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Friday, November 02, 2007

Well, I Think We Have Ruled Out Twins Anyway

I am here, hunkered down in the corner, gibbering.

The good news is that Tueday coming is when all the local big guns of the endocrinology world get their hands on my diabetes and thyroid and BP problems. Oh, and the early viability scan. I will be 5w4d.

The bad news is that when my diabetic nurse phoned me to tell me about the appointments, she dropped the bombshell that my GP had decided to run the beta test after all.

79.

At 15dp3dt or 18dpo.

Either way, not good. A low number. The median number on betabase for 18dpo is 247.

So....we either have a slow plodder of an embryo, a blighted ovum or another ectopic. Or some other horrible outcome that I cannot put my mind to at the moment.

Ok, so I am going to be gibbering here all weekend until Tuesday comes. You will have to entertain yourselves.

PS I am reading a truly horrifying book about zombies which does take my mind of my toxic uterus for moments at a time. Check it out, if you dare....mwha..haha.

At times like these, chick-clit-lit just does not cut it.

32 Comments:

At 1:05 PM, Blogger daysgoby said...

Be kind to yourself this weekend, and try to get a little sleep - Tuesday you should have some answers.

Thinking of you

 
At 1:12 PM, Blogger millie said...

Well the median number might be higher but there are lots of successful pregnancies in your range. I think you just have a pokey laid back embryo that will catch up in no time at all on board.

Thinking of you and hoping Tuesday gets here real fast.

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger DD said...

Chick Clit Lit??

Do you know that took me way longer to figure out then it should've?

I'm not going to pay attention to any of those numbers...la-la-la-la...

Millie and I will "hold thumbs" together for you over the weekend.

 
At 2:03 PM, Anonymous JanieH said...

Blather away all weekend, we are here for you.
Being the librarian that I am, I needed to research the numbers for myself and I found several sites that tell me that 79 is in the normal range for 5 weeks. So, I am sticking with that belief.
Try to relax and think only positive thoughts.
Mwah,
Janie

 
At 2:05 PM, Anonymous Jenn said...

I've got everything crossed for you.

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Beagle said...

Hoping for the slow plodder theory. Fingers crossed, thumbs held . . . hell, I'll even send off a prayer! Err . . . I mean heck.

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger moo said...

I am holding thumbs all weekend. Since you are not getting a repeat beta, it is hard to say that number is too low by itself, KWIM? Take care of yourself this weekend. sending hugs. Moo

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger moo said...

Did that make sense? I mean it shouldn't be dismissed as low! The doubling time is what counts and you don't have a second number at this point, and lots of sucessful pgs start out "low".

 
At 3:39 PM, Anonymous orodemniades said...

I'm pulling for a slow plodder too.

 
At 4:34 PM, Anonymous pixi said...

Yeah, too bad they're not doing a follow up beta, but I guess the scan will tell you more. It's just that the waiting is so tough.

I'm hoping that there's still hope.

 
At 4:49 PM, Blogger Jess said...

One beta is not enough, damnit. I'm sticking with slow plodder until told otherwise.

Hoping for you, dear.

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger cooler*doula said...

Found a table that has 7 as the lowest reported for a viable pregnancy @18DPO.

Seriously - two sets are required as others have said. The variation: 7 to 6,000 for 18DPO on this particular table makes it bit of a ludicrous test, really...

All the best.

 
At 5:05 PM, Anonymous calliope said...

I'm all about embracing the slow plodder theory.
waiting sucks ass tho and I am wishing for a time machine to blast you to tuesday.
xo

 
At 5:43 PM, Anonymous T said...

gah! fucking rollercoasters, grumble, grumble, poas, grumble, jack shit betas with no doubling times, grumble, grumble, rollercoaster bullshit, grumble, grumble!

And why did she tell you?? I hate your doctor btw, keeping that from you.

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger Anna said...

Oh jeez, I am still hoping. Anxiously awaiting Tuesday and keeping everything crossed for you!

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger Tertia said...

I am hoping like hell that the embyro is just on "African" time.

Hurry up Tuesday

xx

 
At 6:57 PM, Anonymous Flicka said...

Oh P. I'm hoping so hard for you.

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Thought of you all day today. I hope Tuesday is full beautiful news.

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger Summer said...

I'm putting my money on the slow plodder theory, too.

Hang in there, P.

 
At 11:32 PM, Blogger tubelessstl said...

I am delurking to send you some prayers that Tuesday brings you good news. Let me know how those pee sticks work out.. I bet you will do a few more between now and tuesday.

Hang on for the rollercoaster ride. We are here with you.

 
At 12:16 AM, Blogger M said...

Here's hoping that zombies are a good distraction for you between now and Tuesday, and that the embryo in there is a la casual and doing it's own thing in its' own time...

chick clit lit? you crack me up

x

 
At 2:51 AM, Blogger My Reality said...

I am sorry the number didn't leave you feeling a little more confident. I hope the scan brings good news.

 
At 6:22 AM, Blogger tonya said...

Hoping very hard for good news on Tuesday. I know it cannot get here fast enough. Hang in there as best you can.

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger Drowned Girl said...

God, waiting is just awful, I know.

I'm thinking of you.

xx

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger Vivien said...

Why can't you have a nice, easy time, for once? Hoping SO hard for good news for you.

 
At 12:03 AM, Blogger chris said...

Blows.

Hang in there. In times like these, I like to refer to Brooklyn Girl who, in short, has a very low beta who is walking and talking now.

 
At 1:07 AM, Blogger Ollie said...

I, too, vote for slow plodder. Mostly because my slow, non-doubling plodder just finally stopped screaming and is taking a nap in my lap. I firmly believe in the slow plodders can survive theory. So my fingers are crossed for you and the little embie.

 
At 5:10 PM, Anonymous carosgram said...

Thinking of you and wishing you the best

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger tonya said...

I know it's only Monday, but I was here and thinking of you.

 
At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the blathering? We need blathering...

Thinking of you and hoping that you are staying sane. I will be thinking of you all day tomorrow and visiting bloglines often to check for the update.

Hope you had a good weekend.
Janie

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Anna H. said...

thinking of you and hoping...

 
At 12:11 PM, Anonymous T said...

I'm up!!

 

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