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Last week we tested my estradiol. It was at 37.5. I was at the tail end of the birth control pills.
This morning they tested my estradiol. It was 161. This is after 10 days of Lupron.
HOW IN THE HELL DOES THIS HAPPEN?
I am so irritated right now that I could scream. It was one thing to have this put off once. If that happens again I’m going to have a fit. This didn’t happen at all last time. And other than the birth control pill being different, everything has been the same. I’d think that if it had to do with the pill being different, that would have showed up last week, not this week.
I MEAN WHAT THE FLYING FUCK?
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Tomorrow morning I go in to have my blood drawn to make sure that I’m ready to start the stimulation meds (Menapour and Follistim). If anyone has any ideas on how to mentally tell my body to keep the estradiol low, I’d appreciate them.
Speaking of mentally…
I finally went ahead and bought the Circle + Bloom IUI/IVF program. I thought about doing this last time or even for the frozen transfers, but I never did. Man, was that a stupid move. Regardless about whether these programs “work” or not with regard to fertility, they certainly help me relax. And as anyone who has ever been through IVF can tell you, relaxation is something that is rare during your IVF cycle.
So keep your fingers crossed for good hormone levels tomorrow. I am mentally ready to move on.
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…I’d give the official number of setbacks this girl has had in the past two years, but I honestly cannot count anymore. But if you have been keeping track, add one more to the list.
IVF 2.0 has been postponed until May due to uncooperative hormone levels. Basically my E2 level did not go down as much as it needed to during down regulation. That means I can’t start stimulation. And that means that IVF has been postponed a few weeks until my body can cut the games and get with the program.
Additionally (as if I needed something else), my platelet count was high. This might be due to allergies. Or some sort of cold…I had a fever the other day for the first time in forever.
I blogged over at PCL about how I have to keep on trucking. There’s not much else I can do. I fell apart for a day and slept for a good 18 hours yesterday. But that only goes so far.
I just sent an e-mail to my nurse (I spoke with a different nurse on Monday) to go over everything and see if there’s anything else I can be doing right now. The answer is probably not, but who knows.
I am so sick and tired of getting this stuff postponed. It’s always something—a polyp, a piece of tissue, a hormone level, SOMETHING.
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