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WTO Monday, 5/16

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Re: WTO Monday, 5/16

  • Month/Cycle: 5/1AL

    CD: 3


    R/R: Took the day off today for some alone time since the events that unfolded this weekend. I’m other news, Hamilton is coming to town in august and tickets go on sale today! I cannot WAIT to swipe some tickets! 

    CS/Q: nothing to see yet. Just a lonely dot on the chart. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  • Month/Cycle: years and years

    CD: the ultrasound technician asked me this simple question this morning and i was like... uh, i have no idea. and she was like, ok but can you guess? and i was like, i mean i started bleeding last friday i think, but my stimulation cycle started on tuesday or maybe wednesday depending on how you wanna think about it. and she rolled her eyes and just put some date in.

    WAYDTGKU: IVF (lupron flare), CoQ10, DHA, DHEA, PNV, HGH microdose

    R/R: I barely made it to my u/s this morning on time. I'm being monitored at a local clinic rather than driving all the way to my fertility clinic (3 hours away). anyhow, I got caught up in taking my shower and then doing my shots and wasn't paying attention to the time. when I finally looked at a clock i was like, OH CRAP and booked it down the freeway. Arrived just a few minutes late.

    CS/Q: I've got no chart to show off so here's where i'll put my u/s results:  i have 5 follicles between 10-15mm already, and am hoping hard that some smaller ones will put on a growth spurt in the next few days. These are not bad mid-term results by my (low) standards.

    I am doing this on my own. Left ovary and fallopian tube removed due to cyst/necrosis just after birth. Right ovary and tube still purport to function.
    Began TTC in Aug '18 @ age 35
    5 or 6 (or 7?!) cycles using frozen donor sperm, ICI. All BFN
    Mar-Jun '19 IUIs, all BFN
    Began process of referral for RE in spring of '19, blood tests confirm low AMH (.54) but all else is good.
    May '19 HSG shows open tube, but ultrasound suggests fibroids
    MRI in June '19 confirms two large fibroids, one growing through wall of uterus
    In June '19 I move from California to Oregon, disrupting my insurance, referrals, etc. 5 months spent piecing it all back together.
    Nov. '19 attempted myomectomy (vaginal approach) failed. 2nd surgery using laparoscopic method in Jan '20 is successful.
    April '20 --> June '20, natural IUIs, all BFN.
    July? saline ultrasound and bubble test demonstrate open tube
    July '20 clomid cycle cancelled for thin lining
    Aug-Oct, 3 femara cycles, all BFN
    RE referral. While waiting to set up an appointment Nov-Jan,I continue with natural cycles and ICI, using a known donor, BFN...
    Jan '21 more bloodwork, AMH is worse (.30), FSH high albeit not catastrophic at 13.2. hysteroscopy all good. "looks cozy!" says the RE.
    Feb '21, injectables (menopur, novarel), iui, BFN (doc said the frozen donor sperm sample had the "best numbers she'd ever seen!")
    Mar '21, injectables, iui cancelled due to lack of follicles, converted to at home-insem. BFN
    May '21, first IVF round cancelled due to cyst.
    July '21 IVF: standard antagonist. 225menupur/225gonal-f/cetrotide/5000u trigger, AFC 7; 6 days of stims. 8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilize, 4 made it to blast. 3 are 4AB, 1 is 4BB. PGT-A results all abnormal.
    Oct '21 somewhat improved AMH (.51) and significantly improved FSH (8.9). Maybe it's all the pills I swallow.
    Dec -21, standard antagonist. 225menupur/225gonal-f/cetrotide/5000u trigger, AFC 5; 11 days of stims. retrieval yields 5, 4M, 2 reach day-6 blast (4AB & 4BB). 1 low-level mosaic (chr. 3 deletion), 1 complex abnormal.
    Feb '22 FET (low-level mosaic): CP.
    May '22 egg retrieval, lupron flare protocol. HGH priming for 1 month before stims; md lupron 20/20u daily; menopur 225, follistim 225, 10k trigger after 8 days of stims; AFC 10; 13 retrieved; 10 mature; 8 fertilized. All frozen at 2PN for later thaw, grow, and biopsy.
    July '22 egg retrieval same protocol: 9 days of stims; AFC 8; 10 retrieved, 8 mature, 4 fertilized and frozen.
    Sept '22 ER same protocol: AFC 10; 12 retrieved, 11 mature, 11 fertilized.
    From the 3 retrievals, 7 survived to day 5-6 blastocyst, from which I have 2 normal embryos!
    Jan 20, Fully medicated FET, baby aspirin, dexamethasone, acupuncture, and as much woo as I can stand (which isn't very much). BFN.
    July 23, Natural FET + baby aspirin. BFN.
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