Survival of the Fittest

14 eggs, 10 fertilized embryos, 6 made it successfully to blastocyst stage and were frozen.

Recovery Week Post Harvest

When I say week. I mean it. Based off of the varying reports I read while researching how to handle the big bad egg retrieval, as well as listening to the nurse as far as how long to refrain from exercise, heavy lifting, and sex (haha, as if I was even interested in this to…

Stims Day 11

One more day of stims it seems, and one more ultrasound/bw appt. They are looking at having me (after the u/s of course) give the trigger shot tomorrow and come in for retrieval and Dave’s “deposit” on Thursday morning. I ran out of Gonal F…again, since I’m now giving 200, and they refilled my 300IU…

Polyps

Can suck it. So, today at my U/S, they discovered a polyp, which they have not seen on any previous U/S or my HSG. We are assuming it grew with the stims. They cancelled my appointment on Saturday, and I still have my appointment on Sunday. I had to order more medications to make it…

Stim Status

Based on ultrasound and bloodwork on Wednesday, they upped Gonal F to 125 from 100 – I go back again in the morning to see whats going on. Ovaries hurt more, more gas and bloating. Tired and emotional. Drinking lots of powerade zero. Still working out and walking my pooches!

My new best friend

Is a thera-pack that can be microwaved and strapped to my body. My ovaries love it.

Stims: day five

I had a lab on Monday morning to test estradiol. The nurse called that afternoon to let me know it looked good and to continue as planned. Meaning no med changes. So, still on five units of lupron a day, 1 vial of menopur and 100ui on the gonal f pen. Yesterday, on the fourth…

Baseline and Stims

I drove allll the way down to the cities yesterday morning for a mere blood draw and a quick transvaginal ultrasound so that they could measure the lining of my uterus and make sure that my ovaries were quiet and nothing crazy was going on. I have not heard back about the lab work, but…