Monday, August 3, 2009

Still a pin cushion...

Well, I may be down to once per week for beta draws until I'm below 5, but I am still getting blood drawn weekly because I'm on Coumadin. I injured my ankle (thought broken, casted it, finally able to x-ray and severe sprain with ligament damage) at the end of May. This led to a blood clot. Because I was pregnant at the time, I was put on Lovenox injections twice per day. This is the only blood thinner safe for pregnancy. Once it was determined the pregnancy was ectopic, I was switched to Coumadin. I guess the once per week blood work for this is better than the twice a day injections. But, if I start to miss those lovely bruises and hemotomas, there is some comfort in knowing that my RE wants me to start the Lovenox up again when we begin our IVF cycle in late August/early September. These will continue through week 13 of a pregnancy. Great!!! I can't wait for the day when I only have to go to the dr.'s because I'm actually sick and only get stick with a needle when I'm really sick. Until then, I'll just keep looking the other way knowing that this is what I need to do to have a child.

In other news, I am so excited that I made a new friend. Kelli over at Life, Love and TTC Mysteries tagged me for an award! Thanks, Kelli! If you have some time and compassion to share, stop over and give her a hug...she has some decisions to make and could use some support.
The rules of the "One Lovely Blog Award" are:
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Here are a few new blogs that I've discovered. They all sound like really great women who have and are continuing to go through the trials and tribulations of IF...


I hope everyone gets a chance to check out these blogs. Have a great day!



  1. Thank you so much for the award!

    I am so sorry about your loss. I know it is tough. I especially hated all the times that I had to keep going back for the blood draws until I got below 5. It was just a reminder. It sucks! ang in there. ((HUGS))

  2. Thanks for the award Hon! I will be praying for your IVF to be a success! Good Luck! {HUGS}

  3. Thanks so much for the award!!! I look forward to checking out your IVF in the fall...and praying for comfort during this difficult time right now!

  4. Thank you :-) Ugh, sounds like you've been through it over the last few months, and will be for the next few to come. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  5. Thank you for my award! :) This has just made my day, friend!

    As for the drugs and injections and blood draws and whatnot, sigh. I keep trying to remind myself that it will all be worth it in the end. And I know the same is true for you. In the meantime, however, many hugs as you work your way through the process!

  6. Hi Melissa, thank you somuch for the award! I can completely understand you as I had an ectopic too. Wishing you all the very best for your upcoming cycle though, we'll get there eventually! Love, Fran

  7. Thank you for the blog award. What a trial you are going through. I hope things begin resolving so that you can start your IVF cycle soon and get that BFP!

  8. Melissa thanks I figured out how to post the award on my blog. I will follow the rules. Thanks for displaying my blog link on your blog. Sorry for your loss. Lets look forward to your IVF cycle coming up soon. I will remember you in prayer.