It's unusual…

..what started out as an IVF journey and ended up being about life

Trigger tonight… October 25, 2008

Filed under: IVF — gertyrae @ 5:48 pm
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Retrieval on Monday!

At least phase 1 will be over. I have to go in tomorrow for blood after triggering at 12:15 a.m. tonight. I’m not sure what the post-trigger blood is about but whatever.

My Estrogen yesterday was at 3800 so I can only imagine where it was today. I’ll find out for sure tomorrow.

I feel extremely tired the last two day -and bloated of course.  I’m kind of glad we are moving on the the next step. My stomach was getting pretty yucky.

I came home from work this afternoon and slept for a couple hours so I feel a bit better.


Day 5 of stims… October 22, 2008

Filed under: IVF — gertyrae @ 7:40 pm
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…and I already have 30 follicles at or around 11mm.

Did I mention that I’m a freak?! Of course, of those follies I’ll be lucky if one is decent. I did the 150iu of Gonal F up until this morning…now I’m doing 1 vial of Cetritide and 8 units of Micro-dose Ovidrel. All with daily monitoring. I have to give the Dr. credit, they are definitely monitoring me closely.


Oh and Estradial is 1270, FSH is 11.8 and Progesterone was 1.8…..

I just want one good egg. One egg that will genetically be able to create a healthy child. One egg that I can count on. Out of all these stupid eggs, I just want one. I don’t even care how long it takes me to get to that egg….I just want it to be there.

Everyone thinks it’s sooooooooo wonderful that I create all these eggs. Everyone thinks that I’ll definitely get PG with all these eggs. What “Everyone” doesn’t understand is that after going through 60 – yes 60!!! – embryo’s, I had one good pregnancy. One healthy baby, who I lost because of my cervix. Now, I have to hope that of these that I get now…..there is one more baby. What are the real odds of that? Probably not that great. But, I keep hoping. And I keep praying. Cuz if that baby isn’t in this bunch of eggs…then it’s no baby for us.

And that’s my rant for the day.