Mom’s latest blog post.
I’ve had the WORST headache since yesterday morning.
It’s 25 degrees out. I have the window open.
I don’t know why it’s hitting me so hard this time. It’s my fifth course of clomid.
Windshield wipers up, y’all.
Not too long ago, I couldn’t understand why a woman would not identify as a feminist. I knew the term came with a lot of baggage, but I was willing to defend it. I was determined to take the movement back from the misandrists and the perpetual victims.
I still believe that institutional gender…
Someone teach me how to make them.
I will celebrate from afar by eating some Karl Fazer Peppermint Crisp Chocolate and wearing my kärpät tshirt!I love that Finland is a trending tag today.
"Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do." -Nelson Mandela
Rest in Peace.
My emotional health has been 150% shot since August. Our bank account has been suffering since we began, too.
All these stupid little things (unrelated) are stressing me out way too much.
I never understood why people would take a break from fertility treatments, and now I completely get it.
First world problems.
This message was much appreciated and needed! Thank you sweet person!
Yeah, I’ve heard that statistic, too. I wanted to switch to Femara because it seems to have much better results in women with PCOS. But, she said my response to the clomid was actually textbook perfect. My estridol the morning of the trigger shot was 377 (400 is an excellent preovulatory peak). At 7dpo my progesterone was 14.2 which didn’t need supplementation. So by the books, this second cycle was really good. Maybe the timing was off a bit. I don’t know, it’s all such an exact science. I am going to try some progesterone cream after ovulation this time to just boost it a bit.
Depending on the results of my husband’s SA we will determine if we want to continue with TI or go to iui. If his numbers are good (hopefully) I don’t see much draw to doing iui other than I have never really had fertile cm. The statistics aren’t that much better for medicated Iui over TI, which has me wondering if it’s worth it (obviously if we have come this far we will try any and everything).
We haven’t really talked about iui or Ivf. We were kind of pushing that away as a ‘we will cross that bridge when we get to it’ attitude. We know I don’t ovulate on my own so just achieving that has been great, honestly, despite it taking medicines and a trigger shot.
My RE is incredibly optimistic and upbeat about everything. It definitely makes me feel better about it!
I’m frustrated, but it makes sense. I did respond to the 150mg. She said my estridol was at 377 at trigger day and from my research that’s an excellent number to have 30ish hours before the pre-ovulatory peak.
So, here we are. Another month of 150mg of Clomid. My husband’s SA is Friday, so at least we will have a week to sit on his results and determine whether or not we should do iui instead of TI this cycle.
I sure would like a … New Years miracle!