Wednesday, June 27, 2012

An Update on Our Attempts to Procreate

Soooooo, things have gotten interesting.  That cyst they saw on my ovary, yeah... more than likely, that was no cyst.  It was a nice, ripe egg!  I went back a week later (i.e., last Thursday) and it was gone.  So, we said, "Yay, it resolved itself!  Let's get some bloodwork then we'll call to schedule you to start your stim."  So, they call to schedule the stim give me bloodwork results, and I ovulated.  HUH?  My estrogen and progesterone levels all pointed to the fact that the cyst was an egg and I ovulated.  While on birth control.  AND Lupron!  My body does what it wants.  Ain't no meds going to hold down my ovaries.  (And, this my friends is how you can get pregnant on the pill.  Don't say I didn't warn you.)

So, I am STILL on the Lupron (this is much longer than I would have preferred to be taking this crap... I hate taking meds... except the ones that make my skin clear... those I looooooove).  I'm now basically having a "normal" cycle.  I should start my period (again) by next Wednesday, then I will go back to check my estrogen just to make sure my body isn't totally whack.  If all is good, I will start stim that weekend.  If I don't start my period, I will go Thursday for another ultrasound and bloodwork and then we'll take it from there.

Try not to be jealous of all the talk of needles and transvaginal ultrasounds.  It's a glamorous life, but someone has to live it!  ;)  I haven't even told you about the joys of the HSG or hysteroscopy.  Wow.  That would certainly make anyone who hasn't lived through that jealous!

P.S.  Don't be all, "Well you ovulated, you might be pregnant!"  First, I'm not.  There are things that must happen for that to happen and those things did not happen within an acceptable window of me releasing my egg.  Capeche?  Second, I don't think I'd WANT to be pregnant while I'm jacking up my body full of Lupron.  It's a Category X medicine (i.e., run away if you're knocked up).

1 comment:

Amy said...

Wow. What a roller coaster! We are always praying for you guys and hope for your sake that you're body will be ready to move on to next steps soon!