Monday, October 8, 2007

Plan A lives to see another day

I want to thank each one of you for leaving your optimistic comments on my blog. They are helping me tremendously right now.

I really, really appreciate your thoughtfulness and good wishes. I will be thanking each of you personally and apologize to those I have not gotten to yet if I don't post a thank-you right away. You see, on top of all of this, I have another business trip and a huge market research project due this week. At least that will keep me from obsessing over beta levels. Yeah. Right. I didn't convince you either.

Speaking of beta levels, at 4wks2days mine are = 210
Progesterone = 26.9

I don't know if these are good or bad. My first pregnancy, I didn't know what an HCG beta was. My second one, by the time I received my beta it was a 9 (and taken after a positive HPT so I knew which direction we were headed). My progesterone test for the second pregnancy came back a 2. Not so great.

Dr. Stretch's cheery nice nurse said 210 was "very good" for where I am in my cycle. And they like anything over 20 on the progesterone scale. I don't know. Shouldn't my progesterone be higher? I am to continue with 200 mg of progesterone suppositories 2x daily.

I go back in on Friday morning for another beta and will update. I couldn't make it any earlier because I will be in Salt Lake City.

Also went to a new acupuncturist today. She is a naturopathic doctor who is also a licensed acupuncturist specializing in OBGYN issues. I liked her because she had read my medical file from my RE (unlike my previous shaman who said she wouldn't even understand a Western doctor's medical notes. WTF!?). This new one also does not do herbs, which I like because I think the herb concoction made me a bit looney. I haven't taken herbs since August and honestly feel like everything is a little bit clearer without them.

The new acupuncturist/ND gave me a quick treatment used for recurrent miscarriage. I felt okay, a bit relaxed, but not blissed out. She wants me to come back once a week but I don't dare schedule an appointment beyond one week's time.

So Plan A lives to see another day. The next part of the plan is to make it to Friday at 4:00-ish PM, which is when Dr. Stretch's crew will call with beta results.

I remember I once wrote that getting pregnant was just half my battle. Now I am battling like my life depends upon it.

Please, please, please let it be a good result on Friday.

18 comments:

LJ said...

I do believe that 26 is just fine, nothing to stress over. I've got all hopes that you'll have GREAT news on Friday. I'm thinking of you!

Leah said...

Congratulations on your great beta! I'll have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed for you. Can't wait to hear the news on Friday...

Erin said...

That sounds like a great beta! I am so happy for you! Yay for Plan A!!

missedconceptions said...

Those are great numbers, according to my OB, too!! I was told progesterone above 20 is good and HCGs over 100+ are great for the first week after your period is due.

I am so glad you updated your blog -- I have been checking back all day.

We'll be waiting with you until Friday!

Kim said...

Sending you positive thoughts for Friday...

Von said...

Have been DYING to hear how you are.
From what I know of Betas, which is actually fuck-all, yours looks good.
I'm 4wks3days so we're in the same little boat at the moment.
I'm liking the company.............

stickybun07 said...

That's a great 1st beta! Congrats on a wonderful 1st step. I'll be keeping everything crossed for Friday and wishing you lots of good news foe the next, oh, 8 months or so.

(also, my RE also said that progesterone over 20 in a natural cycle was right on target, for what it's worth.)

thinking of you!!

Wordgirl said...

I am sending all the best vibes your way...and I have this lovely image -- my mother always said she wanted to be one of those women skiing down the slopes in pregnancy...and I know, I know...it's not recommended -- but in my mind I'm going to think it anyway....the perfect spring skiing day, the blue sky...

Good thoughts your way,

Pam

Kim said...

I don't really know about numbers firsthand but they look good and Long Live Plan A! Keep us posted on Friday!!

Manda said...

No matter what happens...
It's your baby's fight now. I'm praying that this one's a champ!! Day at a time, just one day at a time.
Hugs!!!

Carrie said...

I know that getting pregnant is really hard but being pregnant is in a class of its own. I forgot the the sheer terror and constant need to overthink. It comes flooding back quickly though, even if you promise yourself it won't. Enjoying it just wasn't an option for me.

I hope Friday comes round quickly for you. Take care xx

Mrs. B said...

I think that your Beat sounds just fine, (My 1st one was 211 and I was further along than you), and your progesterone sounds normal too, for where you are. I really, really hope you have some darn good luck this time. I'm pulling for you!!!

Mrs. B said...

Oops, you know Beat s/b Beta, I have no idea if your beats are fine or not, (I hate beats), LOL! (That's the 1st time i laughed today!)

In and Out of Luck said...

I'm praying for Friday too and my RE told me that progesterone over 15 is good. Good luck, good luck, good luck.

Chili said...

Sounds like a great beta! I'll be thinking of you!

megan said...

i am just thrilled for you. its all crossed for another great number on friday. . .
xoxo

Thalia said...

so pleased to see your news, ms P. I'll keep it all crossed that everything is fine tomorrow and thereafter.

Vidhur said...

Hi,
Chanced on your blog, and read some posts. You may already know it, but still wanted to tell . The first trimester, avoid Yoga, and/or any strenuous exercise. Hope you have a happy pregnancy and a lovely, healthy baby.