My Story

The chronicle of the journey from infertility, to miscarriage, to finally raising twin girls born in June 2012.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Best possible outcome

Things are finally going my way!

I will not be having surgery tomorrow.  My symptoms are inconsistent with gallbladder issues and more consistent with a slightly strained muscle.  Possibly due to the all of the pottery I've been doing (it requires a lot of flexing and stressing of the right leg).  The fact that they found gallstones was just a coincidence.  And even under the worst of circumstances, if for some reason those stones do flair up during a pregnancy, it can be dealt with pretty safely then.


And since my body decided to do it's own thing on it's own schedule, we get to move forward with IVF immediately.  I start BCP tomorrow, and my weight will be taken on Aug 4 to determine if they can do the egg retrieval in the office or if I need to go to a hospital facility.  Behind the scenes, they seem to have figured out the logistics of doing an egg retrieval on a fat girl so my weight no longer determines a go or no go, but rather the logistics of the go and how much it will cost.

I gotta say, it's going to be easier to lose another 3lbs in the next 2 weeks and get that recorded and done with instead of having to be 3lbs lighter 6 weeks from now.  So 2 weeks of intense dieting and then DONE.

Cross your fingers.  With the calendar I've been given, my beta blood test to determine whether or not I get pregnant will be on Aug 30th, the one year anniversary of the day I became pregnant with my girls.  And any new little ones that might come along will be due the week of our family birthdays.

Yay!  We get to do this a month earlier than expected!


  1. Excellent news, happy to hear that Alex!!

  2. Awesome!!! I'm so happy for you! Wooot!


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