Tuesday, March 26, 2013

IVF #1 Cancelled

So I haven't posted in awhile be aide I've been angry. They cancelled me on Sunday. There were only 3 follicles and they were pretty good size. Like 15, 12 and 11. So the doc felt that we should just try again next month. So everything was cancelled.

Fast forward to today and last night I had a ton of EWCM so there's only one thing to do and that's jump DH. :)  So we're technically still in the running this month.

I also had an appointment with the doc to plan for next month. We'll do a natural start and so we'll see how everything goes then.

I've had some crisis of faiths that we're doing the right thing here, but I'm feeling back on track. Hopefully next month will start out better. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, March 15, 2013

IVF #1 Begins

So I got my period Tuesday and Wednesday I went in for baseline u/s and bloodwork. 

After a bit of a freak out, it all comes down to this.  My body was pretty suppressed by the BCP as they could only find 2 antral follicles and my E2 was at 18.  They want to see it at least at 20 before starting stims.  So, I go back Thursday for more bloodwork. 

For the record:
FSH - 7.8 (This is higher than the usual 5, does this mean my body's trying to get something going?) 
E2 - 18
P4 - 0.8 

I **think** the AFC that matters is one when there's no suppression.  So, the last one at 15 is what counted.  I hope so.  I would not be happy to go through all of this and get 2 measly follicles. 

Thursday I went back in for bloodwork and my estrogen was still at 18!  Ugh. I have to go back in on Friday for an ultrasound and more bloodwork!

Which brings us to today, Friday. The bitchy nurse wouldn't tell me how many follicles she saw, but I heard 12 clicks. I'm hoping its 12, but it might just be 6. But, the important news is my estrogen was at 20, so I start stims tonight. 225 iu follistim and 75 iu Menopur. I'm going to split that into 2 doses because I read a study about how 2 doses a day is more effective than one. So 150 iu follistim tonight and 75 iu follistim and 75 iu Menopur in the morning.

I have to go back in on Sunday for more bloodwork and ultrasound. That seems a little early. What do they expect to see after 1 1/2 days if meds?  But I like information anyways, so it's fine with me. I actually think they just know insurance we pay.

Also on Sunday I'm going to talk to someone about giving me information. Information makes me feel in control of a situation in which I have no control. It makes me feel better. And in the end it's no skin off their nose, so just tell me what I want to know.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The plan.

So today we did the mock transfer and the injections teaching class.  DH also gave his sample to be frozen as an emergency back up in case something happens to him on the day of the ER (egg retrieval). 

So, Saturday is my last birth control pill and I should get my period in 3-5 days.  The doc said my lining was thin even though I was on the pill, so I guess my period should be light. (?)  Anyways, I then go in on my cd2 and start meds that night. 

So, let's say my period starts Wednesday, I go in on Thursday and they do an AFC and check for cysts and then I start the meds that night.  The plan to start is 225iu of Follistim and 2 doses of Menopur (that's 150iu) a day for 2 nights and then we'll do another u/s and bloodwork to see where we're at.  After 5 or 6 days of that, I start the Ganirelix to prevent premature ovulation.  Once I have at least 3 follicles at about 20x20 mm, we trigger. 

I'll post again when I start.  Wish me luck!!!