This morning my dog needed to go out and I was so tired, but looked at the clock, saw it was 6 and thought I might as well take him out and go to my appt and get it over with. I walked him, gave him a treat and headed to the RE office. Once there, I realized that it was Saturday and I am not supposed to go back until Sunday. Arghhhhhh. Is it possible that I already have baby brain?
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Summer IVF Thread: Summer Embies Bring Spring Babies!! - Page 6post #101 of 8796/2/12 at 11:32ampost #102 of 8796/2/12 at 11:34am
teresa - yeah for trigger, how did it go?? I have also heard of the Lupron trigger, although I've always had an HCG trigger. One of the RE's that I talked to wanted to do the Lupron trigger for me. I think it's great that your boss was so awesome about it!! I'll be honest, I did day of transfer and 2 days after of bedrest for my failed IVF back in 2008. This time around I was lucky to have the day of transfer relaxing but still had to put my 25 pound toddler into her crib for bedtime. The next day I picked her up from daycare and had no help after we got home from work (yes I went). So, just relaxing the day of ET, and I got my BFP with that cycle. My RE said no need for bedrest. Every RE is different.
rcr - Oh that's NOT OK. They better replace it. what did you do with it??post #103 of 8796/2/12 at 1:11pm
I did call my OB and we were at first worried about a possible cyst, but since I was feeling better the next morning, my OB said to just keep track of the symptoms. I did get AF the next day, so that may just be my new PMS which would really suck.Hoping it balances out soon or I get PG again. We are officially in the approved to try again month! I also talked to my RE's office and the RE that got me PG with the boys said she'd be happy to take us again should we need it. I was worried given that I gave her a scare last year. I think we'll try on our own through the summer and then decide whether to try on our own one more month or start back at the RE.post #104 of 8796/2/12 at 2:38pmThread Starter
Blue: Thanks for the info and the crossed fingers! I'm thinking I will try to stay off my feet as much as possible after transfer. We shall see. I'm trying not to stress too much, but I'm one of those people who like to hypothesize what will happen in each possible scenario. I literally make myself crazy :)
gtree: That is so crazy that you had such an "interesting" reaction to the meds. I used Cetrotide because my RE couldn't get ganerilix. I definitely had a reaction to it, but mine was a skin reaction - puffy, red, itchy at the injection site. So, no good vibrations for me ;-) And, yes totally possible to have baby brain! I have been so turned around and forgetful on these meds. It's crazy!
Cindy: Thanks for the encouragement and anecdotes. I think I'm going to follow your advice and take as much time as he gives me! It can't hurt to take it easy right? And, it just might help!
rcr: Ok, thanks for the clarification on the meds. Your pharmacy totally stinks. I hope they give you good customer service when you try to fix the situation. I hate bad service!!! How are you feeling?
hope: Trigger went great. I had to do three shots total - diluted HCG (only 1.5mL) and two shots of 40iu of Lupron. I don't like having so many injection sites because I have been bruising like crazy (my whole tummy is almost one big bruise) and I've had some skin reactions to both the Cetrotide and the Lupron. Other than that, I really can't complain. Definitely exhausted though! I came home after bloodwork at the RE this AM and slept for another 2.5 hours!! I agree with your RE that bedrest probably isn't necessary, but I also think it's probably not a good idea for me to be running around from 8am-12 midnight next Saturday (is the longest day of our 3-day reunion weekend). So, I'm going to try and find a happy medium depending on when the transfer is scheduled.
