Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Where is AF?

Ugh. AF has not arrived yet and I am starting to get worried. It is unusual for me to be late. Unfortuately, I haven't had a chance to go for a beta as I just started a new job on Monday and can't risk being late. I feel AF crampy first thing in the mornings and then nothing the rest of the day.

I am going to POAS tomorrow morning but I am 99% sure it will only have one line. I am now getting concerned as to what is going on in there.

My reproductive system hates me.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

IUI #5 - BFN

POAS yesterday and got a BFN at 12 dpiui. I am not surprised and did not even get upset about it. I expected it as I am feeling AF crampy.

We are going to take a cycle off to rest (which is only 24 days) and for me to settle into my new job.

I had a beer tonight and it was fabulous.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


A few changes have happened since my last post. I am currently unemployed.... by my choice. I resigned a while back as I had an amazing offer from another banking institution which I happily accepted. I am on a week break from being employed and thought DH and I would go camping and lay low but that was not how the karma gods had it planned. DH came down with a horrible stomach flu which has lasted since Sunday night. It started with vomiting and changed exit strategies on Monday. He has not been able to keep anything in his system at all. We decided to go camping yesterday as he was feeling a bit better... bad idea. We came home this morning and he went to the dr (finally). Oh yeah and we don't have medical insurance right now since I don't start my new job until Monday.

Anyway, this is my way to venting that what was suppose to be a slow paced relaxed week off has not turned out the way I had wanted or planned. At least the weather has been spectacular.

Fingers crossed that DH's medicines will work and he will be able to keep food inside. He has lost over 5lbs since Sunday.

No news on the 2WW. No symptoms. No AF. Nothing

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

IUI complete - 2ww

IUI was completed yesterday morning and now we are supplimenting with the natural method.

I'm really feeling beaten and battered.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Update: no IVF

Dr called and based on the monitoring results today, they will NOT go to ER with only one viable follie.

Offically converted to IUI. Triggering tonight and going for IUI on Monday.

I am very disappointed and sad.

When is it going to be my turn?

Monitoring differences

This mornings monitoring was completely different from yesterday. The dr today said there were only two follies and the sizes were off as well. One was 23 and the other was 15.5 (smaller than yesterday?) but I know that the measurements are somewhat subjective. If todays measurements are correct I may only have one mature egg.

This sucks.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Suprise... maybe 3

I was pretty down yesterday about only 2 follies but had the entire day and night to come to terms with going to ER anyway. Well, this morning I went in for monitoring and another follie on my right went from 9 to 15.5 in one day. I was pleasantly shocked. The largest is now at 20mm on my left ovary and they want me to do stims one more day, the other follie is about 17mm. So I'm going back again tomorrow morning for b/w and u/s. Will most likely trigger tomorrow night and ER will be on Monday.

What a roller coaster ride these last couple of days have been? I'm ready to get off this ride and go to ER.

Thanks to everyone who responded to my last post and letting me know that I am not completely crazy. You all make me feel so much better.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Only 2

Yes, I will only have two mature follies by ER. Some people may think that I am crazy but I am going foward with ER and hopefully ET. I have one more day of injectible stims and I go back again tomorrow for b/w and u/s. Most likely, I will do hcg shot tomorrow night and ER on Sunday.

I did get to see my RE today as he was doing monitoring rounds at the clinic this morning. He asked if I wanted to go through with only two follicles and I said yes. He smiled and said ok.

I am obsessing that I am crazy to go through all the effort of ER with only two follies but what do I have to lose? Sure I will lose some $$ but not that much as my insurance pays for most procedures but we will still end up paying about $4k total. My problem is that I will reget not trying if I don't go through with it and convert to IUI. I don't want any regrets.

Am I crazy? Anyone ever heard of someone getting pregnant after only having 2 follies during IVF?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Almost there

I have been on injectible stims now for 6 days and hopefully when I go to clinic tomorrow morning I will get the clearance for trigger shot. I have felt fine until yesterday. I've now had a headache for 2 days and I started having left ovary pains today. Weird as I have never had either of those before. I'm going to try and do some yoga instead of doing my hour of cardio tonight.

My follie check yesterday was OK, I have 2 that are 14 and 11 and about 2-3 more that are around 9. Those other 2-3 hopefully are growing and will be mature by ER. If all goes well, I may go for ER Saturday or Sunday. If that is what the timeline is going to look like I will hopefully go for ET next Tuesday or Wednesday.

I'm a bit nervous about ER/ET because I have been busy and didn't slow down my activities this cycle so it's all starting to hit me at once. I hate getting put to sleep... absolutely positively hate it.

Thanks to everyone who has been checking in on me and I apologize for not posting more often. I promise to post tomorrow and give an update.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tired and chafed

Going to the gym every night this week has caught up with me, my body is tired. Now, it is also chafed from my work out. Unfortunately, the lining of my workout pants rubbed my upper inner thighs until it is red and irritated.

Three days of clomid down and tomorrow I get more clomid and 450 Follistim and 2 vials of menopur.

Sorry for the short post but I am off to bed......more tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Here we go...

AF arrived yesterday and I was at clinic bright and early this morning for b/w and u/s. I have been cleared for this cycle and just took my first two clomid tablets. This is happening right now. I am taking clomid for a few days and then I add in injectibles. It is going to be interesting.

I am praying for many follies. The most I have ever produced in one cycle is 4, so my goal is 4 (more is also acceptable). I'm trying not to build up my expectations but it's hard not too.

Weirdly, I still have the remnants of two follies from a previous cycle. The dr said it was fine but I've never had that before. Why didn't it go away? And where did two come from as my last IVF attempt which converted to IUI was two cycles ago and one follie was on the left side? Hmmm. just go away and give some space up for other follies.

Ok, I have been watching the Biggest Loser while typing this post and I have been sucked in. I need a vacation to Australia.