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Fort St John, BC, Canada
My husband, David, and I had been trying to have a baby since November of 2007. After 'letting things happen', we got the amazing news that we were pregnant in June of 2008. Sadly, that pregnancy ended at 9 weeks with a natural miscarriage. After two more chemical pregnancies, we turned to fertility treatments in 2009. That decision was a disaster, with lousy medical care and poor monitoring. In December of 2009, we made the huge decision to move onto IVF. Things fell into place like magic and we began treatment on January 15, 2010. After a blighted ovum in March, we did a successful FET in June, only to endure another blighted ovum in July. We kept up and underwent another IVF in September/October of 2010 with the arrival of our son, Brogan in July of 2011! After our lovely success (finally) we decided to undertake yet another IVF treatment and hope for a sibling for our little red headed boy. Well... so far it's worked. Our story continues below!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tick Tock

Nothing really new to report today.  I got out of the house early for the ultrasound and blood work this morning, managed to get on the road before the break of dawn and was super early for my appointment.  Yay.  At least I wasn't stressed.

Everything went well... I have really difficult veins and so far the nurses have hit them every time this round.  Except for today, the vial was only half full and the blood just stopped.  Ugh.  It was dripping slowly and the nurse was wriggling the needle in and out trying to get some action.  I hate it when that happens.

The follies are doing great - the doctor never bothered to count all of them this time but noted at least a dozen on each side of notable size.  One follicle was already at 18mm and he figured that one would over mature and the egg would not be suitable.  All in all, he was totally happy with things and took my medication down to:  Bravelle 225 mg and Menopur 75 mg and Lupron 5 units for tonight and the same for tomorrow except the Bravelle will lower to 175 mg tomorrow night.

Egg retrieval is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday, not Monday, in order to let as many eggs mature as possible.  I'm 100% okay with that!  David flies in Sunday evening so we'll have most of the week to visit.

I am noticing I am more tired than before, and the hormones are beginning to have some effect on my hormones.  Only par for the course.. and it's not going to get any better!  Thankfully the shop is running beautifully and I am not at all worried about what's going on there.  It makes a world of difference to my state of mind (and body!).

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