That Patient…

I am officially that patient. You know, the one who calls and emails and bothers their doctors and nurses.

Yesterday morning when I woke I was all worried about the numbness and tingling around my PIO injection sites. So I hopped on my MyChart app on my phone and emailed my clinic, from my bed. Got to love that! A nurse responded quite quickly saying there wasn’t much that can be done but that I shouldn’t worry, the numbness and tingling should go away but could take a while.

Then I got out of bed and went to the bathroom. And saw the light, brown spotting. While still sitting on the toilet (TMI?) I emailed the nurse back and asked about the spotting. Later yesterday afternoon she wrote back and told me not to worry too much about the spotting, as they don’t get too excited about brown, light spotting.

So I made it to today. This morning, 14dpo, my HPT looked darker than yesterday, but I’m still spotting. Still light brown in color, and light, but still. And did I mention that yesterday’s test actually looked lighter than the day before? Eric keeps telling me those tests aren’t exact, but we all know how comforted that made me feel. Comparing 12dpo to this morning though, today was definitely darker, although the week’s estimator test still displayed 1-2 weeks pregnant this morning. Somehow I was hoping for 2-3… although if I remember correctly, 1-2 weeks on those tests is anyway from 5-300 or so.

So being that patient, I called the IVF clinic maybe an hour ago and asked if my first beta could be drawn today instead of tomorrow. Today is 14dpo, I mean, haven’t they made me wait long enough???

Actually, I had another reason in mind for not wanting to wait again day, fear of a low estrogen level. Last cycle when my first beta was drawn they determined that both my progesterone (considering I was already on supplements) and my estrogen were low. I was told to immediately start estrogen pills twice daily. Knowing that history I inquired this time if I could start estrogen on transfer day when I started the progesterone, but my doctor assured me there was no reason. Well, I don’t know, but something tells me my level is low, and I figure the sooner I start supplements the better… I should know my levels soon.

Prayers for a strong first beta, despite my continued spotting. I’ll update once I have the results!

35 thoughts on “That Patient…

  1. I hope you can get your beta today!! I was spotting for WEEKS too, they said it was my cervix being sensitive. It has pretty much stopped now – at almost 10w. Can’t wait to hear what your beta is!!

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  2. Good for you for being your own advocate. I hope they get you in today for the Beta. My fingers are crossed that all is well. Positive vibes your way!!!

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  3. Hell yes to being “that patient.” Who the hell else is going to advocate for you?!?!? And you know your body – if you are concerned about something, good for you for pursuing answers. Some doctors may have god complexes, but they are most certainly NOT gods 🙂 Hoping for a good strong beta today!

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  4. Good Luck! I had brown spotting from 10dp5dt to 14dp5dt and my beta was on 14dp…so far so good for me 🙂 And the weeks indicator thresholds are 20-200 (weeks 1-2), 200-2000 (weeks 2-3) and 2000+ (for 3weeks+). The clear blue has a 12 page doc on their weeks indicator and the info’s on page 5-6 if I remember correctly.

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  5. Can’t wait to hear your beta results! So happy for you! I actually started spotting yesterday, neither of my DR’s seem concerned at all. They say its normal and from what I’ve read online, it does seem pretty common. Probably just your little baby snuggling up real tight! 🙂

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  6. You HaVE to be your own advocate!!! I can’t wait to hear your beta results! I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait until tomorrow when they draw mine, my stomach is in knots from being so excited!

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  7. Any word yet? I wish, pray, and send you positive beta vibes. And there is NOTHING wrong with being “that patient” as ATK said. Her and I have talked quite a bit via Facebook and I swear she is the only person who understood just how neurotic I felt.

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