Keria - sorry you were feeling down, and I hope you had a great weekend. it is so hard to stay even keeled with all these hormones going through our bodies. My husband compared it to high altitude hiking--you are totally loopy from oxygen deprivation, but you have to stay on task and make life and death decisions.
Blue -it sounds like your stims are going great! Yay for transfer on Wednesday, I hope everything goes perfectly!
Taxlady - It sounds like you're right on track. What did the ultrasound say?
Julieven - I know what you mean about feeling burned by the process. It's hard to get your hopes up again. For me, I had an interrupted IVF cycle last December due to OHSS, then a failed FET, now I'm on my second FET from that same cycle. I no longer do any due date calculations. It's getting really hard for me and my husband to make plans or look forward to the future because it's like there's a forked future--one in which we're pregnant and one where we're not.
Tear - i'm really glad you checked in with us. and missme--i'm so happy you're checking in with us. it's wonderful to hear from women who have crossed over and understand how lucky they are. Missme, I'm so sorry you're so uncomfortable!, isn't there anything they can do for you?
AFM- i was feeling really, hopeful on Friday and Saturday. Today I woke convinced that all the "symptoms" are just in my head. There's no point testing until Tuesday, I just want to put myself out of my misery so badly!!
Also there was a great big party last night in my neighborhood, and a bunch of my friends were going to be there. We got all dressed up to go and on our way out the door, DH coughed and had a weird rib spasm, like he thinks maybe he even broke his rib. So we headed back inside. I was feeling really conflicted and guilty anyway about staying out late, just in case there's something I'm sheltering here.
blue -- if we have to do another FET i am thinking about asking the doctor about the details of the protocol, based on what you've said--the logic of triggering a follicle at the same time, and perhaps trying an earlier transfer instead of going for the 5 day, and maybe even doing the final 10 in two rounds of 5. Because they don't really know very much about the embryo quality.