Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Catching Up

I'm out again on another business trip today. Yes this has been one crazy week. But I will be taking Friday off and will be MIA till the week of September 14th. So you won't be hearing from me for a bit as I will be on a BEACH! While our Flor.ida vaca in October was scuttled by my chief I was still determined to get to a beach this year. And since my BIL lives 10 min from the Atlantic coast we are crashing at their house for a cheap vaca. What I am hoping for is that hurricane Eri.ka will steer away from my get-away.

Operation Hammer Babies take two is officially underway. I have put my calendar up on the side of my blog. I have added in acupuncture this time around. I LOVE acupuncture and wish I would have done it last time. But, no looking back, this is our fresh start. And because I want to be as healthy as possible for a successful cycle I am requesting to do another TSH. Mine have consistently been over 2 (about 2.3-3.8) and studies have shown that TSH should really be under 2. I have asked my RE in the past to treat me just so that we are addressing every possibility since higher TSH addresses implantation. My 'plan' is that I get my TSH tested as close to the day where I start my Lupron as possible. Since that day will be while we are on vacation I have located a lab near where we will be (Yes I am apparently on a lab tour!) I want to get my body as close to normal as possible since low E2 will drop TSH and falsify results. By getting my body back on track with the BCP I can get my TSH more close to it's normal values. I know it's crazy but I just want to be as healthy as I can. And if I don't get anywhere with my RE I'm going to go to just a regular doc who I heard is willing to treat TSH over 2. I hate to do this but I'm on IVF #2 and at this price I want to make sure all variables have been considered.

And I learned something fun...We may be transferring on my birthday. I'm trying not to get my hopes up but it would be a great birthday present!

9 comments:

Hillary said...

Sounds like a good plan, and I'm so happy that you get to go on vacation just before your cycle gets crazy! :)

PS - I mailed the book yesterday. Maybe it will get to you before you leave for vacation?! Sorry it took me so long to send, I've had it in my car for awhile and just never made it to the post office.

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Sumer said...

YAY!! I am so excited for you! You have a plan! Relax and enjoy your vacation! Then come home ready for the crazyness to begin! You start lupron the day before I do! CHEER!! Here's to getting our parties started!

jvwaiting said...

Yay - sounds like a good plan, and it is always so exciting to see it outlined. My estimated egg retrieval is the same week as you! Looks like there are going to be a few of us in the same boat together...
Have fun on your mini vacation - so nice to be able to get away from everything and breath.

osuraj said...

Hey I wanted to tell you I fought with ORM about my TSH forever. Finally, I just bit the bullet and went to my family doctor who treats people if they are over a 2. If you can't get the RE to treat it, find someone else who will.

I'm glad you guys have a plan...enjoy your vacation and relaxation time!!!

JB said...

Enjoy the vacay!

Tabitha said...

Our dates are pretty close, looks like we'll be cycle buddies! I'll be praying for you!

Meant to be a mom said...

I'm glad you guys are starting off with your new plans for baby! Best of luck!!!
Also enjoy your vacation, you deserve it. You travel so much for business you deserve an actual vacation. Lay back and have fun!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

Oooh, transfer on your bday would be SO cool!! Have fun on your vacation!

Shannon said...

Hope you enjoy your vacation. You're always in my prayers!