Sunday, October 4, 2009


Do you remember what happened last injectable cycle? After the epic fail, and subsequent baseline ultrasound?

Yeah. That totally happened again. I can't say I'm surprised.

So, I have many large cysts that need to just go away. And so, I am on a forced break. I opted for contro.l pi.lls (BCP) for now, I am hoping that it will help things along.

See, my body loves BCP- I blame the PCOS. BCP regulates my hormones (so less hair growth where there shouldn't be hair, I can lose weight easier, less pimples, less oily skin, it's nice) and it totally helps with cysts. I didn't have cysts at all while I was on BCP that I am aware of. At my ultrasound with the first miscarriage I had clear ovaries- I had just came off 4 months of BCP. I also ovulated that cycle coming off of them (on cycle day 44, but hey- I got pregnant that cycle) I always ovulate coming off of them if I've been on them long enough.

So, as annoying as this is, this could be a good thing. It's not like I would be ovulating this cycle anyway, I don't ovulate on my own- and I have cysts- it ain't happening.

Don't get me wrong- I'm still pissy. But I can't do anything about this, so I am just going to have to go with the flow for now.

We may also be getting more testing, because when my doctor ordered all that other blood work at the beginning of last cycle- most of it was in, but not all. My 17 Hydroxyprogesterone apparently came back a little higher than it should have been. So, as a precaution she would like me to go ahead and get tested for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia if possible. She believes it will come back negative, but wants to make sure. Understandable. However, since the likelyhood of this is low given the level being barely elevated, I am going to check into my insurance coverage before agreeing to this. My insurance sucks, they are supposed to cover fertility testing but they usually weasel their ways out of it- they are sticklers for how things are coded. Bah.

(*sigh*) Yeah, we still haven't got any of the bills from last cycle. Those should start rolling in anytime now. So, we will need to deal with those this month too.

And I think I may just go ahead out and get that memorial tattoo done sometime this month too. October 22 was the EDD for my second loss. So, this month would be a good time to do that- fitting almost.

An entire month off of trying... what am I going to do with myself?


Michelle said...

It definitely is the fault of PCOS! I have the same problem! It sucks.

I will be remembering with you. The EDD of my second lost was 10/18.


Celia said...

I didn't know what to do with myself for a while, but then I enjoyed it. Even though I was frustrated and very angry at first, after a while we actually had recreational sex. If you can believe it.

MrsSpock said...

Curse that PCOS!

Kristin said...

Damn PCOS. Enjoy your time off though.

WiseGuy said...

Let's drink this month off! And yes... I meant Pepsi! ;-)

WiseGuy said...

Hoping the bills are not monumental!

And yeah, holding you in my thoughts...EDDs are not a cheerful time at all.

Sweet Georgia said...

Try to enjoy your month off. I know it's not waht you wanted or expected but take advantage of it and do something amazing for yourself!

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Damn! So sorry! Here's hoping the forced break will bring happy rewards in the end. In case I don't get a chance to say so later... I'm thinking of you on the 22nd. You'll have to post a pic of the tattoo you get.

Anonymous said...

Damn cysts! I hated baseline ultrasounds because you get all hopeful for a new cycle but in the back of your head you know there is a good chance those damn cysts will make you sit out a cycle. I'm sorry.

I think the memorial tattoo is a great idea for this month. I will also be thinking of you on the 22nd.