Sunday, November 28, 2010

So Confused

Why is everything that has to do with fertility so confusing? I mean, I consider myself to be a pretty intelligent person. but I am just puzzled.

We are in an era of self-diagnosis and therefore we feel that we can also steer our treatment. I have to admit that it may not be possible for me to cure myself. I don't know what is best. I can take advice and tips fro friends and readers, but I have a unique situation. I just need to ask lots of questions and when I don't understand, ask the doctors and nurses to explain things again.

So I am calling the nurse at the fertility clinic tomorrow. I got the prescription for clomid a long time ago. I forgot if I am supposed to come in for an ultrasound on my cycle day 13 only if I don't ovulate as indicated by an ovulation predictor kit. I may just need to come in anyway. I also forgot when exactly we are supposed know, when I start clomid.

I have a feeling I am going to need to skip this cycle and start clomid the next cycle. I may not be in town on day 13 and/or the days during that week I might need to get ultrasounds. Oh well.

I am grateful for a wonderful Thanksgiving with my husband and friends, great health insurance, and being able to go home for the holidays. So what if I have to wait to start the meds for another month. In the grand scheme of things, it really is no big deal.


  1. Fertility IS so Confusing! To Me I still don't understand alot!lol Its just way too much for my brain to handle sometimes. Like me having PCOS.. I know I have way off balanced hormones, but I don't know exacty what all is off, there are so many things going on in there!haha PCOS as you know can be Complex. Me and my sister both have PCOS.

    Good luck with the Clomid whenever you do decide to start it:) My sister tried it without success, but Femara worked for her instead. Might want to keep that in mind if Clomid isn't working out, but I HOPE it DOES WORK of course;)

    Glad you had a good Thanksgiving! Also I answered you question on your blog post before this one. Be Warned- More INFO OVERLOAD:/lol

    Have a great week!


  2. I know, infertility is so confusing - you're not alone! I still have a hard time explaining to people what exactly is "wrong" with my body and what prevents it from conceiving naturally. The conditions have a lot of medical jargon that's tough to follow. I wish I'd done Clomid recently so I could help you with that one; I used it back in the summer of '09. I hope you were able to get the answers you needed from your clinic..?

    Also, I'm sure you're happy with the place you're going to:) but I wanted to add that I went to ORH in Bellevue and had success with our IVF there. The staff was extremely kind and supportive - I would highly recommend them if you're not set on the one you're at. But no biggie if you are - just thought I'd throw it out there;)