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.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Friday Scans - UPDATED

A morning of scans and results ...

Meanwhile in another state, Star found out she has around 11 follies measuring 18-19 – doctor doing the scan estimated a Monday pick up. We get official word later today, once we have bloods in ...

My scans show a lining of 8.1 with the triple lines(?) That’s good apparently, and the nurse informed me that she expects it to thicken even more in the next few days.

I picked up my pessaries, and instruction sheet. Little silver bullets.

I feel ecstatic at Star’s results, but at the same time, waiting desperately on her blood results ...

Because ... yesterday I found out that even though she had been sent two extra bottles of syn0rel, she had not been told to start using a new one. (She’d been told to wait until Nice Nurse told her to). Star has been very diligent and written everything down as she’s told – she has the ‘cyclers memory’ happening right now! ‘It’s like having the preggy brain’ she told me.

By my calculations she is waaaaay over the 60 squirts ... by days ...

‘Start the new one tonight, and remember to prime it first’ I told her.


‘Yeah definitely tastes different, the metallic taste is back’


Nice Nurse informed me that there was nothing to worry about

‘As long as she’s been taking it at the same time every day, her blood tests show she is very low, she’s suppressed’

But those blood tests were done on Monday!

‘Well I’m glad Nice Nurse says there’s nothing to worry about’ Glamour Nurse said when I told her.
‘Yeah, well I just want all this known – I’m worried that we may get the bloods back this afternoon, and then get cancelled at this late stage because she’s not suppressed anymore and has started ovulating!’

I’m holding my own hand.

Star is still suppressed, everything looks great (good sized follies, E2 over 3,500)EPU confirmed for Monday 7.30am!
Her last injection tonight, trigger on Saturday night, last spray Sunday
I have to increase to 3 x Prog*nova (from 2), my last spray Sunday night, start pessaries on Monday morning.

All to present ourselves at the Hospital Monday morning

Exhaling now ...


At December 15, 2006 2:01 pm , Blogger KikayC said...

Hi sparkle. Congrats on the wonderful follies and lining. Like Nice Nurse said, nothing to worry about. Stay positive.

At December 15, 2006 2:38 pm , Blogger Kris said...

How dizzying- it's hard enough for me to worry about what's going on in my own body without having to and an additional person to the mix. I'm sure the nurses know what they are talking about and it will all be fine. I know... like that helps you right now!

At December 15, 2006 7:39 pm , Blogger Lut said...

The triple layers in your endometrium are a sign that it is getting ready nicely for an embryo. My doctor always commented on how well my lining looked (big help that's been, without any embryos).
So that's great!

Gah! Medication mayhem! How you keep from flipping out, I don't know. Thank goodness no harm was done.

Retrieval is around the corner! Wow! Fingers crossed...

At December 15, 2006 11:55 pm , Blogger Thalia said...

sorry you're having to deal with so much additional stress, but great news about star's stats. Fingers crossed for monday!

At December 16, 2006 1:40 am , Blogger Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Sorry about all of the extra stress. I am glad that everything turned out okay. Good luck with pick up!

At December 16, 2006 2:21 am , Anonymous Jade said...

I am crossing my fingers and toes and will be thinking about you this weekend.

It is a good thing that you are involved in Star's protocol.


At December 16, 2006 1:47 pm , Blogger Millie said...

I just had to check in on you and am so very pleased!!! I'll be thinking of you and Star on Monday and crossing fingers/holding thumbs/wishing on a star.

It sounds like everything is going just swell. Yay!


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