Thursday, August 30, 2012

Major headache

Well today was another ultrasound & more blood work. My appointment was done by 10am so I was thinking for sure by 2pm I would of had a phone call about my results. At 1:45 I called the office and she told me that they would call me. I left for work at 3 and around 4 called again because I still hadn't received a phone call. 

Around 5 I finally thought, hmm maybe they called the house phone. So I called and checked the voicemail and yep sure enough they did.  She told me that my dose was going to be doubled & that I would be going in for another ultrasound and bloodwork on saturday.

I got my meds around 7pm and HOLY freakin' headache! :( I got dizzy and just did not feel good at all. I cannot wait for this entire process to be over. People who get pregnant on their own without fertility treatment are so lucky! What a blessing that would of been if it would of happened on it's own. However, this whole process has made not only us stronger as people but has made our marriage so much stronger.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Where did you get your MD degree from?

Well Sunday August 26th I went in for day 3 baseline ultrasound & bloodwork. I didn't go down to the fertility clinic because of it being such a LOOOOONG drive however I would of taken that 2.5 hr drive over being upset due to an ultrasound tech anyday!!

My husband & I went to State College to have the ultrasound done, when we got there I had no clue where the lady was parked at. It was a sunday and of course the actual office was closed besides the few people that would be in the building that day.  We got to our appointment about 30mins prior to our actual time and we waited around for the lady. After sitting in the car for over half an hour we decided to walk in and see if the doors would be open by some miracle. (THEY WERE OPEN!!) We went upstairs and still could not find the ultrasound tech. Shortly after this my phone starts ringing and it is her calling me.

"Is this Christina?"
"Where are you? I am parked outside waiting for you to come to your appointment at Mt. Nittany Today."
"I am inside the building waiting on you"
"okay I will meet you inside"

Not even 2 minutes later we see her walking up to the door.  Total misunderstanding on where we were supposed to park. However, how she proceeded to act was in no means professional.  She proceeded to tell my husband and I that we kept her waiting and that she needed to go pick up her daughter!?! Really???

We went up to the ultrasound room and after I was changed and laying on the table she starts talking to me about how great the OB/GYN doctor is at their facility. UHM -- I don't care how great he is, we have been seeing a fertility clinic for almost a year. What she was about to then tell me, I never thought I would hear.

"you do know that your chance of getting pregnant while on these injections with PCOS is slim right?"


At that point I just wanted to jump off that table and be done -- my husband was even upset at by the way she talked to me.  Everyone thinks I should report her.  I have another appointment for Day 7 u/s and blood work tomorrow morning at the same place (FINGERS CROSSED that I don't have her again)


Saturday, August 25, 2012


here goes nothing :)

Yesterday started our 2nd round of injections. I go tomorrow for a baseline ultrasound and bloodwork (story of my life these days). I am not fond of the process of injections and all that jazz but if it will bring us our little miracle then I am willing to do anything. It is amazing how they say you would die for your child .. The same is true about your unborn/unconceived child :) It is amazing the things women put themselves through to have a baby.

So let's rewind a little since I haven't posted in 5 months.

May 2012 I went back to Shady Grove and officially started the process again.  We found out that I have a mild clotting disorder which I am now on a womens aspirin once a day. Dr O'Brien recommended that we do Menopur injections followed by an Ovidrel injection followed by prometrium pills after that. So due to the dreaded AUNT FLOW not wanting to show up on time as usual, the whole process got delayed. The 2nd to last week in July finally got the whole process started only to end in a BFN yet again ---- I guess when you don't set your hopes high you cannot get them crushed.

I am doing my best to be hopeful and giving this a chance even though sometimes it is truly the hardest thing to do.