Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Some Hope

Ever since September 29th, I have been running around like a chicken with no head (CHICKIN!!). I kid you not, my days have consisted of the following:

  • 15-20 pills a day
  • 2-3 injections a day
  • Up to 2 blood draws (about 2-3 a week)
  • Probably a doctors appointment in there too (about 2-3 a week)
  • Phone calls to work out something important
  • Even an infusion (weekly from here on out)
It's all making me a little (read: A LOT) nuts. 

I don't even know where to begin... SO MUCH has happened in my absence from this blog. I love blogging. I love blog stalking. But I haven't been doing much of either lately because I've been so damned busy!!! I'll do my best to update you on at least what's going on RIGHT NOW :)

The Status of My Ute: I've been working with my RE and RI to get my uterus in tip-top shape for our next cycle. I went in for a lining check last week, and in the words of my RE, my uterus is, "sitting pretty. It looks like it's just waiting for a good embryo." It measured at 7.3mm on Wednesday, the texture was tri-laminar, and the implantation zone was fluid free! SQUEE!! Hopefully we can get a good embryo to occupy my primed and prepped uterus VERY SOON!

The Status of My Sjogren's: Ugh. I don't even remember if I updated on here that I have Sjogren's Syndrome. Don't worry, I didn't know what that was either until I researched it. Clicky here to visit the Sjogren's Foundation website. The good news is that it seems to be a condition of inconvenience more than anything else. Dry eyes, dry mouth and the like. The not so wonderful news is that it puts us at additional risk for fetal heart block. I'm not a fan about that, but let's just try to get me KTFU first, mmm kay?

The Status of My KK Trip (11/7): IT WENT SO WELL!!!! Most of my levels have come back into check thanks to all of the (insane) measures I have taken over the past six weeks. The blood flow to my uterus is GREATLY improved (down to 0.53). Thanks, Lovenox+Baby-Aspirin!! The autoimmune thyroiditis is under control thanks to the Synthroid. My blood sugars are at an appropriate level. Thanks Metformin+diet-that-I-hate-but-appreciate! The only thing that is still out of control are my positive ANAs. Thanksbutnothanks, Sjogren's. Hopefully increasing the dose of prednisone and the frequency of the IVIg will help.

The Status of My Sanity: Certifiable loon. I nearly lost my mind yesterday. Actually... I think I did lose it for a bit. But I'm back on track, and trying to manage my stress level. My Sjogren's/RA are flaring BIG TIME thanks to the stress. I have to get it in check. I saw my PCP today. And got a massage. Both were very therapeutic. 

That's enough for now. Since you made it to the end, you get a sticker!! Woohoo!!