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IVF Summary – Things You Are Not Told About IVF

Sunday, January, 20, 2013 I have finally come to terms with us not being able to have kids.  If we do decide to adopt down the road there is always time.  We have kept our heads held high through this infertility process.  Remember to keep smiling as this is a long road no matter what [...]

 

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Day 13 – Bloodwork, Ultrasound & Lupron

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 I had another ultrasound today which confirmed the egg retrieval will be on Friday morning.  Two of the follicles are now at 20m, which means it is time to take the ovulation trigger shot. The nurse called me later this afternoon to confirm I would take the trigger sot at 9:15pm [...]

 

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Day 11 & 12 – Acupuncture, Bloodwork, Ultrasound, Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 I had my ultrasound today and the five follicles I have that are responding to meds are growing. I have two on the left side at 18.8m and 12m.  On the right side I have three at 16.5m, 15.5m & 13m Tonight was my last night for stimulating injections. The egg retrieval [...]

 

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Tomorrow Is The Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Tomorrow I find out if we are pregnant or not.  I can’t say that I am nervous but maybe anxious.  I get blood drawn in the morning and then it is sent off to the lab.  Usually when I get blood work done at RMA I am not called with the [...]

 

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Day 9 Menopur ,Follistim, Lupron & Ultrasound

Friday, May 25, 2012 I had an ultrasound this morning and two follicles have grown to 14mm.  The rest are still under or at 10mm.  The rest of the follicles need to catch up so mature eggs can be retrieved from them.  So far I am continuing on the meds to see if the others [...]

 

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Day 7 Menopur ,Follistim, Lupron & Ultrasound

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 I received some bad news during the ultrasound.  My follicles are not growing.  The follicles are still under 10mm, which makes them unmeasurable.  The nurse stated RMA would do one of two things either cancel my cycle or keep me on the meds longer to see if they respond.  My estradiol [...]

 

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Day 6 Menopur ,Follistim, Lupron & Ultrasound

Monday, May 21, 2012 I had an ultrasound and blood work done today to see how everything is moving along.  So far they said the follicles are similar to my last cycle of IVF.  I have 10 follicles on the right and 7 follicle’s on the left. Potentially all of those follicles should contain one [...]

 

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Blood Work / Ultrasound & Egg Retrieval

Saturday, February 25, 2012 Yesterday afternoon around 4:00pm RMA called and stated I needed another ultrasound and blood work done. I went at 8:00 am this morning and the ultrasound showed the follicles had grown to 16mm – 19mm.  I went ahead and let Wendy take the blood draw as a time saver.  I showed [...]

 

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Blood Work & Ultrasound

Friday, February 24, 2012 Before I went for the ultrasound I took a .25mg of xanax.  This might seem extreme but it really helps me relax especially when I have been cramping. The ultrasound showed the follicles to be between 13mm – 14mm.  Wendy was thinking I would not need to come back until Monday.  [...]

 

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Blood Work & Ultrasound

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Since the last ultrasound was kind of uncomfortable I decided to take half a xanax.  That actually worked quite well.  Wendy is still not great at taking blood, but it will suffice. The ultra sound scan showed my follicles were growing.  They are now 10m thick and should be about 15m [...]

 

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Blood Work & Ultrasound

Monday, February 20, 2012 This morning I had an ultrasound and blood work done.  I felt more pressure with the ultrasound today than I did last week. I think that was because I am cramping a little bit.  The ultrasound tech Wendy still is not great at taking blood but I let her do it anyway.  I [...]

 

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Progesterone Blood Work Take II

Thursday, February 9, 2012 drank water almost non stop yesterday so the blood work this morning would go smoothly.  The nurse pricked me twice with the needle and no blood would come out into the tubes.  Wendi gave me a prescription to go to CPL at lunch time. I drank only water until I went [...]

 

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Progesterone Blood Work

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 I went in to RMA this morning to get the progesterone blood work labs done.  Since Austin Gastro took blood on Monday and had difficulties I was quite bruised in both arms.  The nurse advised me to pound the water to re-hydrate my body.  I have another appointment in the morning [...]

 

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