Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Four Days to Go

Well, my FET has been scheduled for next Monday. I won't know the exact time until Sunday, but everything looked good today for a Monday transfer. Today's appointment was to check my uterine lining, take some blood to measure my progesterone level, and show my mom, my sister, and Michael's mom how to give me my progesterone in oil (PIO) shots. Those need to be given twice a day, so the more people who know how to do it, the better.

I have been suffering from terrible insomnia and it turns out it's because of a steroid the doctor has me on. Darn thing makes my heart race and keeps me up half the night, and once I do fall asleep I have bizarre dreams. I love my sleep and I am usually blessed with good sleep habits, so the last couple of weeks have been really hard. I've only got a few more days on this steroid, but then I have to start another next week. Fortunately, the nurse said I could take Unisom. I hope it helps me tonight.

I've been making a real effort to pamper myself, eat well, and relax. I've been going in for a massage and/or reflexology at least once a week for the last three or four weeks in addition to my twice weekly acupuncture treatments. Friday will be my last spa day for a while. My sweet friend Peggy and I will enjoy a morning at Burke Williams then. I'm really looking forward to it.

I'm feeling good about the transfer. This will be my seventh ART attempt at getting pregnant. I know what to expect, and I also know that I have no control over the outcome. I have done the best I can do. The outcome is up to the Lord and I'm okay with that right now. I do covet your prayers for my continued peace of mind and an outcome that glorifies God.

28 comments:

  1. Oh Joannah, I pray that God blesses you with a successful transfer. Regardless of the outcome, I know you will have your faith to lean on. I am happy to see you have the support of both of your families!
    All of my positive wishes and prayers!
    Michele

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  2. I am praying! And I know God is listening! :)

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  3. Praying for a successful day on Monday and peace for you. May your faith carry you throughout. Glad you have the support of both families.

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  4. Prayers for sleep and a successful pregnancy@

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  5. I'm praying for a healthy pregnancy, and your own health during this time.

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  6. I'm praying for you, Joannah. God is with you.

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  7. Will be keeping you in my prayers!

    Janet

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  8. Stay calm and relax...
    God will do what he has to do..
    And Michael is watching over you my friend..
    He will comfort you and your babies..
    LOVE YOU ..

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  9. Will be thinking of you on Monday. And as always... praying. :)

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  10. I am praying for you!!
    Hugs

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  11. Lifting you up in prayer, sweet friend! Good Luck Monday...waiting on God to preform another miracle!

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  12. I'm praying and will continue to pray!!! Sounds like you are doing everything right...now the rest is up to God...but I'm going to run into that throne room for you...and make a pest of myself ;-)) Love you, Janine XO

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  13. Oh Joannah!
    Monday
    monday monday monday
    Keeping you in my thoughts and heart,
    xoxox
    Kate

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  14. Ha Monday is the day God is smiling on you. Lifting you up all day.

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  15. I will be praying for you and hope that there is success!

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  16. Monday is almost here! I am very excited for you and am praying for success! Picture the day surrounded in love, from Heaven above and from those on earth. You are cared for and loved. I pray that the Lord will be in the details of the procedure as well as the big picture. Hugs to you, Sarah

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  17. How are you feeling? I will be thinking of you tomorrow and praying so hard for good news.

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  18. It's Monday morning over here and I am thinking about you and keeping you close to my heart.
    xo

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  19. (delurking to say) I'm praying hard for you today, and into the time ahead.

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  20. You will be at the top of my prayer list. You deserve this. What an incredible blessing this would be. Rock on!!

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  21. Prayers for you, that you may be blessed with a healthy pregnancy!
    Just wanted to add though - any of the over-the-counter sleep aids are usually just Benadryl (the antihistamine for allergies) under another name. Diphenhydramine HCl... you may wake up with a "benadryl hangover", and you may feel very dry-mouthed. I prefer taking melatonin, which is a natural chemical that your body makes anyway... you may just need a little boost of it. Talk to your doctor, of course!

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  22. I hope things went well today. I'm praying for a healthy pregnancy.

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  23. I hope your transfer went well. Sending *sticky* thoughts your way! :)

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  24. Praying, praying, praying!!!

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  25. Hope everything went well!!! Am continuing to pray!!! Love you much!!! Janine XO

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  26. Just checking in on you! I have thought of and prayed for you often this week.

    Elaine

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  27. Thinking of you & praying you'll be announcing some really good news soon=0)

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