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Day 21 – Embryo Transfer + 3 / Acupuncture

Thursday, August 23, 2012 Just a small update.  My breasts hurt and I am cramping from the progesterone.  But all of this is normal.  I am still taking the doxycycline and medrol.  Luckily no side effects from either of those pills. I have completely cut out the caffieine until I get the results next week.  [...]

 

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Day 19 – Embryo Transfer + 1 / Acupuncture

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 We are now one day after the embryo transfer.  I took the day off to make sure I did not have too much stress.  The last couple of rounds of IVF I was so concerned and worried about work I think that stress may have affected the results.  Until I get [...]

 

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Day 18 – Embryo Transfer

Monday, August 20, 2012 All went well today.  We had two embryos that were transferred.  Of course I was a nervous wreck.  Luckily I was able to take Vallium before we left, which helped tremendously.  When I checked in we got our own room again which we loved.  The nurse gave me another Vallium while [...]

 

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Negative

Thursday, January 14, 2012 I went for my blood work this morning to find out if the embryo transfer took.  I woke up not feeling all that great, but thought it was just the normal cramping from the progesterone. Around 9:00am when I was at work I had the most horrible back and stomach pain.  [...]

 

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Spotting

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 I have been spotting the last couple of days, which is making me very nervous.  It is just brown spotting and not blood but it is still worry some.  I did some google searching and other women have had the same thing happen days after their embryo transfer. Two more days [...]

 

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Day 21 – Progesterone Shot

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 We did the progesterone shot this morning instead of in the evening and it worked out fantastic.  I warmed the syringe under hot water to thin the oil and that worked better than the wash cloth method. It was so nice to come home from work and not have to prep [...]

 

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Day 20 – Progesterone Level Blood Work

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 I went to RMA in Austin this morning to get blood work done.  This was to check the progesterone levels in my system.  The blood work will tell us if I am getting enough progesterone. Since Pete has school tonight I had asked the nurse if she could give me my [...]

 

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Day 19 – Day After Embryo Transfer

Monday, June 4, 2012 I could not sleep at all last night.  I woke up three times in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.  I have never had to get up and go pee so many times in one night.  I was still crampy and decided to work from home to keep [...]

 

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Day 18 – Embryo Transfer

Sunday, June 3, 2012 I woke up at 5:00am because I could not sleep.  I laid in bed and played my games on my phone until about 6:00am.  I got up and started to get ready, with Pete right behind me.  Unlike the egg retrieval I was allowed to eat breakfast first and drink, since [...]

 

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Day 17 – Progesterone Shot

Saturday, June 2, 2012 My first thought was I would go ahead and start the progesterone suppositories today instead of doing the shot.  Especially based on the other night.  I was doing research online about the suppositories and the discharge from them can be quite messy.  Since I was doing the embryo transfer tomorrow I did [...]

 

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Day 16 – Progesterone Shot & Nurse Visit

Friday, June 1, 2012 I received a call today from Dr. Arredondo about the embryo transfer.  We batted around the idea of doing the transfer today, but he thought it was best I get a couple of more days of the progesterone in my system.  One egg has 8 cells and the other egg has [...]

 

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Day 15 – Progesterone Shot

Thursday, May 31, 2012 The dreaded progesterone shot.  OMG, and crappola the shot this evening was horrible.  I prepped everything while Pete was on his way home.  Warmed the syringe with a hot washcloth and iced the injection area.  As soon as Pete walks in the door I have him put everything down and give [...]

 

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Day 14 – Day After Egg Retrieval & Progesterone Shot

Wednesday, May 30, 2012. I decided to try and go into work today, which was probably a mistake.  Like last time I was walking like an old lady and was just cramping a lot.  I took my antibiotic and also a vicodin to help with the pain.  I ended up being way to drowsy at [...]

 

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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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