I was going to write and update you last week but I’m glad I waited to write this post. If I’d written it last week after my specialist appointment I would have sounded all overwhelmed and terrified and as it turns out, things aren’t always as bad as they seem.
Let me rewind.
Last week I went to discuss next steps with the Doc. We both pretty much agreed that as it was my second early loss that I should get off and have that MRI and see if that patch of stuff was in fact adenomyosis, in which case it would be hampering my little ovums from implanting all nice and snug.
I was convinced that was the case. I just didn’t believe that there could be some genetic reason the cells weren’t dividing and implanting when it had happened TWICE in 6 months. TWICE.
If I did have adenomyosis the course of treatment would be complete suppression of my own system for 3 months and then a steriod in the last month. Given I’ve tried to be as natural as possible with this whole thing I’d found this information pretty frightening, hence feeling overwhelmed.
So on Tuesday this week I trotted off to the city and got myself an MRI. Turns out, I don’t have adenomyosis. My results were all clear. Hooray! It just goes to show there’s no point worrying about things until you know all the answers.
Where to from here? Well that’s a good questions. My acupuncturist wants me to hold off and let her work on me some more. She has given me pills to help with cell division and something else that seems to encourage the better eggs to mature and I am of course having my regular acupuncture treatments.
I’m not sure I can hold off though and give it that time, as much as I believe in her. I feel like the IUI did work for us, I just didn’t implant so I want to give that another go. I tried to speak with the specialist yesterday but missed his call and then he was gone when I got time to call back so it will have to be a Monday thing. That at least gives me time to think it over.
Eric isn’t keen to dilly dally and I don’t blame him. He is happy to try IUI again and not skip straight forward to IVF but he doesn’t like the idea of doing “nothing”, even though technically we’d be preparing the body.
I’m also about to start what I’m calling 90 Days of Healthiness. I’m basically going to do a big fat arse cleanse and quit everything that tastes good in the world for 90 days. HA. I might as well give it my best shot. To help this I’ve signed up to do this 8 week I Quit Sugar program which has a whole menu plan that goes along with it. I’m nothing if not amazing when it comes to following rules and instruction to achieve a goal.
Also, if I”m not preggers in 90 days I know that we will be starting IVF for sure and this way I can make sure I’m sprouting THE best eggs possible if there is a harvest to be had.
So that’s it folks, that’s the scoop. Feedback on the where to from here part is welcome. I’ll be taking all little bits and pieces of advice to help me make my decision.