Monday, January 28, 2008

And the cyst saga continues...

I had my third u/s this morning for the cysts that are preventing us from TTC.

I still have 4 cysts ranging from 11 to 28 mm. It's actually a big improvement considering I started with 9 monsters. The only one that is really holding me back right now is a 28 mm. I can finally stop taking the oral progestin that has just made the last three weeks miserable.


My physical activity restrictions are lifted also. My husband still probably won't let me do any crazy lifting or work. He acts like my insides will bust out if I'm not careful.

It's funny how you always want what you can't have. Most of the time I'm rather blah about having sex unless it's sex week and we're trying to make a baby! But this past weekend I wanted to get it on so bad but I was still on restricted activity. Chris the ever safe one didn't want to break the rules. Maybe I should have gotten him drunk...

I'm going AMA (Against Medical Advice instead of the normal Advanced Maternal Age) and taking one more progestin pill and then waiting my period to show. The nurse said it should start in a few days from the drop in progesterone. We'll see how my timing works out. Hopefully my period will start between Thursday-Sunday so I don't have to miss a complete day of work for the baseline u/s. Traveling for work and under going fertility treatments is so stressful.

After my period, I'll go in for another baseline u/s (they let me come in CD 2-5) and then hopefully back on Clomid.
The nurse and doctor sounded a lot more positive that I would be taking Clomid this cycle than what I would have thought! So I hope they are right. They may be a little more lenient than what I've read. Some doctors have a cut off of 10 mm for cysts to start a medicated cycle. I had an 11 the second Clomid cycle that they approved any way.


I'm not doing too bad today. It's the EDD from my first pregnancy. I think the days leading up to today were worse than the actual day. Hopefully the free diapers and formula boxes will stop showing up in the mail soon.

Now I need AF dust. Specifically CD 1 Thursday to Sunday AF dust. :)



And here's a listing for those interested in the numbers.

Ultrasound on 1/28:


Left Ovary:

28 mm
14 mm
11 mm


Right Ovary:

14 mm


Ultrasound on 1/21:


Left Ovary:
35 mm
25 mm
23 mm
20 mm


Right Ovary:
28 mm
20 mm




Ultrasound on 1/7:


Left Ovary:

46 mm
37 mm
34 mm
33 mm
32 mm


Right Ovary:

38 mm
25 mm
21 mm
21 mm

3 comments:

Todd and Kristin said...

I know you're frustrated. Keep up the cyst blasting - you're making good progress even though it's slower than you'd like. I've been thinking of you today!!! Hugs from kekis . . .

Anonymous said...

Thats some pretty amazing progress on those cysts!You are certainly doing awesome.Extra hugs today for your EDD. I can't imagine what it must be like for you but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself.
Inawe07

Maria (MKC101103) said...

AMA...Against Medical Advice...Hahahahahaha!!