Yesterday, Brian and I attended my medical appointment with the fertility doctor in Chicago area. It took about 3.5 hours to get there. I was in the appt. for 2 hours. The parents had an appt. at the same time so we ran into them in the office - it was great to see them. It felt good to give her a big hug. I had blood work done, a hyterosonogram, signed consent forms, and was shown how to do Lupron injections. I was told my uterus was "pretty" - :). In one of the sonogram pictures, I could actually see the follicle my right ovary was going to release soon - pretty cool. The hysterosonogram was not what I expected. I have had pap smears worse than the procedure. The staff did an amazing job - was very gentle and thorough.
After taking standard medications, all looked good for an embryo transfer the week of Feb 21st. However, my blood work came back showing my thyroid levels to be slightly low. To go forth, they need everything to be at their optimal levels. I have to go get a thyroid antibody blood test done, take Synthroid for 3 weeks, then take the test again. We will see if it throws the embryo transfer date off.
I have not noticed any change in my energy level, often associated with low thyroid levels. I am often tired, but I am a parent of a 4, 3, and almost 2 year old and it is in the middle of winter, when many people are wanting to hibernate. Heck, maybe by taking this Synthroid, I will a notice an INCREASE in energy - that would be great! I can always use that!
I have also started taking pre-natal vitamins. Hopefully, this thyroid thing will work itself out quickly and we can keep moving forward! Will keep you updated!
The Other Shoe
6 days ago