Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Prego on the Way? (not spaghetti)

Well today is the big day!

We will be having our embryo's transferred in precisely 3.5 hours. I have done all the prep work I can to make sure my health is on track.

Acid Reflux-controlled and all the tests are working to find out if there are any 'reasons' behind it
Excercising - check
Eating better - check
Pulmonary pre-pregnancy visit - check (FEV1 104%)

So I guess the only things I can do are cross my fingers, sit back, try to relax and pray for the strength to get through this. Cycling is very very hard on me, hormones are NOT my friend, other medications and procedures, chronic issues to deal with no problem. Give me a tiny shot of hormones (past two weeks) and you get migraines, nauseau, bloating like mad and oh yeah HORRID moods. Fun fun fun. But it will all be worth it assuming it works.

Of course when you put this much on the line just trying to get pregnant I feel like I need a back up plan. That is forming but for now I am off to collect my materials for my next two days of quasi bedrest and to take a brisk walk since i will be sedentary for a couple days.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Clinic Visit Cheer

13May2009 FVC 118 FEV1 104 (down 4%) FEV25-75% 88 (up 1%)
Clinic Notes: re-check post steroids and pre-pregnancy. Everything looks great, feeling good, allergies are problematic and doc did say that my theory on my allergic reactions having residual inflammatory effect on my lungs (which I did another week steroids for) was very possible. His pregnancy recommendations are to be vigilent with physiotherapy especially hit it hard in 2nd tri' to get ready for 3rd when lungs are most compromised and there is the biggest risk.

March2009: FVC FEV1 108% FEV25-75% 87 (have to go back and get these numbers)
Clinic Notes: Recheck after end of steroids, feeling good. Best FEV1 ever!

29Feb2009 FVC 111 FEV1 100 (down 3%) FEV25-75% 88 (down 14%)
Clinic Notes: feel inflammatory in nature start 2 weeks steroids 40mg taper. Still got streaking in day 2 steroids.

15Dec2008 FEV1 103% FEV25-75 102%
Clinic Notes: summer steroids early winter cold w 3 weeks cipro)

21Feb2008: FVC 105.3 FEV1 99.3 FEV25-75% 89.1 BP 114/68 HR 59 Wt 152
Clinic Notes: was getting huge variability and felt something 'stuck'

25Jun2007: FVC 105 FEV1 97 FEV25-75% 824Dec2007: FVC 99 FEV1 91 FEV25-75% 77

sleep study


Finally for once in my life I passed a medical test with nothing noteworty. That is great news! Of course I felt like I had slept great so I wasnt surprised. He said that diagnostic criteria is >5 events per hour and I had less than one which even one is perfectly normal. This time I was told my test could be used as an example of 'normalcy' that might be a first ever normally they want to use my results or case as a 'study' example LOL.