Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2 Weeks! And Prayer Request

2 weeks!!

I am scheduled to have my transfer in exactly 2 weeks!  It seems like getting to November 20th has been a drag, but at the same time it has flown by.  I guess being sick kinda screwed up my momentum.

I have the following prayers requests.

I had a cold about 3 1/2 weeks ago.  Then I started coughing.  The cold went away, but the cough lingered. I have been coughing for about 3 weeks.  It has gotten better, but it has lingered.  I was actually worried that the cough would be a problem for my surgery but it wasn't. It's been a week since the surgery and still I'm coughing.  I keep thinking it is getting better and it will eventually go away, but it is still here.  It's really tiring and wearing me out.  I would like to be in my best health for my transfer in 2 weeks.  Please pray that this cough will be gone soon.

When I was at the hospital for my surgery last week, they found that my blood pressure was pretty high.  At recovery after the surgery, my BP was still pretty high.  The nurse told me that I need to monitor my BP and if within a week my BP is still high I need to see my doctor about it.  My BP has been fairly normal in the past.  I did some research and found out that BP can be elevated by things such as taking birth control pills, cough medicine and estrogen.  All things that I have had the last few weeks.  Also, coughing can also raise BP.  However, high BP also runs in my family.  Both my sis and my brother, both in their 40's are on BP meds.  My parents are also on meds for this.   On the other hand, I am not a prime candidate for high blood pressure..... I am not heavily overweight (though I could use to lose a few pounds), don't smoke, rarely drink, don't eat much processed foods, and don't deal with a lot of stress.  The things that are going against me are family history, possibly too much sodium in my diet, and being not very active.   I am praying that this high BP is only a temporary issue for me right now.  The last thing I want to do is to go on BP meds before my transfer.  But at the same time, I also want to make sure my BP is controlled before getting pregnant (hopefully!).  High BP can cause complications in pregnancy such as preeclampsia.  Please pray for my blood pressure.  I've always been very healthy and didn't think that high BP could hit me so early.  I suppose turning 40 is the magic number.

If you recall, my before my September transfer was cancelled, NEDC was going to delay it a couple of days because my lining was not thick enough at the ultrasound appointment.  But then they found the polyp and the cycle was cancelled all together.  Anyway, I am nervous that my lining will not be thick enough again when I have my ultrasound appointment next Thursday.  First, September proved it took a while for my lining to get thick enough (though in the past, my lining has never been an issue).  Secondly, I just had a hysteroscopy last week and they also did a D&C and scraped my lining.  That could be a good thing as then the lining is fresh, but it also means it might need more time for the lining to build up.  Thirdly, I started spotting a little today.  Not sure why, but I am.  Maybe it is nothing, but I'm a little concerned.  Finally, for the September transfer, I had spent 2 months of weekly acupuncture sessions, and yet my lining was not thick enough.  Because of the timing of my surgery, I will only have had 4 sessions of acupuncture before my transfer next week.  Not sure how much that will  help.  Anyway, I could use prayers that my lining will be thick enough so that I can have my transfer as scheduled on 11/20.  The good thing is this time we are driving, so we have more flexibility if we have to delay our transfer.

So, I could use your support and prayers in the following:
1. Cough to go away.
2. Blood pressure to go back to normal and not go on medication.
3. For my lining to be thick enough next week so I can keep my 11/20 transfer date.

Thanks!

10 comments:

  1. praying on all accounts!

    Yay! 2 weeks!

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  2. I will definitely be praying for you. The lingering cough is such a pain! I'm sure it's all the meds that is making your BP high. Can't the dr give you something to make your lining thicker?? I hope all will go well so you can keep the transfer date!

    I started on the pill so we will be doing one cycle of IVF in December. :)

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  3. Prayers for all of your requests and more. This wait totally stinks. But I'm holding your hand - we are FET buddies! This has to be IT for us! Hugs

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  4. Praying for your specific requests. I also pray that you will have a BFP as an early Christmas gift!

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  5. Praying. As an encouragement, I am only 28 and have high blood pressure and take medicine daily. I think I had it before I was pregnant but no one was regularly checking my BP until I got pregnant. Pregnancy certainly increased it greatly and led to preeclampsia but the high BP never went away after postpartum. My doctor is baffled because I'm young and not overweight...it is odd. He told me that it shouldn't ever be a reason for me to not get pregnant again - they would just monitor it and give me medicines as needed while pregnant (not that I'm getting pregnant any time soon - if ever). Just letting you know that there are medicines safe to take for high BP while pregnant - I began taking high BP meds at 11 weeks pregnant. :)

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  6. Praying for you my sweet friend....

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  7. Thoughts and prayers coming your way...

    My daughter had a cough for almost six weeks. I really hope it's not the same bug.

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  8. Greetings! Here is a verse that has been a constant source of encouragement. "Blessed is she who believes that what the LORD has said to her will be accomplished." Luke 1:45. I will be praying for you and your transfer, sweet sister in Christ.
    Kristin :)

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  9. Hey transfer cycle buddy! My next U/S appointment is Friday, right after yours! :) So when Had my 1st one done last friday, I was on day 2 of my period and bleeding heavily; my lininh was still at 7.15!! Katie said it was too thick, but that my Estradiol looked good. So it must have been my period that made it too thick...so I was cleared to being my Estrace. But too thick can apparently be a problem too? I also spotted one day this week (not on my period). And I am not sure what caused it.

    I will pray for you of course! And we are driving down to TN also, but we leave Sunday and spend the whole week with friends, so I guess we wont see you on the road :)

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  10. I will be praying. My BP is normally low but when on Estrace it is a lot higher. (Normal range but higher). I hopefully will be off the Estrace next Tuesday. Then I will check my blood pressure later that week. I expect it to drop back down like it did with Sarah's PG :) excited your trip is almost here!

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