Deborah: I'm glad you finally got your period!!! I sincerely hope that you don't experience this kind of horrid pain each month. I'm rooting for you to get pregnant again quickly and naturally :)
AFM: Not much to report. DH is being kind of a nudge about tomorrow. I don't know what to expect post-retrieval so I've told him that I'll need him to help me out. He's spent the day today asking what if scenarios.... like, after we get home from transfer, can I leave you to go for a bike ride? Or, what if I need to go out and get something at the store? And, what are we going to eat? As though he's never cooked and/or ordered in (to which he says, what if I get something you don't like?)... I love him dearly, but his neurosis is driving me nuts! Thankfully, he has a gig tonight and is now leaving for the evening ... phew... peace and quiet. I think I'm going to enjoy this alone time to prepare (mentally) for tomorrow!post #105 of 8796/2/12 at 2:58pmpost #106 of 8796/2/12 at 5:25pmpost #107 of 8796/2/12 at 5:25pmpost #108 of 8796/2/12 at 8:13pm
Teresa - good luck tomorrow!!! Sending lots of positive vibes your way and praying all will go smooth for you!!!! Keep us posted once you feel up to it!!!!
Deborah - Glad to hear you are feeling some better. Hopefully as your body gets back in the swing again things will start to calm down some!!!
gtree - You totally already have baby brain and that is so normal w/ all these meds and hormones floating around in your system right now!!! Sure hope you didn't have to drive far!!! Hope it goes well tomorrow!
rcr - that suck about that first shot!!! What the heck!!!! Grrrrrr!!! Yes, he gave me (well didn't give them to me i bought them) this one vitamin complex that is ment for infections and what-not. It is a really good brand of vitamins that I trust so we will see. I now think that I have a sinus infection on top of the strep throat. My head feels like it is going to explode at the moment!post #109 of 8796/3/12 at 8:52am
Hope - I kept it in case they want me to send it back. Yes, that is really not cool. They better replace it!
gtree - that is funny. I hope your RE isn't too far!
Teresa - good luck! I am thinking of you!
Deborah - glad to hear you are feeling better!
Blue - Sorry you are sick. It is just horrible to be sick in the summer!
AFM - not much going on. I am feeling ok. A little sleepy, but ok. MY mom is doing much better, and I think she may be getting out of the hospital this week, which is a relief because I was worried about leaving with her in the hospital. The pharmacy opens tomorrow at 9 am, so I am going to call them and tell them that they need to replace the half-filled dose of gannurelix! Tomorrow morning is my suppression check at my old REs.post #110 of 8796/3/12 at 11:49amThread StarterCan't manage personals at the moment but wanted to let all know that they got 18 eggs. Will know tomorrow how many mature and how many fertilized. Thanks for all of your good thoughts!!!!post #111 of 8796/3/12 at 12:36pm
Teresa - Thank you for the update!!! That is so exciting! SO many eggs. You rest up and let us know how you are doing. 18!! That is so many, gosh I hope I have as much.
AFM - Actually had an appt this morning... 5 follicles at 11 1 at 16 2 at 15 and a bunch more under 10. My estrogen dropped (to 430) so they are increasing my Gonal-F for tonight. I go back in the morning, am thinking I will trigger on Tuesday night for Thursday retrieval. I am so big and uncomfortable. Major bloating.post #112 of 8796/3/12 at 1:01pmpost #113 of 8796/3/12 at 1:22pmpost #114 of 8796/3/12 at 1:33pmpost #115 of 8796/3/12 at 2:37pm
rcr, this pharmacy you're dealing with is the WORST! sorry they are making you through this annoyance. you definitely deserve the meds you paid for. i've always had to draw my own meds from the vials, so i know nothing about how they split things. also, so glad to hear your mom is on the mend!
teresa, i'm so glad your retrieval went well! they always seem to get more eggs than they were counting on the scans. my dr always said to be on bed rest for the day of the transfer, but they urged me to go back to work the next day, as long as i wasn't doing any strenuous heavy lifting, etc. every dr has their own preference, but do what makes you feel comfortable. personally, i think if it's going to work, it will work regardless of if you spend one day resting or five. plus i think moving around keeps the blood flowing to your uterus. just my two cents!
gtree, how are you feeling? i always got really absent minded while on stims. good thing i have AAA, during my first cycle i locked my keys in my car THREE separate times, never having done that before in my life. and the bloating i the worst. just try and wear comfy clothes, it will be over before you know it.
blue- how's your throat feeling? i hope the vitamins work to get your immune system back on track. thinking of you!
afm, just got back from a lovely weekend in cape may with dh and a bunch of friends. did some bike riding, played some lawn games, got some sun. it was really nice and relaxing. tomorrow i have to go for some blood work, and then go into the city for my biopsy. i hope this EFT shows everything is fine and we can just cross one worry off of the list. af is about a week away, and once that comes i believe i get my schedule for when to buy my bcp and all.post #116 of 8796/3/12 at 7:32pm
Teresa - yay for a great retrieval! 18 eggs is amazing. I can't wait to hear the results tomorrow!
gtree - glad to see such a positive update from you!!!
