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June 28, 2008

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Mama’s on Drugs

Went in bright and early for Day 2 tests.

The results are in!  The blood levels are excellent:    FSH, 5.8 E2, 35
I am a happy lady right now!

While there I was able to talk to the RE on duty.  I really liked him and he agreed that I ‘could’ do this next cycle natural with a trigger shot.
However, (and my what a month can make) since I’m now 39 he would like to see me get aggressive.  If I were 33, he would not be pushing drugs on me since my body is totally doing everything it is supposed to be doing.  But, I’m not 33, I don’t have the luxury of time on my side and he’d like to see if Clomid can help me.
We talked about scary multiples, my body size (I’m 5’2 and 105 lbs) and how it was a risk, but a small one.
He stated what I have heard from two other RE’s now which is that you should only stay on Clomid for three cycles as the effectiveness decreases rapidly after this.

I’ve got an RX for Clomid 50mg now and I’ll take them on days 5-9 and go in for my new bloodwork and Ultrasound on Day 11.

I’ll do this for at least 2 cycles if not 3 and then it’s either injectable or IVF.  I know I said I’d do IVF after 6 IUI’s total and I am still leaning in that direction…but I can’t think about that right now.
I’ve got to try this first and put my faith in that direction.

We also talked about back to back IUI’s and his thought is that those are not any more effective than one with a well-timed (trigger) IUI.  Hmm…things to ponder indeed as we were thinking we would do two IUI’s with the last of the “Seth” sperm this cycle.

First thing K said when I got home and told her the news?  “Is this going to make you really moody again?”  Hee Hee.  “Yeah, maybe.”  “OK, honey, just checking”.  Poor thing!

We were going to go to the Dyke March…but it just started raining.  I’m not enough of a lesbian to march in the RAIN.  So, off we go to the gym, then make dinner with some of our farm co-op veggies and watch a movie at a friend’s house.
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Shakespeare in the Park, Day 1

AF arrived bright and early Friday morning, so no beach.

I was expecting monster cramps and while they were worse than normal, it wasn’t so bad.

My RE hasn’t gotten back to me as he’s out today, but I talked to a nurse and we agreed that I should come in tomorrow for Day 2 testing of my FSH and E2.  I haven’t had it done since March and just want to make sure that all of my levels are checking out OK.  If they are too high, I might as well cancel the cycle.
She also told me I could have a chat with another RE on duty when I came in.  Quite frankly, I am excited to get a second opinion as I feel like I’m at a crossroad and I don’t know which way to go.

Last night I met some friends out on the Upper West Side for drinks and tapas before heading off to Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre for Shakespeare in the Park.
Oh William!  Why 3.5 hours long??  But, the setting outside was gorgeous as was the play, Hamlet.
It’s amazing to be smack dab inside Manhattan but feel like you’re in a forest in the country.
Wonderful.
These productions are free, but the catch is that you must start standing in line early in the morning (we’re talking 6am) to get the free tix.
Luckily, my friend Mme X, apparently knows someone in the Shakespeare mafia who got us tix for $25–a price I will gladly pay to not stand in line!