Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cycle4, IVF1, CD23, 4dp5dt - Embryo Transfer story

05/18/12 - CD17:
Morning - Baby aspirin, Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Doxycycline, Endometrin
Noon -  Cinnamon+Chromium, Medrol, Endometrin
Evening - Cinnamon+Chromium, VitD
Night -  Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Doxycycline, Cabergoline, Chlor-trimeton, Endometrin

05/19/12 - CD18:
Morning - Baby aspirin, Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Doxycycline, Endometrin
Noon -  Cinnamon+Chromium, Medrol, Endometrin
Evening - Cinnamon+Chromium, VitD
Night -  Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Cabergoline, Chlor-trimeton, Endometrin

We still had about 10 of the 11 fertilized embryo's growing. 4 - grade 1's, 4 - grade 2's and 2 - grade 3's.

05/20/12 - CD19: - ET day
Morning - Baby aspirin, Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Endometrin
Noon -  Cinnamon+Chromium, Medrol, Endometrin
Evening - Cinnamon+Chromium, VitD
Night -  Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Cabergoline, Chlor-trimeton, Endometrin

Unlike most people I had to go with an empty bladder. The acupuncturist met me at the transfer location. It was a short 20min session but somehow I ended up bleeding from my ear at the end of it. The doctor spoke to us after the acupuncture session and updated us that we had 2 really good quality embryos and might have more for freezing. We stuck to our decision of transferring just one and the doctor agreed as our chances of twins with 2 embryos was as high as 50%. Initially it was a little difficult to find my cervix but once in place the catheter slipped right in. Also because of the empty bladder they had to probe and prod a little to locate the catheter on the screen. Once everything was visualized the embryologist brought the embryo and it took about 5 seconds to actually transfer it. We waited till the embryologist confirmed that the embryo was actually inside me and then had to rest for about 10min in the same room. Meanwhile the embryologist came to give us our report and said that the one we transferred was a high quality grade 4AA embryo that was almost hatching. He went on and on about how perfect it looked and he would definitely use our embryo picture for presentations and stuff. He said we have a couple more that might be available for freeze. I had to go back for another 25min post transfer acupuncture session and then we were on our way home. Resting was the hardest part of the day, after getting home. I slept for sometime and then watched TV for the rest of the day.

05/21/12 - CD20:
Morning - Baby aspirin, Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Endometrin
Noon -  Cinnamon+Chromium, Endometrin
Evening - Cinnamon+Chromium, VitD
Night -  Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Cabergoline, Chlor-trimeton, Endometrin

Symptom - Bloating + Constipation
It was very very hard to not do anything and it made me sad and depressed by the end of the day. It was harder in the evenings after our nanny leaves to be with my almost 3yr old daughter and not actively play with her. She was super clingy too (kids somehow sense that something is wrong).

05/22/12 - CD21:
Morning - Baby aspirin, Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Endometrin, Vivelle dots
Noon -  Cinnamon+Chromium, Endometrin, Iron
Evening - Cinnamon+Chromium, VitD
Night -  Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Cabergoline, Chlor-trimeton, Endometrin

Symptom - Bloating + Constipation + Excessive sleepiness

05/23/12 - CD22:
Morning - Baby aspirin, Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Endometrin,
Noon -  Cinnamon+Chromium, Endometrin, Iron
Evening - Cinnamon+Chromium, VitD
Night -  Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Cabergoline, Chlor-trimeton, Endometrin

Symptom - Mild cramping in the evening + Tiredness

Even though my clinic recommends 3 days of couch rest I got up to do some minimal cooking and standing brought on some mild cramps. The cramps went away as soon as I sat down.

05/24/12 - CD23:
Morning - Baby aspirin, Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Endometrin,Vivelle dots
Noon -  Cinnamon+Chromium, Endometrin, Iron
Evening - Cinnamon+Chromium, VitD
Night -  Metformin, Inositol, Cinnamon+Chromium, Cabergoline, Chlor-trimeton, Endometrin

Symptom - Tiredness

Back to work today and so far it has been going good. In fact it was a good distraction to be back and not micro-analyzing every symptom.

My first beta is scheduled for the 29th and the second is on the 1st. The clinic does not call with results in the middle. Its very hard not to POAS and I might give in to temptation soon.

4 comments:

Dandelion Breeze said...

Wonderful that you had such a good quality and photogenic embie for transfer :)) FXd for your 2WW... thinking of you xoxo

daysofserenity said...

I can't believe they don't call after the first beta and make you wait till the second! How torturous! Thinking of you as you wait!

I Believe in Miracles said...

Sounds like everything went as well as possible with the transfer! Hoping that little embryo decides to stick around!!

That seems bizarre to me that they wouldn't call after first beta. What if it's negative? Do they still make people go in for the 2nd? I probably would POAS too.

Wishing you the best! xoxo

Emily said...

Hi from cyclesista! Sounds like everything went well and you transferred a beautiful emby. Hoping and praying it is digging in deep and getting settled for a long time. Good luck tomorrow!