Sunday, October 19, 2008

Science Experiment Part 1

I am about to become a Lab Rat. And even though I am nervous- I am excited about this prospect.

Friday was my post op appt with Dr Never Smiles. She said that during the laparascopy, they removed a fibroid on the outside of my uterus. They also removed 2 small spots of endometriosis- one of one my ovary and she didn't say where the other one was. She said they found a very small calcified endometriosis spot and they removed that and then called my uterus "beautiful" and said the hysteroscopy was "normal". About time something was! Also said that the tubes were open and my ovaries had some cysts but they were not severe (my question- why not go ahead and remove the cysts while they were already in there? I don't know I am not a medical doctor- just an idea) Anyway, so all is good and clear in there and although I have poly cystic ovaries- I do have a beautiful uterus! Ahhh.....

The best part of the whole appt was the offer of being in a study at Jones for women with PCOS and who ovulated on Clomid but did not get pregnant. Which that would be me! So in this study I will use Follistim and Ganirelix. I would be randomly put into a group within the study, so one month I do both drugs the next cycle just Follistim or vice versa. But it is all random and rotates with each cycle. I hope to only do one cycle but I am not getting my hopes up like I did when I started Clomid, now I am more realistic and cynical I guess. But that is neither here nor there. The best part of being in this study is that the pharmaceutical company pays for the drugs!! I can't believe it!! The only part we will have to pay for is IUI- if we choose that route- my thought is we might as well. So I am all excited- free meds!! It doesn't get any better than that!

So since I should have started a new cycle this weekend or Monday, Dr Never Smiles gave me 2 more days of bc pills so that I would start my new cycle on Weds so that Friday would be CD3 and just in time for me to get into the study and be all ready to go!! So here's to Friday! (insert the clinking of the wine glasses here)

I also had a great time with my in-laws and it was an awesome weekend as usual when I am with the family. I am just ready to rest since I ran all week! Whew!

6 comments:

'Murgdan' said...

Glad it went well with your in-laws...and hey, nothin' wrong with being a lab rat every once in awhile! Congrats on your beautiful uterus!

AmyC623 said...

YAY! That all sounds spectacular! I am so glad they are doing a study that pays for your meds and will soooooo get you knocked up! Maybe we'll be "belly buddies" soon (tee hee)! I'm so happy for you!

Sarah said...

Thats great news about the free meds!!

KandiB said...

Hey, can you sign me up for the test? Do you get a break on meds? Cuz that Follistim is ex-pen-sive. Awesome! And, you're SO lucky you love your in-laws! That's something to celebrate every day, for sure! Hope your week goes well!

Seriously? - Erin said...

Glad you had a good time with your in laws. Congrats on the free drugs. Nothing wrong with being a lab rat if it gets you to your goal.

I am sorry about your loss too. Isn't ironic all these things we didn't know...

Sarah said...

I wish I had the fast forward button to Friday! Congrats on the status of Lab Rat, they always treat their rats with all that extra attention!