Thursday, August 28, 2008

And then there were three

I was originally scheduled to got for monitoring for this final Clomid cycle tomorrow, but had to switch b/c of a co-worker scheduling issue. I just got back to the office.

As I said yesterday, I have had NO side effects this time from a 250mg dose, but guess what...3 yep 3 eggs are going to be mature!!!!!! I will take hcg trigger Sat am to ovulate Sun eve. RE will check progesterone on Monday 9/8 to make sure of ovulation and beta will be 9/15 if prog. level comes back ok.

This just blows me away! I totally know that to ovulate doesn't mean I'll get pg, but that is our primary problem, so at least we've got a shot! I am feeling very grateful!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Mad Dash

So I made the mad dash to the clinic with my husband's sample this morning! We live about 45 minutes from the clinic, so the trip always puts me into panic mode b/c I have to get it there within an hour! The reason for today's sample is cryo-preservation. At our clinic, when you have IVF you are required to have a back-up sample frozen in case there is a problem with the sample on the day of egg retrieval. This is the last step in the process for us until the meds begin.
I am having none of the normal Clomid side effects, even though I was on a monster dose this time, so I don't think that I'm going to ovulate! It's great that I feel good, but not so great that the Clomid isn't going to work AGAIN!
Anyway, I go on Friday at lunchtime for monitoring and I'll know more then!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Time marches on

I have a strong feeling that Clomid isn't doing much for me this cycle. I have had almost no side effects from it. I go for monitoring on Friday at 12:oo, so I guess we'll see. I fully expect that it is going to be a waste of time. If this cycle doesn't pan out I will start provera immediately and then BCP's once my cycle starts to prepare for IVF. I will let you know Friday where we stand!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another round

Well, my cycle did FINALLY start on Friday August 15, so I had my blood drawn Monday and started Clomid 250mg/day.

The RE called on Tuesday to say that my numbers look better than they ever have! My FSH is only 2.5, which is outstanding and everything else falls in normal range.

I'm hosting a bridal shower this weekend, so I'm busy with that and at least I'm not having Clomid headaches yet!


Monday, August 11, 2008

Holding Pattern

Well, I posted last Monday that I should start my cycle by Wednesday of last week. My body has had other ideas! I STILL have not started my cycle!

It's so frustrating because I wrote the check this week for IVF#2 and am ready to move forward with this cycle so we can get rolling with the IVF. I called Nancy, my nurse, today and she said we have to wait until next Monday before we do anything--sometimes a cycle is just slow to start!

So here we are waiting again...we have waited and saved and raised money, now that we have it my body is on strike!


Monday, August 4, 2008

Almost ready...

I took the last provera today, so I should start my cycle today, tomorrow, or Wednesday. I will go on cycle day 3 for bloodwork for the IVF. They look at my FSH, TSH, prolactin, and others to make sure everything still looks good. I am going to take 250mg of Clomid this cycle, also starting on CD3. This is my last try with Clomid, I won't take it again if I don't ovulate on this dose.

I am starting to get a bit nervous to start all of the IVF crap again-it takes so much out of me!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!