When I walked into the clinic a week and a half ago something instantly told me that things were going to go well. I'm not sure if it was because the sun was shining and it was feeling like spring, or if it was because the clinic was separate from the hospital (unlike my last doctor's office), or if it was because the receptionist was exceptionally nice, but I had a good feeling. That of course didn't stop me from almost coming to tears as I looked at the parenting magazines and the nerves set it.
After the nurse called us back and took my blood pressure she left with a smile saying the doctor would be right in. That's when Collin noticed the stirrups and started to panic. "You don't have to get in those, do you??" I laughed, but honestly I didn't know. The last time I did, so I really wasn't sure what to expect.
A couple of minutes later Dr. A walked in and immediately I knew I was going to like him. He asked why I was there and I said I was looking for a second opinion because I was frustrated with my current doctor. Then I told him that I hadn't had a period since August. Since August? He asked. We need to give you an ovulation pill. And that's when I wanted to jump up and throw my arms around him. That is exactly what I was hoping he'd say and it happened so easily - no prodding, no begging, no asking of questions. Within 45 seconds of being there my hopes were coming true.
But it gets better....he has a plan for us for the next four months and I'm so excited because I finally feel like we are doing something! Like we might actually make some progress.
So the evening of my appointment I started taking my second round of progesterone. I took this back in January - it is taken to induce a period. I'm now done with my prescription and sitting here twiddling my thumbs hoping I'll actually start in the next couple of days. Once I start, on CD5 I'll starting taking Clomid - which is used to induce ovulation. For those that read Ember you may be thinking...hmmm...this all sounds so familiar. You would be right.
My first round of Clomid will be 50 milligrams. If it doesn't work this month, next month we'll step up to 100mg, followed by 150 mg.
If in four months we are not yet pregnant, we'll step back and do some additional testing. Specifically, a sperm analysis and dye test, where they check to make sure my tubes aren't blocked. I shouldn't even say this, I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but because of my surgery for endo 5 1/2 years ago I've always been worried about my tubes being blocked. So the thought of that test scares me a little.
But, we're not going to worry about that right now. Right now I'm looking forward to the next four months. I'm looking forward to maybe, just maybe, getting a chance to actually try. And that makes me really excited!
I never thought I'd be saying this, but I CAN. NOT. WAIT. for my period to start!