June 13, 2013
*Warning* This is boring- this is primarily for my own memory or current IVF’ers who like to compare treatment plans. Feel free to skim.
Remember this ginormous pile of medicine? Yeah. I finally got to use it- and then some.
Anyway, if you go ahead and do a transfer and actually get pregnant your OHSS symptoms will worsen and take longer to go away. Possibly even up to 12-13 weeks of pregnancy. So, as much as we would want to do a transfer on Monday, if my body is even remotely showing signs of distress we can’t move forward with it.
Our option instead will be to freeze all of our little embryo babies and attempt a frozen embryo transfer in 6-8 weeks, or later, if we choose. And that’s so hard. Because, we’re ready now. We want to put 1 or 2 of our little babies in my womb where they belong. And let them grow there. I’m tired of medicine. I’m tired of appointments. I’m tired of monitoring. I’m just ready to be done with it. And all of a sudden knowing that we may have 2(or more) months of treatment and waiting STILL. That’s really hard to take. Really hard.
The night of 6/10 I triggered with Ovidrel at 11:15pm, took my last lupron, and other pills.
We were ready to go for Egg Retrieval on Wednesday morning!
So, the grand total of meds up to this point have been:
142 pills from 5/6-6/12
I have joked that someday I’ll lord this over our little girl or little boy about how much I had to do to get them to us(I mean, I filled up an entire sharps container with used needles, y’all). But, truthfully, if this works, I would gladly, cheerfully, happily do it a million times over just to bring them safely to me.
I’ll update on our actual retrieval tomorrow. Thank you for praying for us and being patient with me!
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