My journey through infertility

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monitoring update

I had my first monitoring appt. yesterday.  I have 5 follicles currently measuring over 1cm, with a few getting close and a bunch of little stragglers.  My estradiol levels were good so my RE has me continuing with the same dose with another monitoring appt. tomorrow morning.  I'm crossing my fingers that some of those follicles slow down a little so I don't have to worry about over responding.

Also, I am going to a friends cabin in a few weeks, which I just looked at my chart and realized will most likely be right around test time ( assuming we make it to IUI).  I have this ridiculous vision in my head now of me sitting in the outhouse with a flashlight and an HPT (cause you know I am not going to wait until I get home).

Friday, April 22, 2011

First shot is done

It didn't kill me, so that is good.  I think I can handle doing this every day, but please please please let me be a good responder so I don't have to do it for very long (but not too good, I don't need 10 babies). 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I have to do what with the needle?

I am CD1 today, and my RE has decided to squeeze me in to the current cycle of injects.  I went in today for a baseline ultrasound to make sure my ovaries are good to go.  Then I got to learn how to stab myself with needles the correct way.  First inject is Friday and my first monitoring appt. is Tuesday.  This is really happening. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

I ovulated!!

I had my blood drawn on Saturday and my progesterone was a teeny bit high, so there was a chance I had ovulated.  I went in for a re test on Wednesday and it was 8.2.  I definitely ovulated!  I don't think we stand a chance of it leading to a pregnancy, but I'm so excited that I don't have to use Provera to end my cycle.  As soon as I get my period I am calling my doctor and getting my birth control to wait for the next round of injects.  Always waiting.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Injections it is

My husband had his appointment with the urologist.  After doing some tests and looking at his numbers, he determined that surgery would most likely not improve our chances.    Yay for no surgery!!  I called my RE's office to figure out the next steps.  I had my blood drawn this morning to see if I've ovulated (99% sure I haven't).  Assuming I haven't ovulated I will start Provera to end my cycle.  Once the new cycle starts I will go on birth control until the doctor is ready to start my injects cycle.    It could be as early as mid May. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

F*** you Peta ( sorry mom, this deserves the F word)

So National Infertility Awareness week is coming up end up April, and how is Peta going to honor it?  By giving away a free vasectomy.   Really Peta?  Really?  This is more than just a slap in the face to the millions of people suffering with infertility.  If you think this is as ridiculous as I do, please sign the online petition here and voice your opinion any other way you know how.