I am profoundly unhappy. Last night was my support group meeting. I love that group because everyone there is screwed, too. Not as much as I am but not the 'Woe is me, I only got 12 eggs at my retrieval' crowd in my online groups. I may need to take a break from those. … Continue reading Post IVF Cancellation
I emailed Dr. J, my traditional Chinese medicine doc, and told her I needed a break from acupuncture because the cycle got cancelled. She responded, “Why did it get cancelled? For what reason?” I wrote back explaining why. No response from her after that. No nothing. WTF? I feel like ever since my cycle cancellation… Continue reading Supplements, Acupuncture, and Feeling Jaded
Cycle got cancelled. We went in on Saturday morning, stims day 8, cycle day 13, and we were told that my endometrial lining was developing the triple stripe and was 6.8 mm (yay I have a decent uterus still) and that none of my follicles were at 10 mm yet. She did say that my… Continue reading IVF # 1: Cancelled
I had my AMH retested to see if it was really <.03 ng/mL, and also had my vitamin D levels tested for the first time to see if a low vitamin D level was making my AMH appear lower than it really was. I've also read numerous studies on DHEA raising AMH levels. Now I… Continue reading AMH Update
Yesterday was CD10 and stims day 5. I went in for my follicle check. I’d been having fertile mucus so I had high hopes. My actual doctor ended up doing the scan, which was great! Usually a medical fellow does the scan (though my baseline was done by the head of the clinic) so I… Continue reading Stims Day 5: Follicle Check!
I've almost always been spared from side effects of medications. There have been only a two instances I can recall I've experienced them. This Lupron, tho... It's knocking me out and it's only a micro dose! I'm not even on full strength as some women are. The day I started Lupron I can't even get… Continue reading Micro Dose Lupron Flare: Day 4
Update: On Wednesday I did get a message from a nurse that my E2 is 67 and FSH is 3 (from Estrogen priming? Wtf?) and we are going ahead with the cycle. I needed to have a pity party on Wednesday, though. I am hoping my stupid cyst is hiding some follicles. I also remembered… Continue reading IVF#1 Is A Go
This morning’s baseline ultrasound revealed a 10x13mm cyst on my left ovary, and two whole antral follicles on my right ovary. Ugh. Now I wait for the call to find out if the cyst is going to cancel my cycle or not, and even if it’s not cancelled, I mean, two follicles. The doctor who… Continue reading Two Follicles and a Cyst.
(Cycle day 2, baseline ultrasound and bloodwork tomorrow) Two out of state friends visited last week and over the weekend so I have been very offline for a while. The two of them, Renata and Melissa, and our other friend who lives locally, Wendy, are my three closest friends from high school. All three of… Continue reading Child Free Friends
I had my IVF class on Saturday at my clinic. There were six other couples/women there. All I have to say is that I am so grateful that I follow my blogs and read my Facebook IVF groups because I almost could have taught that class. The instructor was awesome and really engaging, but she… Continue reading Micro Dose Lupron Flare w/Estrogen Priming: Go!