Friday, March 5, 2010

Lucky 13


Got the call from the clinic and the results of my 13th beta is that my HCG is down to 1. Finally. At last!

The nurse said the sludge from last week was probably just a result of the MTX and the bleeding that started yesterday is my actual period. I should call if it goes on too long.

She said we need to wait a month before TTC. I'm actually okay with that. I'll be glad to really have a break from all this pressure. Except the part of me that is impatient to get to this baby-making, already!

Ambivalence strikes again!

Jem

16 comments:

jenicini said...

Yay for 1!

Rain Child said...

I am so glad it's down to 1. That's great news. Enjoy your TTC break.

Have a great weekend.

Melissa G said...

Oh Jem, I'm so glad to hear that.

Bittersweet I'm sure, but a relief nontheless.

Hugs.

Pie said...

Finally!

Leslie said...

Congratulations!!!!! Awesome. I remember my periods went right back to normal after the first one (the one you are having now).
Normal time apart (28d) and everything.
Have you considered waiting 3 months for the MTX to 'wear off', avoiding spina bifida, etc.?
I don't know the facts, but it is worth reading up on/asking your OB about if you get the chance. In the reproductively-challenged state that we're in, worrying about birth defects is just one more worry that we shouldn't have to deal with!

Adele said...

Very glad that you're back to 1. It's ironic, isn't it, to be elated when you are absolutely NOT clinically pregnant? But it's good to feel like things have returned to, well, certainly not where they were...but a form of normal. I'm glad your doc gave you the green light after this month.

Misfits said...

That's awesome news. Also, I have the same experience as Leslie with recommending 3 months off, so it's worth asking. I wish you all sorts of luck and congratulations on getting ready to start again.

egghunt said...

1 is great. NOW you can move on. And yeah, a break from ttc is sometimes nice isn't it? The pressure can be ridiculous and you don't need that....

IF Optimist, then... said...

I'm so glad you are down to 1 and done with this. I want you to be able to relax and enjoy a little time off to clear your head and live some happiness.

One Who Understands said...

I'm so glad it is finally down to 1 and you can be done with all of this. Taking a cycle off is a great idea. It will give you time to refocus and be ready to take this baby-making business on next cycle.

nutsinmay said...

At last! Oh dear. That was an epic of suckitude for you. Take care of yourself this month.

Ernie said...

Glad to hear about your HGC is finally down! Woohoo! Although I'm sorry to hear about your odd bleeding. I'm interested to hear how that resolves itself.

Good luck with your health plan!

Trinity said...

Finally! I know it feels crazy to celebrate a beta of 1, but HALLELUJAH! Whew! I hope this break brings you good things. Take care of yourself, girl!

callmemama said...

Glad to hear that your beta numbers have finally bottomed out. Good luck with the mandatory break!

Priscilla said...

Finally!! After all this I bet one month will go by rather quickly.

mekate said...

At last!
I can almost hear Etta singing right now.
Congratulations (?) on a fresh start.

hoping for a peaceful break, and a successful next cycle.
xox
Kate