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post #101 of 220


Thanks Megan, I needed that.

By the way, your name is on the top or our "fav baby names".

Jenn
post #102 of 220
Like Korin says....

PUPO. Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise. :
post #103 of 220
Thread Starter 
jenn... Just wait til I get to 2ww (knock on wood). You all will be hearing about everything...

so: how goes the PIO? I have these humongous 22G 1.5" needles that scare me. Do you change to a smaller gauge for injection? Is it really as bad as they say?

Megan, did they give you pain meds for post-retrieval? Are you a couch potato?

I'm feeling more comfortable with transferring 3, given that this is a 3-day transfer. Thanks so much for the input!
post #104 of 220

A little advice on the PIO...

We used an 18 G needle to draw up the drug and then switched back to the 22G. (After you see the 18 G...you will be happy to use the 22!)

Have your doc/nurse draw circles where the injection site is...it helps eliminate some of the nerves and takes the "guess work" out for your DH.

While standing, take your weight off the leg on the side of the injection.

Have DH GO SLOW when actually injecting. I noticed that when my DH forced the oil in faster, it hurt a lot more. Didn't feel much pain when he went slow.

After the injection is done, have DH rub the spot to help the oil disolve (otherwise you will end up getting a lumpy butt by the time injections are done).

Apply a hot pack to the spot and make sure you move around for a few minutes.

It gets better with time, but you will probaby get some bruising. The worst pain I had with it was the feeling of a charlie horse in my rear. It's all worth it in the end!
post #105 of 220
Adding to Brenda's list of PIO

Ice the area first. Barely feel the needle.

Jenn
post #106 of 220
Also flex the butt muscle after the injection.

Jenn
post #107 of 220
PUPO!!!!!! YES! every IVFer's mantra

Leslie... Jenn and Brenda gave you all the good advice. Also, make sure the PIO is warm.. have your injector hold the syringe in their hand for a few mins (while you ice) before injecting. I laid down for all of them and only one or two of them hurt.
post #108 of 220
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Originally Posted by juju's mom
By the way, your name is on the top or our "fav baby names".
Cool! My name was pretty popular just a few years ago, but I'm glad it is now waning in popularity. I like my name.

Leslie: They gave me some pain reliever in my IV bag, which they had me finish up before I went home yesterday. After that it was just Motrin, but only for yesterday -- none allowed today or tomorrow in preparation for the transfer.

I heard from the nurse this afternoon about my 28 eggs. Of those, 24 were mature and I now have 18 embies growing away! I told DH if he ever had a dream of having 19 children, now is his chance! The other moms at school say I can now have my own Montessori class!

So my transfer is Thursday at 10:30 a.m. I am so excited!!!!

I had my first PIO injection tonight and it wasn't too bad. I'm glad I read your post, Brenda, about changing the needle. DH was coming at me with that big 22G and I had him change it to 30!

Is everyone also taking Medrol and Doxycycline?
post #109 of 220
I just heard from our fertility clinic that they were able to freeze 4 of our embies!

If this transfer doesn't work, what is the procedure for frozen transfer? Anybody been there?

Jenn
post #110 of 220
Thread Starter 
hey Jenn, that's great news!! I haven't been there, but I can't wait to hear about it...

...because this morning I had 14 eggs retrieved!!

then I came home and slept for 3 hours. I'm feeling better than I expected to. the nurses were absolute angels and I simply adore the anesthesiologist. I was a super nervous Nelly so as soon as the IV was in she gave me The Cocktail. yum. didn't feel a thing, don't remember a thing.

thnx for the great PIO info!! I start tomorrow. Megan ~ I started the antibiotics yesterday and will start the Medrol today. Any new news on your village/classroom?
post #111 of 220
I LOVE THE IV COCKTAIL

WTG Leslie! 14 is brilliant! that's how many I got too! :
post #112 of 220
what is the procedure for frozen transfer? Anybody been there?


With my frozen transfer it was similar to a regular ivf without the egg producing meds. I still did bcp and lupron followed by progesterone and estrogen. Instead of a transfer after retrivial the transfer was decided by your uterine lining. If you'd like more details I'll post in more detail.

I don't remember who had 28 eggs but thats great. My two retrivials were 24 the first time and 32 the second.
post #113 of 220
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Originally Posted by Leslie in Chicago
hey Jenn, that's great news!! I haven't been there, but I can't wait to hear about it...

...because this morning I had 14 eggs retrieved!!

then I came home and slept for 3 hours. I'm feeling better than I expected to. the nurses were absolute angels and I simply adore the anesthesiologist. I was a super nervous Nelly so as soon as the IV was in she gave me The Cocktail. yum. didn't feel a thing, don't remember a thing.

thnx for the great PIO info!! I start tomorrow. Megan ~ I started the antibiotics yesterday and will start the Medrol today. Any new news on your village/classroom?
Congratulations on your 14!!! That is fantastic!!!!!!!!! So are you having your transfer Saturday?

My village is still cooking away. Two of my little embies will be going to their new home inside me tomorrow morning! I hope they like it there. :
post #114 of 220
Good Luck Megan. I will be thinking of you today. Let us know when you are up and about again. Sticky Vibes to you

My boobs hurt today???? I am obsessing!

Next Wednesday can't come fast enough!

Jenn
post #115 of 220
Thread Starter 
I'm taking it as a very good sign that I have the same # of eggs as Korin!

Megan~ how'd it go? yep, my transfer is Saturday.

Jenn~ I can imagine how hard the wait is....I'm going nuts just waiting for the fertilization report.

? I've been instructed to be a total couch potato after transfer. Went out and rented 5 movies, bought lots of magazines. Does this mean bedrest literally, or just nothing strenuous? curious what you all were told & did/are doing.
post #116 of 220
I was told to just take it easy and not lift anything heavy.

Enjoy the movies!

Jenn
post #117 of 220
I was on 36 hours of strict bedrest... basically I could sit halfway up, and go to the bathroom. Had to sleep in the guest bed, cause they wouldn't let me go upstairs. Then they had me stay home from work for 3 more days since my work involves hard work... adjusting. Movies, knitting, bad tv, and a few good friends got me through it.
post #118 of 220

Resting after my transfer!

Here I am! The doctor was "very impressed " with my eggs amd embryos. They have 8 frozen and the rest they will keep growing and then freeze.

So my two little embies are safe and cozy inside me. We even have a photo of them that I can't stop looking at! DH has named them Marlin Jr. and Coral Jr. (from Finding Nemo when looking at all their eggs Marlin says, "Okay, this half are Marlin Jr., and the other half are Coral Jr.").

The nurse told me today to avoid stairs (but our only bathroom is upstairs, so I can go up only for that), don't lift anything over 20 lbs., I can sit on the couch or in a chair at the table, but to stay down otherwise. She said that tomorrow I can be slightly more active, but to still remain pretty inactive.

In the meantime, my cousin had a baby girl this morning at 4:15 a.m.! She was 9 pounds 1 ounce, and is named Sharla Elizabelle.
post #119 of 220
Thread Starter 
yay Megan! You are now PUPO!!

Just got the call that 13 of the 14 fertilized. Tranfer at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning. yikes!
post #120 of 220
Yipee Leslie! What an emotional rollercoaster you were on this cycle. Sending you TONS for good vibes.

I feel so tired right now. I don't know if is because I was up early, made cookies, did laundry, kinda cleaned up, and chased Julia around the playground for one and a half hours!

talk later
sticky vibes to all pupo
good luck to those getting ready

Jenn
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