I just got the call that my appointment for Monday has been canceled. The doctor will not be there. They rescheduled it for July 11. I told them to have my nurse practitioner call me since this cycle is so screwed up. I don't know if she'll want me to have an u/s or blood work or just induce a cycle. Hopefully I'll hear from her soon.
Yep! That's right!! Today is CD 41! I have taken a GAZILLION pregnancy tests, of course they're all negative. I've had some dull cramps like, maybe, ol' Aunt Flow was about to make her appearance, but nothing. Nada. *sigh* We have an appointment in Mobile on Monday so maybe they can tell us what is going on. We'll be talking about our next IVF cycle as well. I really wish we could do another one right now, but I know it would be best to wait until Erick has some more vacation time.
Hello all!! Sorry I've been MIA lately. It's been an adjustment getting back into a routine and going back to work after being off for 2 weeks doing IVF.
So, after all the shots, doctor appointments, taking off work for 2 weeks..........in the end, we have nothing to transfer. I was am devastated!!! I never thought it would end this way. Honestly, it never crossed my mind that we wouldn't have anything to transfer. We had talked all week on how many we wanted to transfer and after we found out we only had 4 eggs, we were prepared to transfer 3 if we needed to; anything we had to do to bring a baby home in 9 months. Now, it's over and we have nothing to show for it except a hotel bill and no more vacation time!
I never did an update on what the doctor told us after our unsucessful IVF, so here's what he said:
We had 4 eggs retrieved, all 4 were mature and fertilized. Great news!! Out of the 4 fertilized, only 1 had cell division and it stopped dividing at 2-cell stage. Not great news. He's not sure what went wrong. He said it's something inside the egg that wasn't normal. He couldn't tell this by just looking at them. He said they looked great on the outside and the fact that they fertilized was good. I guess it's like a miscarriage, they can't stop it and most of the time they can't explain what went wrong. God is in control and it just wasn't our time. We go back to see him on June 27 and we'll talk about the next cycle. He's wanting us to start again in July, but my husband doesn't get anymore vacation time until October. So we're wanting the retrieval and transfer to happen in October. The best part about the next cycle is IT'S FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We didn't have to pay for this one and he said he would split the cost between the 2 cycles!!! I'm so thankful for him! He is wonderful!!!
We got a call from the nurse this afternoon & she said we had nothing to transfer. :( We have an appointment tomorrow morning with the doctor. Hopefully he can give us some information on what went wrong. I will do an update tomorrow when we talk with him. Thank you all for your support.
We got to the clinic at 7:30 this morning for the egg retrieval. We changed in to our suites while they were preparing the room for us. The nurse came in and tried starting an IV. I'm usually very easy to get an IV started, but for some reason my veins did not want to cooperate today. After 8 sticks and 3 nurses they finally got it started!! Thank goodness everything went pretty smooth after that! The procedure itself was pretty much painless. A little uncomfortable, but nothing major. The drugs they gave me was good stuff! HA!
They told me they retrieved 4 eggs. Not the number I was hoping for, but it only takes 1 right?? He said all 4 were mature. I'm hoping for a good report tomorrow!!
I'm pretty sore and bloated. I'm hoping to feel a little better tomorrow. I will update tomorrow when I hear from the nurse.
At 8:30 pm I took my trigger shot!! The nurse called me around 5pm today and told me I was "cooked"!! haha!! She told me to do 75units of Menopur and 75 units of Follistim immediately. And to do my trigger shot at exactly 8:30 pm! Our retrieval is scheduled for Friday at 7:30am. I am so excited!!