Monday, January 25, 2010

Cycle Over

Cycle cancelled. No embryos strong enough to be genetically tested.
I had a 1 cell, 2 cell, 3 cell and a 5 cell. Next cycle will be in March. There is are no words to describe how sucky this is.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Egg Retrievel

My ER was yesterday and it was horrible. I woke up screaming in pain. I was bleeding and oozing so they needed to pack my insides with gauze which was causing a lot of pressure and pain. They had me relax for about and hour hoping that the bleeding would stop and they could take all the packing out this did not go according to plan though. When they first brought be back in they tried removing everything w/o anesthesia but I couldn't stand the pain so they had to put me under again but the bleeding did not stop so they couldn't remove the packing. They sent me home finally at 2:00 when I had a 9:15 retrieval with instructions to stay in bed and return in the AM for them to try to take the packing out again and see if I needed stitches. I was in a lot of pain last night but I actually slept a lot which was good. I woke up in morning and saw that I bled though a pad and I guess from all the packing I also had an "accident". It was HORRIBLE!!!!

I went back in the morning for 6:45 AM and they put me back under and took all the packing out and put in a few stitches. I feel 100 times better today and I stopped bleeding. MY ET is scheduled for Wed and hopefully that will go smoothly.

FERT. REPORT: They only retrieved 7 eggs and as of this morning only 4 fertilized.
I am very upset about the low numbers but it is out of my hands, I am just hoping that the 4 keep dividing and that they are genetically correct.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


We triggered last night. YAY!!!! It was not bad at all. I iced the area for a bit before and when my husband did the shot I felt a slight pinch but that was it. About an hour after the shot I started vomiting but that could of also been from the antibiotics.
I have to be at the RE tomorrow at 8:15 and my ER is scheduled for 9:15. Let's hope I have lots of healthy eggs and turn into healthy and excellent quality embryos. My ET is scheduled for next Wed since we know for sure we are doing a 5 day transfer because we are doing PGD. I am excited and nervous.

BTW.....oafter three offers our bid was accepted! We got our condo and I can't wait to get everything started with that.

This just may be my year!!!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

We put in a bid for a Condo. YAY! I really hope we get it. We put in a bid for 45,000 less then what they are asking but it is in a development and there are very few units left and my understanding is they really want to get rid of the remaining units. It is 2bd/2ba and it is brand new and I love it!

Follie Check: I have 6 on the right side and 2 on the left side. They put me back on Bravelle tonight. 1 Bravelle and 1 Menopur. I am starting to get really uncomfortable on my right side. It is like this heaviness. I can't really explain. I go back tomorrow for another U/S and B/W. Tonight is shot # 7. I hope I am ready to trigger soon. I just want to know what is going to be. Waiting makes me anxious, so you can imagine how this whole IVF process is making me feel.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Follie Check

I went in today for a blood test and ultrasound to check on my follicles. I have 2 on my left side and 1 on the right that are dominate and then they said I have a bunch of smaller ones. I honestly don't know if this is good or bad. I think it is good since I've done 4 injections. They took me off the Bravelle and told me to only take 2 Menopur's tonight. Once again I have no clue if this is good or bad. From the research I did, it seems that the Bravelle helps create more follicles and the Menopur help mature the follicles. So I guess they are trying not to over stimulate me. Who the heck knows!

The injections at night seem to be getting better but I don't want to jinx myself. I already went through two boxes of Menopur. I really hope I won't need to order more.

I'm getting a little bit more bloated. You can definitely tell there is something going on in there. Yesterday I had to wear a dress to work because the thought of pants digging into me just didn't float my boat. The injections also seem to be causing some major constipation. I am taking the antibiotics also so I'm surprised I'm not having the opposite reaction. I also have a lot of cramping and tugging, it actually feels a lot like when I was pregnant. Lovely huh?!?!?

We went and looked at a Co-op today and it was horrible. O well. Tomorrow we are going to go look at a Condo but who knows if we can really afford it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

We're Stimming!

I started stimming last night. I took 1 Bravelle and 2 Menopur yesterday and today. I also decreased my lupron from 20 units to 10 units. Tomorrow morning I will go in for blood work and I guess they will adjust the dosages. I felt crampy today and I now I have a headache. Yesterday the injection hurt like a MOFO but today it was perfectly fine. I will never understand why some days I'm dying and other days there is no problem.

In other news Hubby and I are looking into buying a Co-op. We got pre-qualified for a mortgage today. I am really hoping we can find something great and do this. We are throwing our money away renting. According to my calculations I think we would save money if we bought something. We are renting a huge apt. right now so when we buy we would lose a lot of space but I'm ok with that just to have something I could call my own.

Maybe 2010 will bring a baby and a Co-op!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Feeling Better

Thank you all for your support and advice!

I started my Lupron Injections on 12/29. I was terrified the first morning but after two "test swings" I was able to do it all by myself. I was very proud of myself and so was hubby. We have our morning routine now, he gets up at 5:30 takes the lupron out of the fridge, then he wakes me up at 6 and he watches me inject myself, he goes to work and I go back to bed for 2 hours. The injections didn't hurt at all at first but now they are starting to hurt a bit. I guess it's because I am going over the same spots. My left side hurts a lot less then the right side. The needle doesn't seem to want to go in on the right side. The side effects have been that it seems to make me vomit. I started vomiting after the 4th day. Thank goodness no migraines though!

AF arrived yesterday evening and of course the IVF nurses do not answer calls during the weekend. I left a message and they'll call me on Monday and tell me what to do next. I'm assuming they'll have me come in on Tuesday for U/S and blood and then I can start stimming!!!!! I am so excited. This cycle will be over before I know it and hopefully it will result in a healthy baby.

Hubby and I seemed to be doing a lot better since I started the Lupron. I think I'm a little less on edge since now I feel like I am doing something and things are happening. Where as before I was just waiting for months.