@marfi236 If I have to freeze, they told me I can transfer next cycle which will end up being a last week of January/first week of February transfer. I'm so sorry about you Grandma. I hope it works out that you are able to see her this weekend.
@Roeni I'm so sorry about your cycle being pushed back. It's such an emotional rollercoaster. I was supposed to start my IVF cycle in November and it got pushed back to December which I was really bummed about. Turns out, it was way better logistically and emotionally for me to complete the cycle in December, so I hope there's a silver lining in your case too
@northbeach3 My AFC this cycle was 16. I don't know if that is accurate, though. At my last clinic, the baseline u/s was always at least 20 min long and they spent a lot of time counting follicles. My AFC was always between 26-40. At this new clinic, the u/s tech spends like 30 sec doing the baseline u/s and has always gotten significantly less counts. So, who knows. The AFC for my right ovary this cycle was 6 and I ended up retrieving about 10 eggs from that side. So far I am chugging Gatorade and I premade a bunch of salty dinners for the week on Monday and stocked up on protein and salty snacks.
@J1006 FX that the bump in meds gives your ovaries a boost! What were your last counts?
@kiwi2628 Ugh, sorry the MD Lupron is so uncomfortable GL with starting stims tonight - I hope this is a great protocol for you!
AFM, spoke to the embryologist this morning. Out of the 22 eggs, 17-18 were mature (she couldn't tell me for sure because we split fertilization between ICSI and conventional fertilization and they don't check maturity when doing conventional fertilization). Of the 17-18 mature, 16 fertilized!!! I will get another update tomorrow. I was told two different things about my transfer - doctor yesterday said freeze all, but then when the nurse updated me she told me to start progesterone today and we'd do a transfer on Sunday. So not sure what I'm supposed to be doing. When I talked to the embryologist this morning she said sometimes the doctors say freeze all because on paper it looks like an OHSS risk, but that if they assess me in the days following and I am OK, they'll still go ahead with the transfer. So, just waiting for a call back to see what I'm supposed to do. I started my prometrium just in case.
Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFNCycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFNCycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFNCycle 5: HSG-normal Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFNCycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFNCycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle checkCycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cystCycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFNCycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle checkCycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFNCycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFNCycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF Cycle 14: IVF-BFN
How are all you ladies doing who are stimming? Feeling OK? For the few of you that started Jan 2nd, will you guys be going for your first monitoring appointments tomorrow?
@efavelle02 How are you feeling today? I hope your headaches have gone away!
AFM, I got my day 3 update from the lab and I still have 15 embryos that the embryologist said are dividing nicely! Next update is Monday after freeze. She said to expect about 50% of the day 3 embryos to make it to freeze. I send my embabies "grow" vibes throughout the day and am really hoping for a strong bunch of frozen blasts.
@efavell02 Good to hear! Yeah, I wasn't expecting to feel so sore so soon and my nurse made me feel like I was abnormal because she said that other patients didn't normally feel that way. I dunno. Hopefully that means your ovaries are working hard. GL at your appointment tomorrow!
@kiwi2628 Totally understandable given your experience last cycle. I would be nervous too. I hope you are able to sleep well tonight and that you are pleasantly surprised tomorrow morning with a great report.
ETA: I didn't see a couple of updates before I responded...
@hoffmanr7 @J1006 After the first 4 nights stimming I lived in yoga pants and leggings. Nothing else fit. I pretty much ran from the elevator to my office and kept my door closed so that no one would see that I was wearing yoga pants and running shoes lol! Luckily, I've been on vacation since Christmas so only DH had to see me at my absolute worst