Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rollercoaster Ride

Sorry its been a few days since my last post.  If you haven't alread heard, DC has been hit with what is being called a "Snowpocalyspe".  In Fairfax, we got 28+ inches of snow, and they are expecting another 10-20 inches to hit tonight and tomorrow.  I have never in my life seen so much snow!  Here are a couple pictures from my cellphone of my front walkway and back patio:

Anyway, on to whats been going on these past few days.  For starters, as you know, I've been taking Provera, and am currently on Day 7 (only 3 more days, Thank GOD).  This time around, I haven't been quite as mean (with the exception of when I was trying to help my husband shovel our cars out... there may have been some fightin' words), but I definitely feel more emotional.  I have breakdowns over the smallest things, mostly TV shows and movies, but other things as well (more on this later).  Also, something new I hate about the Provera is that is tricks Fertility Friend into thinking I ovulated.  I hate it, because I know it isn't true.

Yesterday was a rough day.  I woke up to see yet another friend of mine who is pregnant... I usually handle this well until the total number builds up, and then I crash, which is what happened yesterday.  I'm truely happy for them, but can't lie... I wish it were me!

I also had my phone-back appointment with my RE.  This was a rollercoaster, let me tell you.  My appointment was for 5:30, and I assumed I was supposed to call her.  So I did, only to find out the office closes at 5:00, and I didn't have a direct number.  I got so desperate, I called the urgent call center just to see if they could help (which they couldn't).  This resulted in complete hysterics!  Coupled with the fact that yet another friend was pregnant, I had a complete mental breakdown.  I felt like nothing ever went right!  Low and behold, it turns out when you appointment is afterhours, the doctor calls you, which she did about 15 minutes later.  I had to pull myself together and act like I wasn't just throwing the biggest temper tantrum of my life.

So on to the phone-back (and otherwise, status update), as you know, this past round of Clomid at 150 mg did not work, so we have a new plan.  Starting today, I will be taking Metformin, and once AF starts, I'll do Clomid 100 mg CD3-7 and FSH injections CD7-9, with a follow-up u/s on CD10.  I'm really excited about the injections but also apprehensive.  So far, my insurance company has been paying for all these RE treatments, as I updated my insurance plan for 2010, but I know the total cost of the FSH can be up to $600, and I don't know if my insurance will cover it.  Right now, I am awaiting the prior authorization, which could take up to 5-days... don't they know you can't make a crazy hormone induced lady wait FIVE DAYS?!  Thats crazy talk.


  1. I wish you the best of luck with the new protocol!! And btw.. I totally think that the chocolate is what helped you with your anger this time! :D

  2. :) I did eat a TON more chocolate and sweets this time around.