Friday, February 27, 2009

Organizing meds..

So today I decided to organize mine & dh's meds, since the dr. prescribed enough for both of us in my name to save money. Plus we're suppose to "save 8 pills for the retrieval". Dh will be going back to work again before I know it, so I got all "NIFTY" with some zip lock bags & a black magic marker..lol I separated my and dh's pills into our own bags, with our names on them. Then I left the 8 pills in the bottle for the retrieval, that way we won't get anything mixed up.





HERE'S MY HANDY WORK..lol



I know I'm weird, but I really enjoy having something to do. Even if it is just taking "Doxcycl" and counting down the days untill we're done with one more thing. We have 18 pills left to take so far. Keeps me a little more content, because it feels like we're getting just one more step closer to our IVF cycle :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

update & some drugs :)

Yesterday, I was going to call my Dr's office and check about what they wanted me to do about the possible uterine polyps, but I waited to late and the office was closed :( Anyway today I was getting ready to go pick my little bro. up from school when my phone rang... "with the ring tone of my Dr's office".. I then rushed into the other room and grabbed my phone..lol It was Sabrina my nurse.. she said that I would need to wait until I started my period and give her a call then, so they can schedule a "Hysteroscopy" to look at my uterus, and that they would do that on day 7 to 11 of my cycle. Just like when I scheduled my HSG.. (Good to know I thought to my self)...lol

So then she told me that the Dr. was going to call in some Antibiotics for DH and Me. Because of Dh's high white blood count. She said that he would just call in enough pills for both of us in my name. That way it would be cheaper and we could share them. We're suppose to take 1 pill a day for 20 days. Then save 8 pills each for the retrieval.

Now I'm still just waiting for my period to get here, hopefully it won't take long, and I'll have a normal cycle like last time:) DH is coming home today from working off shore. I'm very excited about that, I've been missing him allot!!! I love that man so much... And God has blessed my Family so much, and continues to everyday.. I just know that God is with me and Dh through our Journey with infertility!!! Oh, and things are going extremely well with settling with the company concerning my dads death!! God has given my mom the wisdom to know what to say.. He has sent people to help us.. And He's done what we can't do ourselves.. I'm am overjoyed with happiness, And I love the Lord so much!!! I know with all my heart that he's watching out for my family.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

"HSG" & (a small rant)

SO.. Thursday I had my HSG test done. It went pretty good. I woke up early to get there at 8, so that they could take some more of my blood to make sure I wasn't preg. So then I had to wait an hour eat something, and then take Lortab & Phenergan that my Dr. prescribe me for pain,and nausea. A few minutes later I was feeling really calm and relaxed, which was great because normally I would be extremely up tight. The HSG went by fairly quick. My tubes were not blocked YAY!!! BUT I may have a few small UTERINE POLYPS. The Dr. was unsure if it was uterine polyps, or just air bubbles. He said that if I have them, we would need to get rid of them, because it well help me to get pregnant. And he asked me if I had problems with my period. I do of course, and he said if I have them, and they remove the polyps that My period will be better.

So then he told me that he would have Dr. Koulianos (my DR.) look at the results and see what he thinks. The Dr. that actually did my HSG was the other Dr. in my clinic(DR. Inge), so I was glad to meet him. I do think after reading up on uterine polyps that my Dr. will want to at least check for uterine polyps, because I do have the symptoms. If I have them they're easy to get rid of. So I plan on giving my Dr. until Tuesday to call me, and if I haven't heard from him I'll call and leave a message with a nurse. :) I don't want to waste any time waiting around to fix any problems.

Ok its time for my little rant.lol When I first went back for my HSG, and was changing into my gown in a small restroom in the Xray Room. I over heard A nurse tell the nurse who had brought me back there say... OH you have a Patient that is trying to have a baby. After I was in my gown and the Dr. came in and shortly after I realized she was a "student nurse". So far every thing is going well.. he even asked her if she had seen a cervix before she said no, so he showed her mine and said mine was nice and normal.lol Things from that point are going well still. It was only until I was getting dressed in the restroom, that I over heard her talking about me telling another nurse that she was wondering... WHY WAS I EVEN TRYING TO HAVE A BABY SO YOUNG!!!!!! At the time I was very light headed from the meds I was on, and couldn't think too much about it. I was having a hard time enough dealing with bad cramps, and and getting my cloths on.

Here's the deal YES I'm VERY YOUNG, but that was none of her business!!!! For those of you out there that don't know this... It is the just as painful going through infertility at the age 21 as it is at the age 35... People can be very ignorant!!! I can admit that yes, I am mature for my age in some ways. I was always the teenager that didn't get into trouble with allot of things that most teens have problems with. Always the one to see the consequences for the action of things. Where as I see allot of people around my age who are very immature, and truly have no business having children. I'm talking about the ones who still act like babies Themselves who don't, put the baby first, and fail to take care of them. (it probably didn't help that I look even younger than my age either). But never mind, none of that matters.

They gave me a PATIENT CARE SURVEY to fill out if I chose to, and I'll be filling it out and leaving a comment about... what I over heard, and that they should go back over COMMON COURTESY with the student nurses. LOL My mom is a RN and she said that their taught to never talk in hearing distance of a patient.

I wasn't "that bothered" by it. But a year ago it would have really upset me. And this wasn't in the fertility clinic part of the hospital, it was down stairs in the Xray department. All of the Dr's and nurses in my clinic have been nothing, but very nice to me :) And life goes on.....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Blood work & Ultra Sound

SO this morning I went to my fertility clinic, to get blood work & ultra sound done. It went so fast, they took my blood as soon as I got there.. (I was a little up tight) as I always am when it comes to needles.lol After that They did the ultra sound, and then she said... your uterus looks good.... your right ovary looks good.... your left ovary looks good... I was so happy...lol I know to some people this wouldn't matter, but I really want my body to be as good, as possible for IVF.

