Monday, September 21, 2009

Good news and ICLW week

HCG is finally dropping!!! 4 days after the methotrexate shot the values plummeted from 1023 to 681!!! How's that for a birthday present? I don't have to go in on wednesday at this point (it would have been day 7 after the shot) but monday next week to see how it goes! I am sooooooo happy....imagine, being happy about dropping HCG! The World is spinning backwards!

Now for the ICLW newcomers here's a brief recap of my (mis)adventure. Our second fresh ICSI cycle in July gave us a lovely BFP...only to find out at 6w that it was ectopic again. A month ago today I underwent surgery which removed my second tube. The first one was lost to another ecopic pregnancy a year ago after our first fresh ICSI. I'm sure you can all imagine the shock of this...event (can't think of a better word) happening again in both cases after successful IVF procedures. Call me lucky.
Anyway, this time around things didn't quite settled after surgery. A routine HCG test 2 weeks post op showed that the hormones were sky high. This ment either that some cells were left behind after laparoscopic procedure (possible) or that the second embryo implanted also outside the uterus, didn't really developed but was not miscarried either and generated a cellular mass producing HCG (a bit less likely, but we are talking about me here!). Anyway, after a number of bloodtests which never really showed a drop in the levels (stabilised at just over 1000) finally I got a methotrexate shot to put an end to this misery. And this is the reason of the message at the beginning of this post, it's working!!
So I'm now 35, hopefully the levels will continue to drop and I can detox myself in preparation for a new ICSI cycle in the new year.
Meanwhile we are also waiting to hear back about our adoption application which we submitted in June 09. I'll wait until the end of the month and then I give them a call to see what is the current situation, the wait will be incredibly long but hey what do we have to loose?
Thanks for stopping by, I always love to have new readers!

21 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad the shot is working. Good luck with the adoption application. I hope you get good news about the status!

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  2. Good news is always great! Congrats on the levels going down and on the adoption plans too. What's it like in Ireland for adoption? Are you doing domestic or international? I imagine it's expensive like it is here. Happy 35th!

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  3. Still always thinking of you Fran. Glad to hear things are moving in a good direction. Can't wait to hear how the adoption process is coming along!! Happy belated b-day, by the way. 35 will be a fantastic year for you. I can feel it!!

    ~Cathy

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  4. I am so glad your levels have dropped! I know it's been a rough few months, but I hope it will only get better from here!!!

    Have a great day!

    ICLW

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  5. Glad to hear things are getting back on track for you. I hope you enjoy your detox time too. So excited to hear about the adoption - it's a route we are actively considering too. Wishing you much luck. Big big hugs to the lovely Fran, xx

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  6. I didn't know you were going through adoption. I'd love to hear about your plans. Are you still thinking of trying IVF again after a recovery period?

    Thanks for all your support. I hate that you have to go through all this too.

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  7. That is fabulous. Hopefully it is only the beginning of a string of good news.

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  8. At last. The MTX did the trick! When you're happy, I'm happy, so even if the world is spinning backward,it's a good thing. You are so amazing in your positive attitude. What a great mom you're going to be! Sending you lots of love and hugs.

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  9. That is good news indeed Fran. Thinking of you.

    xxx

    (ICLW)

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  10. Fran, that's great news about the HCG finally dropping! You're right it is odd to be excited about that.

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  11. Hey there.. SO Glad to hear that your HCG is Finally dropping:)

    Happy ICLW

    Hannah

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  12. I'm glad to hear your shot is working. Good luck with your adoption application!

    ICLW

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  13. Nice to meet you! Glad to see your HCG levels are dropping. I'm so sorry things have been so difficult for you. I pray that you'll soon have a child to call your own!

    ~ICLW~

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  14. I am so sorry you have gone through another loss but am relieved the methotrexate is doing its job. Hoping and praying you get to hold a baby or your own (through pregnancy or adoption) soon.

    ~ICLW

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  15. Glad to hear things are moving along as they should. I too felt sort of like the whole universe was topsy-turvy when I had that shot and had to go in for all of the betas.

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  16. I hope you get some good news on your application, and congratulations on a dropping HCG! Never thought I'd say that one. :)

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  17. So glad the shot is working. Sorry you had to go through this experience.

    ICLW

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  18. Awesome that the HCG levels are dropping! This isn't exactly the same thing, but a close friend of mine had a molar pregnancy and her HCG levels skyrocketed. What she had was totally cureable and after treatment the levels went down to zero.

    Happy ICLW, and have a good weekend!!

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  19. Hope you are recovering and trying to enjoy your down time. Wishing you the best in everything going forward. - ICLW

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  20. I never thought I'd tell someone I was happy to hear about a dropping HCG. But I'm happy things are moving for you.

    Happy late birthday!

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