IVF Update

Ok, so here goes. It's been a very stressful time for me. On December 5th I had my egg retrieval surgery. I was excited to not feel bloated anymore, I was excited at the prospect of having viable eggs which would lead to babies, and terrified that there would be no viable eggs. And I... Continue Reading →

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Day 11 of IVF Stimulation

Well, I was finally given the go-ahead to use the trigger shot. I will not be triggering with HCG though. Instead, they are having me trigger with Lupron. I have a lot of eggs and according to them HCG night spark OHSS and Lupron in the better option. The good news for that is the... Continue Reading →

Day 10 of IVF Stimulation

I feel super bloated, my breasts are tender, so I just assume this will be one of the joys of being pregnant. I'm looking at my IVF experience as just prepping me for that. I had an ultrasound and bloodwork, again...More follicles, and higher estrogen. I didn't ask how many follicles, but I heard them... Continue Reading →

Day 7 of IVF Stimulation

Good news, my little follicles are growing and responding well to the medication! I have a few follicles that are at 17mm, and others that have continued to grow. They are estimating that my follicles are growing about 2mm a day, so I should be ready for egg retrieval very soon, maybe Monday! On my... Continue Reading →

Day 5 of IVF Stimulation

I started the IVF shots on Friday (November 23), yup the day after Thanksgiving, so that's fun. I am prescribed to take 300 IU of Gonal-F and 150 IU of Menopur every night until I'm told otherwise. The fun part of this is that the Menopur comes in a package of 75 IU this means... Continue Reading →

Suppression Check Ultrasound

Today was day one of my official part of the IVF process. They performed an ultrasound on my uterus to check for cysts and you know...another look at my awesome ovaries and to check that my follicles are "suppressed" meaning that none of my eggs have started to form on my ovaries while I was... Continue Reading →

Finally, IVF ready

It's been a while since I've posted. I've been doing a lot of things: Grad school Working Traveling in Europe for work (in November) Went to San Francisco for work Edited my first book Started my second book Acting classes Anyway, it's been crazy. Through all that, I've finally qualified for my IVF surgery. I... Continue Reading →

Whirlwind Trip in Paris

I never thought I would love Paris as much as I did. About two years ago I had a brief romance of a single day in Paris and knew I would have to come back to really experience the city. First, I will never return to Paris in the summer. There were so many tourists... Continue Reading →

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