We have one!!
As you may recall, a fear of mine was that my follies were empty. Yup, all this money spent on surgeries, meds, acupuncture, hypnosis, etc. and it could have all been useless if I was shootin' blanks.
It's particularly difficult to see the c.o. in PCOS women. But today? I had an u/s and WE SAW IT!!! I am so stoked! Proof positive that there's an egg. My follie is already over 2 cm, so it is looking likely I'll O on my bday (I grow 'em big). I only have one, which is a bummer, but one is all it takes, right?
My period this cycle was long again- 10 days- and there was (gasp!) brown bleeding for 2 days at the end. HOWEVER, it was different brown bleeding than what I experienced before Dr Toth treatment. After I started the Lovenox on CD 6, I started to notice the blood thinning out (it had been rather clotty), and then the brown blood at the end just seemed like "old" blood. My thoughts are that the Lovenox is WORKING for my clotting factor, and it helped flush out all the old clotted blood in my lining. Another good sign that this treatment is the right one for me!! I hope and pray that a healthy implantation will take place this cycle... but of course, I'm not holding my breath.
I'm also preparing to do a Food Print, which is a food sensitivity blood test that Dr. Phil Boyle presented info about at the AAFCP Annual Meeting. He presented this to the Drs before we (Practitioners) got there, so my Dr gave me the website for it today. She thinks this is a missing link in my treatment, too. I think I agree, I mean I've always felt that we are what we eat, and if our bodies are sensitive to certain foods and make antibodies against them, then what's to prevent those antibodies from working against a new pg, too? (Antibodies don't discriminate. They're all P.C. like that.)
Here's the link for those interested:
I also made a joke to my Dr during the u/s, reminding her of the time (about 9-10 months ago) when she told me that I wasn't her toughest case, and asked if she wanted to take it back now. She laughed and said, "Well... at the TIME you weren't...!"
LMAO!! I just find it hysterical that I am my fertility specialist's MOST DIFFICULT CASE!!!! Now that's an honor! :)
We are leaving tomorrow for a new casino/hotel place that just opened up in Bethlehem, PA... DH planned it for my bday weekend, and now it looks like we'll be bringing little Simba with us!! We have to pick him up Sat. am (the drive back isn't too far), and keep an eye on him for 24 hrs, so it was either bring him or cancel the getaway. The hotel has pet concierge (can you believe that???) so we're happy to bring him with us. He's pretty laid back, too, so he'll be ok in a new environment... in fact, he'll probably really enjoy having the 2 of us to himself with no other pets around!
Oh, and for my Reliv buddies, I am already feeling LIGHTER and MORE ENERGETIC! Only 3 shakes taken so far, I'm amazed! (The "lighter" is most likely due to the gi-normous poo I had this afternoon... Sew had warned me this would happen about 6 hours after the 1st shake, but my colon saved it all up for 18 hours after, lol!! I think I lost 5 lbs!!)