(Closed) The 6 Months + TTC Ladies: It's About Darn Time We Got Our BFPs ~ Part 13

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Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Wispy:  noooooo – this was your cycle!!! hope its some kind of implantation dip (not sure what they look like) or some other explanation. FX for you…

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@MrsFarmer:  thanks for starting our new thread with such a beautiful message πŸ™‚ sorry you’re starting yet another cycle, you are definitely well overdue for some good news. I’m CD7 today too, we can be buddies πŸ™‚ glad to hear your are enjoying your break!!

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@cafegirl:  Happy Birthday to you πŸ˜€ hope you do lot of fun things and get thoroughly spoilt!!

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@gingersnap25:  all the very best for your next cycle, and i’ll miss you in this thread. It sounds like you have an amazing husband xx glad you’re not giving up πŸ™‚

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@lonsk:  oooh, your story gave me a little chill πŸ™‚ hope she is on to something!

 

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@redsmarties:  please do keep up with us!

 

Hmm  – looks like we need to do some recruiting, with so many jumping ship!! πŸ˜‰

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lonsk:  Oh my gosh! Goosies over here! Wow, you never know. What if she is right!?? How freakin awesome would that be!

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@Wispy:  Already commented on the 1+, but don’t give up! No way that B is showing up this early! Fingers still crossed, they haven’t moved, even while typing…

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@cafegirl:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope your day and weekend are filled with everything amazing! Enjoy your day : )

But HAPPY FRIDAY!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned?? Tomorrow I’m taking part in one of my friend’s Bachelorette party. We are going to three wineries for tastings, dinner, then to the bar we went to for my B party. It’s going to be a long day, but I’m ready!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Yellow.Clover:  that sounds delightful – hope you have a lovely day πŸ˜€

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I posted on 1+ but I got results draw results on my progesterone level from yesterday. It is 30.5. The dr thinks that us good. And maybe I ga implant spottinG. I’m so going to keep positive andhope that’s it. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Wispy:  Hey….nice number! Hopefully these are all GREAT signs for you!

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@Yellow.Clover:  Nice looking weekend, wow! We’re spending the weekend….wait for it……packing! But things are getting exciting – I have 7 days of work left! How is everything going with you?

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@hamikay:  How are you doing, lady? Are you feeling a little better?

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@redsmarties:  Ahh, yes. I should be doing the same. I do feel really guilty leaving hubby at home to do the work, but there’s really not much left to do. Just some caulking in the bedroom around the trim, then painting. Packing/purging in the 2nd spare bedroom and then ripping out the carpet. Then packing/purging in the basement. So I figure what he doesn’t get done, I’ll help him with on Sunday. Our house looks like a total disaster right now! But, I’m still hoping that we will have it on the market by the end of this month. : )  So, do you guys have a home waiting for you in the new city? And only 7 days left of work!? Lucky you!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Yellow.Clover:  I wish we had a home waiting for us. Unfortunately, we’re moving in to my parents’ basement. Once the settlement from DH’s dad’s estate comes through (soon!), we will start house shopping. I’m just thankful that we rent right now – none of the worry about selling (or even patching up the nail holes in the walls!) And oh well, right? You deserve to have some fun!

Post # 24
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Honey bee

Oh my gosh you guys I wrote the BIGGEST comment about my visit with the gynecologist yesterday and it DIDN’T POST. Arrrrrggggh! I’m super busy at work this afternoon but I will try to re-F’ING-write it. Stupid computers.

Hope everyone is doing well =) SO glad it is Friday.

Post # 25
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Honey bee

PS, the comment I am writing is suuuuper long. Sorry =)

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@redsmarties:  Yes, we will be doing the same (hopefully) if the house sells quickly. I can’t buy again until January. So, if we get lucky and it sells before then, we will be staying with my parents as well. Another reason for the TTC break.. Well good luck packing this weekend. And I’m sure moving in with your parents won’t be so bad. I’m sure you will be able to save some money up and take time before rushing into a house.

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@ChuckNorris:  I know! WB is acting a fool today! LOL.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Yellow.Clover:  Have a great time!

 

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@ChuckNorris:  I hate when that happens. But it is b/c my laptop in crazy and deletes stuff! lol

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Dropping in to wish everyone TONNES of love and luck. x

Post # 29
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Honey bee

Precursor: I’m not sure that I 100% understand what is going on with my body. This is how I recall it, but I was very stressed out, nervous and overwhelmed (my blood pressure was 140/90!!!) so forgive me if it doesn’t make sense. PLEASE, ask questions if it doesn’t. He encouraged me to bring in a list of questions next time I see him =)

So I met with the gynecologist yesterday. As it turns out, he’s not just a gynecologist. He started as an OB, practiced that for 20 years. He went back to school to study reproductive medicine and actually brought IVF to northern California. He has stopped practicing IVF as he has retired several times, but he loves what he does and is good at what he does, so he continues to return and retire repeatedly. He now sees patients once every two weeks strictly for PCOS and menopause – hormone management. As some of you know, I was told about this doctor through people at my work (he works at my clinic). I work with several providers who refer patients to him all the time, and fully trust him and believe in him. Every one of his patients has just raved, and raved, and raved about him. People call him the “God of Gynecology.” Prior to meeting with him, I got some lab work done.

