neither of us is getting any younger!

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