Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"Let's make a baby"- Dr. Miller

Okay so Yesterday we met with our new doctor. Dr. Chuck Miller of The advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute. He was wonderful and we are very excited to work with him. He is very friendly and upbeat. He really made us feel welcome and that this will all work out. Needless to say we were ready to start the process of us having a child.

Roy tried to make me smile by acting funny in the office and making some jokes. He really tried to make me relax and not stress out so bad.

So he got right down to business:

Fertility Plan
1. Recheck roys semen with another semen analysis (Roy is dreading the little room LOL!)
2. Day 2-3 of my cycle he will run a blood test for a whole bunch terms I am still learning all the translations for. Also a Ultrasound will be preformed.
3. Day 6-12 he will preform a Hysterosalpinogram which is an x-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes
4. On set of my period he will prescribe us both with a drug called Zithromax which is an antibiotic so we both don't have complications getting pregnant.
Once all this is completed he will treat us with one of the following:
If roy's results come back and he is I believe above 3% then they will go ahead with:
1. Day 5-9 I will be a on a drug called Clomid at 50mg.
2. Day 11 I will have to take a ovulation predictor test. If it comes back positive then I need to call my doctor to come in for an ultrasound and more tests to make sure I am ready.
3. Three days later or Day 14 I will have to start Progesterone, to help my body become nice and ready for the baby.
4. Last and final step "we hope" will be the procedure IUI- Intrauterine Insemination which is when they insert the sperm directly into the uterus.
If roys sperm is at 2.5% or lower we will have to try:
We will have to go a more aggressive route.
1. Try a drug called Gonadotrophins (Injectable Hormones) OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!
* Roy and I both will have to go in and learn how to give me such injections) did i say ouch!
2. 3 days later we will have an ultrasound and more tests (AHHH)
3. Day 6 we have to recheck everything..... (AHHH)
4. Then we will wait until my folical are between 17-18 mm and then we can preform an IUI.

I really don't know how different each drug will be or who different the process is going to be but I guess we just have grit through it and really look towards the goal.
Well everything seems to be going as planned I due for my period on the 9th of July so I believe that's when all our testing can start. Then I believe in August is when we will be all set to do the drugs and procedures. Lets cross our fingers to make sure everything is going to plan. Thanks for all your support and prayers.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

What will Monday bring?

Okay so Monday is our appointment. I have to say I am so excited that our process can start now but I am totally scared. I have heard so many stores from so many different women that are going through this trial to have a child. My prayers are all with you and lots of baby dust your way.

So we will meet with Dr. Miller in Naperville to see what he has planned for us. My thought is that on Monday we will go in and sit down with him to talk about our situation. He probably wants to run his own tests and see were we stand now after the changes we have made to help our situation. I can't say that low caffeine, better food choices, exercise and vitamins have done a whole lot but Roy and I both agree that we have felt a lot better over the last few months and have noticed that we haven't had any colds or any infections in the recent months. So that is good news. Well I know that our situation could be a lot worse and I know Roy has a tendency to beat him self up about this but Its no ones fault. He is a wonderful man who takes care of me and keeps me strong. I have always wanted to be a mother and my family is a test to know that I have had a lot of practice over the years. Its going be a roller coaster for the next few weeks, months and I hope not years. But we are as ready as were every going to be, lets just hope everything works out for the best. Keeping positive is all i can do right now.

Best of luck to all of my fertility challenged moms-to-be!!!