1 March 2012

Another one bites the dust

[sigh]

AF showed up right after the dismissal bell.

I wasn't surprised since my boob tenderness was a lot less which is a sure sign that she was on her way.

But don't worry, I'm not completely gutted.

My Napro doctor was so hopeful yesterday. My estrogen and progesterone rock. My CM is great. My long luteal phases are a good thing. Her only concern is the tiny bit of brown bleeding at the end of my period. My FSH was also high (it was 15) so she wants me to take a break from Cl.omid (thank God!!!) for a month.

She had to leave my exam room for a little while to tend to another patient and I looked up high FSH and DHEA came up in my Dr. Google search. When we returned to the room I asked her for a prescription and she didn't hesitate.  I'm taking 25mg three times a day and I will be taking my first dose tonight.

Our last two cycles were good, fertile cycles. She assured me that it's just a matter of time.

Good thing that we're going on vacation in two weeks, perhaps that's all we need.

[insert sarcastic laugh here]

Prayer buddy, I know that I've been asking you to work your tail off for me. I felt your prayers, as well as the prayers of so many today. Thank God for all of you! 

30 comments:

  1. Ugh...sorry to hear this, I was really hoping your title meant that "another infertile bit the dust". I am glad you got the DHEA prescription. More prayers coming.

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  2. Bummer on CD 1, but I do detect a new hope in both you and your doctor's comments. Thanks be to God for that hope!!

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  3. I'm so hopeful for you JB. Keep those spirits up! And a vacation sounds perfect! :) :) :)

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  4. Yes, my hope for you continues as well! I really really do have such hope for you. Hang in there. We are praying for you.

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  5. Argh! It seems that things are really improving though, so keep up the hope! Prayers

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  6. I LOVE that you googled when she was out of the room. Thank God for iphones!

    And I'm sorry to hear about cd1, but I really think you are chipping away at the last pieces of the puzzle!

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  7. So sorry about CD1. I'm am really excited and hopeful for you still!! I'll keep praying!

    You know, that vacation could do you more good than you think. :) Anything to decrease the chronic stress that IFers face is a good thing!!

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  8. Ugh, I am sooo sorry! Darn it all. But you know, with things looking so good, I do believe that it really is only a matter of time. Praying!!

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  9. Blech... boo CD1! Your other signs seem so great though - I'm really hopeful for you too!!

    And haha, yes, what would we do without iPhones?? :)

    Praying for you!!

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  10. You sound like you have a different attitude about your cycle now...keep up the positive attitude. If your dr is hopeful..then you should be too. :)

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  11. Bummer. I was really thinking this was it - but I like your doc's approach - it is only a matter of time. Even with perfect everything, not every egg any woman throws each month is good, etc.

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  12. wow 25 mg 3 xs a day! that's a lot of DHEA! I am so glad you are looking better and better and that those spirits are UP! Go get'em girl!

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  13. Cycle buddies - all the way to the end :(.

    I sent so many prayers and so much love your way today friend...so many!

    I'm so glad your appointment went well and you sound so hopeful, for that I am so glad.

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  14. I am feeling so hopeful for you JB. I have been praying for you and will keep you close to my heart this Lent. And when you get pregnant I promise to go the the Basilica of Guadalupe to give thanks in for you.

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  15. Ditto to what everyone else has written!

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  16. I think you are seriously on the verge of that successful cycle.

    Can you still keep taking 200 ml of progesterone post ovulation...

    Once you have a day 3 FSH of 12, or below BANG your gonna take off.

    I TOTALLY agree this is GOOD news and this means SOOON!!!

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  17. I've seen wonderful results from the DHEA protocol... I have a ton of hope for you!

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  18. You and I know a few ladies who have had success with DHEA, apparently it does great stuff for egg quality.

    Have you guys thought about IUI, it's not IVF, and from everything google tells me the Catholic church is fine with IUIs as they don't create all kinds of babies outside of a womans body, but for women who have just had surgery and have endometriosis it can work.
    Of course, do the research yourself, I'm not that informed, but, I just want to do something to help you along, I see you working so hard to get pregnant, and if the church is okay with it, then why not?

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  19. Sorry for cd1 :(. Hope the DHEA does the trick!

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  20. Explain about what the DHEA does??? Glad to hear your cycles are getting better. Sorry this wasn't the one :(.

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  21. So sorry it wasn't this cycle, but I like your dr's hopefulness... your cycles sound great!!

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  22. :( So sorry. I am praying hard, my dear friend!! I am so glad your doc is hopeful--those do sound like great cycles! I have a feeling, too, that it's just a matter of time. It really seems like your body is getting back on track after surgery.

    Hope you enjoy your vacation!!

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  23. Ugh! I was so hoping to see a totally different blog post today!

    Love love the googling. Finally, doctor google worked in a good way!

    Big virtual hugs and prayers to you my friend.

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  24. Ugh! I was so hoping to see a totally different blog post today!

    Love love the googling. Finally, doctor google worked in a good way!

    Big virtual hugs and prayers to you my friend.

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  25. Oh no, JB. I was so hoping for you. :(

    Hugs,

    Andie

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  26. Oh jb sorry but so glad you're so positive about your future-it WILL happen! Praying the DHEA is the final straw to break that dang camels back!!!

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  27. meant to comment yesterday but i was at work...i was sad to read this...isn't it the worst when it comes so late in the day on CD 17?? She's tricky...glad to hear that the cycles are better, but sad this wasn't "the one" :(

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  28. meant to comment yesterday but i was at work...i was sad to read this...isn't it the worst when it comes so late in the day on CD 17?? She's tricky...glad to hear that the cycles are better, but sad this wasn't "the one" :(

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  29. I hope that the DHEA works well for you. Never tried it myself.

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