When it rains, it pours, literally. It’s been raining for days, check out the pictures of my backyard. I give it another couple of hours until the lovely creek in my backyard becomes a not so lovely creek in my basement.
Received my repeat beta level this afternoon, 42 now, down from 118 a week ago. So down, but seriously not down as much as I’d hoped. So you guessed it, another level next Monday, July 7th. And still alternating between spotting and a light period. This is seriously no fun.
After I received my results today I did some math in my head…
I read online that one can expect a period from roughly 4-7 weeks after a 0 beta is determined. Then, I need 3 regular periods before we can even start the next IVF cycle, which lets assume takes a good 2-3 months until I could reasonably expect to get a positive pregnancy test. That’s assuming I would get pregnant with the next cycle, which has only like a 45% chance. And I’d still have to consider the clinic’s downtimes, as they don’t start cycles just any old day or week.
So, say my level gets down to zero in 2 more weeks, then say 5 weeks to get my 1st period, then 9 more to get 2 more periods, then 3 months for an IVF cycle including the TWW. That’s what… 28 weeks, or roughly 7 freaking months from now?? How am I supposed to wait that long?? That’s almost enough time to grow an entire human, and yet I’ll still be just pregnant at that point, if that!
So question, those of you who have lived through a miscarriage and continued with an IVF cycle, did your clinics make you wait through 3 normal periods? Isn’t there any way I can speed up this process??? Maybe I do need to borrow someone else’s womb… Oh wait, we’d still need to get my eggs, so that doesn’t actually speed up this process. Damn, this totally sucks.
And with that, I might as well just go to bed. Did I mention I got a spray tan today? And that it poured. And whatever is in the spray tan tastes especially lovely to my Kona. I wonder if there’s a way to blend the lick marks on my legs…