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The nurse did call back and was not a whole hell of a lot of help. She said that my Estradiol was fine (837) but my progesterone was too low. I think she said it was 24 and needs to be 30. So they are upping my PIO to 2cc instead of 1cc a day. Now, I realize that it is holiday weekend and the nursing staff is trying to get out of there, but she was so not helpful. Her words were "if you get a negative and you do another frozen cycle (even though we have no more frozen) they will probably up you Estradiol". I felt like saying well thanks loads and hanging up. It is really hard to keep my chin up about it when things keep taking these negative turns.


Lisa 3:39 PM  

I came over your blog and just want to wish you the best of luck. Don´t give up, but please try to remember one thing. There is a lot of children in the world already that is dreaming of dedicated parents like you seem to be. Sending my prayers for you both.

Plant Girl 7:59 PM  

Don't you know by now not to look towards the nurses to reassure you??? J/K. Your progesterone isn't bad and the PIO is only helping.

As for the estradiol comment...phhhbbtttt! We'll deal w/ the protocol for the next cycle only if it comes to that. Chin up my friend, try to muster up as much faith as possible.

Marz 11:13 PM  

Sorry the nurses weren't helpfull.
We're still hoping for a good outcome here.
How many more days till you find out?

Sami 9:13 PM  

As a nurse - I hate to say that I'm always the "doom sayer" because it's the truth... I'd rather give a patient the worst case scenario and be proven wrong then give them a minute of false hope. I've felt like the worlds worst person telling people to be prepared for the worst. I LOVE being proven wrong... and I always tell them that. I know that it's not always helpful, but sometimes giving your honest opinion is better than lying and saying "It looks beautiful, things are going to go perfectly." then have it be proven wrong.

On the flip side... I'm rooting for you and know this... that even when all the things go wrong sometimes good can happen, and when all the things are done right or look "perfect" things can still end badly. So not being "textbook" is not always a bad thing.

As for the estradiol... what is it I've heard you learn something from every cycle you have whether it be positive or negative... so if this doesn't work (though I'm praying it does) then it'll be fixed for next time.

Ultimately Good Luck... I'm rooting for you guys. Sorry for being so wordy...And aren't you glad I'm not your RE's nurse... I'd have everyone hating me... I'm sure.



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