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Thread: TTC & Taking Clomid &/or Metformin ~ November 2006

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    Hi everybody,

    Well i had the dreaded obgyn appointment yesterday,but you know what he was soo nice.
    The appointment however was alittle daunting. I had to have blood taken and that was difficult because i didnt have anything to eat or drink,so after 3 jabs she gave up. i dont have veins anyway and if you ask my ex husband he would say there was ice in them...lol. So have to go back friday for more to be taken.
    He suspects that i either have pcos or my ovarian cysts are back or both because of my symptoms and abdominal tenderness. So i'm booked in for a D&c , tubal flush,dye studies and cyst removal if need be. I'm so anxious about it. I've had to ovarian surgeries before so i know what to expect and i think thats what worries me more. But there is always the fear of the unknown;that maybe he is going to say that i cannot have children . Even with the help of clomid or metformin. That worries me most.So i'm booked in for the 16th of november at werribee mercy. Then he said pending those results we will start on either clomid or metformin..I'm really angry still that my body decided not to do this all by itself.That i have had to resort to intervention.The things we do...Not feeling positive at all,just really really scared.

    Pauline


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    I can't get the results until tomorrow afternoon because my flipping useless specialist is in the wrong place and the receptionist just won't tell me!

    I just want to scream!! AARRRGGHHHH!!!!

    BW

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    BW - do you have a GP who can call through and get the results for you?? Even a trip to the GP to get them to call will make the torture so much shorter.

    Thanks Deb - I am a literature reader and looking for anything that will make me feel a little better. I have had cramping pains since yesterday (although better today but still there) and while I know this can be normal it is also so very scary. You feel so out of control and nothing you do will change that pre-ordained path that you are given. Roll on Monday and the appointment with Alec. it will be positive and things will be good.

    Thank you Mako for thinking of me

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    thats bull$hit bw!! tell her you have already been waiting for 2 days!!

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    My rheumy always makes sure that copies of any blood test results he orders are also sent to my GP, so I can get those ones really easily... Unfortunately, this incompetent twit of a gynecologist didn't do that so the results have only gone to him! I'm not sure that there's anything my GP will be able to do to get around the receptionist. Even if I could get my GP to call for me, I'm not sure the receptionist there will let me get through to him, either.

    I don't know whether to laugh, cry or smash things (crying seems to be winning at the moment, though!)... I feel like I'm on provera again!

    BW

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    BW - your GP *should* be able to ring the pathology company direct and get a copy faxed through. That's what all my dr's do when I've had test for another doctor.

    Maybe you could go in and threaten the receptionist until she gives you the results??

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    Yep - GP's can call the pathology company and request the results. Get them to call and find out for you.

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    ok, I'll wait until I've calmed down a bit, and then try to call my GP... In some ways, it's really just for my peace of mind that I want to know NOW... knowing the result yesterday, today or tomorrow isn't going to change what it is. In some ways, I feel like I don't really need the stress of trying to fight it out with them...

    BW

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    Just popping in to see how you are going Butterfly.

    Please phone!

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    I know it's frustrating to make everyone wait... but I think I'm just going to accept my circumstances and wait this one out.

    I've realised that everything about this whole infertility thing is teaching me to be more patient... and those times when I try to fight it and regain control and do things on my terms, is when I wind up in trouble... like my hideous experience with the provera.

    In trying to deal with the anxiety problems I've had over the last few weeks, I've realised that being calm and accepting, rather than fighting things is the best way to be.

    Every time I have had problems with my health, it has seemed that God is wanting to teach me something. With having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I learned to take time out and rest with God, with the arthritis troubles I've had for so long, I'm learning to do things with God's strength and not mine. I feel that the infertility is teaching me to be patient and accept that things happen in God's time, not mine... and these blood test results are just one more little drop in the whole big lesson I have to learn.

    Accepting it, giving it up and moving on I feel so much calmer and able to focus on things that need to be done right now, so I shall wait... and I hope I don't sound too much like a fruit loop there!

    BW

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    Nope - you don't sound like a fruit loop. You actually sound like you have reached a place I am aiming for. A place of acceptance that this life path in not one you control and there is a reason for everything - even if you don't understand it (or agree with it ).

    The results will not change if you got them yesterday, today or tomorrow ... so we will wait with you and support you no matter what the results say

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    I'm glad you understand, Michelle. The fact that I'm accepting today, does not necessarily mean I will be accepting tomorrow... but I think that's the place we all need to aim for. It's a place of peace and not fighting with the world, but simply allowing yourself to bend rather than break.

    It's times like this I have to remind myself of what my names mean - this is where the screen name Butterfly Warrior came from, and in so many ways it fits.

    BW

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    Ahhh ... now that is an interesting secret. Your *real* name and the meaning behind BW

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    Ah yes... being a teacher, I really, really don't want to be discovered on the internet by my students, or parents of students... Thing is, I've probably given out enough information inadvertently for someone who knows me to figure out who I am here, anyway. One day I might just step out from behind the mask (probably not until I am pregnant), but for now... Butterfly Warrior comes from what my first and middle names mean. It's something that I have on many occasions taken to heart and used as a source of strength.

    When I first met my DH he would talk to me about butterflies - how they start out as caterpillars and then go into a cocoon and emerge as a beautiful butterfly... and there's nothing they can do to make it go any faster, and trying to get a butterfly out of its cocoon before it's ready just results in a crippled butterfly that can't fly. I thought it was interesting as at that point in time I hadn't told him about what my name meant, but butterflies keep appearing in my life at different times... I now take them as a little reminder of who I am, and what I am becoming, and that the process isn't always easy or quick, but rushing through it, trying to get to the other side without enduring all of it means you get there without all the beauty and wonder...

    BW

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    Butterfly - you have brought tears to my eyes... What a beautiful story. Those beautiful wings of yours will spread and one day soon they will wrap around your very own baby.

    If you choose to wait then I will wait with you too... I understand what you mean about patience. These types of journeys do teach us more patience. You are obviously learning that lesson with great wisdom.

    Lots of love and patient thoughts,
    :hugs:

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    Wow, BW, you have just made my day. What beautiful words... both the learning and acceptance words and the butterfly words. I wish i had that kind of strengh in me.

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    WalkingArt, at the start of the year I didn't have that strength in me. The trials we face in going through this is what develops that strength. You get stronger because you have to, it's either that or collapse in a heap and don't go on with life... which isn't really an option.

    You will find that when you need it, you too have that strength inside of you. It can be hard to find some days, but it will be there when you need it.

    BW

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    I seem to have missed lots of posts from yesterday and I know they weren't there! Does that ever happen to anyone else?

    Butterfly - I hope today is the day you learn your progesterone is sitting at a nice healthy level.

    Michelle - I know it doesn't really help to hear this but I ALWAYS get cramping in the first trimester and even the second. With ALL of my pregnancies. Before I began the journey of the past 18 months it didn't faze me at all. I just accepted it as normal. Now of course it sends me into a clammy sweat - I am imagining that is how you are feeling. Just remind yourself those ligaments are stretching, your uterus is expanding, that relaxin is doin just what it should and the result is that awful feeling in your lower abdo and back. I am so looking forward to your appointment next week.. Did you get my email?

    Debbie - Has ovulation happened for you? I am thinking of you and sending lots of vibes to you.

    Pollyanna - I am glad your specialist was good to be around. Awful about the bloods. Try to have lots to drink for the couple of hours before hand and keep your arm nice and warm - that can help. Thinking of you...

    Chelle - Are you out there?

    Sorry to all I have missed. Have a lovely Friday. It is cold and wet here today - it's nice to see the rain go into our tanks...

    love to you all...

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