Monthly Archives: March 2021

Without my consent

How many losses can one person sustain in a year? Maybe that sounds dramatic to you but I reject dramatic, a word attributed to my highly sensitive nature, and substitute deeply in touch. Yeah, I know there could be more … Continue reading

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Priming Update

I started omnitrope today for what will be about 40 days or 6 weeks of daily injections. The omnitrope is human growth hormone and has been used for low AMH to improve IVF outcomes. While we think my egg quality … Continue reading

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Not Okay and Next Steps

I know that the expected response from me is to be positive and look on the bright side. “Things happen for a reason” (lies) and “At least xyz didn’t happen” (irrelevant, don’t care). I’m sure that is what people want … Continue reading

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Monitoring Ultrasound #2

Today was monitoring follicle scan #2 which often leads to having an egg retrieval date. I only woke up at 4 am so I slept almost all night (we are a 5-6 am wake up house). I did my morning … Continue reading

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Monitoring Ultrasound #1

Today was my first monitoring appointment after being on stim meds for 5 days (today is day 6). As expected, I didn’t sleep great with a 1:30 am wake up, thankfully I was able to go back to sleep. I … Continue reading

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Stim Update

I have been on these stim meds for about 4 days now and I am feeling them. Pretty much right away, I experienced bloating. I am feeling full. Imagine you have just overeaten your favorite meal and need to lie … Continue reading

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Stim Medications, Day 1

Today I started what are called “stim meds” or medications designed to stimulate the ovaries to do the things. I started the morning with 14…FOURTEEN…oral medications and vitamins with one more in the evening. The next four days, it will … Continue reading

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Baseline Update

After a 3:30 am anxiety infused wake up,  I went for my baseline appointment today at my local hospital. I went about an hour before my appointment hoping to have bloodwork done in advance. They were able to get me … Continue reading

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CD 1, it’s all happening

It has been a busy cycle day 1 today as we are planning our retrieval for this month.  I spent basically my entire morning on calling and emailing the appropriate persons to get this process going. Once I contacted our … Continue reading

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Called by name

I am very much a planner. Call it an anxiety coping mechanism or personality. Realistically, it is probably both. As such, we started naming this unmade baby when we called to schedule a consultation. I’d love to share some of … Continue reading

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