IF and the City

I used to feel sad when I watched the episodes with Charlotte failing over and over again while trying to get pregnant. Little did I know that my own attempts would lead me on the same sad journey. We've now passed 4 years in the trenches. 6 failed IVF/ICSI cycles = nothing. Time for something new - donor eggs. Success at last. Now for round 2.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Nothing really to report

Don’t know if it’s worth posting … but its 13 days post retrieval and I have nothing really to report. I have no real symptoms of anything, and am not expecting a Christmas miracle.

My progesterone levels were very high, and for most of the last week have felt hideously bloated.

I visited CFG yesterday for some ‘holding’ acupuncture and a pulse reading. She said she felt ‘good energy’, but couldn’t definitively say it was a pregnancy pulse.

This is the gentle let-down.

Since she is going on holiday for the next month, she did advise me to take some ‘P’ herbs and chicken balls just in case…

Meanwhile D’s blood test has come back clear. Dr. FU advised that the varicocele surgery would be a longshot, but wants to check in with our Fertility Specialists – since he can’t believe that we haven’t conceived even with ICSI. Don’t think this is going to go anywhere. The only advise we could be given is to do PGD next cycle.

D is going to make an appointment with the other Dr. his MS-CFG told him about. This doctor uses a new technique where recovery is quicker.

I’m not trying to be a defeatist here, I just couldn’t give a flying f**k for the ‘PMA’ mantra.

I am looking forward to a great Christmas though. D and I went shopping and picked out some wow new sunglasses – Prada!

I also have some homework from Lori and am working on that!


At December 22, 2005 5:25 am , Blogger Pamplemousse said...

Hang in there, Sparkle.

Prada sunglasses - yum, yum!

At December 22, 2005 12:06 pm , Anonymous Lori said...

It's not over yet, so I'm still hoping for the christmas miracle for you.
The sunglasses sound fab!
And please don't think of it as homework! ;)

At December 22, 2005 4:55 pm , Blogger MC said...

I second Pamlemousse on the Prada sunnies. I was just looking at them in the city today when I was suppose to be finishing my Xmas shopping for presents.

Hope you have a positive Beta for Xmas.

At December 23, 2005 4:58 am , Anonymous pixi said...

I'm sorry that you're feeling less than optimistic. I hope that means you'll get a nice surprise in a few days. I understand your need to protect your heart, though.

At December 23, 2005 5:53 am , Blogger Pamplemousse said...

OK it is 14 days past retrieval now! Have you peed on anything yet???

At December 23, 2005 9:44 am , Blogger Sparkle said...

Hi Pamplemousse,
No I haven't used any pee sticks, I can't stand the single pink line! The F.Unit say to wait till 17 days post retrieval for a beta blood test, which would be Boxing Day. I know this may be hard to believe, but I'm really just waiting to start my period!
I've already made an appointment for D and I in January to see a new RE.

At December 23, 2005 2:04 pm , Blogger Tina said...

Hi! I'm hoping for a Christmas miracle for you and for me as well. I think we are on the same cycle. I've been lurking around and read your blog by accident. I found your blog very informative as I've been up and down the roller coaster of ART too. Been to 3 IUI's, clomid, metformin (i'm PCO) which resulted with one pregnancy (didn't expect that) which ended in a miscarriage at 11 weeks (didn't expect that too). We had another IUI after the miscarriage but it failed so my doc suggested ICSI. Today is 12dpt2dt or 14dp retrieval. I'm supposed to test on Christmas day but I'm too scared so I'm thinking maybe on the 26th. I guess I have to face the music sooner or later. Hopefully, we both get a positive. =)


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