Friday, October 2, 2009

Left vs. Right

Well I am officially suppressed and got the green light to start my stims on Saturday. The only kicker is that my left ovary appears that it will not respond well, again. Apparently it’s confused and thinks it’s a forty year old ovary. Is it possible to have one ovary in premature ovarian failure while the other one is normal? If not then I’m a medical miracle of the suckiest kind. I’m really trying not to let this get me down but I find myself holding my breath every time the thought flashes through my mind. I’ve already asked Hammer to come to my follie check u/s appointments in case we get bad news again.

I’ve been loving my acupuncture and find that I sleep well afterwards for about two days post treatment and then begin suffering the effects of low-to-no estrogen. Thank goodness I have a treatment tonight! Maybe there is something she can do to boost my left ovary into compliance. I am sooo thankful that I am doing acupuncture because it’s supposed to help people with poor response to the stims. Hammer was bucking it due to the expense but after I told him about lefty he’s changed his mind completely.

I also just found out from my clinic that I can take my Bravelle and Luvaris in the same syringe. What a relief because that takes me down from four shots a day to three. My tummy pooch is very happy about this!

And on a final good note, my huge project I’ve been working on at work launched yesterday. It had its issues but I knew that there would be problems. Those problems were out of my control and in the hands of our IT guys who slacked on their responsibility. But life has a way of reaping what you sow and they are taking the heat. I think it will be much better for our cycle now that this hurdle is over with, that and it wasn’t helping with my lack of sleep issue. I slept like a baby last night.


Meant to be a mom said...

Glad your doing good. That is great news about getting to take your meds in the same syringe. Now you won't have to feel like a pin cushion. YAY!

Jocelyn said...

3 shots instead of, the things you become thankful for! Glad that is working out for you though. Sorry to hear about the lefty not wanting to play the game - will definately be praying he has an attitude adjustment and decides to be a team player!!!

Hillary said...

Glad you are enjoying the acupuncture, and I hope God uses it to get lefty moving!

Anonymous said...

Oh sweetie, as to your question about the ovaries - unfortunately, yes, it is possible! I have the same problem - one ovary that works (though weakly) and the other that has called it quits. So I guess I am a mix of POF on the right and Diminished Ovarian Reserve on the left.

I'm so sorry! Anyway, I'll be chanting the 'It only takes one' mantra for you!!


Brittney said...

Yay for acupuncture!! I absolutely love it. I hear you on your ovaries too - I've felt completely betrayed by my body before, too. I have antibodies with the potential to make me miscarry, plus 40-year-old ovaries and makes things really tough. But NOT impossible. I love that ANYTHING is possible with our faithful God! I'm praying for you - you're SO close:)

Simple said...

Hi! Thanks for you comment today on my blog. I hope it's the answer for me too ..and I'm hoping your cycle ends in a big ole positive. You know I'll be following!!! ;)

Twincerely,Olga said...

Just stopping by to say hi.I also did IVF and acupunture!Great blog!