Saturday, April 30, 2011

Waiting & Congratulations

Happy Easter!

Congratulations to fellow blogger friend, Mom & Then Some regarding her wonderful news!!  I am so happy for you and am praying for you!!

This is the Hour of Mercy (3:00 hour--the hour that Jesus died), and I still need to pray the Divine Mercy today, so I will keep this short. 

This was my first cycle of taking progesterone pills from peak +3 to peak +12.  I am pretty sure I am going to have my period any day/hour now, but I am still hopeful.  Has anyone had any problems with nausea from anytime after ovulation until your new cycle begins?  I need to ask my NP about that, as I have been experiencing this pretty much every cycle we have tried to conceive.  I honestly feel like I did when I was pregnant with my son.  Must have something to do with hormones.  It's hopefully not because I am conceiving and then miscarrying.  I am not sure how disappointed I am going to feel if I start my period, since I have been so hopeful with this progesterone.  Please pray for me.

I hope you all have a wonderful Divine Mercy Sunday and get to watch some of the JP II beatification footage on T.V.!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Verdict...

I completed my month of hormone testing, and the results have come back in:  very low Vitamin D, abnormal thyroid hormones, and abnormal progesterone levels.  I won't even begin to act as though I understand what all was said to me regarding these problems.  I only know that something is amiss with my thyroid hormones, and although my total number comes back within the normal range, one of the numbers is lower than it should be with another level making up for that deficiency.  With my progesterone, I have a much slower rise in progesterone than I should.  I'm not exactly sure what this entails, but I think it's questionable as to whether or not I'm ovulating every month. 

I have further testing to determine what is causing my thyroid problems (e.g., cortisol/stress?).  Also, I will begin progesterone supplements this month.  If the progesterone supplementation doesn't work, then we will try the sonograms with hcg supplementation after three months. 

Thank you for your continued prayers.  I think they are really helping with my having a more peaceful attitude regarding this sub/infertility.  Praying for all those who are struggling with the same.