January 13, 2010

Cycle cancelled...**Updated**

**Update below...

So we didn't get the news we wanted today. My lining actually went down to a 6, so my dr cancelled the cycle. I have never actually had a cycle cancelled before... There has always been something that they could do to salvage it. But not this time. It just stinks. But he does have plan b that should start next week. I will post more details tonight... Have to get back to work right now. Thanks for your continued prayers...

**Update...

So Dr. B gave me a Plan B/FET Take II, which is actually a lot better than I expected it to be. As I've been thinking about it today, I have realized that there are a lot more positives than negatives about this failed cycle.

First, the negatives...

~We have to wait longer to proceed. I'm just so tired of waiting! Obviously, I haven't mastered patience yet, and God is still teaching me.
~I pretty much had to eat the cost of the progesterone that I was supposed to start taking today. It only will last until Feb. 8th, and Dr. B said we most likely not need it by then.

Now for the positives...

~We didn't 'waste' our embryos on a cycle where my lining didn't get think enough to start. They'll still be there when it gets thick enough next time!
~I found out that the next time I will be able to change the way I can take my estrogen to build my lining...I will be adding estrogen patches, and I can take the estrace orally. (For those of you who get my drift on this--believe me--meds by mouth are MUCH better!!)
~The cost of the progesterone that we can't use isn't as much as it would have been if we didn't have insurance to cover a big part of it!! Plus, I can just give the extra to the office for other people to use if they needed. So it won't be fully wasted after all.
~We will get to start FET Take II much sooner that I thought. Since I have to force my cycle to start, I anticipated having to wait around two weeks to get started again. But he just had the nurse give me a shot of progesterone today that should start my cycle in 3-4 days! So we can get started with everything again next week! Yeah!
~I will get to enjoy a special weekend with Justin at the end of the month. At his work, Justin earned a National Sales Level and is being rewarded by a weekend at a resort that just happens to be here in Dallas. I will post more on this later, but I am thankful that I will really get to enjoy the weekend with him, without having to be on bedrest!!

I'm sure over the next few days, I will realize that there are even more positives about this situation. I am bummed that it didn't work the way we wanted it to, but I'm thankful that God is giving me hope, PATIENCE, and faith that He is in control. Thanks for your prayers!

10 comments:

Shannon Delcambre said...

I'm glad Dr B is taking such good care of you. Better to have a no than a maybe and have it not work out. Im praying for the best situation for your success. Not "just enough". God's in control, you have a great Dr and we are all praying and expecting good things for you this year!

the ericksons said...

Hey there. I second everything that Shannon said. Praying for ya'll. :)

Riley Kai said...

Your positive outlook will only help your journey! If I have learned one thing in my 30 yrs (gulp!) it's that His timing is way better than ours! Of course we will be praying for patience and success!...and congrats on the trip!

Tena said...

Love you, friend! Praying for you!

Joy said...

We are praying for you! I am glad that you are encouraged. God works all things together for good....He knows exactly which month and day is the perfect birthday for your child(ren). :-) There have been many times when I've realized that if Ryley had been born a month sooner or later, it would have affected certain things...which class she's in and which people God's put in our lives, etc. Keep thinking on the positives! Philippians 4:8. We love you SO much!!

Lianna Knight said...

The positives DEFINITELY out weigh the negatives...by far :)

Still praying!

AROSS said...

You are such an inspiration to so many people. I am praying for you all the way!

http://999reasonstolaughatinfertility.blogspot.com/ said...

Good luck! I am also "Fet-ing" soon too.

Tara said...

Still praying for you!!!!

Giggles said...

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