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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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Re-connecting

Sunday, October 14, 2012 I am so excited as we finally got our tickets and hotel to San Francisco.  We are going in December for our anniversary.  Our second anniversary is tomorrow and this time away from everything is greatly needed.  We will do the normal sight seeing items, of Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, [...]

 

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Day 13 – Egg Retrieval

Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Pete and I left the house about 5:15am to start our drive to San Antonio.  We dropped my car off at Pete’s office because he had to go back to work once we got back to Austin.  I was not and still am not happy about him having to go back [...]

 

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Day 10 Menopur ,Follistim, Lupron & Ultrasound

Saturday, May 26, 2012 I had another ultrasound this morning and five follicles are within good size for the egg retrieval.  Three are at 14mm and two are at 17mm.  There are three more that are right behind at 13mm.  Each follicle grows 2mm a day so there should be a total of eight follicles [...]

 

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Day 8 Menopur ,Follistim & Lupron

Thursday, May 24, 2012 I have been a worry wart since the news yesterday.  I hope tomorrow the ultrasound shows things are progressing.  I would hate to stop the cycle and start over.  Time keeps ticking, ticking, ticking.  I even have tried to eat just protein this week to see if the eggs would grow [...]

 

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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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Day 5 Menopur ,Follistim & Lupron

Sunday, May 20, 2012 I think the IVF medicine is making me gain weight.  For the last several weeks I have been exercising and I have not lost even 1lb.  Now that I am on the IVF medicine I can not exercise.  Lisa and I went for a walk this morning around Lake Pflugerville.  At [...]

 

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Day 4 Menopur ,Follistim & Lupron

Saturday, May 19, 2012 Today is day 4 of the shots.  I was very glad to get rid of the fever I had this afternoon.  Feeling even a tad better makes such a big difference.  I have been emailing an old friend from high school who has gone through IVF.  She is now 7 months [...]

 

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Day 3 Menopur ,Follistim & Lupron / 2nd Hep B Shot

Friday, May 18, 2012 I forgot to mention that during this second IVF cycle I am on my period.  So on top of the shots I have to deal with menstrual cramps.  The stupid tylenol hardly helps me at all. I cannot take any ibuprofen because it can mess with the IVF meds. I have [...]

 

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Day 2 Menopur ,Follistim & Lupron

Thursday, May 17, 2012 Tonight I add the Lupron to my nightly regimen.  Since Pete was working late I went ahead and decided to do the shots myself again.  I like to get it over with instead of waiting, even if I have to do it myself. I am taking 20 units of Lupron.  I [...]

 

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Day 1 Menopur & Follistim

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 I have one word to describe my first day of taking shots.  CHAOTIC!!! I was suppose to have an ultrasound/lab appointment yesterday, but no one was at the RMA office.  Apparently there was a mix up and the original ultrasound tech is on vacation for the week.  Then the Medco pharmacy [...]

 

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Provera (Medroxyprogesterone)

Monday, April 16, 2012 I still have not received my period yet.  I am now ten days late, which is cause for concern.  I called the doctor today and they gave me a prescription for Provera.  The Provera is a hormone that is suppose to make me get my period.  Below is the description and [...]

 

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IVF Meds Mess With Your System

Sunday, April 15, 2012. I have now come to the understanding that the IVF medicine’s can really mess with your system.  While I was on the meds my menstrual cycle was  a week early.  This not the norm for me as my cycle is usually right on within a day or so. Now that I [...]

 

List of IVF Meds & Pricing

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Attached is a list of meds we received and will be taking throughout this whole IVF process.

 

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CD 1 & Vivelle Dot Patch

Monday, February 13, 2012 So to my surprise this morning I started my menstrual cycle.  I am 6 days early, which is not par for the course.  I am usually spot on (no pun intended) with the timing to starting my menstrual cycle. I called RMA to talk with my nurse Rachel and was told [...]

 

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Shipment of IVF Meds Arrive

Tuesday, February 14, 2012. First, Happy Valentines Day!!! I came home today to find a mountain of boxes with meds on my front porch from Medco.  My first reaction to all of those boxes was holy shit what the hell is that.  I could not believe that there could be that much medicine I would [...]

 

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Cetrotide Shot II

Saturday, February 11, 2012 This is the second night of the three series of shots for this week. I have now switched to Cetrotide as the pricing was cheaper at the pharmacy.  The intention again was for me to give it to myself but that did not work out.  Pete and I agreed just as [...]

 

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Ganirelix Shot

  Friday, February 10, 2012 Today is the first day of a three day series of shots that I need to take.  Pete and I watched the video on how to give the shot to make sure we administered it correctly.  The intention was for me to give myself the shot.  Once we prepared the [...]

 

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The Day After the HSG Procedure

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 It is now the next day evening after the HSG procedure.  Needless to say I took too much medication and had a difficult time waking up this morning.  I probably could have slept another four hours if I could.  I was told my Pete when talking to him on the way [...]

 

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HSG Procedure

Monday, January 23, 2012 Hi I just wanted to share the experience I had to today with the HSG procedure.  First of all to explain that an HSG procedure is a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an X–ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them. Several days [...]

 

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RMA of Texas – Dr Arredondo

Thursday, January 5, 2012 Starting from left to right – Dr Francisco Arredondo, Rachel Decker Nurse and Wendy Brummitt Ultrasound Tech Today we had our second consultation appointment at RMA of Texas http://www.rmatx.com/.  We met with Dr. Arredondo and our assigned nurse Rachel.  As soon as we walked through the door the environment was so different [...]

 

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Texas Fertility – Dr Burger

  Thursday, December 29, 2012. Today was one of the first appointment at a fertility center.  Pete and I met with Dr. Burger, who had a calm, quiet personality.  She started off by asking us what felt like 100 questions about our family history, conceiving experience and even our intimacy relationship. Based on our age [...]

 

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