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.


amanda said...

Wow, that's great that you got such a good response from him. I totally agree with what he said. (Not that you were asking, but anyway.)

Have you done acupuncture before? The only cycle I ever did it was my successful cycle. I don't know if it made the difference, and I didn't choose to do it again with this last cycle, but where I was going into cycle #7, I felt it couldn't hurt.

Oh, and by the way, I'm homozygous for MTHFR, but that doesn't change my Google MD related advice for your situation.

Happy belated blogiversary, and I hope the next 7 weeks fly by.

amanda said...

Oh, I just now saw your question in the comments sections a few posts back about blood thinner use in a FET cycle.

I did not stop my Lovenox at all once I started it during my FET cycle. You don't have to since there's no risk of bleeding from a retrieval. For my last fresh cycle, I did start Lovenox early and did stop it for ER and then started back, but you don't have to worry about it with a FET. Just keep on keeping on.

Lut C. said...

Good luck with the FET.

Thanks for the link, I'll go exploring it new.

Laura said...

Hope your 7 weeks pass QUICKLY! Best wishes!