Or maybe it won't.
At any rate, tomorrow I go in for my first lining check. Plus some bloodwork: estradiol, LH, progesterone, and good old TSH just to make sure my thyroid is doing it's thing properly.
Just a note: CC.R.M. did not suggest I check my TSH, I did. Because hello? It's kind of important. I freaked my endocrinologist boss out a little bit when I plopped down in his office and 'presented' my case..asking what he'd like my TSH to be for a frozen embryo transfer, and whether or not he thought the estrogen patches could impact my need for thyroid hormone. He's really a great boss/doctor/person and he's been nothing but supportive of my ventures, but he's also awkward when discussing my fertility. Gee, I wonder why? But the support--who could forget my agonizing phone call to him at his weekend home (on the weekend) while I was doing stims and needed to go one.more.day and thus needed another day off of work and his response was an exuberant: Go for it! So I guess I'm lucky in that regard. His answer, just in case you're wondering: TSH definitely under 2 but closer to 1 is ideal, and no, he doesn't think the estrogen will really impact anything.
Do they normally check your lining after only 4-ish days of Vivelle patch? I don't know if that's the norm, but it is for me since I tend to develop a thick lining. Of course now I'm anxious that I won't be developing any lining at all and will eat all my words of worry about a hyperplasic lining.
What's one more thing to worry about right?
I'm trying to decide whether or not to go home again next weekend to see Dad, and help my Mom. I feel like this is all on me. My Mom doesn't know about the upcoming FET and thus in her mind I'm not really doing much else so I could come home fairly easily. She would never say this and certainly never has, but I know her well enough to know she wants extra company/help/etc. and to know her thought processes. As in, Mrs. LastChance only works 4 days per week, Mrs. LastChance doesn't have any kids, Mrs. LastChance could come home. The next weekend, God-willing, we'll be in Colorado. And then it's getting so close to Thanksgiving I don't really want to travel twice in two weeks...so weekend after next might be a good option. But I'm so tired...of traveling.
Part of me wants to just let her know how much stuff I have been juggling, but then again, that only makes me feel better and her feel worse so scratch that. I wish my sister could take a weekend, but...wait for it...she has kids.
Please please please can you imagine how fun it would be to give my Mom some completely amazing news at Thanksgiving? I think it would buoy her spirits from here to eternity.
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