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You Gotta Have Faith

Hey you guys! I wanted to apologize for yesterday's blog post. I have mentioned before that some days are good, and some days are bad. I was in a very dark place when I wrote yesterday. I am not sure what exactly triggered my horrible mental state, but I am pretty sure it was the fact that my period had started - seven days late. I think I had begun to hope that maybe I was pregnant. Even though I took a negative pregnancy test 2 days after my period was late, I was still hoping. I was thinking, "maybe we won't have to go through all of these fertility treatments after all". And my period was a very real reminder of what we are in the middle of.

What we are going through is not easy. I think about it every single day. But that is no excuse for me to wallow in the misery of it. That is just not me. Which is why I feel bad about dumping all of my grief on you, even though I received lots of messages from you all stating that the way I feel is okay. It is okay to be ma…

Cause You Had A Bad Day....

Sorry I am just getting to writing about Friday's appointment. The appointment on Friday was long and there was a lot of information to digest. First of all, the appointment we went to was for my husband. Once you get to a certain point in the fertility process, it only makes sense that the male gets tested as well. That way if he does have an issue, you can address that too. My husband had a physical and most everything looked great. His doctor looked over the sperm analysis that my doctor, Dr. Lu, had ordered and deduced that it would not hurt if my husband started to take several vitamins to help "improve" sperm quality. Not that his sperm isn't top notch, his sperm count is actually perfect for a man his age. But there are vitamins and supplements (over the counter) that can also improve sperm quality and mobility. So my husband's doctor wants him to take these over the counter vitamins (and eat a handful of walnuts a day) for 6 weeks. Then my husband will go…

It Has Been A Month

It has been a little over a month since I decided to write this blog. I want to use today's entry to get to the "present tense". I've been writing all about what has happened so far, and I am ready to be in the present and explain to you all what brought me to the breaking point and made me want to write this blog in the first place. So be prepared because this will be a long entry! :-) 

So after my initial appointment with Dr. Lu I went in a week later to begin all of the testing. I had blood work done to determine where all of my levels were (they looked great). I had an ultrasound to determine how thick my lining was (my lining was perfect). And I had a post coital test to determine mucus and sperm quality (sounds gross, I know). But the post coital test was actually the most fun part! The night before the test my husband and I had "homework". Which means we had to have sex. A post coital test is a 2-part test. First, they give you an ultrasound to dete…

Lucky Lu

Once I reached the point to where I was tired of trying, there was no stopping me. I was obsessed with finding the best fertility doctor around. After talking to one of my friends about this, she recommended that I go see a doctor at the Fertility Institute in Mandeville. She said his name was Peter Lu, but that everyone called him Lucky Lu because pretty much every woman who sees him ends up having success with getting pregnant. I believe my friend's exact words were "His entire mission will be to get you knocked up". So I went to his clinic's website and did some research on him. And everything looked great. So I called and set up an appointment with Dr. Lu on his first available date. Which was Wednesday, August 15. I was so excited and could not wait! I called my gyno and asked that all my records be sent to Dr. Lu's office. I did not want there to be any holdup and I wanted Dr. Lu to be able to look over my files and all my medical history before he even met…