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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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Day 8 & 9 – Acupuncture, Bloodwork, Ultrasound, Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Saturday, August 11, 2012 What a day.  I started off at CPL around 8:10am to get my estradiol levels drawn.  I had acupuncture at 9:00am and then my ultrasound at 10:15am.  Luckily the doctor was running late for the ultrasound because so was I. My estradiol levels are at 383%.  My ultrasound still showed only [...]

 

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Day 6 – Bloodwork, Ultrasound, Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 I did blood work this morning to test my estradiol levels.  I also had an ultrasound, which showed some of the follicles responding to the meds.  There were a couple of the right that were at 5cm and 6cm.  On the left side of the ovary there were a couple of [...]

 

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Estradiol

Friday, March 16, 2012 I have been taking the Estradiol pills for the last several days.  The Estrace (estradiol) is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries.  This pill is suppose to get my body ready for the embryo transfer.  I take the Estradiol three times a day and sometimes [...]

 

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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Day 8 Shots – Menopur, Follistim & Cetrotide

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 I received a call from one of the nurses today and was informed to continue with Menopur and Follisitim but to add the Cetrotide shot.  The office is estimating egg retrieval will now be sometime in the middle of next week.  This works well since Pete has a  lot of school [...]

 

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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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Day 6 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Monday February 20, 2012 Tonight I gave the two shots to myself.  I prepped the syringes, iced my inner thigh and breathed deeply.  the first shot of menoopur was not to bad.  The stinging sensation was different, I guess I am not use to that feeling in my thigh.  I then gave myself the follistim [...]

 

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