October 21st, 2008

First of two new posts, trying to catch everyone up...

OK, the last time I posted, we were waiting for September 15th to take the 2nd blood test.
Well, we took it and about a week later I got a phone call from the nurse. As we have come to expect, things didn't go easily, the test showed the CMV to still be Positive in my body.
GREAT... so you can imagine how frustrated and upset I was by this news. When they called to tell me that news, they said they would call the infectious disease Dr. to get them to schedule me an appointment with her. The appointment will get scheduled sooner if they call, than if I call for myself. So, they got it scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd.
I felt, once again, like my body is working against me and just felt like a failure...again.
I told Joy and a couple of or friends that the title "infectious disease Dr." made me feel like I have cooties or something. I know it's silly, it's just a scary title.
She was a nice person and said from the beginning that she thought I probably was getting false positives on the 1st two tests because I was asymptomatic. I was skeptical and told her so, because there were 2 different blood tests that came back positive. She said the test she would do would just go deeper into the blood cells to very if the virus is actually in the cells or not. She said it would have to be sent off to the lab and would take 5 days to complete at the lab.
We had a trip planned for 13 days from the date they took blood.
I didn't hear from them and finally called them on day 12 after the test. I really wanted an answer about this test before we left town so I could digest it and not have any stresses for this VERY important trip.
I'm THRILLED to say that it came back NEGATIVE!!! Woohoo!! 
They had already sent the letter to the RE so they would know we were ready to move forward. I was a little peeved because I had to call and chase them down for the results and I wasted so much stress and so many tears on these stupid wrong blood tests.

Since we returned home, I have had an ultrasound (Monday) to see which side I'm ovulating on since we can only try when the left side is ovulating. When I went to that appointment I was thinking this is finally the last step before we get started. Well, I found out at that appointment that they couldn't see ANY mature follicles.
This was cycle day 13, why wouldn't they see anything...well, maybe I ovulated early. The nurse did tell me that the injectibles would cause both ovaries to produce follicles but wouldn't change which side is dominant.
We are moving forward and plan on trying in November.
Then, right before I leave their office, I am told that there is a MANDATORY class for injectibles I have to take prior to starting. .OMG, does it ever end? Or begin, in this case?
The good news about that, was that they have this class every Tuesday at 1 PM. So, I went today to the class. It was no big deal, and I didn't expect it to be. But, it's nice to have it over with.
I should start in about two weeks, maybe a little less now. Then, I have to go in on CD 1 or 2 so they can check for cysts and my lining. I should start injectibles on CD3 and will be monitored continuously until time to do the trigger shot and IUI.
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Well, in my first post to catch-up, I mentioned a Very Important trip we planned. That trip was for us to get MARRIED in CA on our 11th anniversary. We left TN on Wednesday, October 15th for San Diego and got married on Friday, the 17th. We have been together for so long that I didn't really expect to feel any different during or after the ceremony. We were only missing a piece of paper, right?
Well, I was SOOOOO WRONG....
I have felt COMPLETELY DIFFERENT since we got ready to start the ceremony. I started crying first, which may be hard to believe, for those of you who know us both. As soon as Joy saw me, she started crying and couldn't stop. I didn't think I would be able to get thru my vows because I felt like I wouldn't be able to get the words out without completely losing it.
The whole ceremony and trip itself were the best we could have asked for.

The only downside is that we needed about 2 more days to see a few more things and actually have a day to rest and relax.
We tried to fit so many things in the 3 1/2 days we had, that we really didn't relax any.

But, hey, we can relax at home, right?!
So, that's our big news, for anyone who didn't know. We have pictures posted on our myspace page. Anyone who is in our friends list will be able to view them.

Hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for reading and trying to keep up with us.
I've got to be better about updating, but I've been so bummed with the bad news the past couple of months and the continuous delays that I've not been very motivated to post. I promise I will try to be better about this moving forward.
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