Good news – today’s scan showed 6 follicles in the “mature” range (14-18mm) with three right at 17/18mm, and another 5 follicles just out of range at around 13mm. With a lining at 11.1mm and a oestrogen level of 3000+ that means that we are all go for Monday morning and egg collection! Fingers crossed that … More Hurdle no.6 – day 17 scan… stage 1 complete!
Wahey!!! My little (well not so little anymore) follicles are finally growing! Obviously at least some of them like the new dose of Menopur 🙂 My biggest is now 16mm – with most of the others between 11 and 14 mm and a straggler or two at 9/10mm. Strange realisation that the combined size of all of … More Hurdle no.5 – day 15 scan… well done follicles!
Today is going to be officially named “Rollercoaster Day” in honour of the madness that has happened. It started out simply – I went in for my day 13 scan, after a weekend of being on 225 units of Menopur. There was a mini disaster on Friday, when half of it leaked over my stomach … More Hurdle no.4 – day 13 scan… aka Rollercoaster Day
So I think this image sums up what my follicles are currently doing… The little wotsits are being stubborn and refusing to grow! I realised that there was something slightly wrong when the first nurse did my scan – she went very quiet and then then brightly said “your uterus lining has grown and looks … More Hurdle no.3 – day 10 scan
This morning I went for my day 8 scan. If it really was hurdles – I jumped confidently, but caught my foot – which has slowed me down and cast some doubt over whether I will finish the race… The positives…. I have 14 growing follicles (8 on my right ovary and 6 on my left. Well done … More Hurdle no.2 – Day 8 scan
Today is Menopur day 4/10 and Cetrotide day 1/10… time is going so quickly! Woke up bright and early to do my first Cetrotide injection this morning – we decided to do it at 6.45am as I normally need to leave for work at 7am each morning. Today was a Saturday and so waking up … More IVF round 1 day 4 – Cetrotide and Emotions…
My strategy to get my period to start worked! (Read all about it here) It started as I woke up on Tuesday morning. I quickly rang the clinic and booked my baseline scan in for 10.45 on the Wednesday. I was so nervous and excited all Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning – hoping and fingers crossed … More Hurdle no.1 – the baseline scan
Today was the day of the implications counselling session – something that we have to do as part of our IVF package. Essentially it was a two hour session where a lovely nurse took us through the whole IVF with ICSI procedure in detail, how to do my injections and signing TONNES of consent forms! … More Implications Counselling Session