Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lots of little possibilities...

I had my antral follicle count with RE#2 on Friday. It was 21! I've heard that is really good for my age, and right in range for IVF.

We're still waiting for lots of test results, but it was nice to get some good news.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

BFN, Pasta, and Bread Pudding

Well, I guess the title says it all. I got a BFN, and fell off the gluten-free wagon this weekend when we were out of town. I'm a vegetarian also, so trying to find something with no meat, fish, or wheat on the road was pretty much impossible.

Plus, knowing that this next month I'll probably ovulate from my blocked tube side made me a little less motivated. I got back on track today, though.

So our next step is CD 4 bloodwork with RE #2 on Friday (which RE #1 didn't do), plus a follicle count.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wheat Withdrawal

Is it really day 4? It's all become one big gluten-free blur.

I've done a little more research, and near as I can tell the reason the acu wants me to give up wheat is because some studies have linked RPL to undiagnosed mild(er) celiac disease. But wouldn't it just make to test me rather than de-bread me?

A friend who has eaten a lot of gluten-free stuff because her mom has severe celiac says I won't feel as gross and bloated after I eat gluten-free pasta. I tried it, and I think the words she was actually looking for were not "gross and bloated," but:


I could go on, but you get the idea.

But before I go off on too much of rant against my new gluten-free substitutes, I stepped on the scales today and found out I've lost 2 pounds. It's not all bad.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gluten for Punishment, or Day #2 with No Wheat


First I was just infertile.

Now I'm infertile and grouchy because all I've eaten all day is salads and gluten-free bread.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Here we go again

So we're trying...again. Another natural cycle, because nothing else feels right.

And because my current RE realized I'm not ready for donor eggs and says not to give up on my ovaries just yet.

We're also doing testing with RE#2, just to see if there is anything RE#1 is missing. He told me to start with baby aspirin daily, so I've added that to my routine.

I also started acupuncture. The acupuncturist says to cut wheat out of my diet completely. He basically said everything has wheat, so it's kind of hard. I'm doing research now to try to find alternatives. I got gluten-free bread at Whole Paycheck, but I found out at checkout it was $7.99. For BREAD! I also told DH that crack addicts can have babies, so I'm having a hard time believing TOAST is killing mine, but I'll try anything at this point.

I wish I could be one of those women who optimistically plow ahead. I was that woman, actually. Up until loss #4.

This month I ovulated on the "good" tube side (did I mention my ectopic rendered my right tube useless?). I'm praying for the best, but going more than a little crazy in the 2WW. Can I really have hope that the 6th time is the charm?