Sunday, March 1, 2015

Coup d'etat

Yup. This is what I am feeling right now. Three days ago for some reason what I thought was AF made an appearance. It was 7 days too early. And it came in streaks. TMI, I know. Yesterday was the most blood I got, and it didn't even fill one napkin. Today it decided to come in streaks again. It seems like my body has done a coup d'etat on me. So I texted Dr Adilah to tell her about my traitorous body and whether I should take progynova after all this madness has stopped. You see, during our last visit to the doctor, she suggested that I do a mock cycle and prescribed progynova to see how my endometrium responds to it. It appears that during that visit, she wasn't too happy with the thickness of my endometrium, hence the mock cycle. But now with the coup d'etat she suggested that I wait for my next cycle to start my progynova. I'm then asked her if this is normal after IVF, and she said that some people go through this and I don't stop bleeding she'll prescribe some antibiotics. My body is plotting something. I know it.

Anyway, yesterday I went to Meridians Japanese healing centre. Big sis suggested it to me, telling me that her friend did acupuncture there and is now 7 weeks pregnant. Since we didn't have anything to lose anyway, we decided to give it a go. And I'm glad we did. Japanese acupuncture is different from Chinese acupuncture. There's more detail to it. And we loved our therapist, a British bloke who has done this for so long. We went for a consult first and he asked us a lot of questions to find out what we really want out of the therapy. And then he examined me, pressing my abdomen and my legs, taking my pulse etc. And from our previous IVF experience and from his examination, he gathered that my qi is concentrated on my upper body, and does not distribute evenly to my whole body. My pulse is also a bit on the weak side. He then did a moxa treatment where he placed tiny cones on my body and lit them up, sun Uffington out the flame just before it hit my skin. And then he did acupuncture on my back and another round of moxa, which was quite lovely. After the session he felt my pulse again and seemed quite happy with it, which made me happy. He told us that he prefers for me to do a weekly session for three months, by the end of which hopefully I can get pregnant naturally. The session itself is quite expensive, with RM160 per visit, but we thought that's a small price to pay compared to RM30k on a round of IVF. We were quite happy with the session and already made an appointment for next weekend. I mean, I love Dr Adilah. She's the best. But if I can get pregnant naturally without IVF, I sure as he'll am gonna try.

For anyone interested in doing the Japanese acupuncture, you can visit this website. They don't do walk-ins, so it's best for you to make an appointment. Give it a go. It may or may not help, but it doesn't hurt to try, eh?

The interior of Meridians. It's got quite a zen vibe to it. I nicked this from another blog coz I forgot to take a picture of it. What can I say? I was nervous :P

Also, I also would like you, my darling chickadees to say a prayer for my good friend (let's call her Ms. I), who is now pregnant. She's having a tough pregnancy and her doctor says that it may not be a viable one, so keep her in your thoughts, will you? She's a tough cookie, this one, having gone through a lot to have a baby, but that's a story I'll tell in another post.

Till next time, hope you chickadees had a lovely weekend, and those on the other side of the world, have a good one ok?

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