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Long time. Off this week for F ... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Long time. Off this week for February break and expected good things in terms f working out but... Something always comes up. This time it was an RA flare in my neck and two ... Read on »
A new old blog to read by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Found an old blog, one I bookmarked in 2008 while pregnant. I remembered it had something to do with infertility, so tonight while putting Andra to bed (it's easier if I st ... Read on »
Feeling "normal" by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Have had some good 4 mi runs lately on the treadmill. Had a streak of 6-7 workout days in a row which hasn't happened in a while. Generally felt great this past week, almo ... Read on »
No 10k Sunday but that was a g ... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis No 10k Sunday but that was a good thing probably. My GI issues have been back since before Christmas so it is really hard to plan workouts. I getting a little better at sq ... Read on »
iPhone love by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis First post from my new iPhone. I love it. Seriously don't know why I waited so long? I am thinking of running a 10k on Sunday. I am not in shape and won't run well o ... Read on »
Good Riddance by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis 2011 - not my favorite year. 2006, 2008 and 2010 were much better...maybe it's the even years that are better. Here's hoping... Read on »
Running normalcy by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Just did a great 30 minute treadmill run at school. No walking, went further than 3.1 (not much, but still), so I'm happy. Hoping that 3 miles is the new 2 (and the old 5, ... Read on »
Next time... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Talked to the doctor today. His take was that this cycle could have gone either way, he wouldn't have been surprised if I had gotten pregnant, but given the odds of any cyc ... Read on »
Officially a no. Thanks for ... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Officially a no. Thanks for the comments...from those who have been through it, it helps. Read on »
Waiting for the no... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I had blood drawn Saturday morning at 8:45 for the pregnancy test. Despite being marked "stat," the results still haven't made it to Cornell. I am beyond pissed. Especial ... Read on »
Spotting by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Just like what I used to get a few days before my period. The nurse told me to bump up my progesterone to 1ml, from 0.5ml, and everything I read online says it means nothin ... Read on »
Exhausted by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis But I'm pretty sure every symptom I'm having could just as easily be attributed to the progesterone shots as to pregnancy. Just have to wait til Saturday... Read on »
They're cooking by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis They put both embryos back today. One was 7 cells and above average quality. The other was only 4 cells, but was still growing, so there's hope. Got the pictures of them. ... Read on »
I was right by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized. Transfer Tuesday. Read on »
Four eggs retrieved by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis The trigger shot in my ass wasn't too bad, and the retrieval was today. They got four eggs. I'm assuming only 3 will be mature and that two will fertilize. Why? I don't ... Read on »
Still waiting... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Still four follicles. The doctor today called them "pretty" and assured me that 4 is ok. I felt better. I also finally have the trigger shot almost in my possession. It ... Read on »
Four by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Is it normal to lose follicles? I had 4 this morning. Bigger (I didn't pay too much attention) but fewer. I asked when I might expect to trigger, and both the doctor and, ... Read on »
Six by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I had bloodwork and an ultrasound today. My FSH level from day 2 was 6.2. That's way down from 15.7, but it doesn't really mean anything. I also only had 6 follicles, 2 w ... Read on »
Sore by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Ran 2 treadmill miles yesterday, comfortable 9:30 pace. Unbelievably sore today...hamstrings, hip flexors, even calves. Wow. I think it's been 2 weeks since I ran. Read on »
For anyone with RA who injects ... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis For anyone with RA who injects a biologic (like Enbrel), I'm finding the IVF drugs to be less painful to inject. Seriously...this is no big deal. (Waiting for lightning to ... Read on »