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Inconceivable — IVF

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Aunt Flo Baby Dragon Emergency Room Fertility Infertility IVF Real Life

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We had a bit of a scare on Saturday. Warning: Graphic post ahead S is for scary. . . . Since our last failed transfer (in May) I have only had one full menstrual cycle....in June. Before IVF, my cycle was like clockwork, every 29 days. I have been having spotting on and off for about the last month. Saturday afternoon I began experiencing abdominal pain, but only on the left side. It was stronger than normal cramps, and reminded me a bit of the ovarian cysts I have had rupture in the past, but not as bad. I had some...

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Baby Dragon Fertility Infertility Injections IVF Next Steps Update

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We got our schedule! C is for calendar. If all goes well, we will begin stims on September 14th, and egg retrieval #2 could be as soon as September 23rd! What does this mean for Vegas? Well, I can still drink, I just need to choose less sugary/carby options, which I can do...I did it last year when I went with my Mom. 🤞 All goes as planned and we can get this show on the road!  

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Baby Dragon Beta Day Embryo Transfer Fertility In Vitro Infertility IVF Negative Not Pregnant Wine

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Beta day. Baffled. Buying 4 bottles of wine.  At 10 am I had my blood drawn to check my beta hCG level, as well as estradiol (estrogen) and progesterone. Around 1 pm, while at the grocery store, I logged in to my patient portal to check for results. There they were, staring back at me. <0.100 Negative. Again. I expected it, thanks to the home test I took when I woke up this morning...but it still hurts to have it confirmed. I headed to the snack aisle and stocked up on some sour patch kids and chips and queso. My phone rang....

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Baby Dragon Embryo Transfer Fertility Infertility IVF Progesterone

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T is for Transfer. Embryo Transfer Day.  One of the scariest, most nerve wracking days of this whole process. But with Valium, to relax the uterus. Okay, and maybe me, but just a little.  Arrival time, 1:45 pm. Go time, 2:30 pm. We planned for traffic and a possible bridge lift...of course there were neither. We pulled into the parking lot at about 12:50 pm. Oops. Oh well, now we can be fidgety in front of the receptionist instead of at home.  A full bladder is necessary, I am expected to drink 32 oz of clear liquids in the hour leading up...

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Baby Dragon Delestrogen Egg Retrieval Embryo Transfer Fertility In Vitro Infertility Injections IVF PIO Progesterone

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So I may have lied to you all in my first post. We knew exactly when the next transfer would be. The 22nd. Two and a half weeks from today. EEK!  Any of you who have been through this process know exactly what that means. Injections. I is for injections. I is also for I lied. I am a horrible person. Or a private one....however you want to look at it. After losing my father, grandmother, grandpa and great aunt all in about 18 months, I have a strong aversion to the phrases "I'm sorry" and "I'm sorry for your loss" ... almost as much...

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