Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Updates, Post Peak Test Results, and a Question

First of all, thank you for the prayers. My sister got to go home today! YAY!! She is feeling much better. I will post the story later on what happened to her as well as my epiphany that being a parent is nerve wracking. :)

Second, I got my first blood results back from my NaPro doc. My progesterone levels are approximate as I didn't get the exact numbers:

P+6 - 9 (P+5 was on a Sunday)
P+7 - 14
P+9 - 4

My estrogen was low as well, but I don't have the numbers. My TSH and Vit D were normal. The doc is putting me on HCG 2000iu P+3, 5, 7 and 9.

She thinks there is something going on my with adrenals, and recommended that I find an endocrinologist. I asked her if that is something Dr. Hilgers could take care of and she said she would talk to him at the conference next week.

Isn't Dr. H big on adrenal problems? Otherwise, I've got to just pick one from my insurance list and pray to God they know what they're doing.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Little Sister in Hopsital...Please pray

I feel like all I do is ask for prayers! Can I ask for prayers for my little sister (her name is Jamie)? She passed out in my parents front yard yesterday and was rushed by Ambulance to a hospital an hour away. Her blood pressure got down to 41/21, but thankfully is on the rise. She is now running 102 degree fever, with at this point no explanation.

This is all compounded by the fact that she doesn't have a pituitary gland, and hasn't been taking the appropriate amount of steriods (her fault and her doctor's fault).

Needless to say, she'll be there for another day or two (or more).

Thank you!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

First NaPro Appointment

We had our first NaPro appointment today. It was great. Dr. G is very thorough and not to mention so nice!

My DH and I had a little fight about this doctor's appointment a few days ago. He didn't know what was going to expect, and neither did I. He was worried about the costs of the doctor's appointments, on top of the Creighton charting costs (which compared to almost any IF treatment is nothing!). Of course, me being a girl, took his hesitation to mean that he didn't want to get pregnant (as bad as I do anyway). But mostly I felt: because I couldn't get pregnant...that we were having to spend money on doctor's appointments that he would otherwise prefer to give to his son for his grandbaby. Why do I have to go to such a dramatic place?!? I felt like a rotten person. One for theoretically taking money from his son to buy things for his grandbaby, and two, because I'm completely and utterly jealous. All I've ever wanted was to be a mom.

Anyways, because it went so well today...he apologized. I think mostly he was just scared of the unknown. I think he pictured us walking into her house, or dirty office. But mostly, being taken advantage of.

Dr. G reviewed my chart, some of my previous medical records and got a verbal history on both Chris and I. She is NOT convinced I have PCOS because I have regular cycles and "small ovaries"(according to the transvag ultrasound from my REs office). She does think I have insulin resistanace, but mostly because its hereditary and I was very overweight. She is going to do some research on adrenal/cortisol problems...because I definitely have that. She gave me orders for bloodwork for P+ 5, 7, 9, to check estrogen and progesterone. I also found out I had "thickened endometrial lining" during my transvag u/s.

The kicker is...she thinks I have endo. DANGIT! Going to Omaha for surgery was not high on my list of "things I want to do". She did say that she wants us to try for a while, with progesterone support and whatever else she decides before she recommends me for surgery.

Another thing she noticed was from my HSG. She thought something was weird about the shape of my uterus. She asked me about fibroids. I don't have heavy bleeding. My left tube is blocked. I always have what I assume is ovulation pain from right side...never from the left. Maybe that's why I never have pain, ol' lefty knows ovulating is a waste of time!! HA!

I think she also finally convinced my husband to do a sperma analysis. She is going to also take on his needs (low testosterone, etc).

I'm so glad I finally learned Creighton. It has been such a blessing and it's only the beginning.