Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Green light: We are headed to Denver!!

Yahoo! Thank goodness! I'm so thrilled. Had my suppression check this morning at local RE office. My u/s looked great with roughly 16 antral follies, all at very small sizes. My lining was thin at 3.3mm--which is right on track. I really liked the nurse who did my u/s today. She was sooo nice, as was the rest of the office. I'm so glad to be forever done with Cincy!!

I got the call later about my labwork and I just can't believe it! My E2=16 (this is the lowest I can ever remember my estrogen being at a suppression check, which I hope means that my ovaries are ready to start getting cranked up)! My Progesterone=0.67 (CCRM wants it less than 1). But drumroll please.....TSH=1.012!!!!!!!! So in just a short amount of time, my thyroid listened to my compliance pleas and is totally in shape! CCRM ideally wants a level to be between 0.3-3.0, so mine is great! I will be dropping my dose from 50mcg to 25mcg of Synthroid as I don't want to have my level drop too low (per my Internal Medicine docs approval). That's it. Nothing else to do but start stims.

So, tomorrow morning I will be taking Menopur and then I'll take Gonal-F in the evening (along with the Lupron). While I'm not thrilled at the idea of taking 3 shots a day, it'll hopefully pay off with a great cycle. Please pray that this is the one for us!! Someone was telling me that Dr. Sch sounds like he is a wizard at all things related to infertility. I hope so!

"We're off to see the Wizard
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz...
Because, because, because, because, because
Because of the wonderful things he does."

28 comments:

Christi said...

YEAH! what a relief! so glad it all worked out and you can start. Here's hoping and wishing to a wonderful cycle! :)

and, he is a wizard or some sort of magician. I'm not sure what it is he's doing but I'm glad to be his patient!!!!

Emily said...

WOO-HOO!!!! I just emailed you asking this very question! That is great news!

Details, details! When do we leave? Where are we staying?

I am sooooo excited for you!

shawna said...

I am so glad that you got the green light. I love the change of anthem. The Wizard of Oz is more fitting of good things.

seriously? said...

Oh I am so happy for you! Let's hear it for awesome levels!

I can't wait to hear updates!

Jill said...

Woohoo! That is great news! When do you leave??

tryingtoconceive said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you. This is great news!

Jen & Jeff said...

That's awesome Jill! Your protocol is exactly what mine was for IVF#2: Lupron and Menopur in the morning and gonal f at night. FYI.. I also take Synthroid, although much higher dose. I was diagnosed 10 years ago with hypoactive thryroid and it certainly has not stopped me from getting pregnant x 4 now. I was on .125 pre triplets and at 7 weeks when I had my first pregnant check, it had already shot up to
12+. Damn babies! Now I take .200!

Good luck with your Denver trip! this is it!!

Jill said...

Hey girls--I'm leaving with my Mom on Saturday. Steve will fly in next Wed. I've got two different hotels (thanks to the DNC). So, that should be fun to pack and leave mid-way through trip!

DAVs said...

Yay, hooray for your thyroid cooperating! I'm so excited for you. Let the Wizard do his thing!

Hope2morrow said...

Wow! Sounds like things are totally looking up for the both of you! It's your time, girl!

Blue said...

Thats such great news and a brilliant start to the cycle. Your TSH did just what mine did and dropped in a short space of time; its amazing what a small increase in meds can do. I wish you all the very best for this upcoming cycle and will be thinking MANY positive thoughts for you. I'll also be checking in regularly to see how its all going. Good luck!

Angie said...

Whoo hoo! Sounds like things are looking great! That is wonderful news!! I am so hoping this is it for you. Wishing you the perfect cycle!!! Have a safe trip out...

Can't wait to hear your updates!

Just Me. said...

Ooh, can't wait to hear updates!!!! Will definitely be lighting a candle for you in church this weekend.

((((hugs))))

Jennifer said...

Yay! Good news all around! GL with the stimming!

Mel ~ Psyched for Baby said...

I'm so happy for you. Isn't it amazing what our bodies can do when they actually cooperate with medicine and science. ;)

I'm going to be riding on your tail feathers this cycle. I'm about 10 days behind you.

This cycle is going to be very different for both of us.

Best of luck to you, I can't wait to follow your story over the next few weeks.

MamaSoon said...

Great news, Jill! I am so glad things look so good in there. Happy Stimming tomorrow! Have you packed at all yet?

Because, because, because, because...

Lost in Space said...

I am so thrilled to read this!!! Good luck with getting started and have a safe trip to Denver. I really hope this is the one for you!!! All my best.

g said...

YEAH !!!!!!!! what great news!!! i am so happy your thyroid is in check.. i know from experience that its so hard to regulate, so happy it dint take you much time to do so.. i am nervous as i have to go soon for my thyroid check.. i hope its all good so i can start my cycle soon!

LOL... thats awesome "the Wizard" you made me laugh.. and thats hard to do these days! Thanks! i needed that! Lets hope that his Wizardry works on us all!! KUP!

Kate said...

YAY!! Great news. Looks like everything is perfect for the start of this cycle. GL with stims!

Pink-CJ said...

YAY!!!!!! 3 Shots isn't that bad!! It'll result in a beautiful little baby so you can do it girlie!! I am so thrilled for you and hubby! I wish you all the best at CCRM!! Keep us posted!! :)

Chelle said...

Fantastic!! I am hoping this is it! Good luck with this cycle... I'll be checking back!

~Jess said...

Good luck! I hope it all goes perfectly!

beth said...

Yeah GREEN!!!!!!!!!!

I am soooooooo thriLLed to read this post!!!

Try not to infuriate any demoCraTs in Denver!!!!!

Keepin you in the prayers!!!!!
b

M. said...

YAY!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! YAY!!!!! Your thyroid rocks! I'm so excited for you, Jill. I really have my fingers crossed--sounds like these guys know what they're doing :)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

WHOOP! Sending positive thoughts your way. That's awesome.

Jen said...

Hurrah! I'm so happy and excited for you. Can't wait to see how this cycle turns out... praying for great news.

Jen said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! I can't wait to hear the rest of the details!!

The Wiz is totally going to work has magic with your lady biz. ;)

Leah said...

Good Luck! So glad it all worked out for you. Someone must of heard all of the prayers :)

I hope you'll be posting while in Denver.

Best of Luck!!!