IVF underway

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IVF underway
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 3:03pm

Rather than flooding the board with multiple posts about my cycle, considering its not your usual TTCAM, I will just have this thread and update here as needed.

I had my first u/s today. The call-back nurse said to take my last BCP tonight and let AF arrive this weekend (should be brief since she said my lining was expectedly thin). I will start stimming on Monday: 175IU Follistim

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

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In reply to: chouli77
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 11:33am

Ahhhh!!!!

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In reply to: chouli77
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 11:48am

Definitely. I have pictures and measurements of these follies from all these appts. I like thinking that one or two will grow up to be my child/ren. I will get another baby diary like I did for my pregnancy last year. I will write about all that we've gone through.

BTW - the pharmacy just called. My lupron trigger shot will be here tomorrow. I've never used lupron as a trigger and there isn't much online about it. I'm just disappointed that I paid the $180 for the two ovidrel shots, and $200 for follistim I won't have to use and can't return.

EDIT - My RE's nurse called and my ED2 went down to 2,488

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 3:54pm

For me and anyone else

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 10:24am
Well today's follie scan was my last! The "kids" are ready. They stopped counting/measuring at 35 follicles. The RE said because they changed my trigger shot from ovidrel to lupron that I won't have any problem with OHSS. She said she got 70 eggs out of a woman and *she* didn't develop OHSS b/c of the lupron. Its short-acting and gentler. As long as I continue with my diet (ugh) and keep drinking tons of water and coconut water, I'll be ok. I am def ready to get these eggs out. I am uncomfortable and swollen. My ovaries are the size of navel oranges. Walking, rolling over in bed, and going potty is a chore. But I am going to get my bfp!!
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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In reply to: chouli77
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 10:35am

OMG, you are such a trooper!!!

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 10:49am
Pretty much all I can have is protein and water. I have two protein shakes for breakfast, huge omelette for lunch, string cheese and protein bar for snacks, meat and beans for dinner, jello for dessert. Repeat the next day.
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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In reply to: chouli77
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 3:18pm

Oh my gosh Chouli - you will have the best story to tell your kids about what you went through, stiches and all, to bring them into this world! When will your ER

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 5:53pm
Thank you so much, Ann! I am getting really excited now. I got the call from the Dr. I had 12 mature on the right, and 11 mature on the left. All these ranging in size from 21 to 16. My estrogen level was good and high but not too high - not higher than 3,000. My progesterone level was good and low enough to indicate I won't ovulate early - lower than 3. I have to take my trigger shot tonight at 8:45pm. Pre-OP appointment tomorrow at 10:15, then my retrieval will be done at 8:45am on Saturday.

Woohoo!

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 6:41pm

Wow - didn't that time fly by - seems like just yesterday you and DH were just STARTING to talk about IVF and here you are!!!! You'll be pregnant soon!!! I'm so frickin' excited for you Chouli... Let us know how the pre-op goes and I'll be sending all kind of good vibes for Saturday's ER!

Ann

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In reply to: chouli77
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 6:44pm
Chouli,, that is awesome you stimmed so well! I just know this is it for you.. :)
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