Sunday, December 23, 2007

OV Watch

Well I wore my ov watch for 2 weeks and got my "reading" for my fertile days. I actually really enjoyed wearing it-I didn't have to pay attention to what cycle day it was, or worry about my temperature, or peeing on the sticks twice a day because I was afraid I would miss my fertile window. The watch did everything for me. The only problem I had was I broke out in a rash on my arm. I am just ultra sensitive, which is why I don't wear a watch in the first place. I guess for now we just need to wait and see. Hopefully the 2WW won't be to bad with the holidays coming up and being busy with things to do.

If the watch works it will be well worth the money that it was to buy it and it would be a great new years present for both my husband and I. I am not going to kunahura anything so I will leave it at that.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Blocked Fallopian Tube

It has been a while since I posted last. I guess it's because after my testing last week I had to deal with things emotionally. I went for my repeat hysterosalpingogram and it didn't go so well. I was lying on the table, they injected the dye and at first NOTHING. I leaned over and said to the doctor, "something isn't right is it?". She said, just relax and lets see if we can get these tubes working. She had me roll from side to side-which by the way isn't the most comfortable thing but I did it. Well after a few minutes one of the tubes began to work but the other was blocked. From that point on, all I remember is "your tube is blocked" and "you might need surgery". I was devastated. In my head I am thinking how am I going to afford this as insurance won't cover anything and now this is pushing everything back (as far as having a baby goes). The moral of this story is my husband needs to be there for my tests. I really thought because I had one done before and everything was fine, there was no need to come. But to be honest he does because I guess I don't hear everything the doctor says and especially if something is wrong. It is just good to have a second set of ears.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

cyst on my ovary

Well I went for an ultrasound and more bloodwork on Saturday. We found out I have a cyst on my right ovary. What this means exactly, we don't know we have to wait until we meet back with the doctor in January.

I filled all my new prescriptions this week-dreading to see what the copay is going to be. We decided I should switch to the prenatal the RE prescribed and I am also taking the Metanx for the gene thing that I have. I am very confused/concerned about this genetic mutation they found. I guess why I am concerned is because I have been trying to learn more about it and in the process I am reading that this genetic mutation causes many undesirable things such as, neural tube defects, miscarriage, still birth, strokes and the list could go on and on. David says to stop looking on the internet and just wait for our appointment with the doctor-which is easier said then done.

I have my HSG appointment on Friday. I am praying it doesn't hurt as much as last time. All the tests and the pocket book is really starting to feel it. I know I shouldn't complain, because this is something that we need to do to find out what is going on, but I am just frustrated that insurance won't cover a penny. I will leave it at that because I could go into a long venting session and it could be a while.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Happy Hanukah

Oh and before I forget wanted to wish everyone a Happy Hanukah. I can't believe it is already here. It will be January before we know it. We are going to my mom's house tomorrow night for Hanukah. I wish it was more towards Christmas time but I think next year it will be.

Our First RE Appointment

Well, we finally went to our first reproductive endrocrinologist appointment. They did a physical and basically sent us on a mission to complete numerous tests, some of which I have done in the past but they want them repeated. He said after we run all your bloodwork, ultrasounds etc.etc. we will meet back January 24 to discuss our options. Of course for me, this has been really hard to deal with because I am thinking now I am going to be "not trying" for 2 months because we have to wait for 6 weeks for the chromosome and genetic testing. My husband is telling me to wait and see. He wants us to find out if there is something wrong.

I had my first set of bloodwork done today, they took 25 viles of blood and then I had to do the glucose tolerance test which was not fun. That glucola drink was completely nasty and needless to say when I came home after the test, I walked in the door, had lunch and went to sleep.

I think the hardest part of all of this is getting people to understand that you are not crazy for spending money that you don't have to find out why you can't get pregnant and possibly find a way for you to get pregnant. I know that I can't make everyone agree with me and my husband but I just wish that I could feel support from those that are against the idea. I know it shouldn't bother me, and unfortunately it is becomming a constant argument between my husband and I.

I am tired of people telling me, "just relax it will happen" or "when it is meant to be it will be". Listen I have been trying for over 2 years and it is about time we find out what is going on to help us. Yes it is expensive but having a baby is a dream I think about all the time.

Tomorrow morning we go for more tests, and then next week I have that oh so great test -hysterosalpingogram. I did it once before but they just want to recheck since it was over a year ago. Then we will be playing the waiting game.