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Re : going to Dr

Postby cara » Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:48 am

Thanks a bunch everyone (for the support)!!

The Dr recommended using an ovulation kit so that I'll know exactly when to go at it. Funny, he told me, "When that thing turns blue, grab your husband and wear him out. Make him late for work every morning and make him scared to come home at night" I got a HUGE kick out of that and so did dh. Of course, he's all for that!!!

We had a good weekend away for an Officer's convention for the National Guard but I am on BC still. Dh is excited about trying again too so I hope it comes easily and quickly!!

I'll keep posting here to let you all know the progress!! I think July/August is going to be our first try. That's when we'll be done paying off Grant at the hospitals!




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DS - Grant 3/28/04
33 weeks PIH/Pre-e
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Re : going to Dr

Postby ekc » Sat Apr 23, 2005 07:16 pm

Hope your appointment went well!

I just went for my pre-conception appointment on Monday and I too, had my long list of questions for the next go round.

I am already on my pre-natal vitamins and 81 mg. aspirin!!!

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Erinn (26)

Chase ~ 33.5 wks, 3.5#, 16"

severe pre-e

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Re : going to Dr

Postby julie f » Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:45 pm

Cara,

So glad your appt went well! I pray that when you do start TTC that it happens very quickly!!

Julie (28)
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe

Jackson Charles 01/24/05, 36wks 6dys - NO PE!!

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Re : going to Dr

Postby kdreher » Fri Apr 22, 2005 03:22 pm

Cara,
Don't let that get you down, my peri's percentages were a bit higher ~but you know what, that's all there are are guess-taments, as doctors really won't know how we will do.

I had adhesions that were discovered when I had my tubes tied in 2000, and I believe it was from the traume and emergency c/s that I had.

Good on the prenatals, I also take folic acid, vit c, and calcium.

I'm so happy for you - you have now joined me and others who will go insane month after month unitl we get that +++. Are you going to use any ovulations kits or just go with the flow (no pun intended)? Good luck.

Kris (35) & Tom (35)
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My Angel - Tyler 3/9/95 to 3/23/95 (15 oz, 26 wks severe pe/HELLP)
Tubal Ligation 2/2000
Tubal Reversal 10/2004
Miscarriage 1/05



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Re : going to Dr

Postby cara » Fri Apr 22, 2005 05:46 am

OK-

Went to Dr yesterday and he was thrilled that we are going to try again. The best news is that "in his experience" my chances of getting pre-e again are about 10%. Since I just had a mild case of it, he said that my body would already be aware of the changes and not have such a strong reaction to the baby. And if I did get it again, it would be even milder than before. I was elated!!

Some potentially "set-back" news is that he believes I have scar tissue built up again on my right side. Since he can't tell if it is covering a tube or the ovary without surgery, he said to go ahead and TTC. If after 2 months, there's nothing, he will remove the scar tissue and we should be all systems go.

He advised to start taking prenatals now even though we are going to try in August. He ordered all of my bloodwork yesterday so I wouldn't have to do it again when I get pregnant!

All in all, everything was good and we got the go ahead!!

Cara L. Stevens
DS - Grant 3/28/04
33 weeks PIH/Pre-e
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Re : going to Dr

Postby bridget » Thu Apr 21, 2005 06:09 pm

Good luck Cara. Keep us posted.

Bridget
DS 06/02 (39 weeks, pe, postpartum hemorrhage)
m/c 11/03, 05/04, 07/04
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Re : going to Dr

Postby denise » Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:40 am

Best of luck, hope you have a great appt!

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Re : going to Dr

Postby kdreher » Thu Apr 21, 2005 07:53 am

Good Luck Cara..let us know how it went.

Kris (35) & Tom (35)
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My Angel - Tyler 3/9/95 to 3/23/95 (15 oz, 26 wks severe pe/HELLP)
Tubal Ligation 2/2000
Tubal Reversal 10/2004
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Re : going to Dr

Postby mom2tori » Thu Apr 21, 2005 07:14 am

Good luck Cara-I hope that things go well.

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Dominic 9/10/97-9/11/97 @ 28 weeks
Victoria 1/8/02 @ 30 weeks

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Re : going to Dr

Postby shelbys mom » Thu Apr 21, 2005 06:05 am

Good luck, we are rooting for you, hope we all get that big fat ++++ we are hoping for

Kim (36)
DH John (30)

mom to Shelby 32 weeker due to pree-e, and hellp, WOW she is now three, and just beautiful!!!


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