Fertility Treatment, Third Time Lucky

What a Rollercoaster!

Oh my goodness this last week has been an intense rollercoaster of emotions. Egg Retrieval Day To everyone who reassured me that I would be out cold, that the sedation would sent be completely to sleep and I would wake up once it was done… You all LIED!!! I was sedated but very much conscious throughout. I think this is…

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Fertility Treatment, Third Time Lucky

Trigger Happy!

I have reached egg retrieval time. I can’t quite get my head around the fact that I am at this stage. The info part Egg retrieval in an IVF cycle is when they collect the eggs that your ovaries have been growing reading to be fertilised in the lab. When I was scanned on Friday I had follicles (cysts that…

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Fertility Treatment, Third Time Lucky

Post Stim Scan Number 1!

The next step of my IVF journey happened today when I went back to the clinic for my first post stimulation scan. This scan is to see how my ovaries have responded to the drugs. I started injecting Menopur last Tuesday, I did 150ml for 3 days and then reduced my dosage to 112ml. My dosage needs to be reduced…

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Fertility Treatment, Third Time Lucky

Third Time Lucky

I have been missing in action for several months now. My computer died and due to my extreme anxiety when it comes to making phone calls I didn’t do anything to get it fixed for a long time. It is now back in my possession and at the perfect time because I am just starting the next step of my…

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Fertility Treatment, Take Two

Cycle day 312!

At the clinic on Friday I got asked what day post stimulation I was on and my first response was “about 312” which the nurses seemed to find amusing. I wasn’t joking. It feels like this has been the longest cycle known to man. I am currently on cycle day 20, day 17 post stimulation which is so much longer…

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Fertility Treatment, Take Two

Not Going To Plan

Things aren’t going to plan. I am feeling so many things…I am scared, I am frustrated, I am anxious and I am just so tired. I had my third post stimulation scan this morning. Post stimulation scans are the scan that you have after once the injections have started, they are to see how well the ovaries are being stimulated…

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Fertility Treatment, Take Two

Moving The Goalposts

Today I am going to talk about scans. Scans and emotions, but first of all scans. I had my second scan today to see what kind of action was going on in my ovaries. Last week I had a baseline scan on day 2 of my cycle, this was to see what my uterus was looking like, whether I had…

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Take Two

Injecting Life

I am currently on day 5 of my injections and am feeling very hormonal. It is like an extreme of PMT. I was thinking earlier that if this works, is this what I am going to feel like for the next 9 months?! I have hit the mid way point where I am feeling like a pin cushion, I had…

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