AFM - tomorrow is my suppression check. It is with my old RE, and I think it may be a little awkward to walk in there. I am happy that they are doing it though, since I have to bring DS and I know they will be ok with that. Plus they are familiar and nice to me. I am sure they will all understand and wish me the best of luck, but I still feel a little weird about it.
Aura - so you don't have your calander yet? I thought you did.post #117 of 8796/3/12 at 8:47pm
RCR: Good luck tomorrow! As long as you are paying them, don't worry about it! I'm sure they are still happy to have your money. :-)
Teresa: That is amazing! To think they wanted to maybe cancel your cycle! I hope you have lots of amazing embryos growing tomorrow!
Cindypost #118 of 8796/4/12 at 4:52am
Teresa, YAH for a great retrieval. I hope you're feeling ok and that the report comes back with great numbers today too!
Aura, that sounds like a wonderful weekend! I'm so happy you a relaxing time to spend with dh before the craziness begins again.
Blue, how are you feeling? I hope you got a lot of rest this weekend!
RCR, that pharmacy really is quite incompetent!! i hope they fix their mistakes and that you get the ganerilix. I'm glad your mom is going to be discharged soon and I hope that everything continues to improve! By the way, did I mention that i used my old clinic to do my follie counts prior to my trip to Maryland? It is slightly different because it's a big practice so i only saw my doctor two to three times during the process. The first time, though, I was really nervous at how he would act. He was nice as could be. They all understand that different things cause us to go with different people. I am hopeful your RE feels the same way. Good luck with your suppression check!
gtree, ugh the bloating really is uncomfortable but you're almost there! Yah!
Everyone else, hi! Just cheering you ladies on!post #119 of 8796/4/12 at 11:53amThread Starter
gtree: How was your monitoring this AM? Sounds like your follies are growing away!!! Still feeling like you'll trigger tomorrow night?
BellyBean/Hope/Blue/Cindy/Renavoo: Thank you for your cheerleading!!! See below for an update. Hoping the embies I have left continue to grow.
aura: I'm so glad you had a nice weekend in Cape May. Did you go to Georges? I love that place. Hoping your biopsy went smoothly today - I've been thinking of you. When will you know something? Thanks for the advice. It's good to get all sorts of POVs. I'm mostly nervous abour our Saturday event. Although I wouldn't be lifting heavy items, I would be running around all day ... on my feet for at least 15 hours. Not sure it's a good idea to exhaust myself :) We'll see how it all pans out!
rcr: How did your suppression check go?? Was your RE weird or understanding? Hope it was easier than you imagined!
AFM: Ok, so it was a little confusing when I called for the numbers today. I think we had 18 retrieved, 12 mature, and 11 fertilize, though she mentioned the number 15 in there somewhere - not sure what that was about. The important thing is that we currently have 11 growing. They used ICSI which I have mixed feelings about, but I know DH's semen analyses have been all over the place, so I guess it was probably the best option to maximize fertilization. Still, I've read that ICSI usage has higher risks of autism, etc. associated with it. Trying not to worry and let whatever happens happen. Anxious to hear from the embryologist tomorrow!!! Happy Monday to all :)post #120 of 8796/4/12 at 12:30pm
It's not as bad as it was before, but still having a lot of pain (or at least I was yesterday). I am really frustrated b/c the pain meds don't seem to be helping much or for very long anyway. I'm going to put a call into my OB to talk about pain control options. This is absurd. I even had to turn in a draft of my project a day late. I have until 11:59 tonight to finish it and just hope I can make it.
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