Wednesday, April 22, 2009

short and sweet

I wanted to post quickly to give a short recap of my adventure with Mayan abdominal massage - it has to be quick since I just have a few minutes...so, more later. The woman who did the massage was great. She went over my history and we got into a big discussion about my old RE - she has heard worse or at least equal stories to mine and couldn't help saying that she is surprised he's never been sued. She has one patient of his that just got pregnant on her 21st IVF cycle and he didn't change her protocol once! Well, onward. The massage was good...she taught me stuff to do at home. She also did a little acupuncture. For now, she is treating me for IBS. Later on, I will likely go to her to help prevent miscarriage...we will see if I get pregnant in May and then see how absolutely crazy I am with fear of m/c. She was greatly helpful and gave me some of Heathers Tummy Fiber for IBS, which so far is great. She also said that I do need to cut out wheat from my diet (smiles). Besides that, nothing too different. The massage was not terribly uncomfortable but we'll see if it gets worse. I'm going again next week. I don't usually do this stuff anymore for my cycles b/c it appears to make no difference (at least acupuncture wasn't helping in my case) but I do need to get my body working again properly before I go through with this transfer.

I also received my BABOM (big ass box of meds) yesterday. I've never seen so many boxes of Vivelle patches! So exciting...

12 comments:

musicmakermomma said...

Are you kidding me? Someone did *21* IVF cycles?? Holy cow.

Glad the massage seems to be good, hope you have good results!

kayjay said...

Yeah - I had to re-read the "21 cycles" twice myself to make sure I saw it right!! Geez...makes you wonder how some REs stay in practice. Well, you're at the best now so let's hope for great results! Thanks for posting the details of your massage...makes me think I should try to find someone around me here.

DAVs said...

I thought six or seven IVF cycles would kill a person. But twenty-one? Holy moly.

meinsideout said...

wow. 21 cycles.

interesting about the massage. keep us updated.

thanks for your support

Lost in Space said...

Glad you enjoyed the massage....keep us posted on how you feel tomorrow too. (-;

21 cycles without a change in protocol?!? I'm guessing she had some really awesome insurance and no clue as to what was going on.......

Fashionably Infertile said...

Sue...where can I find such a practioner here in Massachusetts. She sounds wonderful. And what were those tummy things she gave you. I almost passed out when I read 21 cycles. If you can...send me a message on FB. I want to hear about this more in detail.

YAY for your big box of meds!!

Jill M. said...

Not if you get pg in May, when! =)))

21 IVFs, all the same protocol??? You have got to be freakin kidding me! Good God! And I'm freaking out about going into #4. I don't envy her medical bills!

MamaSoon said...

21??? 21??? Sheer madness!

You and me both this May! I am glad you liked your massage. I loved my 2 sessions too.

Polly Gamwich said...

How exciting that the meds arrived ... it won't be long now!

I hope that massage does the trick!

Phoebe said...

*Snort* love the BABOM! Did you learn the self care MAM?

Blossom said...

Yes! We are cutting it close! I am so hoping my period come in the early week next week. :D

So exciting right!?

As for my neighbor, I've had to have a lot of conversations with myself about 'doing unto others' cause I want to be sooooo bad.

Yaya said...

Glad you had a good experience. I went for a fertility massage in March and left so disappointed. I basically spent $70 for her to rub my ovaries for 10 minutes....