- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Hey, everyone. I have a bit of a long-ish story, so bear wtih me!
So, to begin, I’m an uber planner. My husband and I have been planning to TTC beginning this summer, either June or July. Either way, I was going to come off the pill at the end of May (Mother’s Day, to be exact) when that pack runs out, and then either chart to avoid in June and start trying in July, or just start trying right away in June.
This past weekend, we moved into our new house. In all the hustle and bustle, I forgot to call the pharmacy to refill my Rx on Sunday, when I should have started the new pack of BC. I remembered to call them yesterday evening (Monday), only to find out that I didn’t have any refills left. My doctor is always fine about calling in one “emergency” refill as long as I schedule my next visit, which is due, and which I am scheduling for next week. So I should be able to pick up my new pack and start it today (Tuesday).
So, to back up a smidge… I explained to Darling Husband last night that I was out of pills and that I could ask the doc for my emergency refill and start taking it today for the final month, or we could just come off the pill a month early. I know it’s only a one-month difference, but in talking about it, we decided to stay on it because we JUST bought this house (first mortgage payment is due May 1) and we want at least that one month in the house to make sure our new budget that we planned for is accurate before we start trying. And although charting to avoid is an option, we felt like it would be less stressful to just stay on the pill and let it do its job.
Then, just a few minutes ago, I got a call from my regular doc to say that my hypothyroidism, which I was dignosed with about 7 weeks ago, is actually a result of Hashimoto’s. This, of course, throws a little bit of a wrinkle into things because I know it *can* make getting and staying pregnant a little more difficult. And from what I’ve read, it seems like charting is pretty much essential to getting pregnant with Hashimoto’s.
So I guess my question now is, knowing that we’re probably going to have a challenging TTC road ahead, should we throw financial caution to the wind, forget about this last pack of pills, and start charting now so I have that extra bit of practice behind me? Or, put the Hashimoto’s diagnosis to the back of my mind for now, and continue on as planned?
My doctor is going to call me back to schedule my follow-up appointment, and as I mentioned before, I have my regular OB checkup coming up as well. I plan to talk this out with both of them at those appointments, but I’d love to hear some “real-life” perspective as well.
Thanks so much, ladies!