Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Time stands still

I've been trying to think of what I could write about for some posts so there isn't too much time in between my posts. Trying to think about what I could share, but I just don't know. So, I'm sorry for being a blog fail.

Well, not much has changed sine our last update. I went in for repeat blood work again to check my beta levels, (also know as HCG levels). As of Monday, I was still technically pregnant with a level of 6.2, so close to that negative. Anything below a 5 is considered a negative pregnancy test. I hope that my levels will have dropped enough by Friday, since I have a sonohysterogram scheduled. I have to go in before 8am to get the blood work done to make sure my levels are at a negative, and then I can go in to have the test done, if my levels are still positive then I cannot have the test done, which would lead to more, you guessed it, ...waiting....  I did get started on the birth control pill once again. Seems ironic since I'm trying so hard to get pregnant. But this will help surpress everything so my body will be ready to do the FET when the time comes.

Ok, So, you are probably asking what a Sonohysterogram, (Sono for short), is. Well, basically, you get preped like your having a normal GYN exam, but they insert a small flexable catheter all the way in to the uterus. Then they inject saline to separate the wall of the uterus to check for abnormalities such as fibroids, polyps, scar tissue; really any abnormality of the uterus. In my case, they are looking for poylps. I have had them in the past, and they were removed last year when I had my Lap/hysteroscopy surgery. However, polyps sure are tricky, they like to grow back. And this can present a problem for any baby that would like to take residents in my uterus for the next 9 months. See, polyps are like skin tags, and the problem is that if an embryo trys to implant itself too close to a polyp, it won;t get the blood supply it needs to thrive and grow because the polyp is taking away that blood supply.

After that, I may be on way way to see a hematologist. I was looking back at my blood work from last October when I first started going there and noticed that I have a Protein C deficincy and I have 2 copies of the genetic mutation MTHFR. Both of these can pose a problem. They both can cause blood clotting in the small capillaries, which can also be a cause for miscarriges since when the blood clots it won't be able to get to the embryo that is trying to grow. But, I'm not too worried about these 2 issues. My RE never really talked to much on the subject, which makes me assume they don;t see it as a big problem, but they did put me on Folgard, which is a follic acid, B6, and B12 compound, which is supposed to help these two issues. And also, the MTHFR mutation that I have, doesn't seem to be the one that can cause the big problems. But I figured it won't hurt to seek out help or get some more opinions on these two results. I'll also bring them back up to my RE when we meet back up with him, just to double check what he thinks.

Well, really that's all for now. If anyone ever has any questions, I'll try my best to answer, and it may help me come up with more topics to post about, who knows? I hope you all have a great day today!

Luke 1:37

English Standard Version (ESV)
37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”


  1. Continuing to pray. Hoping for some good news soon :) (((hug)))

  2. Oh, and I also wanted to say that I absolutely cannot even image all that you've been through - obviously physically, just reading about all the shots/procedures/tests make me quiver - but also emotionally. I think you are such a strong person, and I don't want anything I say like "I'm praying" or "God knows what's best" or any of that to ever sound trite or cold, because I can sense just how strongly you and T want a baby.

  3. Still thinking about you lots. Stay strong, you have amazing faith and it will pay off. I'm so sorry you have to deal with other issues on top of all this. I also had to have surgery to remove 2 large cysts be for I was able to begin treatments in september and I know how much it takes out of you. Rest as much as possible.
    Just wondering if your RE had you on a low dose aspirin after ET? Mine told me this was the new protocol here (in Calgary) because it helps to increase blood flow to the uterus and facilitate implantation, just wondering if this would help in your case after dealing with the polyps?
    Hang in there and for sure keep writing, I really enjoy your posts!