Tuesday, September 22, 2009

i will not panic, i will not panic

I have good news and bad news.

The good news is that I went with choice "D" from my previous post (self-prescribe an increase in progesterone dosage AND request follow-up bloodwork) with excellent results. I upped my progesterone to a modest 1.25cc and by Monday my blood level went up from 13.4 to 14.9. I did not confess this self-prescribed change to the nurse. (naughty patient!) She told me that Dr. Snaggletooth said I could go up to 1.5cc if it made me feel better. Okay! Also my HCG level went up to 2500 which is perfect.

The bad news is that a little spotting over the weekend became a menstrual-like flow last night. It's back to spotting today, so I'm no longer out on the ledge. I called the clinic today, begging for an early ultrasound, since Monday the 28th is ages away. I bargained my way up to Friday, but no sooner. They don't want me to go in too early and risk being freaked out when we don't see an embryo even though it's just too small to be seen yet. I'm also "allowed" to go in for another blood sample if I want to before then. Nice how they humor the crazy lady.

So I have to keep my shit together for a few more days. I know that early bleeding is very common and it's not necessarily a bad thing. I will not panic.


  1. GAH!!! That is so scary and frustrating. I hope that you stop spotting and get great results very soon. Big hugs.

  2. Wow! That's head messer right there. Thank goodness you're taking it all in stride. Fingers crossed that all stays well, attached, growing and thriving. I'll be counting down the days until Friday with you!