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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 […]



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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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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Sonoysterography (Saline Ultrasound)

Thursday, January 26, 2012 I had the saline ultrasound this morning.  This was simpler than the HSG procedure.  I still took a Vicodin and .50mg of Xanax.  The procedure uses sterile saline that is injected into the cavity of the uterus, distending or enlarging it. The saline outlines the endometrium (the lining of the uterine […]


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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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