Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Knickers - the post with TMI

I've finally got a scan date!

After my fifth (!) blood draw - which had doubled again (7439) the clinic have said i'll probably have IVIg on Monday with a scan first. They scan first to make sure it's worth pumping thousands of pounds into my veins. They told me not to expect to see much as it will be so early - 6 weeks exactly since ER. After reading many tales of empty sacs i know to try to be calm if there's no magical flickering.

Symptoms are minimal. Wipe out tiredness; frequent weeing - generally once in night and then not being able to sleep again for ages; v tender bosoms; nausea from time to time but not enough to stop me eating and lots of CM (i know tmi but it's been heavy since my 2WW and has me off to the bathroom for a knicker check and a wipe every half hour in case it's more than just CM.

On the subject of knickers I usually stick to black undies. As it's far too difficult for the neurotic woman to check for spotting, I actually went to buy white knickers especially so I can be certain of any minute spotting episodes. I'm almost embarrassed!

Also in knickers, a warning tale. I usually warm up my gestone in my bra for while pre jab. The nurse told me to. Helps it go in better. The other day, i had no bra on as it had been too tight and making me sore. Sooooooo i thought i'd pop it in my knickers. Just in the waist band as it was the only place it'd be close to my skin. Not clever. Went for a pre injection wee and dropped the vial on the tiled floor. It broke and i lost the lot and had to spend time wiping oily goo from the floor. They're so hard to crack open but just break into pieces with a little tap on the floor. How does anyone else warm up gestone or do they? Does it make a difference?

Off to work now xx

8 comments:

Foreverhopeful said...

Great beta numbers. Looks like very everything is going well. How exciting you have a scan date. I'm sure you are dieing to see your baby(ies) inside. So sorry I don't know anything about gestone. Our clinic gives prometrium capsules we take vaginally.

Bea said...

No gestone advice, but the bra sounds better.

Good luck for the scan!

Bea

soapchick said...

I'm so excited for your scan Portia. Those are just fabulous bea numbers. Hoping and praying for a healthy pregnancy. Bummer on the gestone mishap!

My Reality said...

I would draw it up in a syringe before warming it. There was less to warm that way!

I am sure the IVIg will be necessary, your betas are amazing.

Infertili-Me said...

wondering if your high betas might be like my high betas (TWINS)....

Keeping you in our thoughts....

CAM said...

GREAT NUMBERS! That is very exciting news!
I always warmed up the prog in my bra too...so funny! It loosens up the oil and it doesn't sting as much when you inject it.
:)

Carrie said...

I'm pleased the scan isn't too far away now. How exciting!
I can't help think that there are two little ones. Can't wait to find out.

tryingin2007 said...

I too used to be a big fan of the black undies. then I switched to pale pink for the same exact reason. oh, the mind of an infertile.

great betas btw! woohoo!!!!!!! :)