Monday, January 17, 2011

FET – it’s on!

Thanks ladies, for all your wonderful comments. You were very helpful. I was a good girl and told the nurse all about it this morning at my appointment – I had sex on Friday (day 16), egg whites the next day, took OPK’s on Saturday and Sunday and they were negative, all the details. I started the conversation, “I have a confession. I had sex.” She was so nice, and very professional about it. She assured me that other people have done much worse (like some of you said!). And then she was the one to tell the doctor. Based on my bloodwork, and the ultrasound, and my history (been going to him for 15 months – all this history is finally worth something!), the doctor concluded there’s no way I’m getting pregnant this cycle, and I should start the FET cycle. Wow – this is the first time in a very long time that I’m happy about someone telling me there’s no chance I could get pregnant…

So tonight I take 20 units of Lupron, do this for 5 days, decrease it to 10 units on Saturday, and come in to the clinic on the 25th unless I get a period earlier. I’m very excited to do this FET. I think it will be much easier than the fresh cycle, and maybe my body will be more receptive without all those stimming drugs.

Now I have a few more weeks to keep going on my weight loss plan. I haven’t lost a ton of weight (7 pounds from my heaviest in my December IVF cycle, 3 pounds since January 1), but I’ve been walking for 40-50 minutes for at least three times per week. And I’ve been tracking everything I’ve been eating. These were my two biggest goals, and I think the exercise is already shifting some of the weight around, as some of my pants are feeling looser. On Friday, I put on a pair of jeans and was horrified that they were so tight – I didn’t understand it, but I wore them anyway. It took half a day to realize they were a pair of jeans that I haven’t been able to wear in a probably a year since they are a size smaller than my regular jeans… Pretty cool!

So things are good – I have found that my attitude is great if I’m doing something good for my body, like exercising and watching my food. And I’m really working hard at handling everything like an adult. And you ladies were also right – the fact that we could have sex with abandon speaks volumes for how we’re doing… I can’t believe I was able to forget!

36 comments:

  1. So so glad it's going on as scheduled!!

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  2. SO happy the changes you have made to your lifestyle has not only helped your attitude but allowed you to enjoy time with your hubby without the doom and gloom of IF. Thank god for that nurse and for FET, I will have everything crossed for you, but in the meantime, enjoy the healthy food!

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  3. Yay! What a relief :) So excited for your FET! Congrats on the weight loss too - 1 size smaller is awesome!

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  4. Woohoo!! Sending SO many positive thoughts.

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  5. Wow, this is wonderful news! Crossing my fingers for your FET.
    And good job on the weight loss, it's a tough one that needs some discipline. You just showed yourself you can do it =)

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  6. Glad things are still on schedule!

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  7. YAY, good job! I'm glad everything is a go!

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  8. So glad to hear all the great news!!

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  9. yay I am so glad that you didn't get yelled at by the doctor or cancelled! So you got to have fun sex AND still get to IVF... woo hoo, that sounds like a WIN WIN to me :) Make sure that you are snacking 2-3 times a day, you'll drop weight faster (like an apple and cheddar cheese slices or cottage cheese and fruit mixed in) it worked for me, I lost 10 pounds in about 2 months :)

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  10. Yay! Great news! Really hoping this FET goes well!

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  11. yay for being able to forget sometimes. It is so nice to take a break and relax...
    i'm glad that you still get to do you FET!

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  12. Good luck with the FET! I'll be following your process, since I'm probably doing one in a couple months.

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  13. Great, Alex! I am behind a post but yay for spontaneous sex and being on track for your FET!! I hope it is it!!

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  14. YAY!! great news :-) Awesome on the weight loss too, go you!

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  15. YEA!!!! That is great...good luck :)

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  16. Sounds like a great plan!!! My fingers are crossed for you!

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  17. Good for you for telling the nurse/doc about it all. I'm so glad they gave you the green light!

    And I'm happy to hear that focusing on your health is helping you feel better about yourself. :-)

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  18. So glad to hear that your night of passion didn't derail your FET plans!!

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  19. Congrats on the FET and the jeans!!!

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  20. Glad to hear it's all systems GO! ;) Wishing you lots of FET luck, Alex!

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  21. Best of luck with your little snow-baby!

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  22. Glad you came clean at the RE's office but even more happy that you can go forward with your FET:) When I did mine it was a ton less stressful and my body was def in a better state for us the most nerve racking was that we live in IL and our RE at the time only did Egg Ret/X-fers at his Indy office..so that was a 3 1/2hour drive...Since we had an early x-fer we always had to stay night before...and they didnt thaw them to the morining of the x-fer so that was the most stressful part of the cycle fore us:) So you will do great!!!!

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  23. So glad everything is going all. You must feel soooo relieved now.
    Reading about the effects of your exercising is inspiring. I've gained so much weight since we started TTCing, I just don't feel like myself anymore. I'm not fat, but I'm full of cellulite, and I have a tummy - which I never used to before. Need to get off this arse of mine.

    Anyway - thank you for coming to my blog, for reading and for commenting. That is so cool. I look forward to hearing more from you too, and to getting to know you.

    Good luck with everything. xoxo

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  24. So glad to hear things are going forward! And great job on the weight loss. It's so hard but it definitely makes me feel better to exercise and watch what I eat. (Just wish I could do it more consistently!)

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  25. Good for you, Alex! You're doing a great job! I'm proud of you. I definitely think your FET will go well. Your body will be more relaxed. I am so excited for you! Thank you so much for being such a great support to so many people. xoxox

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  26. YAY! Good luck with the FET. I'm rooting for you!

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  27. Wonderful news-- although of course I wanted the passion baby, realistically the FET has much higher chances of working :). And congratulations on getting into your skinny jeans! I can't wait to even fit into my fat pants again!

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  28. I'm glad that everything seems fine. Though really it is absurd to suddenly worry about getting pregnant from (gasp) sex.
    And yay for the weight loss success! I've started to do yoga (even a special program for fertility), and I find that it is really good for me.

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  29. Good for you for being so vigilant about your weightloss! I know it's not an easy thing.

    And woo hoo for your FET being on! Do you have a tenative Transfer date yet?

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  30. Great news!! I read your post yesterday and didn't manage to reply, but I'm so delighted FET is going ahead!! Come on my friend, I've everything crossed for you, and I do feel so so positive for you!

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  31. This is so awesome, so happy for you the FET is going ahead. So proud of you for working on your weight loss and staying in your adult. Thank you so much for all your comments on my blog, trust me they mean a lot. Take care xx

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  32. Alex, excellent news! So glad that you get to proceed.

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