Day 18 – My 1st Appointment and a little Dissappointment

October 10, 2006 at 3:06 pm 3 comments

This morning DH and I went in for the first official IVF visit!
The nurse took my blood and also explained to my husband how to do the lupron shots. Looks like he’ll be giving them to me under the belly button. The needle was thin and didn’t look that wicked (funny, I had it at home but never looked at it)

She told me its OK to continue exercising on lupron and carry on normally in everything. The bloodwork would determine when I start and how the cycle would map. She said she would call me with that information.

We were out of there quickly and I was fine till about 3pm. After that I started looking at my phone nervously, waiting for it to ring. Why on earth would I be nervous NOW? I mean, what could happen? And if I am nervous now what would become of me when things get REALLY interesting?

But there I was having flashbacks to when I was waiting for the call about my follow-up betas on that ill-fated pregnancy. It was just the worst wait I had to endure.

Finally I called the nurse and she said she would call me right back with my plan. Luckily she did and I didn’t have to wait long. Unluckily it wasn’t exactly the news I wanted to hear. Nothing real bad. Just that looks like my IVF calendar would be a lot longer than I had hoped. I am to start lupron on Friday (not today/tomorrow as I had hoped). And hopefully starting Friday the 13th won’t mean anything πŸ˜€ lol Then I would be seen for a follow-up appointment in 2 weeks. Two weeks!!!! I thought I would only be on lupron for one! Or ok, maybe 10 days. So the appointment would be October 26th, and then if I check out all clear, I will have another one the following day to start meds.

She said projected retrieval will be the week of November 6th. A whole week later than I had hoped. Sigh…

This might not mean too much, but somehow I had hoped to be done with this process by certain dates based on a lot of things going on. But hey, I should be used to hearing things I don’t exactly want to hear by now, right? πŸ™‚

I’ll take it in stride – I’d rather take not-so-what-I-want-to-hear news now than later, when its a TON more crucial. So may this be the start of a GREAT cycle!
And hey – there’s always a bright side – more time to lose weight! πŸ™‚


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. makariya  |  October 11, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    Hi! It looks like we are cycling together. I had my CD2 blood and ultra sound on October 6 and started Lu%ron on Sunday, October 8. I’m suppose to stay on Lu%ron until my next monitoring visit on October 20. Try not to stress out too much about the dates. As far as I understand all the dates are somewhat tentative anyway. Good luck to you. I will be visiting your blog to see how your cycle is progressing. I hope this is the first and the last one for you.

  • 2. Lut C.  |  October 12, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    Let the games begin!

  • 3. Jys  |  October 12, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Hi Makariya ! And thanks for the support! Looks like we are cycle buddies for sure! Gonna check out your blog πŸ˜€
    Hi Lut C! thanks for checking on me! Gonna check right back on you πŸ˜€
    Yup, the games are definitely beginning!


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Expecting Number 2… :)

My TTC History

Started TTC May 2005
RE diagnosed as unexplained in Feb 06.
natural IUI #1 March 06 - BFP, m/c :(
natural IUI #2 May 06 - BFN
clomid IUI #3 July 06 - BFN
femara IUI #4 August 06 - BFN

Skipping suggested injectables,
moving to IVF
Bloodwork: Oct 12 for lupron
ER estimated 1st week of Nov

25 eggs, 15 fertilized.
1 blast transferred, 6 frozen.
Precious baby Girl born in July 07.

After 2.5 years of Bliss since that BFP...

April 2009: Start of TTC #2.
(Going back for the embies I left)
Apr 15: Start of Natural FET cycle.
May 1: Transferred single blast
May 11: BFN :(
Straight to Natural FET #2
May 29: Transferred single blast
June 4: BFP!!!!
June 8: 1st beta - 177
June 10: 2nd beta - 506

Healthy baby Boy born 2010!

Fast forward several years...

June 2013: Surprised with a completely natural and completely unplanned BFP!
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