I lost 35 pounds before we attempted a second transfer. I heavily reduced the stress in my life. I waited until my favorite time of year to do the transfer. I had a positive attitude and called the embryos by their future names. On December 7th we transferred two of our frozen embryos. They were … Continue reading Now What?
So the first embryo transfer was a flop. Neither embryo took. And even with me getting nightly intramuscular progesterone shots, my period still came before receiving the negative pregnancy test. It sucked but having the breakthrough bleeding allowed for a gradual transition into realizing the fresh transfer wasn’t effective. That and the fact I took … Continue reading Just Waiting
My trigger shot went well and at 615a the following Monday, I was at the hospital getting ready for the egg retrieval. Because eggs and embryos are so sensitive to outside factors I couldn’t use sanitizer, soap, chapstick or anything else alcohol, petroleum based or scented that morning. 2 RNs, my RE, an anesthesiologist and … Continue reading F’ng PUPO
So much of this process is wait, wait, wait, wait, wait now go, hurry!! It’s no wonder people going through IVF seem a little anxious. Every person that’s ever given the advice of “just relax and it will happen” to someone struggling with infertility, truly needs to do a Freaky Friday switch with one of … Continue reading It’s Go Time!!!
So last time I wrote I talked about how our first cycle would begin in 2 weeks. I was freaking out afraid I wouldn’t have all my medications in time. I paid cash prices for most, (cetrotide, progesterone in oil, ovidrel and micro HCG), through Freedom Fertility Pharmacy. The process was super organized and they … Continue reading Always Another Delay
I no longer have a Heart-Shaped Box. ❤ You totally need to watch a video of a hysteroscopic uterine septum resection on YouTube. It is the hysteroscope with a tiny little scissor-like cutting device on the end used to trim off about 75% of my septum. Because it was completed as a simple outpatient procedure, … Continue reading Hey! Wait! I’ve got a new complaint.
My AMH results came back super quick. Only 4 days after the test I got a call from one of my nurses with the numbers. Before I get into them, here’s the breakdown for the AMH test my office uses: High over 4.0 (often PCOS), Normal 1.5-4.0, Low Normal 1.0-1.5, Low 0.5-1.0, Very Low less … Continue reading Is There a Supplement for That?
Most the pre-work for IVF has all been completed. I had my CD3 blood drawls on February 23rd and all came back good and my TSH was the best it’s been thus far. My phlebotomist struggled to get blood out of one arm and had to switch to the other. WTF. I got dizzy in … Continue reading Testing Testing 1 2 3
Guess who just picked up a pack of birth control pills?? Don’t worry, I didn’t throw in the towel just yet. The pill is the first of many medications I will soon be ingesting. After our consultation this past Thursday, Kaptain and I have made the decision to move forward with at least one round … Continue reading Vacation from Procreation
Cycle 13 was a bust. I got my email the day of my pregnancy test around 11a confirming that I am most definitely not pregnant. Even though I was 99% sure this IUI didn’t work, there is always just a little bit of hope until the blood test. Not going to lie, it sucked. During … Continue reading Elective Procedures