Bad luck, Part Deux

Well, S. and I went to our 2nd consultation with the RE yesterday.

I was hoping that there would be a “smoking gun” that would put all the questions to rest. Everyone would say “aaaaaaaah, so that’s why your can’t get pregnant quickly and hold onto a pregnancy!” , we would treat it, and go on our merry way.

But of course not.

We talked about the issue of my one tube being “possibly” blocked, and that could be a reason why it’s taking longer to get pregnant, but that does not play at all into the pregnancy losses I’ve had.

My bloodwork was all normal. They suspected maybe PCOS since my one ovary was “suspicious”, but nothing else spoke to that diagnosis. My fasting blood sugar was 88 and insulin was 10. Normal.

My Day 3 bloodwork, normal. I was so wrapped up into thinking I may be in early menopause, but FSH was great, and follie count was quite good for my age under u/s. observation.

He said that when they checked my progesterone last month, it was just a little on the low side. Previously, my progesterone has been really great… but he indicated that it is very much a moving target. And perhaps supplementing with progesterone in the next cycle is a good idea (just in case).

My RE proclaimed, “Looking at all of your diagnostic testing leads me to believe that you have a better than average chance that you will get pregnant and you will have a viable baby”.

and… then… wait for it…………..

“I know you probably don’t want to hear it, but you really seem to just be running into bad luck lately.”

There it is again.

That “bad luck” diagnosis.

S. and I looked at each other, and smiled a crooked smile. Not the first time a doctor has said that to us.

So, what now???

Well, Dr. P. want me to lose a little more weight. It’s quite possible that my weight does play a factor in all of this, and I am willing to admit that. After all, I am carrying too much weight… no argument there (I could stand to lose another 50 pounds in addition to the 10 I lost so far).

He wants me to strive for 10 more over the next 6 weeks. Losing 10 more pounds puts me back to the weight I was when I conceived David, and it’s a mental thing for me too.

Then, we will try a couple cycles of clomid to “boost” my ovulation, and progesterone in the 2WW…

So right now, I am still in full weight loss mode. It won’t take me more than a month to lose another ten, so it gives me something to focus on other than obsessing about my cycles, plus it’s good for me no matter if it affects my fertility or not.

So, we keep moving forward.

3 thoughts on “Bad luck, Part Deux

  1. Beka- thanks for the hints sweetie!Lynne- thanks for stopping by! I know patience is a key factor in getting thru all of this, I just seem to be lacking any right now. 🙂

  2. Oh Shelli,I know exactly what you are going through. I’ve just read a couple of your posts. I found you today from BooMamma’s AI Linky.However, I do have PCOS. We did 5 IVFs total, adopted between #4 (which was a miscarriage) and #5 brought us….um..triplets.Most of my bloodwork came back normal, but I ended up seeing a hemotologist/pathologist at Emory for IVF#5. He put me on Lovenox (like heparin). That did the trick for us! We got similar things from the RE as you have. Keep trying. I know it’s hard to be patient, but it will happen. I’ll keep following your story.Oh, and I also did accupuncture on IVF #4 and #5 (the only 2 times I got pregnant. Hope this helps.

  3. I’m sorry you’re not getting anything definitive. See if you can get either injected progesterone (PIO) or vaginal suppositories, as those are the best ways to get the progesterone into your system. If you do the second one, liners are your friends. Just remember that. :)Good luck with the weight loss! And good luck with the Clomid/progesterone supplementation. I hope something works for you!

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