Thursday, December 24, 2009

Latest update

This past Tuesday V and I headed off to the referral I had with a doctor of internal medicine, we'll call her Dr. C. My OB/Gyn thought it wouldn't hurt to get the referral just to see if she had any other ideas about what we could to do better our chances on our last cycle we'll have in the new year.

She was very nice. Said that being heterozygous MTHFR isn't enough, and somewhat weak but definitely agreed that the 5mg of folic acid was a very good idea. She also mentioned the baby aspirin and fragmin during the cycle, which I indicated we had done in the past.

She did say that losing weight wasn't the big thing, but getting regular exercise. Yes, it doesn't hurt to drop the weight but she said she wanted me to get regular daily in the form of walking or something similar, just for 20 minutes a day. I did intend to put that back into my routine once Christmas was past as we have a treadmill in our room and I used to get up before work and do 30-45 minutes daily while watching our local morning show. So I will be doing that for sure. I will be improving my daily diet as well....way too many cookies and such these last month (see previous cookie post).

She also sent me back to the lab for additional blood work to check my thyroid and redo one of the previous tests. So I've had blood taken for T3, T4, Free TSH, Anticariolipins, and the retest on the Lupus anticoagulant screen (no I don't have lupus) because apparently I tested postive at the last blood work and they want to see if it's a transient result.

So, for the next two months I will increase my daily exercise, improve my diet, and begin taking the increased amount of folic acid. I go back to see her February 23rd for a followup.

V and I are hoping to be able to do the last cycle in March or April.

As this is Christmas Eve, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year and may the coming year bring you all joy, love, happiness and laughter.


Anonymous said...

I hope that 2010 will be your year.

Anonymous said...

good for you! I have been thru several failed IVF attempts and the thing that really keeps me together is long distance running which I do on a regular basis...good luck!

Elizabeth said...

Best wishes for the New Year - may it bring you your heart's desire.
(came over from creme de la creme)

tge said...

Thanks so much for visiting, the kind words, and sharing your story. I've got my fingers crossed that your next shot is the one that works :)

Aurelia said...

Hoping for you....and hey, you never know, maybe there will be an answer in one of those tests. :)

Pam said...

Thank you everyone. :) I've definitely got my fingers crossed this if only to get my ass off the couch....but at least I cleared the crap off the treadmill. This is the week I start!

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