Friday, April 30, 2010

Still here

Apparently I have not improved as a blogger...yet again, 3+ weeks have passed without even a hello or anything..and I let my 4 year blogaversary go by...ah well.

In any event, nothing to report, except that my *%*&% period decided to show up three days early! Three days!! Who knows when it will decide to show up in May or even June for that matter. Based on the current date and my 27-28 day cycle, we're still on track for a June FET, basically mid June. That works for both of us.

I've been doing some research to see if I could find anything to corroborate the lovely Amanda's suggestion to start the fragmin earlier in my cycle, rather than waiting for the day of transfer as my RE does, and when to actually begin taking it. And I found something!!

I had found this blog one day, which is written by an RE in California. I don't recall how I came across it, maybe it was on Mel's LFCA but in any case, it was a good find. And it was obvious that somehow he was being asked questions and he was posting the questions and his answers on his blog. But it didn't appear that the questions were being posted as comments to the blog, nor did they appear to be posted to his account. I started googled for a bit and finally found that he is one of the REs who answers questions in the Inferti.lity section of this website. I posted my lengthy question outlining my IF history, and subsequently a follow up and both my questions and his answers can be found here.

The fact that he starts heparin/lovenox (same as fragmin) at the start of the cycle with the baby aspirin and prednisone makes me feel good. I was going to do it anyway, but now I may actually tell my RE that I'm going to. ;) After all, this is our last chance and I'm going to try and throw the book at it all.

Anyway, that's all I wanted to say. We're about 7 weeks away from the beginning of our FET. Hopefully the planets will align and all will be good for us. :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I'm a bad blogger

Three weeks have gone by. But really, there's nothing going on to blog about. Nothing on the IF front. It looks like we're going to have to delay until June. I've spoken to V and told him that I really don't want to delay past that so we're working towards the FET for June. I'm really hoping that since my cycle will be right at the end of May that we're looking at a June 11th transfer least that's how the dates are working out now, and makes transfer on Friday so I have the weekend to chill. I really, really don't want to wait for my June cycle because that makes it a July (9th) transfer date. Anyway, we'll just have to hope and pray it all works out. It's always in the back of my mind that I'm not getting any younger and we're getting closer and closer to my birthday in September, and this is my last chance to really get what I want. Fingers are always crossed.

Meanwhile, I've been taking the prenatal vitamins my OB gave me, as well as the baby aspirin every day. She gave me enough for 9 weeks. I'll save 2 weeks worth for the 2ww after transfer and switch back to the multivitamin, 5mg folic acid, the B6 and B12 vitamins, plus the baby aspirin prior to transfer. And, after talking to Amanda several weeks ago, I will probably add in a fragmin injection during the 10-12 days leading up to transfer. Not sure I'll tell the RE though. ;) He'd be having me take the fragmin from the day of transfer anyway, and who knows...maybe the extra will help. He'll also have me taking estrace and prednisone during that time as well.

See, nothing new...nothing going on on the cake decorating side of things either. I have some cakes and fillings to test to see what works etc. I am booked to do a 50th birthday cake for a colleague of V's in September. Finally have finalized a design for that, so now just need to determine what she wants for cake and filling. She says "it doesn't matter" but I know it does.

Anyway, that's all for now. I hope you all had a good Easter or a good Passover, depending on what you celebrate. Spring is here, so I hope everyone enjoys the warmer weather as the days go by.