Sunday, August 9, 2009

Medical Update

I am surprised that I got information on Friday about our fertility stuff... and it's Sunday evening before I make time to blog about it. That is SO unlike me!

Basically, my C reactive protein level was high, which leads them to believe that I have inflammation due to an infection in my body. So the course of treatment for that is another round of antibiotics - I'm taking the liquid form of a Z-pack for 5 days... as well as 14 days of Celebrex. The idea is that the two of these medications will help bring my fevers down and keep them from coming back.

Again, the concern was that a fever would cause a problem with an embryo implanting - so we want to get them down before that becomes an issue.

At the same time that I'm taking these medications, they have already called in the order for the Gonal-f shots (the straight FSH shot that makes the follicles grow) that I'll be taking for 6-8 days (up to 10) and the Ovadryl (sp?) that would cause the follicles to release. I have a message to call Freedom Pharmacy to schedule the delivery and make the payment.

They called on Friday, but I was in a meeting - so I didn't get a chance to talk to them. I haven't even tried to call them back this weekend, because I'd guess that they aren't open... but really - I don't need to be in a huge hurry. I'll give them a call tomorrow, but I can't start taking them until I am done with the Celebrex anyway.

The plan now is that I'll take the 14 days of Celebrex (started on Friday) so a week from Thursday - I'll be finishing them up. I can call them early that week and set up my cycle schedule... meaning they can calendar it all so that it doesn't cross over a weekend - heaven forbid they work on a weekend. Oh I kid. (Smile)

From there - they'll tell me the exact day to stop the birth control pill... and 4 days later I go in for my baseline ultrasound and teaching visit. During the teaching visit - I'll get my first shot.

We are very grateful and happy that there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel... it has been a long time coming. If you remember back - my Clomid cycle was in April... and we've been waiting on the "next cycle" to come ever since that time - but have had challenge after challenge. So it's nice to see that we are making progress.

Certainly it is all in God's perfect timing and we are trying to remember that - but it sure will be nice to reach the day when we can share some joyous news with you all about our own special miracle.


  1. Glad to hear about the progress being made! I'll be praying it works out for you!

  2. I am praying that this will work out for you.

  3. Yay for progress!!! It feels so good to be moving forward, doesn't it? I am praying so much for you and John. I hope the IUI does the trick!!

    PS - There's an award for you on my blog. :)

  4. God's already waiting to meet you at the next place in your life. Aren't you glad He already knows what awaits you and that He knows exactly how to take care of you? Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

    Praying for you guys!!

  5. All of the peeps at Freedom have really nifty accents. I've always been to shy to ask them where they are located, but I'll give you $5 if you do!!!


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