7DPIUI

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I tested yesterday evening and this morning with Wondfo Pregnancy Test strips and it’s official my trigger shot is not in my system anymore. So any positives after this one is a baby.

My boy cat kept taking naps on my belly today. He never lays that long on my belly nor does he keep coming back for more. I hope he knows I’m pregnant and is helping to incubate the baby!!!

 

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Two Week Wait is the Two Worst Weeks

The Two Week Wait could be called by many the Two Worst Weeks. I know I don’t have full right to complain about it here because there are others who have endured the TWW many times already. This is my first IUI and  TWW.

So all my 2WW symptoms could be from the Prometrium vaginal pills (progesterone). Great. The internet says you can’t feel symptoms that early, other ladies say you can. I have been so very very very exhausted, today is 5dpiui (five days past IUI) and I finally don’t feel totally exhausted. Today, however, I had reflux pretty bad while bending over. I have suffered from that before and take meds for it. Both progesterone pills and pregnancy can cause reflux. Great. My temperature has been in the 90’s the whole week.

Took a trigger shot for ovulation to help with the timing of the IUI. So now I can’t really trust any early pregnancy tests because it could be from the trigger shot. Great. Some ladies test out their shot meaning they test every day after their shot till they get a negative and if they get a positive again then there most likely pregnant. I did buy last minute from Amazon the cheap but very accurate wondfo test strips and a 2pack of First Response tests. Not sure if I’m going to use them, probably will. I cant stand the fact that when you go to the clinic and they take your blood beta test they call you later when your home by yourself. Ughhh. I’m doing this single.

I get the feeling there is always gonna be one step more during the entire pregnancy that you worry about and feel like you have to make it thru another milestone.

I am for the most part trying to just not think about it. But it does come and go. I am coming up with the funniest questions during this TWW that I never thought about before. Today I was wondering if you ovulate from the right ovary do you implant on the right or left side and then maybe with those faint pains that I  might have imagined could be implantation pain. My most mature eggs were on my right side. Oh man. August 14 I shall know. Then I will have to wait till my ultrasound to see the baby and the heartbeat. One thing after another.

I finally see why babies are truly miracles.

 

First IUI

I had my first IUI on 8-2-2017. Gosh, that whole procedure is wham bam thank ya mam fast. I couldn’t believe how tiny of a sample of semen they use but it has like millions and millions of sperm in there. The catheter being inserted through the cervix into the uterus hurt but only lasted a few seconds. I totally had to breathe thru it. I came home after and put my legs and butt up a little on the couch and took a nap. When I woke up from the nap I was like oh my God, I just got inseminated, what did I do?

 

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First Ovidrel Shot!!!!!!

I took my first Ovidrel shot at 7 pm tonight!!!! It didn’t hurt at all, in fact, I didn’t even feel it. Am I pregnant yet, oh wait yeah I got to get inseminated first, Wednesday is the big day. My last cycle was my first cycle but we had to cancel before I got this far because they found a huge polyp and had to get it removed first. I have a video of my giving myself the shot but you will never see it because of my big fat belly, lol!!!!

Hysteroscopic Polypectomy (D&E) Pics

So I had it done over a month or two ago but forgot to post the pics and tell ya about it. Wasnt that painful the Tylenol codeine helped with the cramps. I bled for longer than normal. The grape sized polyp was taking up all the space in my uterus, so I am glad it’s gone, had a couple of small ones in there too.

The camera just going in.

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Small Polyps

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Cleaned all out

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Right and left opening to my fallopian tubes.

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Surgery Consult

 

Follow this…

My Fertility Doctor wrote me a referral to my General Doctor that I needed a Hysteroscopic Polypectomy. My General Doctor wrote a referral back to my Fertility Clinic thinking they do it at my fertility clinic. Through a couple of phone calls I got it straightened out and my General Doctor referred me to Metro Obgyn clinic.

I asked the nurse on the phone why must I visit with this doctor when I already have been diagnosed with a Polyp, why do we have to have a visit where I go there and they say you have a polyp we have to take it out and then stuff I already know because I watched it on youtube already. She said nobody can have surgery without consultation first. I was then snapped back into reality and went yeah I guess not. I just want to get this ball rolling again and keep it going. It sucked having the cancel my first cycle at the last minute.

I saw the grey haired old doctor, he was kind and took the time to explain things to me about my gynecological history that no one ever explained to me before. So basically he said they will put me out but not the deep kind of out, I forgot what he called it and then they would take it out it out through the use of a hysterscopy and a D&C. The stupid thing was that the clinic only sent the follicle studies from the ultrasounds and the not ultrasound of my polyp. So I actually told him how big it was, so dumb.

I was a bit bummed because I wanted to watch on the screen them taking it out but instead I will be out. Hopefully they will show me a before and after pic of my uterus so I can rest assured that I’m all ready to go for a baby. My mom is spending the night and going with me to my surgery because they don’t let you have it or let you leave if you dont have someone to accompany you.

