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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

femara, take 1

My ovaries looked good on yesterday’s scan, but I do have what appears to be a clot in my uterus. It’s right in the center (ironically where I was feeling that strange pain/cramp). They think it will resolve on its own and they went ahead and gave me a prescription for Femara. I took my first dose last night. Holy nausea. My stomach is finally starting to settle down a little bit, but generally, I am still feeling sluggish. I hope that the next few doses won’t be as intense.

The next appointment is one week from today. I hope I have at least one beautiful follie waiting for a weekend IUI. In the meantime, I have a lot to keep me busy. And speaking of keeping busy, I really need a good fertility yoga DVD recommendation. One of my friends gave me an amazon.com gift card for my birthday. I already plan to order Unsung Lullabies (thank you, Ashley, for the recommendation!), but I would like to order a fertility yoga DVD, too. So if you know of any, please pass the information along.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes and the words of encouragement. They meant a lot yesterday. I never meant to sound depressed; more like bittersweet. This was just another childless milestone, another reminder of how long it’s been since we started trying. You would think this would get easier with each milestone, but somehow it doesn’t. Every holiday, birthday, and anniversary still gnaws at my heart.

18 comments:

BabyWid said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!! I hope the medicine doesn't continue to make you sick!

Al said...

Hope the clot goes away on its own as they expect it to and you have 2 or 3 good follies at your next appointment. I hope your body adjusts to the femara and you're not nauseous with tonight's dose.

Good luck!

Crossed Fingers said...

Praying the clot goes away, the follies are perfect and this IUI is YOUR IUI. I LOVE yoga - I don't know of any fertility yoga DVDs though but I'll research. I find yoga really helps me release the stress - even if it is just for the 30 or 60 minutes I'm doing it.

Dawn said...

Go away, clot! I hope the femara isn't hard on you the rest of the week. Keeping my fingers crossed for some awesome follies and a weekend IUI!

Jessica said...

Hope the clot goes away and the Femara does it's job!!

Holly said...

hope you feel better soon and that the clot goes away quickly! I read Unsung Lullabies also and agree with Ashley that it had a lot of good things to offer. It really validated all the things I was feeling and that was great

Rebecca said...

I hope the clot clears up soon. Did they think that had anything to do with why AF was so late?

Wishing you SO much luck with Femara.

I'm really interested in the fertility yoga DVD, too. I do enjoy yoga and finding something that focuses on fertility would be excellent!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Happy birthday. I hope this is the year that makes your wishes come true.

Well... Femara. I have been trying for 4 years and 4 months now, and on many medications. I got pregnant TWICE and both were with Femara.( btw- Femara was not responsible for my m/c's...)

Here is hoping Femara brings you some luck!
-Jess

Trisha said...

i've got ALL my crossables crossed for u!!!

Jen said...

Happy belated birthday! Femara made me feel like dirt, but I think it got easier after a day or so. It definitely helped me to take it at night with food.

Hopefully your clot will resolve; good thing you are being monitored closely right now so they can keep an eye on it

Stefanie Blakely said...

Yay Femara!!!! Here's hoping it's nicer to you than Clomid!!

someday-soon said...

Hopefully the clot (and pain) go away really soon!

I use to take the Femara at bed time to avoid any of the unpleasant stomach issues. Might be worth a shot...

JL said...

Good luck!

I have found Femara to be good so far -- I produced follicles and the side effects have been nothing compared to Clomid.

And, most importantly, go away clot!

arlnurse said...

Sorry femara isn't playing so nice, but hope it will be worth it! Don't know of any yoga fertility DVD's, but please share if you find one!

Katie said...

Just catching up on reading the last week's worth of posts....glad you had a fun early birthday weekend celebration! (Oh, and super cute dress that you wore to dinner!!) I'll be crossing my fingers that the clot goes away, the Femara side effects get better and that this IUI is fantastic!!

Ashley said...

Hoping the clot goes away soon! I have no recommendations on a yoga dvd, but let us know which one you decide on and how you like it! :)

S.I.F. said...

Is it awful if I have no idea what would even cause a clot in your uterus? Has this happened before?

Regardless, hopefully the medicine will clear it right up. I don't know why every medicine having to do with anything down there has to make you so sick though! The Lupron has me pucking 5 out of 7 days.

And I know what you mean about milestones. I never thought I would be turning 27 and still be single with no babies - and diminishing hope that babies will ever happen. It's a hard pill to swallow, but hopefully 27 will at least be the year I fix the baby part of that equation.

Kelly said...

I'm glad your stomach settled down a little bit. I hope that was just your body's initial response and that it doesn't keep making your stomach upset.

I don't have any suggestions for yoga DVDs, but keep us posted on what you purchase!