Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sutton Diet update!

So I did great on the diet and I noticed a difference and felt pretty good! My tummy didn't like some foods but that's ok. Ken and I decided we hate eggplant- did you know if has weird seeds? gross

We started a new fertility medicine called Femara. It's a medication for breast cancer patients, and has been used to help women with infertility issues ovulate. It has the same desired outcome as clomid but less side effects, which is why my doctors gave it  to me. Things were going well, just a few hot flashes here and there, and then one night I took of my shoes and freaked out. I weighed myself and was shocked. The next day I weighed myself and went in to the doctor and I had gained 15 pounds in about 3 days!

This was the day I went to the doctor for the swelling. They said it was from the medicine but things look ok in blood tests. They also did an ultra sound to see if my ovaries were causing the issue, and an ultrasound of my legs to make sure there were no blood clots. They aren't sure why my body decided to do this, but they said I was in no real danger.

This is my face as I wait for the OB to tell me what's happening. Its pretty swollen, and that's my worried and bored face. There is always lots of waiting at the doctor.
And this lovely picture below is what my feet look like today.

Yes, my body is more swollen today that a few days ago. I'm going to go back to the doctor on Monday and try to find a solution. We are also trying to decide if we want to do another round of the medicine since it did not work this time- the ultrasound of my ovaries proved nothing happened. We don't want to give up and move right into invitro, but we also don't want to put me or a baby at risk by another reaction, maybe worse the next time. So we are praying about it and moving forward with faith. I have learned that having faith and doing the best you can makes the questions and frustration at the back of my mind and I can focus on peace and moving forward with the knowledge that Heavenly Father hears our prayers and is blessing us in so many ways.


  1. Oh no!

    You have such a positive attitude. Keep the faith. Those are HARD decisions.

    We'll keep your family in our prayers.

  2. That is rough! I feel for you Rachel.