Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I am a bit annoyed with the yeast infection because it means no sex during my fertile time, so we will just have to cross our fingers and hope the IUI does the trick. I go in for my CD 14 ultrasound tomorrow!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
In TTC news, I've decided to take a break from temping for the first week of my cycle, considering I can always see my thermal shift from the temps the few days before O. I've also decided to start drinking wheatgrass, and I'm going to eat pineapple core after O (wheatgrass has been shown to increase fertility, and pineapple core may help with implantation).
Nine more days until my ultrasound. Ahhh...the joys of living life in two week increments!
Friday, March 20, 2009
The on-call doctor was not my usual CF doctor and was not familiar with my usual bugs, so he said I should just keep an eye on things and call him back if it gets worse this weekend. He told me I probably have a lung exacerbation and to call my regular CF doctor on Monday so I can be prescribed the correct antibiotics. In the meantime, I'm supposed to stop inhaling albuterol and hypertonic saline for one day, but continue inhaling Colistin.
The crazy thing is that I feel FINE. And, I haven’t been coughing more than usual. I'm tired, but I only slept five hours the other night and haven't caught up on sleep yet. And, I've had night sweats the last two nights, but I get those all the time.
The only other time in my life I've coughed up blood was during a rough bought of bronchitis 10 years ago. I am praying that this is just some freak occurrence and doesn't mean I have some nasty infection brewing.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
So now we are onto our second IUI. This round will be the same as the first - ultrasound at CD14, trigger, and IUI 24-36 hours later.
And now I am going to take some Tylenol!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I also want to say thank you so much for the well wishes and support! It really means a lot to me and brightens my day every time I come on here and see them :D
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
I've been taking PG tests daily since 10 dpo, and they have all been BFNs. However, I did get what looked like very, very, very faint lines on three Dollar Tree tests - something that has never happened to me before, (when I followed up the tests with First Response tests, I got very obvious BFNs). I think the lines are evaporation lines, but they are giving me and Greg a little bit of that damn thing called Hope.
I am currently 14 dpo. Because my luteal phase has varied from 9-16 days in the past 10 months, I won't really know if I am late until 18 dpo. However, I have always been spotting or gotten AF by now, and I am not spotting yet. But I have zero symptoms - no sore boobs, no cramping, no bloating, etc. The only things that might be construed as symptoms are the nasty pukey burps I had yesterday (which are most likely due to missing a dose of Prilosec) and having to pee in the middle of the night for the past three nights.
So, the only thing we can do is wait. My RE just asked me to call when I get either a positive PG test or AF - no beta is scheduled. Ahhhh, the torture!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
For a while, when he asked, "Is everything okay?" I would tell him, "yes, I just have a slew of check-ups, it should be over soon" (He knows I have CF). Besides, half of those appointments really were just check-ups and not TTC-related.
But now that we are doing IUI, I decided I should probably tell him more information because it's likely going to continue. After my HSG, when he asked (again) "is everything okay?” I replied "yes....well....I'll have to talk to you about it later (we were in my cube and I didn't want anyone to overhear)...I was hoping I wouldn't be missing this much work."
Then I whimped out. The next day, I was in his office and he said, "How are you doing?" I said, "Fine," and then there was an awkward silence and I could tell he was waiting for me to fess up. Instead I said, "and how are you doing?" and then changed the subject. I really didn't feel like talking to my boss about my sex life/female issues! Plus the walls in his office are really thin and the guy next door loves to eavesdrop - Thank God I didn't fess up at that time because he chimed in "I'm doing fine too!"
Finally, on the day of my IUI I called him and told him I would be late to work for another doctor's appointment. And then I told him "I'm sure you are wondering what is going on. I have a non-threatening medical condition that requires some testing. It's really not a big deal and nothing to worry about." He replied, "Thank you for telling me. I really appreciate it."
I'm so glad he was satisfied with that vague answer!
Monday, March 2, 2009
The only problem we had was it hurt like A LOT when my RE put the catheter in - so much that I yelled out in pain twice and was squeezing the crap out of Greg's hand. My RE was a little concerned and said it was not normal, but he didn't say anything else, so I'm not worried about it. When we left the clinic, I told Greg, "Thanks for the great sexy times ;)" to which he replied, "That was some rough and painful sexy time!"
The RE did make a comment about my CM. He said, "You have a lot of cervical mucus. This is good because it means your estrogen is rising." I asked him if it looked thick compared to a "normal" woman. He said it looked "a little thicker than normal" but that it was hard to say how much it affects my fertility. I have been taking Mucinex, (maximum strength, 12-hour extended release), this cycle, (but I've been bad and only been taking it once a day instead of twice a day), so that may have made my CM a little thinner than it is naturally.
Now it's on to the 2WW!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Greg cracked me up afterward - he had been falling asleep prior to giving me the shot, but after, he was so pumped and kept saying, "That was so easy! It was just like putting a needle in a septum in the lab!" So I had to stay up and watch TV with him for another hour :)
I was very curious if I would feel any side effects - so much that I kept waking up last night and analyzing my body. No side effects yet, other than being tired!
Oh, and, of course, I took a pregnancy test the second I woke up, just so I could prove to myself the shot was actually in my system. (And I thought to myself "Ahhhh, so that's what a positive pregnancy test looks like!") I will probably keep testing each morning just to see how long it takes for the shot to get out of my system.
And now we just have to do the IUI tomorrow morning!