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 →

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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 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 →

Quick update

Super quick update! I've been super busy with finish my book, traveling, and work... I'll update soon with the following: Recipes Coffee places Chicago Boston On the happy side, the first draft of my book is done!

Theatres in Seattle

This weekend was pretty enjoyable and this may end up being a bit longer post than my normal ones. So I wanted to break out my story in a few sections, please feel free to bounce around as you like (the links are clickable). I want to take the opportunity to share something fun you... Continue Reading →

Why am I doing this?

When I started this blog the purpose was for me to share my travel experiences on a budget for solo travelers. I want to inspire people to travel to new places, see new things, experience different cultures and I hoped that this would, in turn, want you to reciprocate and share your experiences back. That... Continue Reading →

Anchorhead Coffee Co

Something you may not know about me...I have detested coffee my whole adult life. Sounds crazy...in my degree (Computer Science), kids were drinking coffee, sodas, or energy drinks, not me! I refused...well coffee because I didn't like the flavor, soda because I'm not a huge soda drinker, and energy drinks because I'm pretty sure the... Continue Reading →

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