Beta is rising. But. The doubling time is 96 hours and it's about a week behind what it should be. SOB has convinced me to stay on progesterone support and why the heck not add low dose aspirin, because, to quote, "It almost certainly won't work but you've got nothing to lose by trying."

Well where's the pericombobulatin' excitement in those stakes?

PLEDGE YOUR BETS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!!!


I'm giving pretty short odds on a chemical pregnancy, but there's still good money to be made on a blighted ovum or an ectopic. Plus! Anyone who bundles a shiny new silver dollar into an envelope and gets it to me by next Friday's followup appointment will earn themselves a cool twenty grand* in the event of a live birth, although they won't be able to enjoy it on account of being jailed for internet stalking.

So don't be shy of taking a flutter! Then we can risk having something to lose either way!

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*Not dollars, obviously.


20 Comments

carrie said...

Oh, Bea. I wish this was going better. But I'm an optimist, so I'm putting my silver dollar in the live birth pool. Why the hell not?

Artblog said...

I'm a worse case senario type of person, by experience :( so I'll put a penny in if it helps you cope better :) I hope I'm wrong!

Adrienne said...

I'm going to be the insane optimist here and focus on the rising beta. I'm taking the live birth odds. Take care, Bea.

Nica said...

I'm trying to think of what the right thing to say is... and there really isn't anything that's the right thing to say.

I'm betting a cool twenty grand on you, Bea.

Meg said...

Oh Bea, I'm sorry. Anything but this.

Millie said...

There was a time when I'd be sending you lots of shiny silver dollars and be very optimistic. Now I'm a cynical bitch. If you're not going to get that then I'm hoping it's a chemical because I really really really don't want anyone going through ectopics.

Thinking of you and hoping you can hold on until Friday which must seem eons away right now.

My Reality said...

Oh, Bea. This sucks. At least you still have your sense of humour.

Carol said...

So sorry you're going through this. I'd like to hope you're wrong about it all and that you will have a very happy ending in 9 months - but I'm also not one to be too pollyanna either. But I guess it doesn't hurt to hope, does it? Hang in there.

Vee said...

I will stay optimistic, I will throw a buck your way.
I hope friday comes around quickly for you.

Stay strong.

Aurelia said...

I don't gamble anymore, I cheat. Have you considered either demanding another Beta before friday, or pulling a stunt like mine during one very early adventure, which was faking serious screaming agony in the uterine area, and begging in my clinic for an ultrasound to rule out an ectopic?

At this stage I actually have my first ultrasound to rule them out. (Endo and adhesions put me at risk, so I insist now instead of faking.) You won't see a heartbeat, but a sac will be there, and you can feel a small sense of relief in one area.

Yes, this tactic makes me scum...I'll join a self-help group when I'm finished IF treatment one day, K?

Rachel Inbar said...

Oh Bea... as much as I like to be an optimist I've been where you are and I know how un-fun it is. I'm all for cheating, Friday is too long to wait.

Take it easy.

Lut C. said...

I'm a natural pessimist, so I'm holding my breath in suspense here.

Patience said...

Like Aurelia, I say cheat.

I so wish that it wasn't happening like this for you x

Beagle said...

I'm so sorry it wasn't a nice high beta, but I'm stubborn, I'll hold out hope that it still works out for you!

Also having had only one + beta, and that one being a chemical, I have an idea how badly this sucks.

Thinking of you, B.

Jules said...

Well Bea I don't have a shiny silver dollar, but will a battered & used gold one do? Tomorrow is a public holiday, so if Aust Post does it's job, you should get it by Friday.

Praying that it's good news for you.

Sarah said...

i realize this is not at all helpful, but i'd just like to say this is the best post title of all time. i'm rooting for no visits to hell in the foreseeable future.

Thalia said...

I'm sorry sweetie. It doesn't look good does it? I bloody hate this hanging-on-with-no-hope-really-but-actually-you-can't-help-hoping-just-a-little-tiny-bit kind of situations. They suck big hairy ones. Thinking of you.

Mands said...

The fat lady getting up to her old tricks? Well I hope she chokes! Going to pray and hope for you, as you have for me in the past when I could not do it for myself.

Hopeful Mother said...

It sucks how much of this ART stuff is a gamble. All of it, really.

I'm going to keep hoping, even though the odds are crappy, stranger things have happened...

Sorry that you are in such limbo, though.

Bumble said...

Oh Bea, sorry I've only seen this now! First of all congrats on the positive, even though its low. I'm sitting here hoping it goes the right way for you guys and also that you don't have to wait until Friday to know whats happening. Why oh why can't this be easier?? Hugs Bea. I'm thinking of you okay!

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