I’ve had a whirlwind week. It started with me going to see Dr. N, my fertility doc, to discuss my recent thyroid levels and plan my next steps in this journey. Dr. N reviewed my blood work and was a little more optimistic than Dr. B, my endocrinologist, was. She told me that I won’t have to wait the 8 weeks that Dr. B wanted me to wait but that I can re-test my thyroid levels in 4 weeks and if the levels are good then I can go ahead and schedule my IUI.
There was one little bit of disappointing news that she gave me though. It appears that now my prolactin levels are slightly elevated which could cause problems with a fertilized egg trying to attached to my uterus. So she gave me a prescription for Dostinex (Cabergoline) to lower my prolactin levels. When I test my thyroid levels in 4 weeks I will also test to see if this new prescription is working to lower the prolactin.
And this is just the beginning of the pill regimen. During my initial consultation with Dr. N we discussed the possibility of doing a Natural Cycle IUI without any medication. However, after reviewing my history again, and with the new hormonal problems, we have changed plans. Because there is a strong possibility that my right fallopian tube is blocked, with Dr. N’s advice, I have decided that when I’m ready to do my first IUI I will take Clomid to increase the chances that I will release eggs from both ovaries, thereby increasing my chances of conception. When I pictured getting pregnant this certainly was not in my vision. But I am grateful for the medical technology and expertise to help me achieve my goal. I guess I better get used to popping pills. 🙂
I left my appointment with Dr. N feeling more hopeful than I have in a while. And this positive feeling was certainly needed to help me get through the week. I spent the rest of the week preparing to host my housewarming party. Yes, I’ve been in my house for almost a year, but I had some work I needed to get done in the house before I was ready to host a party. I was thinking about just skipping a housewarming, but decided that I needed to have people over to bring in the love and make my house feel like a home. I had the party yesterday and am really glad I did it. It was a great turnout and everyone had a great time. There was lots of food, laughter and LOVE! And here are the stars of the party:
This party was just another showing of the amazing support network that I have and I am grateful for!!! Oh, and by the way, my grass finally started to fill in and is getting greener by the day! 🙂