Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Appt with Dr. Kutteh

I went to Memphis yesterday to see Dr. Kutteh. I apologize for the late update but this was too long to text to some of you and we didn't get home until midnight last night and then Mom didn't leave until 2:00 today!!!

Dr. Kutteh is very optimistic about my chances of carrying to term. He said that my MTHFR (the first clotting disorder they found) is worse than we thought. He said that when I walked into his office yesterday that I had a 20% chance of carrying a baby to term. He gave me some medication and said if I take it I will have a 75% chance of carrying to term - which is the same chance as any healthy 30 year old woman. So if I take my medicine - I will be NORMAL!!!

Now for the medicine. I am to continue taking my Primacare One (pre-natal vitamin), baby aspirin, and Synthroid (thyroid medicine) everyday but I am to add 1 Folgard Rx pill a day. This has 2.2 mg of Folic Acid, B6 and B12. When I get pregnant - I am to continue the Primacare One and aspirin but increase synthroid and increase the Folgard to 2 pills a day. I am also to use heparin twice a day instead of Lovenox once per day. Dr. Kutteh himself has been conducting research on this.

He said that as soon as my next cycle starts - in about a month - I can start trying again.

He said had I carried my previous 4 pregnancies to term the babies would have died after birth from neural tube defects.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What is this???

My period has started - on cd 18!!! My cycles are usually about 31 days. Anyone who has had a scope - did it mess up your cycle????

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Long Day.

We had our first trunk show. It was a small one and we made about $300. Not too bad...

My mitochondrial bacteria swab test came back negative - that is good.

A student at school tonight announced to me and the class that I don;t understand what it means to be stressed because I "don't got no kids".

Friend at church is pregnant. And I wouldn't mind so much, but her husband told her he didn't want anymore children (they have 1) and she announced to us that she didn't care - he doesn't control that - she does. That really makes me angry when women act like that. You are a TEAM!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Uterine Evaluation

The uterine evaluation went well. My uterus is perfect. There was not even any scar tissue from the previous miscarriages. It was very painful because they had trouble finding my cervix. While I was there they went ahead and took a swab from my cervix to culture for mitochondrial bacteria. IF it comes back positive I will have to take some antibiotics.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Uterine Evaluation

My uterine evaluation (scope) is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:00 am.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Always the Aunt

I guess I will always be the Aunt - it's apparently what I do best!!! Burt's sister is pregnant and having a boy!

Friday, October 3, 2008

New Business

I have gone into business with a friend - that is why I haven't been blogging much. Between my full-time job, my part-time teaching job, and opening the business, I have been EXTREMELY busy!!! Our business isn't COMPLETELY open yet. we have a booth setup in my partner's sign shop. Our business is called Cutie Patootie!!! We specialize in personalized/monogrammed gifts. We are currently having home parties!! If you live within a couple of hours of me and want to host a party - let me know!!!! We take orders and you and your guests will receive it within a couple of weeks. We have gifts for all ages/sexes!!!

Dr. Isaacs office called me on Monday. Dr. Kutteh's office needs me to have a uterine evaluation before I come to see him on the 21st. The uterine evaluation consists of a cystoscopy and hysteroscopy. They will be done in the office and I will be awake. Now, the nurse says it only takes a few minutes and doesn't hurt bad, but I am a little nervous about a camera going into the Netherregions and filling up my uterus with water while I am awake. I have no idea when I will have this done. It has to be done between when my period finishes and ovulation. My cycle started today so I figure I will have it done sometime late next week!!!