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Biochemical Pregnancy

Aug 24, 2009 @ 10:26 AM – by SEO Admin
My HCG level dropped considerably and the nurse informed me my pregnancy is biochemical. My husband and I are disappointed, but knew this was a possibility when the repeat test didn't rise appropriately. Luckily, we have frozen embryos to try again. We have a consultation with Dr. Nackley this week to talk about an FET. Despite the disappointment, we are looking forward to the next step because it will be one step closer to our goal.

Repeat Pregnancy Test

Aug 22, 2009 @ 10:05 AM – by SEO Admin
My repeat pregnancy test did not rise the way it was supposed to. Dr. Nackley wants me to repeat the test tomorrow. She says at this point that it could go either way. My husband and I have all our fingers crossed and we are both anxious and nervous to see what happens.

My Pregnancy Test

Aug 19, 2009 @ 08:38 PM – by SEO Admin
I cheated. The anxiousness was overwhelming and I decided to take a home pregnancy test yesterday. It was negative. I was very upset and frustrated. My husband has been very supportive during this entire journey and he continued during my meltdown. He kept reminding me that the whole process had probably been a shock to my body and we had frozen embryos to try again. I went to CAR this morning for my real pregnancy test. Imagine my shock and surprise when the nurse informed me it was positive. We are both so excited. My advice to anyone: save yourself the heartache and don't cheat. It does no good.

Embryo Transfer

Aug 18, 2009 @ 08:02 PM – by SEO Admin
We had good embryo development and were able to transfer two and freeze a few for future treatment. Despite the mock transfer, I was extremely nervous when we arrived for the embryo transfer. I took the valium and within 20 minutes my nervousness dissipated. The transfer went very smoothly and felt just like the mock transfer. We returned homeand I spent the day reclining like I was instructed. I felt a little bloated the day after the transfer, but since then I've felt normal. Now we are anxiously awaiting the pregnancy test.

My Egg Retrieval

Aug 11, 2009 @ 05:39 PM – by SEO Admin

My retrieval was everything and nothing I thought it would be. I was very nervous about the IV which ended up being the easiest part of the day. I had the best nurse start my IV and I didnt feel a thing after the mild sting of the lidocaine. When they were ready for the retrieval, they walked me back to the OR. The next thing I knew, Dr. Kathy woke me up telling me they had retrieved 22 eggs. I had moderate abdominal pain and felt very nauseated. The recovery nurse gave me crackers and Tylenol and let me up to get dressed. I vomited a few times and slept for the rest of the day. I cannot say enough about the care and compassion I received.
The day following my retrieval, I woke with mild abdominal pain. I took two Tylenol that did the trick. I started my Endometrin and Estrace with no real side effects to speak of. Despite maintaining a high sodium diet, I became so bloated by lunch that I was having difficulty breathing and had gained 5 lbs. The nurse asked me to have a sonog

Sodium Quest and Trigger Reaction

Aug 4, 2009 @ 09:05 PM – by SEO Admin

By the end of the day yesterday, I was so bloated that I felt miserable and was having difficulty breathing. I decided to take the nurse's advice and increase my sodium intake. My husband and I reviewed online menus for nutritional information and found something to fit the bill. We were on a sodium quest. I cannot say enough about how much better I felt after eating so much sodium. It has made all the difference and I have continued a high sodium diet today with much success.

I took my trigger last night, elated that it was my last injection. I mixed it the way the nurse instructed, but I had a difficult time drawing all of the medication out of the vial. I worked the needle around and shook the vial several times and finally got all of it except a small drop. By the time I was finished the needle was bent, so I got a new one for the injection. The injection felt the same as it has with the other medications. However, I have had more of a reaction to it. The injection sit

Trigger Time

Aug 3, 2009 @ 09:29 PM – by SEO Admin
I have now had 3 sonograms and it has been amazing to watch all the follicles develop. I have felt good, but the past few days I've felt bloated. It has been mildly uncomfortable. I talked to the nurse about it today and she said I needed to increase my sodium intake. The nurse also gave me trigger instructions, pending my E2 result. Sure enough, Dr. Kevin decided to trigger me today for a Wednesday retrieval. I've gotten really comfortable with the FSH injections. Now those are all gone and I have a new set of instructions to follow. I feel like I'm starting over and am all confused again.