More nervous than I've been yet for my third egg retrieval. Hoping third time is the charm!
I feel like I've mainly stuck to the unpleasant, yet things that everyone is fine talking about side effects up until this point. Today, as I'm at work explaining to one of my dear friends why she can't do something, I realize that the sweat has started. I start getting really sweaty and don't smell… Continue reading Unsavory Side Effects
Well, it's been a month since my failed transfer and we're starting the prep for my June's new IVF cycle. It will hopefully be the third successful egg retrieval and fifth attempt. It will be a long agonist protocol which is similar to January's (the most successful). My agonist injections have begun and I'm almost… Continue reading One month post-transfer
Today's appointment wasn't great. There are still several follicles, but not all of them are growing at the same speed and they aren't confident that three of them will even be mature. So, they pretty much left it up to us as to if we want to proceed to retrieval. This cycle, I've spent more… Continue reading Positivity > Science?
Yesterday, I went to the doctor at 9:45. The time prior went surprisingly quickly for which I was very thankful! I got there and performed my normal routine. V greets me and we discuss our plans for the day while I pay. You can get your receipt printed or emailed, so that's convenient! Her lipstick… Continue reading I have no creative title ideas!
One thing about this experience is that if certainly does allow you to play many roles: doctor, nurse, bartender, counselor, chemist, and/or drug maker. You have to be imaginative and create your own narrative, but it adds a little flair to an otherwise stressful time. Last night's shot took 10 minutes to mix up and… Continue reading Chemist or drug lab proprietor?
I woke up this morning at the late hour of 4:15 or so and could not go back to sleep. Normally, I'd go into work, but since my appointment was early this morning, I browsed my phone while listening to the cacophony of J and Zeppelin's snores. Something about this process is that it is… Continue reading Buckle up, it’s a long one.