Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cumulus Oophorus

We have one!!

As you may recall, a fear of mine was that my follies were empty. Yup, all this money spent on surgeries, meds, acupuncture, hypnosis, etc. and it could have all been useless if I was shootin' blanks.

It's particularly difficult to see the c.o. in PCOS women. But today? I had an u/s and WE SAW IT!!! I am so stoked! Proof positive that there's an egg. My follie is already over 2 cm, so it is looking likely I'll O on my bday (I grow 'em big). I only have one, which is a bummer, but one is all it takes, right?

My period this cycle was long again- 10 days- and there was (gasp!) brown bleeding for 2 days at the end. HOWEVER, it was different brown bleeding than what I experienced before Dr Toth treatment. After I started the Lovenox on CD 6, I started to notice the blood thinning out (it had been rather clotty), and then the brown blood at the end just seemed like "old" blood. My thoughts are that the Lovenox is WORKING for my clotting factor, and it helped flush out all the old clotted blood in my lining. Another good sign that this treatment is the right one for me!! I hope and pray that a healthy implantation will take place this cycle... but of course, I'm not holding my breath.

I'm also preparing to do a Food Print, which is a food sensitivity blood test that Dr. Phil Boyle presented info about at the AAFCP Annual Meeting. He presented this to the Drs before we (Practitioners) got there, so my Dr gave me the website for it today. She thinks this is a missing link in my treatment, too. I think I agree, I mean I've always felt that we are what we eat, and if our bodies are sensitive to certain foods and make antibodies against them, then what's to prevent those antibodies from working against a new pg, too? (Antibodies don't discriminate. They're all P.C. like that.)

Here's the link for those interested:

http://www.cambridge-nutritional.com/Scripts.whatis.asp

I also made a joke to my Dr during the u/s, reminding her of the time (about 9-10 months ago) when she told me that I wasn't her toughest case, and asked if she wanted to take it back now. She laughed and said, "Well... at the TIME you weren't...!"

LMAO!! I just find it hysterical that I am my fertility specialist's MOST DIFFICULT CASE!!!! Now that's an honor! :)

We are leaving tomorrow for a new casino/hotel place that just opened up in Bethlehem, PA... DH planned it for my bday weekend, and now it looks like we'll be bringing little Simba with us!! We have to pick him up Sat. am (the drive back isn't too far), and keep an eye on him for 24 hrs, so it was either bring him or cancel the getaway. The hotel has pet concierge (can you believe that???) so we're happy to bring him with us. He's pretty laid back, too, so he'll be ok in a new environment... in fact, he'll probably really enjoy having the 2 of us to himself with no other pets around!

Oh, and for my Reliv buddies, I am already feeling LIGHTER and MORE ENERGETIC! Only 3 shakes taken so far, I'm amazed! (The "lighter" is most likely due to the gi-normous poo I had this afternoon... Sew had warned me this would happen about 6 hours after the 1st shake, but my colon saved it all up for 18 hours after, lol!! I think I lost 5 lbs!!)

15 comments:

Life In Mazes said...

Yah! It does only take one! Keeping my prayers lifted up for you and my fingers crossed!!

Love the comment about the reliv. I have never felt so regular in my life and J almost gave it up bc he spent too much time on the toilet but it balances out.

JellyBelly said...

woohoo for the follies!!!!

i'm so glad that you guys are getting away for your birthday! how great is it that you can take the sick kitty with you!

Find joy in every journey said...

Sorry I didn't call you back! This was my last 13 hour day hopefully FOREVER!! LOL at Dr.J and you! Thanks for the link. I think I need those Reliv shakes...sounds promising. We need to chat soon!! Tomrrow is my last day at the FT job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

prayerfuljourney said...

Somehow poo and bowel movements always make it into IF blogs. LOL! I laughed. Hopefully you were home and the "big" one hit. Hehehe....

Living Advent said...

Yay for a good follicle!!

I'm watching you with the Lovenox... Seriously, how bad does it hurt you? I'm sure I'll get there, just not ready yet. I'm praying that you tell me that you don't feel the shots but of course not thinking that's likely. Can't wait to talk about all this in person!

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Sew said...

Fantastic news about the Cumulus Oopherus??!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!

I am going to offer R.eliv for 20% off! :) You needed it badly if if feel it already after 3 shakes!

Great get away! Baby make it up! So excited!

Beth said...

Glad you're feeling good on the Reliv!

mrsblondies said...

I'm so glad to hear that your follies aren't empty. I hope the Lovenox helps and I'm glad to hear that you are feeling so good on the Re.liv.

Praying for Hope said...

I'm glad Simbe is doing better. One of my female cats once had that problem. Our first clue was when she started using the tub a a litter box and only managed to eek out a trickle of bloody urine. Poor cats. It's a good thing it's relatively easy to treat. I hate to see them uncomfortable like that. Enjoy your outing and happy birthday!

LifeHopes said...

It sounds like you are doing great!!!
YAY for cumulus oophorus (sp?)

I am so excited more of us infertiles are on the Reliv. We could be a test group or something!!!

Can't wait to meet you in person!!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Actually I think you spelled it correctly and I spelled it wrong, LH :)

I know, I can't wait until next weekend, too! (I do sound great, don't I? I always get like this right before O... and then I crash. Gotta love how IF makes you bi-polar.)

Tridentine Wife said...

Yay for that egg, make it count baby :)

Vent-ilation said...

Awesome news about the egg!! Have fun with your birthday trip!

Bon said...

Ok...what is a cumulus oopherus? Can you see it on an ultrasound?

And what is reliv? Is it helpful with fertility or just a health thing? I'm trying to lose weight, so big poos are interesting to me right now.