Friday, March 22, 2013


  • I think of posts I want to write and then I don't write them. Maybe this will help get me started
  • Blood thinners: they make you bleed. Or, more accurately, they make you not clot. I awoke to a shirt soaked in blood the other night. It scared the crap out of me. I was bleeding from one of my old injection sites. Enoxaparin stigmata.
  • Over the last few days I've seen my pulmonologist, perinatologist, and reproductive endocrinologist. Guess who cleared me for IVF? All 3 of them!
  • Speaking of multiple doctors appointments each week, my job must think I'm dying. Or just a big slacker. I spend more time in waiting rooms than I do at my desk. 
  • My period. I have never been so excited to get my period. She should be here in the next day or two. I expected her today. But, things don't go as planned. 
  • Retrieval. This is it! The start of our first retrieval cycle. I'll be on a microdose flare protocol (is that code for old-lady-regimen?). No bpc for this clotastic girl. Just straight up microdose lupron, bravelle and menopur. I haven't gotten a clear answer as to when I'll actually start my meds. In fact, they haven't even arrived yet. But hopefully I'll know all the nitty gritty details next week.
  • We picked a donor. That was a hard decision. It was between two people, who are both kind of perfect in their own way. I don't think there is a "right" or a "wrong" choice, but I still find myself hoping we made the right one.
  • Transfer. If all goes well, transfer will be with my May or June cycle. We're freezing everything and will do a FET. All the docs insist I not get pregnant until 6-months post-PE diagnosis.    


  1. Sounds like good good things in the horizon!! I am keeping everything crossed for you!!

  2. So exciting (except for the bleeding, that must have been terrifying)!

    When you have your baby I'm sure you'll be 100% confident that you chose the right donor-- it's not like you're going to look at your kid and think, "Darn, we should have chosen the other one..."

  3. OMG! It's finally happening!

    I'm so excited for you.