Monday, April 11, 2011

The Plan

Well, Mr. Free and I met with our new RE (reproductive endocrinologist) 2 weeks ago, and then I went in for a quick exam last week.

In going over our history and my current medical concerns, the Dr. was very optimistic that at the end of this road we will be holding a healthy baby! As much as I want to believe this, and know that I should be thinking positively, I'm still very skeptical. My heart has just been shatterd this past year, and I'm terrified of getting my hopes up again. For now, I'm just taking life one day at a time.

Anyways, here is the plan for this next cycle:

CD 3: Blood work to check for many factors that could contribute to early miscarriage (blood glucose, thyroid, antibodies, clotting disorders, etc.)

Baseline ultrasound

CD 7: HSG at the hospital: this looks for structural problems in the uterus such a scarring (I'm pretty nervous about this...)

CD 14: Sonogram

CED 26: Endometrial biopsy: This checks the endometrial lining for a luteral phase defect (Not going to lie...I've been terrified of this! I have negotiated and gotten valium out of the deal! Hoping to get some for the HSG too!)

Then after this, the Dr. will look over all results and see if we can come up with a cause for my losses.

If so, we will obviously fix it.

If there isn't a cause, we will proceed trying to conceive as usual for 2 cycles, using OPKs and if no pregnancy or another miscarriage occurs, then we will do laprascopy so he can see inside my uterus to make sure I do not have endometriosis.

It's terrifying.
But I'm glad I have support.

And I'm very thankful to have an optimistic doctor.
And an optimistic husband.

Mr. Free and I appreciate all the prayers for us and our journey.
We are praying hard for answers and a healthy baby soon!

P.S. If any of you have experienced any of this testing, for any reason, please let me know how it was! The "unknown" can be so frightening!


  1. I have been thinking about you two so much lately. I will continue to pray for you all. Know that God is there with you! He will use this situation to strengthen your relationship as well as help other couples in the future.

  2. I'm going through all this testing right now! I had my HSG done in January. It wasn't the worst experience ever, but it certainly wasn't fun! I took 800mg of Advil before and still had quite a bit of pain. I would have taken Valium if I had some....=) Endometrial biopsy is probably next for me since I have LPD as well. I'm so not looking forward to that one! It's definitely a scary journey, but I know that God is growing my character through all this, and I'm sure He's doing the same thing with you too! Keep us updated on how things go!

  3. Bree- thanks for the prayers!Mr. Free and I have really felt our relationship strengthen through this and we pray we can bless others going through such a tragic point in their lives.

    Becky- I am so sorry you are going through all of this too. I truly wish I was the only woman on earth experiencing this. Thank you for sharing your HSG experience. I am praying I have a higher pain tolerance then I realize! : ) I will be sure to follow your blog and pray you get your BFP soon and a sticky healthy baby!


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