update - doctor appointment

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update - doctor appointment
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 4:30pm
ok, doctor appointment was disappointing, but the bean is still hanging in there. My 3rd beta was 316 - which gives me about a 71-72 hour doubling time, just on this side of the normal range. But the doctor was not concerned at all about the doubling - she said she only really worries about that in the beginning and my first 2 numbers doubled fine. She said at this point, she wants to see the number going up every week, and if it plateaus or goes down, we have problems. She also said, "I'm warning you now, at 316, we won't see anything on the u/s."
We did the u/s and she saw only that my lining is still nice and thick and she did say my cervix is long, which is very good also. We talked more about how far along I might be - I said based on O date, I think I am 5w5d and shouldn't we be able to see the sac? She said, not necessarily, and when I said I was getting BFNs at 12DPO, she kind of said, oh well, I don't even know if you're that far along yet.

It ended with her saying that all we can do is wait and see. Keep coming for weekly b/w and weekly u/s until the pregnancy declares itself. But although I was disappointed, she still was very cautiously optimistic. She was very happy that the spotting and cramping has been gone for almost a week.

She also said, look, try to be patient. If you hadn't had any spotting, we wouldn't even be seeing you for another couple of weeks, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was 2 more weeks until we really saw something on the u/s.
I feel disappointed and frustrated, but am trying to stay positive. My numbers are going up and all of my PG symptoms keep getting stronger. I think the best I can do right now is hope for the best and take care of myself and the bean, and just pray it hangs in there for the long haul.
Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we

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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 4:46pm

Sorry your lvls arent as high as you hoped they would be. But as long as they are rising thats the important thing plus what they found on US def is a good sign too! Try to hang in there hon. I was in your shoes not long ago had spottin the whole nine yards.. We will be here to help you through the next fwe wks til you see your bean! Hang in there!! ((hugs)) Photobucket

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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 4:50pm
thanks so much Michelle! Yes, it will be a long few weeks - the doctor even said that! But all I can do is hope and pray and wait for the bean to grow......
Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 5:03pm
I agree with Michelle, we'll definitely be here to support you while you wait. If your doctor doesn't seemed concerned, then I think that's a good sign. :)
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 5:07pm
sory you didnt get a more definite answer
it sounds like your dr is good & is doing the right things.
she's right about not even seeing them if you didnt have spotting. its a blessing & a curse. I agree that if you were still getting - @ 12dpo you might not be that far along.
sorry, i know the wait sucks, but im glad the bleeding stopped.
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 5:30pm
yes, it definitely would have been nice if my number had gone way up and we saw a sac or something. I just keep trying to tell myself that if not for the spotting, I wouldn't even have all of this info to obsess over, and I just need to try really hard to chill out and wait and see what happens. I just want everything to be ok so badly that it's hard to be patient.
Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 5:40pm
I'm glad the bleeding and spotting stopped. Maybe you O'd later than you thought. I hope all continues to go well!
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 7:02pm
I'm sorry your appt didn't go as expected. I'm really hoping for your next appt to be GREAT!!!


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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 7:30pm
thanks Jen and Torie. I see the doctor again next Wed, b/w again on Tuesday. by that time, the number should be over 1000 and we should be able to see something on the u/s.
DH and I talked about it, and the best we can hope for at this point is that everything happened late - I already know I O'd late, and we assume I implanted late too. If I'm closer to 5 weeks than 6, than the numbers would make much more sense. At this point, even being off by 4-5 days is a lot. Sigh. AGAIN, all I can do is wait and see.....
Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 7:30pm

It sounds like you have a good doctor who is with you every step of the way. I am sorry that you did not get the answers you were hoping for. We are all here for you!!!

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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 7:32pm

Kelly,
I'm sorry you still seem to be in limbo. It's a good sign that your betas went up & your lining is good & your cervix is good. We all understand your anxiety & we'll be here with you every step of the way.

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