He walks in to the room and says, “Well, you don’t have PCOS.” YES!!! FWIW, I do not have endo either.

He goes on to thoroughly review my lab work with me. He told me about four different things that cause infertility in people with PCOS. Unfortunately, I only remember two of them. He said that people can have really high LH, which causes the ovaries to never receive the signal to ovulate. He also said that people can have high testosterone, which causes a whole slew of issues, one of which is also anovulation. I do not have either of these. He goes on to tell me that my LH was actually very low, that my estrogen was also very low, and that my LH to FSH ratio was off. Based on this information, he said, “I don’t think you’re ovulating every cycle. If you are, it’s not at the right time in your cycle.” He then looks at my BBT charts and he feels that January, February and July were anovulatory (my temps are higher in my LP kinda, with some dropping below the coverline, but almost all of them are JUST above the coverline). Well, he didn’t JUST say that, he looked at them and said, “See, this one here, that’s a classic anovulatory chart.” (Emphasis on classic. That stung a little). He says that he’s all for BBT, but that it’s very old school and he prefers to go by lab work over anything. He asked me if I was using OPK’s, which as you ladies know I am. I have gotten 2 cycles with positives, one cycle I never got a positive. He feels that despite the positives that my body isn’t fully releasing an egg. The hormones are there, but there isn’t enough of them to get the job done. The plan for this is to confirm anovulation by doing CD14 bloodwork, including an estradiol and an LH. He says that my ovaries are just asleep, and need a “kick in the butt.” He plans to kick my ovaries in the butt by doing a few rounds of monitored Clomid, starting with 50 mg, in combination with an HCG shot. Is that a trigger shot?

He thinks I have a second problem – a luteal phase defect. This is based on my lab work, my chemical pregnancy and my period history. I start spotting with a temperature drop at 7DPO. An LP defect doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s too short (which is what I always thought), just that there is something wrong with it. He thinks that I do not produce enough Progesterone to make a secretory endometrium* thus I do not have an environment for an embryo to implant to, grow in and be sufficiently supported in. To prove his theory, he is going to do two things: post O blood work for progesterone, and an endometrial biopsy (yikes!!!!) which is scheduled for next Tuesday (double yikes!). He thinks the endometrial biopsy will show that it is not the “right” endometrium for that point in my cycle. Does anyone have any experience with an EMB? I am terrified of it. If you know my history, you know that I had cervical stenosis at 11 years old. I had a dilating procedure that was literally the WORST pain I’ve ever been in. He plans to treat this with putting me on oral progesterone.

*Apparently, there are 2 types of endometriums. Secretory and proliferative endometrium. The secretory one is prepared by Progesterone during the LP; it is full of nutrients and designed to support the growing embryo. The proliferative is prepared by estrogen – both things I am lacking. Is that right? Has anyone else heard of this?

In summary, we are doing these things: Verifying anovulation by checking E2 and LH on midcycle with ultrasounds, check a sperm analysis, and also confirm anovulation/LP defect with CD22 progesterone levels and endometrial biopsy. Start with Clomid 50 mg, with ultrasounds, and an HCG shot. Then, start on oral progesterone. If no go in 2-4 rounds of Clomid, he said he’s gonna “blow my tubes out.” Is that an HSG?

So, all in all, I feel really good about my plan. Like I said, he’s technically retired. He was not doing any IF patients (is that what I am?). I dunno what his nurse said to convince him, but he is taking me on. He is coming in specifically for me to do this biopsy next week. I feel so honored to have met him and that he is doing this. I feel like I am in such good hands.

Does anything I said make sense? Am I completely misunderstanding things? What questions should I ask him?

Post # 30
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Honey bee

@Yellow.Clover:  Hahaha omg remember that song, “Act A Fool”??

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@Wispy:  It’s so frustrating!!! When it happened I just sat and stared at my computer like…what?!?!!?!?!?!?! Did that really just happen?!?!?

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Wispy:  i have everything crossed for you!!!!

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@redsmarties:  lots better, thanks for thinking of me πŸ™‚ even got to the gym this morning, now that my head doesn’t feel like it will explode! and in terms of TTC still feeling quite calm, on CD9. how are you doing?

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@Mrs. Jaguar:  aww, thanks! how are you going??!

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@ChuckNorris:  why hello there πŸ™‚ wow, your doctor sounds AMAZING – i’m so freaking jealous! would it be silly to book flights on the hope he’d see me?? hahaha You sound like you are in such good hands. i would be very nervous about the EMB too, but hopefully it will be over quickly, and worthwhile if it answers some more questions. I think I just learnt a LOT from your post… ahhhhh – i’m so excited for you, sounds like you could have some happy news very soon!!

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