Monday, October 24, 2011

No ferraris!

So, we heard back from PPVI today.  The SA results were good.  So, there will be no ferraris. :)  I am still waiting to hear back from my question as to how these results compare to his results from 2 years ago.  We're curious because he has taken so many vitamins and herbs that are supposed to help.  They didn't test for morphology or DNA fragmentation, so I still don't know if that has improved.  The last test was dismal in those areas.  But, I guess Dr. H doesn't bother with those matters as long as the count and motility are fine.    

I had also asked whether I had to have a blood draw every month because the blood drawing lady said I was getting scar tissue in my veins.  Dr. H said he has never heard of that, and some patients have twice a month draws.  So, I am going to go back and tell the blood drawing lady that, and ask for a butterfly needle.  I think I will also start going in the morning, rather than the afternoon, so I don't get stuck with a tired nurse who's just ready to go home. 

I also asked Dr. H about Ativan.  Someone else had posted recently that their doctor ordered that.  Well, he says he doesn't think it is a good idea and that there are other ways to deal with stress.  Yeah, I know, but come on.  I have deep-seated, part of my personality stress.  I am just a tense woman.  I think nothing short of sitting on a beach all day drinking margaritas would get rid of all my stress.  Sigh.  I guess I will eat more chocolate to counteract any cortisol that my brain releases.  :)

Maybe this will be the month.  My mother in law told me yesterday that she had a dream a couple of days ago that I was expecting.  I hope her dreams are prophetic!       


  1. Hooray for no ferraris! That is great news. And I hope the butterfly needle helps with the blood draws. :( They are no fun.

  2. Yay for no ferraris! My MIL told me the other day that she had a dream about me being pregnant...I'll keep my fingers crossed that both ladies are truly seeing the {very near} future :).

  3. I sympathize about the blood draws. I'll have a break this cycle until P+7 and am extatic! I was going in weekly for awhile there and it was making me crazy!

    As a nurse who draws blood often, you ABSOLUTELY develop scar tissue in your veins, but the butterfly needle should help. IV drug users, like those who use heroin end up using veins in their neck because they scar up the veins in their arms, so yeah, your nurse wasn't crazy. It's definitely more difficult to draw blood from someone who's had so many sticks. Happens in my patient population ALL the time. Hoping the butterfly works well for you!

  4. Who needs a fast car like that anyway??? Great news!

  5. Yes, maybe this WILL be the month! After receiving some good results.....stay positive! Praying!

  6. YAY! Hooray for good SA results! :) So sorry about the Ferrari. LOL :)
    I hope your MIL's dream comes true SOON!!!!

  7. Very glad for the positive SA! You are a trooper!!
    Also, I wouldn't do Ativan because it is a more dangerous class. Something longer term like Prozac would be safer. It is used here at the Emory Women's Mental Health perinatal clinic in nearly all patients during pregnancy, and before and after.