Category Archives: Appointments

I need chocolate STAT!

This has to have been one of the most stressful weeks I have had in a long, long time.  Not only did I have mid-terms, I also almost had to postpone our cycle. It appears that the medication being sent … Continue reading

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… and you thought I was through with being poked.

I made an appointment with an Infertility Acupuncturist to start having weekly sessions.  Acupuncture is a common program for women going through an IVF cycle as it supports not only assisting with minimizing uterus contractions which is one cause of … Continue reading

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boobs

i had to have all my mammo tests re-done with the ‘super duper’ machines and an ultrasound.  i have a few cysts that have been there for a few years but they are so dang thorough.  after the super duper … Continue reading

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Rob = Done!

Well we know our blood types now! Rob is O+ Marina is A+ Not sure how the clinic uses these to match a donor to us but I believe since I am (+) the donor’s blood type should be (+) … Continue reading

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Rob = Done!

Rob had his BW done today so now we are finished with all the freakin’ tests .. for now.  At least we have a couple of months without going to the damn doctor.  Yaay!

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Done! (for awhile at least)

After more than a year of tests, consultations, gobs and gobs of blood drawn, more tests and more tests .. I am done!!! All that is left for me medically is to start BCPs next month to regulate my period … Continue reading

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sorry, more doc visits and updates

Seems all I have been updating about are doctor appointments!  Sorry.  I am sure it gets boring if you are following along 🙂 This week was … to put it mildly .. women’s health checkup and Friday is the mammo.  … Continue reading

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last of the BW

Yesterday was the last of my blood work being sent off to the clinic in CR.  Rob has to do some then I believe we are done with labs.  Thank goodness!  I have had 12 tests ran in the last … Continue reading

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sick today

I had a doctors appointment yesterday with a long checklist: Blood work / type / Rubella (they took 4 vials of blood) EKG Urine sample Got prescription for Pre-natal vitamins Flu Shot Stop smoking discussion Klonipin while pregnant discussion The … Continue reading

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school and boo(b)s :)

I was approved for training benefits to return to school.  That was one of the most bureaucratic hoop jumping I think I have ever experienced.  Anway, its finished and approved.   Enrollment starts tomorrow.  chemistry and  biology at TCC then off … Continue reading

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Moving to UW

The fertility clinic at University of Washington Medical Center is one of the best in the world.  I will now begin a battery of tests to see whats up there.

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Seattle Fertility

Meet with a wonderful doctor who heads the Seattle Fertility clinic.  He thought the previous results were excellent for our chances at DE as my OB/Gyn noted that I have the uterus of an 18 year old!

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the tubes are reversable? neat!

Since my tubes are tied a discussion began about having them reversed, however, its pointless unless there are some good eggs in there.

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now the swimmers

Rob has his SA (semen analysis) completed and his swimmers are just awesome!

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i have been poked and proded

All the test have been completed: Pelvic Ultrasound and numerous blood tests.  The results are conclusive.  I have no ovarian eggs in reserve.  The docs are advising I skip any further discussion around tubal ligation reversal and head to DE  … Continue reading

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reality

FSH is too erratic – up and down.  OB/Gyn sending me to a specialist.

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Second FSH

Now its closer to optimal! Need another blood test next month.

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First visit

Met with OB/Gyn at Virginia Mason.  Fsh is high.  Will re-try next month.

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