Around 12:30 I called my nurse, she was out at lunch at the time, but she did call me back this time.lol She asked if anyone had helped me while she had been out sick. I said yes someone did help me schedule my appointments. Then I told her I was calling her about scheduling my IVF date. She then told me that she had me down for "MAY25th" !!!
And that she got a note on her desk and wrote it down. SO "for now" I'm satisfied..lol She said to call her back with my "march period" and she would give us the paper work to start. Now I'm waiting for another period..lol

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Up date

OK.. today I got up and got ready & then called my nurse around lunch time. I was very surprised when someone actually answered the phone, and I wasn't talking to an answering machine...lol Anyway.. I asked for my nurse of course. But was told she was out at lunch, I asked her to leave my nurse a message to call me back.. And hour later I got a call back from LISA (another nurse). She then told me that my nurse was still out sick, that she got better, but now her 2 kids have a virus and strep throat. The Nurse did help me schedule my test I needed done though.. so I was happy about that. Tomorrow morning I have and apt for blood work and ultra sound. And on the 19th this month, next Thursday I have my HSG apt. I'm very glad to have that taken care of.

I also asked her if "My nurse" is the only one who can schedule my IVF. She said yes.. But that she should be back tomorrow and she was going to leave a note on her desk, to call me. That may be so, but so far I've had a little trouble with them calling me back so if she don't call me by 12:00 tomorrow.. I'll just have to leave her another message LOL... I just hope they can still schedule my IVF for MAY th. I will be pretty up set if they can't... seeing as I have been trying to get in contact with my nurse since last week. Maybe I'm just worrying too much.. I have a habit of doing that, and also looking for things to go wrong... I need to work on those issues or else I'll have myself upset all the time..lol I'll be praying that everything works out, and nothing goes wrong...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Waiting.....

So far now I have called my IVF nurse because Me and DH have decided to not do the shared risk plan "& just pay for 1 IVF cycle at a time. The reason is because... WE could get pregnant on the first try and lose allot of money. Money is not a problem for us, we have been very blessed, though we don't like to waist money. I Just hope we made the right decision... My Nurse then said we could schedule a date for IVF. I told her about how DH works, so she gave me several dates that they could do the transfer on. I then said I would look at them and get back with her. There was 2 good dates for me... the week of MARCH 30th or the week of MAY 25th. After looking at these dates I've pretty much decided that "MAY 25th" would be best. Because I was still waiting to start my period, and I've never had an HSG, and don't know if we will run into any problems or if I would even start my period in enough time for MARCH 30th.

SO I've been trying to get ahold of my nurse since last Thursday, I got a call back from another nurse, she said Sabrina (my nurse) wasn't in, and that she would leave her a message for me & call me back. NO CALL the next day.. so I called this morning when I got up.... later on today I was talking to my mom n then I said... HEY I feel kinda weird like my panties are a little wet.LOL So then I thought and said OUT LOUD... HEY MAYBE I STARTED MY PERIOD!! My mom was paying her bills at the time, so I pulled out my stretchy exercise pants and LOOKED right there..lol And YES I started my period.. I was so happy!!! I didn't expect to start so early... SO then I called and hour later and left my nurse another message. lol

I just got a call back from a nurse (not MINE) ugh.. She said Sabrina was sick, but should be in tomorrow.. She said that she was looking at DH's sperm test, and saw that there was a high White Blood count, which I already know. And so do all of our Dr's.. She said that Allergy's could be causing it. And asked if he had ever been put on antibiotics for it. I said yes but it didn't clear it all. And that ALL of our Dr's didn't know what caused it. Any how she then explain that the DR
probably would want to put us "Both" on antibiotics. "IF WE WE'RE SEXUALLY ACTIVE"...lol Because OF infection I'm sure. The DR. did mention that dh's sperm could have gave me infections, because of his white blood count. The only way to find out is to look, and we haven't got to that point yet. WE will soon though now that I've started my period..


DH was home from work a little over a week,but his work called him, and asked him if he would come out to work early, we could use a little extra money With IVF coming up soon so he decided to go, so he's in the gulf working again..He won't be home now until FEB 25th..
I hope that won't be a problem.. And I HOPE AND PRAY that we won't run into ANY problems to slow us down. I'm ready to get this thing moving..lol SO all I have too say NOW is That I better be getting a call back tomorrow or I won't be happy about it!!!! And I'll be leaving more messages...lol I'm surprising my self that I am being this persistent and straight forward, normally I'm a very, very, very, SHY person. I guess I just want a baby really bad...

I'll update you tomorrow, on what I find out and what I'm doing next:)

Monday, February 2, 2009

my obgyn appt.

Well.... I went and got one more thing over with today, I asked my Dr. to fax my test results from my pap test to my Fertility Clinic. She said.. No problem. I told her we would be starting IVF soon. She told me about one of her patients husbands that had the same problems as me and DH. She said they were young like us, and they had to do ICSI with IVF, which is what we are doing. She said ICSI works really good for people with our problems. And that couple got pregnant the first IVF cycle. And now they have a year old twins! It just made me feel good to hear that, it encouraged me a bit..lol

I'm trying to stay positive. Seems like I'm praying about it all the time. What I really want most is Gods will in Mine and my DH life. I want children more than anything. Its still very hard sometimes, but I like to remind my self that I'm not alone, and God is with me all the time, he knows every thing about me and loves me even though I don't deserve it:) And he is in control of everything!(even though in hard times its easy to forget) I believe everything will work out for me n DH, one way or another.