Friday, May 28, 2010

Going ahead!

Doctor rang this evening to say that my e2 levels have dropped again and that we will go ahead with trigger tomorrow. So egg collection on Monday. Although she did say that we won't know about eggs until collection. They could be compromised due to hormones being so high.

One step at a time!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Levels dropping

My E2 levels have dropped today - so back in for another blood test tomorrow morning. Fingers-crossed they will drop further!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

E2 Levels

I had another scan and blood test today. The scan went well, all positive. However my E2 levels are still rising. So I am back in tomorrow for another blood test. Please, please please may they start to drop!!!

Am actually not feeling very well - constantly feel sick - so looks like I am in the early stages of OHSS.

Trying my best to drink LOTS of water.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Well on Friday, I was a "slow responder" and today I need to "Coast" due to too many follicles! High risk of OHSS at the mo.
Talk about roller coaster of emotions :(

There is a possibility of cancelling the cycle so have to stop all injections and return for a scan on Wednesday. If egg collections does go ahead, I'll have to freeze the embryos and to the transfer the following month when everything settles down.

At the mo, I just hope I get to Egg Collection. I can handle doing a FET next month, but don't think I can handle cancelling...feeling down right now.

Monday, May 17, 2010

2nd & 3rd Scan

Well I had my second scan on Saturday. The nurse said that there wasn't much change. So the Puregon was increased from 150 to 225.

I had the third scan this morning - the doctor said that the follicles were growing nicely - the largest one was 8mm. He said that they were all about the same size which was good. Got a call from the clinic just there and they said to increase the Puregon to 300. Getting a tad nervous now!!!

Today in work, I felt really bloated - the meds are defo working!

Major tiredness at the mo .....zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Friday, May 14, 2010


Since last night I have been bleeding a bit (TMI)!

I rang clinic this morning and the nurse said that it is totally normal and not to worry- maybe a bit of fluid just coming out. I'm in for a scan tomorrow morning so maybe they can shed more light on it. Lower abdomen feels quite tingly at the moment and a little crampy. The nurse said this is a good sign. She said that PCO can go one way or the other: either respond really quickly or really slowly. She reckons I'm responding quickly.

Oooo can't wait for scan tomorrow - I need another update!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Well, I started the injections last night. DH was brilliant - he did them for me thank God. I have to say I was surprised at how nervous I got just before he did them. I even began laughing hysterically with nerves!!! Anyway, they were fine!
I had a nice bath after and just chilled out. But about an hour later, I got a wave of unbelievable tiredness and just collapsed into bed. Even this morning, I was wrecked. Came home from work and slept for 2 hours. I wonder is this the injections??

Metformin is going well. I really thought that I might be feeling ill from them today but nope, so far so good.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

First Scan

Well I had the first scan today -all was quiet on the western front as they say. Everything had down regulated, thank God. I was starting to worry that maybe things would not quieten down...but they did.

Nurse showed us how to do the injections - not as daunting as I had thought. I start tomorrow on them.
I'll also start aspirin and Metformin (850mg) tomorrow too. I've to reduce the nasal spray to one sniff three times a day.

Next scan is on Saturday - because I have PCO, doc wants to keep a close eye!
I feel great now we are finally starting!

Healthy eating: Not good today...fresh start tomorrow!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Comfort Eating!

Wow - where on earth has this comfort eating come out of? I'm beginning to think I have a problem. I alway thought my sweet tooth came from just loving sweet things. But now I definitely think the anxiety of doing ivf has lead me to comfort eat over the past couple of months. I actually sickened myself today. I ate healthily up to 6pm and then BAM....biscuit after biscuit in a friends house. Then when I got home...more chocolate. Why?????? I actually woke up tonight to use the bathroom, and couldn't get back to sleep worrying about the weight I feel has crept on around my waist. So here I am up outta bed writing on this blog! I just couldn't get back to sleep!

So I suppose I'm making a pledge to the world that I will eat healthily and exercise from now on. Binging on wasteful, fattie, sweet food over! This time next week, I promise to write an uplifting post about how I had a great week food-wise, about how many fresh air walks I went on and how pleased I am with myself for making a plan and sticking to it.

Ivf-Journey update: AF is starting tonight - feel a little crampy but not too bad. Down-reg scan is on Tuesday next. Nasal spray going fine. I need to go through all the consent forms with DH. Some big issues to decide on regarding "ethical" issues about embryo storage etc.

Gonna make out a fitness/eating plan for the week now and then go back to bed. Tomorrow is Friday Thank God!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Last day on BCP

Finally took last pill today - AF should arrive next 2 - 3 days.

So the next milestone is the down reg scan next Tuesday.

Just taking each step as it comes.

Time to get serious about eating healthy though- (totally pigged out at the weekend!!).
The clinic recommend that I drink 1.5 litres of water throughout cycle - so gonna start that today.
Finally feel like things are starting to move.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I have to take my last birth control pill tomorrow! can't wait -- just hate being on the pill!

Nasal spray still going grand - I'm surprised I have remembered to take it the whole time!

Told MIL all all about the treatment we are embarking in - she was really positive (i knew she would be anyway).