The start of Lupron is set back about 2 weeks as the intended mother is required to be on one of her medications for a specific amount of time due to blood clotting issues. I do NOT have to get my progesterone levels blood work this Friday. Instead, I need to call the fertility clinic when I start my period (early Feb), start birth control pills for a short time, then start the Lupron injections. so close, so close!
I am to get blood work done on Friday to check my projesterone levels, the pharmacy will be sending the Lupron injections and other medications to me immediately, and I can most likely start the Lupron this Friday or Saturday!!!! I am so glad they are not making us wait another entire month! They want the thyroid levels to be about 1 point lower, but since I reacted well to the Synthroid, they expect me to also with the adjustment and be fine by the time transfer occurs! awesome news!
Well, my thyroid is within normal range for general population-somewhere around 3.5. However, the fertility doctor would like to see it a bit lower for pregnancy, soooooooo, they have increased the Synthroid from 50mcg to 75mcg and I am to continue on the Selenium 200 mcg. They want me to get blood work done again on Feb 22nd! An entire month away!!!!! ugh! I understand the need for my body to be at optimal levels, but geesh! My body reacted to the medication well...I just wish we could preemptively start the other hormone medications, expecting the thyroid levels to be where they want, so we can move forward sooner rather than later. It sucks for everyone to have to wait another month or more before embryo transfer! I can say though that the Synthroid has made a difference in my life - I generally feel better. I no longer feel like I am dragging ass through the day. It is great. I start my new dose tomorrow. I will update as I get new information.
After reviewing the blood work results that I had completed on Monday, the fertility doctor would like to add Selenium 200 mcg to my medications due to high antibodies present. I guess this is a common drug combination with low thyroid levels. I am still supposed to get blood work done again in 3 weeks. It sucks that we have this glitch in the process! I feel bad that my body was not in perfect condition. I am interested in seeing what changes I feel with the medications. Heck, I am a parent of a 4, 3 and almost 2 year old - of course I am tired! It will be great if I feel better. Hopefully, it will not take long before my levels are where they are supposed to be.
I have an appt. with an OB on Feb 3 to complete the complications only insurance form.
I completed my blood work for the thyroid antibody test this morning and started my Synthroid medication. I also had my glucose levels checked this morning as well. This is something that is required for insurance policy that I will have. I have a call in to my OB office to call me back to schedule an appointment to get the rest of that form for insurance completed. I have to return to the lab in 3 weeks to get the thyroid levels checked out again. I am sure we will hear from the fertility doctor's office if anything is weird with the blood work that was done today. It will be interesting to see if I FEEL a difference in the thyroid levels. I have heard from the intended mother and she is busy as well with appointments. Let's keep this process moving along! :)
Hi. My name is Carla. I am married to Brian. We have been married almost 10 years. We had 3 children in 2.5 years: Gareth (6-06), Zane (9-07), and Iris (1-09). Brian works as a web programmer. I used to be a social worker for people with developmental disabilities, but now stay home with our children.
In June 2009, we moved from a nice, cookie cutter subdivision to a humble, little, farm house, on 10 acres, in rural east central Illinois. We are interested in living a simpler life moving towards self sufficiency. We are interested in homesteading, gardening, beekeeping, and atheism/secular humanism/skepticism. I am a crafter of all sorts of creations - love to sew and quilt, and have many other interests, including weaving, pottery, painting, scrapbooking, among other things.
Our family feels complete - we are very done having babies for ourselves! My husband had a vasectomy to ensure that we would not be surprised with another baby.
I started thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate during my second pregnancy. The feelings I had did not fade, so here we are now. We were lucky enough to conceive quickly/naturally and have "easy" pregnancies. I have friends and have read about many people that have fertility issues and it does not come so easily for them. It saddens me that they can not fulfill their dreams. I was able to help a couple complete their family, delivering a baby girl, in December 2011. I am now on my second and final journey, helping 2 men from Argentina become daddies, with additional help from an egg donor.
Feel free to ask any questions. I tend to be an open book as long as there is genuine, sincere, respectful interest.