Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jumping In With Both Feet!

Hooray! I got back my results from the Clomid challenge and they are normal! I am feeling so relieved! My result was an 8 and they like it to be under 10. The funny thing about the Clomid challenge is that a normal result doesn't necessarily give me a good prognosis for conceiving, but a bad result would have given me a poor prognosis for conceiving. That's my understanding of it. I am just so happy not to have a poor prognosis at this point!

I'm looking forward to meeting with my RE on Thursday. I'm hoping to get more answers about the PAI-1 4G/4G diagnosis. I have a cold, so I haven't been able to do my glucose tolerance test (I could get a false positive result). I'm hoping to be able to do that on Friday so I can start the Glumetza for PAI-1. I'm also curious to see if I should test for other blood clotting disorders.

I am having some side effects from Clomid. Hot flashes, mood swings, and fatigue. I think my boobs grew another cup size too. My ovaries feel a little bloated and crampy, hopefully that means they are making a couple of nice eggs.

A friend sent me some really good Cd's for fertility and pregnancy. They are guided imagery Cd's by Belleruth Naparstek. The first time I started listening to the fertility disc, I started crying and I just couldn't stop. It was like I was releasing the sadness from my miscarriages and the fear. It felt good. I'm trying to find at least 20 minutes each night to listen. I feel like they are helping me stay positive. She offered these to me at just the right time. I was really low and wondering if I should throw in the towel, then she mailed me these, and they were just what I needed. Not only because they are great Cd's, but it meant so much to me to have someone in my corner at that very moment, helping me take the necessary steps forward that I just couldn't seem to manage on my own. I don't know if she reads my blog or not, but if she does, I want her to know how much that meant to me and how perfect her timing was. Sometimes people don't realize how important something that may seem so small can really be. I feel so blessed to have beautiful people like this in my life.

Today I feel good! I have a little spring in my step after hearing the good news! I'm looking forward to conceiving another baby! It is going to happen and it's going to be a perfectly healthy take home baby!


Katie said...

Great attitude Michele! I wish you the best!

LisaB said...

YES! Keep up all the things you are doing and the positivity! Praying for you sweetie!