Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dr's Appointments, Bloodwork...What's next?

Today I went to a doctor's appointment and found out that my cholesterol, specifically the bad one is a tad high. My triglicerides are normal but could stand to be a little lower as well. At my last appointment to check these everything came back normal but my good cholesterol was low.

I am going to go back on my prenatals which should help bring the levels down because of the Niacin in them. I am also going to do better with watching what I eat and trying to get more exercise. I am looking forward to being able to start going to the pool soon!

I also mentioned my Aunt's recent diagnosis of skin cancer to the doctor. I've had moles my entire life, and most of them haven't seemed to really change...but watching my aunt go through this was enough to scare me. I have some really dark moles on my back and the doctor is going to excise one to get a baseline biopsy done. My appointment is Monday at 10 50. The doctor seems pretty confident that I'm okay but I will feel so much better once I know that...

I also had my Repeated Loss Bloodwork done today. 5 nice size tubes after not eating and I was feeling pretty woozy. I am not sure when those results will be in but I can't wait to find out...knowing will be half the battle. I can't decide if I will feel better if there IS something wrong because then we can fix it and the losses have a reason...or if I will feel better if nothing's wrong....ugh who knows.

So at this point,
HSG- Needs to be scheduled, will be in the next 4 to 7 days if possible
Mole Excision- Monday at 10 50
Calling to inquire about bloodwork- Monday


  1. Good Luck keep me posted saying extra prayers for you

  2. I'm so glad that your doctor is being proactive with everything! I hope that you are able to get some answers, one way or another, soon.

  3. That is a tough one and I struggle with that too, would I rather there be nothing wrong, or find something so at least we have something to go on and can fix it. Hoping for the best!


Our Journey towards Making a Family

Long Version : Our Journey Blog Post
Go here to learn about how we got our start..and where we are now!

Short Version:
11-28-2008- Started Dating

2-14-2010- Got Engaged :)

4-3-2010- First Positive Test- Baby 1 due 12/10/10

5-1-2010- Miscarriage at 8wks2days

12-10-2010- Estimated Due Date for Baby 1

5-5-2011- Second Positive Test- Baby 2 due 1-12-12
5-7-2011- We are Married!! :)
5-14-2011- Miscarriage at 5wks2days

6-16-2011- Repeated Pregnancy Loss blood work
6-23-2011- HSG looks good!
6-23-2011- dx positive ANA- Anti Nuclear Antibodies

07-05-2011- Rheumatologist Appointment
7-11-2011- dx Low Vitamin D levels. Start Prescription Vitamin D and baby aspirin

09/2011- Officially No Longer Preventing

10/5/11-First cycle Actively Trying. AF shows up

11/21/11-Celiac Bloodwork Negative, Vit D still lower than normal, start another prescription. Continue prenatals with Vit. D as well

01-12-12-Estimated Due Date for Baby 2
01/12-Vit D in normal range, start over the counter Daily Calcium with Vit D supplement per Rhuematologist.

2/15/12-Appt with new Ob who is more proactive with Progesterone Testing-suspects progesterone issues.

2/15/12- 5/9/12-Stop trying and start new charting method (Creighton) to watch for hormone imbalance.