Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Thanks for all of your kind words, thoughts and prayers. We are muddling through. We're back at work, which I think helps. Routines are important for us. Physically, I think the worst is behind me; I confirmed with my RE that the raging headache and nausea are unfortunate side effects of hormones spilling out of my body. The good news is, I can take whatever I want to combat them! I've also indulged in sushi, caffeine and a good glass (or two) of wine. I think that's okay.

Our RE called today - what a kind and thoughtful man. He, knowing full well that I have an appointment with him Thursday morning, took the time to answer every question I could think of. He is very positive about our future, and ready to get started as soon as we are (we have to give it at least one month, then it's our call on the restart date). He did say that there's no way to know whether my miscarriage was triggered by low progesterone or the low progesterone was a sign that the miscarriage was happening -- sort of a chicken or the egg (no pun intended) sort of a situation. Makes sense.

He encouraged me to have a list of questions when I come in on Thursday. I know the obvious ones (what happened, what can we do to better address it next time, when do we start, what's my endo doing in the meantime), but want to ask your help in making sure I have my bases covered.

What am I missing?? What would you ask?


April said...

1) sushi is now one of my comfort foods :)

2) make sure to ask questions on his plans to make the cycle better this next time? if his overall plan has changed for you or if it is all the same as what it was before?


WiseGuy said...

My doc also had me started on having more green veggies (I took them before as well but he asked to me ensure that atleast one meal a day had a generous amount of them), Vitamin E supplements and Wysolone (it is supposed to improve implantation).

Prayers and Blessings!

I Believe in Miracles said...

I'd ask about boosting progesterone.
I'm so sorry about the miscarriage. I'll be praying for you.

sarah said...

Have all the wine you want!

Thinking of you all and hoping this gets easier as time goes on.

andrea_jennine said...

I'd suggest also asking him what did work. It's just as important to figure out what got you to the positive beta (at least as much as we humans can know such things) as it is to figure out what led to the loss.

In the meantime, keep enjoying your treats!

Cara said...

Indulge in whatever you need! You are right about your RE's bedside and phonecall manner. A keeper for sure.

I'm thinking of you as you muddle through and will be praying for a good cycle the first time out!

Cassandra said...

I would ask at what point he'd start intervening -- how many miscarriages before they start doing genetic testing etc. Though of course hopefully it won't get to that point.

Take care.

Noemi said...

I just wanted to let you know that I found your blog on this months list and that I am praying for you.

Kymberli said...

I'm so very sorry for the loss you have endured. I will most certainly keep you in my prayers through your recovery and continuance.