I’ve been trying to think of a way to smoothly transition this blog away from the focus on fertility… but honestly, the transition itself wasn’t all that smooth so it makes sense that telling the story post-fertility treatments would be just as meandering as the journey itself. Here we go. On April 16th 2021, we … Continue reading The Transition
I left off with doing the baseline for a new transfer cycle. The nurse even gave me the thumbs up to immediately begin with 2 estrogen tablets vaginally and 1 orally to hopefully plump my lining up quickly and avoid me having to go to DFW for extra monitoring appointments. So that didn’t work. My … Continue reading For. The. Love.
It’s been just over a year since I’ve written anything here and oh, what a year it’s been. Obviously, there is the pandemic, the election, the continued murder of unarmed black man by the police. Along with all of that, I continued my fertility treatment plan. I had to look back at my last post … Continue reading The Last Hurrah
I have said I’m done with interventions emotionally, physically and financially. Then Thursday I ordered all the supplements Kaptain and I took prior to egg retrieval. I don’t know that the supplements did anything but at the time it made us feel like we had some control over something. I had called my new insurance … Continue reading Is There a Supplement for That… Again???
For. Fucks. Sake. My last post ended with hard cutoff dates and a comment about no more interventions. So, yeah. That’s not what has happened at all. The transfer failed, (of course). Neither Kap nor I were surprised. But shit, that’s 10 (!!!) embryos now. And our doctor’s continued response is that everything looks fine … Continue reading FFS
So a week or so after the D&C/hysterscopy, I had my follow-up appointment. In said appointment I learned that my uterus looks... great. No polyps. No scar tissue. Nothing. Apparently I’m just that lucky that embryos won’t take even when I’m primed and ready to go. With this revelation my doctor shared that he’d like … Continue reading Au Natural
Speaking of pain meds, I'm currently on copious amounts so if this reads like a sloppy ripoff of a Hunter S. Thompson stream of consciousness rambling, I apologize in advance. So, yesterday I had a D&C and hysteroscopy in the OR once again. The main reason is because the hatching blasts didn't take for me … Continue reading D&Cs and Hysteroscopies and Pain Meds, Oh My!!!
Transfer went well. 🙂 Now the way too long version. I’ve been scolded for my bladder not being full enough the past 2 transfers so I came up with an elaborate plan with the cut off time of my last urination at 9:30a and the amount of liquid to consume after being 40 oz. I … Continue reading Enjoying Today
So, it's been awhile. In that time so much has happened. A D&C to clear out uterine polyps, an ERA determining that the timing of the first 2 transfers was off by 2 days, (still pissed about that), and then finally another transfer of our last 2 embryos. The D&C provided a wealth of information. … Continue reading Relieved
Ended up having a hysteroscopy instead of an SHG. That's the whole camera through the cervix while being pumped full of saline and watching the whole thing on a big screen next to my head. Fun. Actually, it wasn't bad. They added xanex to my pill lineup and increased my dosage of my pain medication … Continue reading What Next??