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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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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 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 11 – HCG Trigger Shot

Sunday, May 27, 2012 I received a call from RMA this morning stating the egg retrieval is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 8:30am.  We need to be in San Antonio by 7:00am that morning for prep etc. Pete gave me the HCG trigger shot at 10:30pm this evening.  I hope everything goes smoother [...]

 

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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 10 Shots – Menopur, Follistim & Cetrotide

Friday, February 24, 2012 Not much to report today.  I gave two of the shots in my inner thigh.  This gave Pete more time to get his studying done.  I have him give me the third shot in the stomach. I found another new trick tonight.  I can use the Q-Cap  on the Cetrotide syringe [...]

 

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Day 9 Shots – Menopur, Follistim & Cetrotide

Thursday, February 23, 2012 Well this is day nine of my shots.  I was not in the right mental state for them tonight.  I had Pete give me all three shots in my stomach.  Part of my inner thigh is a little bruised from last night. The Cetrotide shot comes with a bigger gauge needle [...]

 

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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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Day 7 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 OMG thank goodness Pete was home tonight to give me my nightly shots.  After screwing up my inner thigh last night I was nervous again about the shots.  Pete suggested continuing on with giving the shots in the stomach.  There is more fat in the stomach area than the inner thigh. [...]

 

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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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Day 5 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Sunday February 19, 2012 Not much to report today.  Just another day of shots in the gut.  I am kind of getting use to the nightly regimen.  I am a little nervous about tomorrow night because Pete has school. This means I have to do both shots on my own.  I can do it!!! I [...]

 

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Day 4 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Saturday, February 18, 2012 Well only 6 more days left of shots and I can’t wait to have a break.  I am running out of stomach room for these shots.   I read online that some people were alternating the shots between their stomachs and inner thigh.  I left one of the nurses a voice mail [...]

 

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Day 3 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Friday, February 17, 2012 Okay so I am a dumb ass.  I saw on the Menopur website I should be using 1 vile, which is 2ml for every 300IU.  So I have been using the 2 ml for 4 viles of powder. I read the directions from RMA and it states to use 1ml for [...]

 

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Day 2 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Thursday, February 16, 2012 So far the only side effect I have from the Menopur is a little bruising.  I did some googling and found that it is possible the shot was put into a blood vessel, which can cause bruising.  I do not have any side effects from the Follistim. I was dreading the [...]

 

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Day 1 Shots – Menopur & Follistim

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Today I had my baseline ultrasound appointment and lab work.  I had 8 follicles on the right side of my ovary and 11 follicles on my left ovary.  The ultrasound tech said that was a good number and a good start.  The ultrasound tech is horrible at drawing blood.  I am [...]

 

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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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