Now I have to go have a pre-op visit with my General Doctor to see if I’m healthy enough for surgery. So silly they cant do it there quick. Im glad all these visits are covered by my insurance, because it doesn’t cover the fertility stuff and these visits are adding up.

That’s all. Its gonna be in two weeks. We see how that adventure goes…

DOCTOR’S CALL. HYSTEROSCOPY POLPECTOMY NEEDED.

Yesterday I was almost ready to trigger shot. Today I found out how good my lining was. Also found out today that I have a polyp in my uterine cavity. Doctor called and said I should get a Hysteroscopy Polpectomy either before next cycle starts if I don’t get pregnant from this cycle or cancel this one and do  the polyp removal surgery as soon as I can.

Now I stopped my cycle. She thought that was the best idea but I had the choice. Knowing that polyps can keep the eggies from sticking, or if they do stick it could cause a miscarriage, I made the choice to stop the cycle. She informed me that my polyp was pretty big, kind of the size of a big grape and it was taking up most of the space in my uterine cavity. The measurements for the polyp were 21x12mm in centimeters it was 2.1×1.2cm.

I know that not all polyps have to be removed to get pregnant and stay pregnant but she said this was a big one. I don’t have very much money to try many cycles two for sure three or more maybe. So I can save my donor sperm for a different cycle for a better outcome. I dont really want to get pregnant and then misscarry if I can try to prevent it. When the time comes I’m going to take Prometrium Vaginal Pills to also help the eggies to stick and not miscarry.

My mom is financing all of this. It’s kind of hard because she is my mom and not a partner or spouse, so I don’t know how she will react to things. I know she loves me but I worry about the money and our relationship. So I told her all the news and she was relieved and all happy that they found the polyp and wants it out of me, and she doesn’t care about the money for the three ultrasounds that I had. She doesnt think they are a waste she thinks it caught a polyp and if I never tried to get pregnant I would have never known. Big relief having my mom’s support. Polyps have a very small chance at being precancerous I have read, I dont know too much about it. So I’m actually at peace as long as I quit googling getting polyp removal.

Makes since now, why a over a year ago I was having spotting for two months straight. My OBGYN didn’t want to check it out with a procedure cuz it is a painful procedure so she recommended taking birth control first to see if that corrects it. Well I took the birth control for so many months and then stopped and the spotting stopped. Some people never hae symptoms of a polyp.

I have another chance at a month of trying to eat better and lose a couple of pounds and getting more stress free and stuff, you know like exercise. Don’t know if that will happen but I have another month or so of trying to prepare. But for tonight I made a pot of coconut coffee all for me to drink!!!!! I get to forget about my ovaries and lady parts for a bit and just rest. I’m watching True Blood a vampire tv series.

I know a lot of people’s fertility stories are infertility stories with a lot more hardship, but I still need a place to vent and share and have buddies to encourage me on my way as I also encourage you and listen to you.

I wrote this exhausted I might come back and  fix it, but not feeling like it. Good thing grammar has nothing to do with all this trying to get pregnant.

FOLLOW UP ULTRASOUND TO MY FOLLOW UP ULTRASOUND

CD 13 Ultrasound. Came in yesterday for my CD 12 ultrasound. Have any other people came back to back when the numbers are close to check things out?S

So my endometrial lining just in one day shot from 7.8 to 10 something with a great feathering. She actually said I had a great feather bed in there for the eggs to snuggle in. Yay. Happy Happy Happy Feeling. Not very much changed in my three follicles.

Ultrasound technician was measuring something and she said this is what they were trying to measure yesterday, I’m like what are you talking about. And she was like they didn’t tell you and I’m like noooo. She said I had a endometrial polyp and was measuring that, she said it was 2×1 I thought she meant mm but later I found out she meant cm. She said that it is lower in my uterus cavity so It might not affect implantation. What. Not feeling totally devastated.

Technician leaves. I get dressed. Technician comes back in and ask me to change rooms. I was like yeah ok, but does this mean your busy and need the room or are you taking me to a bad news room. She just said it’s because we are busy. Changed Rooms.

Nurse comes in and ask how are you doing, and I said I thought I was doing great but now am not sure.  I’m like nobody told me I had a polyp yesterday. I got a phone call yesterday afterwards saying next cycle if I don’t get pregnant I would get a saline ultrasound. Why is she talking about next time, what is this polyp and what can it affect.

Nurse told me that the uterine lining lays on top of each other collapsed like but when they fill it up with saline they can see the uterine cavity and then would be able to clearly see the polyp. So everything else looks great and I probably can go ahead with the IUI, but we would have the doctor look at it and see what she thinks. And that only the Doctor could answer my questions thoroughly. She just went on and on trying to reassure and apologize and explaining how she will have the doctor call me. It finally hit me and I started tearing up. The nurse was like oh now I made you cry. What’s going on. I just tried to say that everything has been going so good and i didnt have and high expectations and getting all the good news now this happened and it’s just hitting me, and its hard because im doing this by myself and here by myself. Got the tears out. And then changed gears and said besides the polyp everything looks good and fertile and she said yes.

Now I wait for the Doctors Call…..