Tuesday, April 7, 2009

195!!!!!!

I'm just thrilled! And tired. No other symptoms yet. I'm bruised beyond belief from the lovenox. A few people have suggested arnica. I'm not a big believer in topicals, I think they mostly have placebo effects, but the bruising is BAD! I have a bruise just from the tape used after my blood draw this morning! What do you think, internets?

Thank you all for your love and continued support!

Well, better get back to pretending to work!

P.S. Go buy a hat!

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been following your story as a lurker for a couple months now. I just wanted to delurk and tell you how happy I am for you. The story of you and how you came to this place is really inspiring. Hope you continue to feel well!

Anya

Dora said...

Thank you, Anya.

Lurkers! Please say hello.

Selmada said...

woohoo! Great Beta.

I've used arnica both internal and external and it seems to help. Ice is another possible back up.

Another Dreamer said...

Great number! Let's hope it keeps a-rising :)

I don't have any answers. I think bruising may be inevitable with Lovenox though, since it's a blood thinner. But there has to be something to reduce it... good luck hun.

Jenn said...

Dora,

I just wanted to say while jumping up and down for you................

WOOHOO for that Beta....may it just keep on rising!!!

Hugs!!!

Lexie said...

Yea!!!

I haven't had computer access for a couple of days and I came here as soon as I could to see what was up. I'm so happy for you!

Also, that beta number is just about perfect inasmuch as just wanting one baby goes. I know it is too soon to tell, but my first beta was something like 8000 and it scared the crap outta me! Thankfully it was only twins!

Anyway, I'm praying that things hang on and keep rising. Sorry about the bruising. Wish I knew what could help.

Also, so sorry to have missed you in T.O. The A was a barfy mess for a couple of days, but is better now. I'm sure there will be lots of visits to TO for you and AngryCamm and hope I can try to hook up again soon.

Andrea said...

YEEAAAAHHHHHH!!! So happy for you, what a great beta!!! You're gonna be a mommy, woooohooooo!!

Do you have a clotting disorder, is that why you are on Lovenox? I'm just asking because my RE said I'll also be on Lovenox for the first tri. (providing I get PG) even though I don't have a clotting disorder. Because of my POF, they assume I have some underlying immune issue and want me on Lovenox just in case. I just wondered what the rationale with you being on it was?

::HAPPY DANCE FOR DORA::

Miss Conception said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING NEWS!!

Mo and Will said...

AKKKKK!!!!!! That's a great number!!!!! Congrats, ms. dora. you deserve it.

as for the bruising. i'm not a big homeopathic person (too much science training perhaps), but how about good ole fashioned pressure and as much ice as you can stand?

Mo

Cara said...

Oh Yeah Baby...literally!

And thanks for the sweet familial pronoun in your last email. It's been a long time since I've heard it and felt great!

xoxo

Dora said...

Thanks, everyone!

Andrea, I have a single MTHFR mutation, which is not generally thought to cause clotting issues, but I'm using the lovenox as a precaution. It's nasty stuff. I hope I don't have to use it throughout the whole pregnancy, but if I do, I'm not above guilting the kid about it when he/she is being bratty! ;-)

Cara, the kid will likely roll his/her eyes about the abundance of Aunties. Too bad!

Jo said...

omg omg omg. woot! woot!

sorry about the bruises! feel better soon.

Heather and Jase said...

Awesome!!!!!

Cassandra said...

Yee-haw!

I'd suggest asking for a different kind of tape at the next blood draw (or just hold it with your finger for a minute instead of taping the cotton down).

Nikki said...

Great number! Congratulations!

And yes, Lovenox is notorious for bruising. I don't know what can help - I hope others give you good advice!

battynurse said...

Wow! Fantastic. I'm so happy for you. No idea what Arnica is. I know that the lovenox will cause bruising. Hope it's not too bad. Hoping for fantastically doubling numbers for that beta.

birdsandsquirrels said...

What a beautiful beta number! I'm so happy for you!

Meg said...

Awesome beta! I'm so happy for you!!!

Beautiful Mess said...

WOOHOOO!!!! *jumping up and down* YAYAYAYAYA!!!!

WiseGuy said...

Hey Lady! Keep Rocking...and yeah, pretending to work - that really pays! :)

S said...

thats just awesome mate!!! :) oh I hear you on the bruising, except I'm on clexane. Aren't they just evil? I find nothing helps but closing your eyes and imagining a sweet cooing (or screaming, whatever works) baby at the end of it all and I manage to get through each day's shot. Lots of bandaids help too, I've wrecked many a skirt with the "sudden" stomach bleed. I also take pictures of the bruising (hehe as you'll see on one of my posts) so I can guilt trip my babies when they're growing up and give me a hard time... yeah, I'm only half kidding ;)

This is awesome!! look after yourself... xx

Billy said...

Yay!!! What a great number!!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

That is a fantastic beta. Congratulations!

becomingwhole said...

OMG! I have (of course) been a little late to catch up on the news. I am soooooo happy for you! I am almost in tears for you and I have never met you! Thank you for your words of support on my old and new blogs and I am sending you amazing thoughts and prayers out into the universe for this pregnancy to stick stick stick.

Melody said...

Congrats on the AWESOME beta!!! I am so happy for you.

On the Lovenox. I used it for 9 months and rarely bruised badly. Maybe b/c I was on just a prophylactic dose (30 IU/day), but I think the secret was pinching the skin up that I was about to inject into. Sorry if that comes across as assvice.

When I was on PIO I found the secret to not bruising was heating, not cooling, the area with a heating pad first and again right after. I don't know if that would work with subq injects, though.

Kristin said...

What dosage do they have you on? I bruised easily while on lovenox but not as easily as you are. Great beta!

Shinejil said...

Great! Here's to a double dose of that in a day or so!

Hugs to you and your little one.

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!

debbie said...

Congrats! 195 is a great number.

nassima said...

Yay, that's a great number! Comfortably high, but not too high to be scary. How long until the U/S?

Arnica as a topical is more than a placebo, I think but I have never used blood thinners so I don't know if it would work in that case. Ice is supposed to help, too.

meandbaby said...

Go Dora! Go Dora! Sooo happy for you!! (sorry about the bruises. that bites)

gwinne said...

Here from LFCA. This is awesome. Congrats!

musicmakermomma said...

That is a HUGE beta!! You could be housing more than one in there! I'm so excited for you - and me too; hopefully we will have months of boring pregnancy complaints to compare.

Good luck - hope that number skyrockets!

nishkanu said...

Fabulous beta!! Congrats!!

Monty said...

Another lurker that burst into tears upon reading your news! I am SO happy for you!
Wishing you nothing but the best a sweet little red head in 9 months!

Tash said...

OMG Dora, what great news!!

(My sock post is going up tonight! xo)

Niki said...

CONGRATS Dora! That is a great first beta! My 1st beta with Myles was close to that. Enjoy it girl ... you are finally pregnant! Woo hoo!!

one-hit_wonder said...

I see congratulations are in order! :)