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We are starting IVF

Well it has taken over 4 years, but we are finally starting the IVF process. Last Tuesday morning I had the blood tests. They called me Tuesday afternoon and said that if I could get there to pick up my meds then I could start that same night. So I have been having injections ever since, I am on Gonal F 225 per day.

I was really worried about the injections basically because I do not enjoy needles, but thanks to a tip I picked up from My Brain’s Escape I have iced the area each night and have pretty much not felt the needles at all which is awesome.

The second blood test was on Friday and they said my levels all looked good and asked me to go in for an ultrasound and blood tests this morning. So I pack myself off before 7am this morning and get my ultrasound, apparently my specialists office did not make an appointment for me, but luckily they could fit me in. There was another lady from my doctors there and she hadn’t booked her in either. We got to talking and she mentioned that this is her 3rd attempt at IVF, I felt awful for her and wished her good luck. Then prayed that we would not have to do so many attempts.

I know that previously when we have been trying other things I have tried not to get my hopes up too high, but let’s face it, IVF was our hail Mary pass so I am hoping away 🙂

I’ll have to wait I think to get final numbers from the nurses this afternoon, from memory my lining was 5-7mm (on day 7 of cycle), I had 10 follicles producing on the right ovary largest of which was 16, there were a couple of 13’s and some 11’s, 10’s and a 9, I had 11 follicles producing on the left ovary, again the biggest was 16 and there were some 14’s and 13’s as well as some 11’s and 10’s. I guess it is early days, but are those numbers good? From memory of what I have read of others posts I think they are okay numbers. The tech wasn’t overly talky so I am kind of in the dark.

Fingers crossed everything is looking awesome. So nervous man I feel like I am going for a job interview every time I go in.

I think I am getting some weird side effects from this stuff too; I pretty much always have a low grade headache which has shortened my patience. T thinks it’s funny because he thinks my swearing is hilarious, if I swear when I get really frustrated some really random stuff comes out. His favourites so far include; ‘monkey ball hair’, ‘koala’s armpit’ and ‘vagina cakes’… I don’t know where this stuff comes from.

I also feel like I am coming down with something, but I have felt this way since the 3 day of needles, I am so very tired most of the time, sometimes nauseous, but mostly ravenous, I also get hold and cold flushes.

Would love to hear any advice on whether those are good numbers and also what (if any) side effects you got.

 

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