Monday, May 14, 2007

Quick update, because I'm going for a run tonight and have some homework to finish before I can leave for that!

Appointment went very well. R and I both love the new doctor. Looks like he's going to be very proactive, which is fabulous. He thinks we're for sure looking at PCOS, but he wants to make sure we've "dotted our i's and crossed our t's" (his words) before we start treating that. So, the plan is to start prometrium this week, do an HSG between CD6 and CD10 of next cycle, and then meet again to decide if we're going to try metformin first, or go straight to clomid. He seems to be leaning towards the clomid, but he said I didn't need to worry about making a decision until after the results of the HSG are in. He said he'll probably want to do another round of prometrium a couple of weeks after the HSG, and then more blood work before we start any medications, although the blood work and meds could be done in the same cycle depending on how the blood work comes back.

I have this overwhelming sense of relief, simply because I didn't know what to expect, and I'm so glad that it went well. I cried this morning before my appointment, and then spent all afternoon with a silly grin on my face.

I'm going to hold off on starting the prometrium until this weekend, for two reasons. First is that I had a massive temp drop this morning and I've been having what might be O pains on my left side, so I want to temp for a couple more days to see if I am O'ing on my own, and then I can avoid taking the prometrium (this cycle) altogether. Second, I leave for Montreal on the 26th, and if I started the prometrium right away I could end up starting next cycle on my trip, which doesn't sound like a great idea to me. If I wait a few days, I can time it so that I finish the prometrium on the day I fly back.

Anyway! This "short post" turned into a long-ass ramble!

Moving forward!


  1. Sounds like you're feeling good about how things went with the doctor - yay! Good doctor news is always nicer than evil or clueless doctors and bad news.

  2. I'm so pleased you feel better about the whole deal. It's amazing how much more in control a plan can make you feel, isn't it?

    The fact that you like your doctor is great. Very encouraging. I have been with a doctor I despise for years (NHS) and it's no fun at all.

    Have a great trip.

  3. Moving forward is a great thing!

  4. feeling good about your DOC rocks. i'm glad he's really looking at your case...and not doing what my doc tried to do...rush us into procedures that probably wouldn't have worked!

    good luck to you. an HSG ain't no thing and by the time you sigh....its over. ;