Friday, March 16, 2012

The cost of fertility.

Of my $15,000 lifetime cap on fertility treatments through my insurance, I have used $13,942.

I've gotten A LOT for my money, considering I thought it would only cover one round of IVF and it actually covered three, so I think I've gotten my money's worth. No baby, but not for lack of trying.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The test was negative.

Putting together a new plan. Including acupuncture and our frozen embryos. Trying to figure out the next right thing and move forward.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blood has been drawn.

I'm having a rough time of it this weekend.

I felt like total shit all week. Headaches, tender breasts, having to pee all the time, exhausted. Then yesterday I woke up feeling totally normal. No breast tenderness, no headache. And started lightly spotting yesterday afternoon. The same really distinct feeling of suddenly feeling "normal" happened last time too. Like black and white, overnight.

Trying to remain positive.

Friday, March 2, 2012

I've had a headache since Tuesday. It is worse at night/after work. I've been having a hell of a time sleeping. Haven't taken any pain killers - even though Tylenol is relatively safe. I've been putting the heating pad on my face, that helps a little.

I get this same headache right before I get my period so maybe having it for days and days is a good sign.

I've been drinking an assload of water to try and keep well hydrated (dehydration = another reason for headaches). I drank so much water last night that I had to get up and pee 5 times during the night.

If I'm not pregnant, there is a good chance I'll get a Great Dane.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pregnancy test is scheduled for Sunday.

Weird symptom of the day: gross night sweats. Could be caused by the estrogen patches or progesterone vaginal inserts.

Absolutely no strange discharge or spotting this time around.
Running out of the progesterone vaginal inserts. At $150 a box (a week's supply) I'm going to wait as long as possible before I order more.