Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Choice C

I debated on whether to post about yesterday's appointment or not, because things are somewhat up in the air at the moment. You probably read my previous post about having an appointment with a fertility doctor in Lubbock yesterday. Well, overall the trip went really well. I will try my best to recap what happened but the longer I have waited to post, the more it has become kind of a mush of thoughts and directives. Please forgive me if my medical spellings or identification is a little off. Also, know I am being as open as I feel comfortable to be at this point, but there will be moments of vagueness mainly for some of my readers' sakes.

We sat down with Dr. Dorsett first for a consult. After talking for a while and having a question/answer session with her, she gave us the first bit of good news. She is almost certain our solution will be a fairly simple one. Apparently, I just need an extra "umph" to get things going in the right direction. Bring on the "UMPH"!!! So, she tells me she doesn't think I need to chart ANYMORE!!!! WOO HOO!!!! I have been charting for four months now, and as some of you may know, it is no small task. I was so excited to give it up and be free from those chains!

So, she gives us a piece of paper, on which she writes four choices, A-D. A is the least aggressive and D is the most. The first 3 involve a hysterosalpingogram (dye shot into the fallopian tubes to check for blockages and to flush them out), a round (or more) of Clomid, and a baseline ultrasound. Clomid will help by stimulating the receptors in the brain that release LH (leutenizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), as well as having something to do with estrogen levels, but I can't remember that part right now. By the title of this post, you know which one we went with. It also includes injections of Menopur (which is a drug used to help stimulate multiple egg development and ovulation). The last option, D, takes you straight to FSH injections (i.e. VERY high chance of high multiples). We both felt we weren't at that point yet. We can work our way there if need be. What a relief to have a PLAN OF ATTACK!!

After we talk, she then wanted to do an OBGYN physical and ultrasound to check things out. I won't go into detail here, but I will say there were a few, what we think and hope are, minor abnormalities that were sent to the lab. We are waiting on those results as I type this. She also had blood drawn and I'm waiting on those results, too.

So, the reason things are up in the air is we're not sure if this process will begin in a week or so, or if it will begin in a month or more. It all depends on the stinkin', slow as molasses on Christmas morning, lab results!

So, if you are reading this and I haven't posted any updates, please pray for patience for me and rest for my soul.

Of course, we made the most of a trip to Lubbock and indulged in Johnny Carino's, some clothes shopping (which was MUCH needed for both of us) and a trip to the movies. Richard and I love to go to the movies, but we don't get to because our movie theater in Childress is...well, let's just say not up to par (besides the fact they only show two movies at any given time and most of them are children's flicks). We saw "No Country for Old Men" with Tommy Lee Jones. It was...interesting, based on the book by Cormac McCarthy. I think I enjoyed it more than Richard but I like artsy, independent-type films and he's not much of a fan. Maybe more of a renter, but we always love TLJ as a cowboy and it was set in South and West Texas, mentioning towns close to my heart like Del Rio and Sanderson.

All in all, a good day.

And, yes, I'll keep you posted.


  1. I'm pretty sure the person that said, "Patience is a virtue" never had infertility. ha
    I know great things are coming your way in the future.
    It is all behind you now. You are moving on and I will be here to support you all the way!!!!!
    Choice C ROCKS...

  2. Choice C is the way to BE!! haha - love you and glad you are feeling proactive and happy. I know how good it feels to have a PLAN!

  3. YEAH! I hate that you have to go through all that, but glad it's an option. We'll pray that everything comes back ok and you can get started soon! Love ya - Sharon

  4. I am happy and anxious for you both. I wish you the best and I really believe that you are going to the best dr around. She will help you ...I am sure of it. I just want you to know that I am here when you need me and don't need me. You and lil' Jenkins are in our prayers. Take care of yourself and rest and relax while you have a chance.....haha...then you will have a house full and wonder where your time and quietness went....Good luck...Let me know if you need anything...steph

  5. Still praying for you! God has an awesome plan for that baby...

  6. You have no idea how happy I am to hear your news. I am literally smiling for you right now!! Even though things are a little up in the air for now, I somehow feel so happy! I can imagine how you feel!!I WILL pray for you and Richard. And also, Little Richard! HA! I just had to say that! Sorry! Anywho, I think you are such an awesome person and I am thrilled at the thought of you becoming a mommy! And as Emma so elequiently put it...Choice C ROCKS!!


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