Monday, May 31, 2010

Pills here-

I finally got a hold of the office Sunday morning, and they squeezed me in for a baseline. All clear. She said we could do the Clomid 200mg again, but we opted for the Femara instead. I got my pills for free because of that voucher online- free is good.

Had to wait for a beta before I could take the first pill- of course it was negative, I mean my cycle had already started. So I took my first pills today, go back in on the tenth for a mid-cycle ultrasound. I've never taken this drug before, so I am not the most optimistic. Especially since I'm not on the highest dose, and I need the highest dose of Clomid. I dunno.

So here's my pill platter this cycle:
Femara
Dexamethasone
Metformin
Prenatal
Vitamin D Supplement
DHA Omega 3 Supplement
low-dose Aspirin

If I make some eggs, you know the drill- HCG trigger shot, maybe an IUI depending on how I feel about finances and the cycle itself, then progesterone supplements.

Something not quite related, but sort of... I believe the uterine septum was the root cause of my ungodly menstrual cramps. Ever since I had the resection (aside from my first one on it, as I was still healing and sore) my menstrual cycles have been relatively easy. I used to be doubled over in pain, I mean severe pain- taking lots of naproxen sodium for relief. I've had some discomfort, but nothing I couldn't handle without pain medication. I read that it could cause bad cramps and such, but didn't think anything of it. But I really think it had a hand in everything. Also, I used to have lots of clots, and now I have hardly any. I don't know if that's from the septum resection, my use of low-dose aspirin, or what- but I'm sure that's a good thing.

Things are still crazy and stressful here- but we're surviving and working through the drama. The road is still blocked off... and it's supposed to rain off and on this week, so I imagine it will be blocked for quite awhile longer yet. Ungh. Hopefully we can make a report to the postal inspector tomorrow, and see what we can do about keeping our mail safe.

I am planning on attempting to get my substitute teaching license, if I can ever get my stuff together. I am hoping to get hired by the city schools to be a sub, maybe applying to the county schools too. The hours would be flexible, I wouldn't necessarily have to leave my current job, and the pay would be okay. We'll see how that goes though. If something else comes along in the meantime I will look into it, but if not- that's the current tenative plan. I know several people who do this right now, and they seem to be getting as many hours as they want, and say that it hasn't been too bad.

It's storming right now, and my house smells like wet dog because I washed them right before the storm hit. Yuck.

My cherry tree has two cherries on it, it's first fruit ever. Wow. It's getting taller and fuller too. Still can't believe it's been two years since we planted it, since we lost that pregnancy. My how things change and life goes on.

3 comments:

MrsSpock said...

Voucher for Femara?

I know a couple gals that did substitute teaching and enjoyed it.

Connie's Confessions said...

Here's to a new month! I wish you luck!!

Bummed Uterus said...

Good luck! Maybe a change in the drug list will do you some good!