Thursday, March 3, 2011

Yay for Injections

I emailed my clinic again on Friday as I knew I'd need another estrace prescription called in, and was wondering if I needed to do Ganirelix again, and they told me to get estradiol/progesterone checked on Saturday and then they'd figure out what I needed to do.

Bloodwork showed high estradiol (expected because of the estrace) and very low progesterone. So when they emailed me back on Tuesday they told me to come in on Wednesday for an ultrasound and more bloodwork.

The ultrasound showed a great lining (9.5, lol) and quiet ovaries full of resting follicles. For once, my RE was enthusiastic about my ovaries. He thinks I didn't ovulate, and so just got an extra long estrogen priming protocol. Since things look good, he told me to start stims today (Thursday)!

What a relief -- I was imagining horrible scenarios like having to redo an estrogen priming cycle, and thus being put off for two months. So glad I get to start sticking myself with a needle now instead.

I also went in today for an Intralipid infusion (the first one without my husband there -- happy to report it went smoothly). Next Tuesday is my first monitoring appointment, and a giant blooddraw for hormone levels and immunology -- so it'll be something like 7-9 vials of blood. Ew.

Same protocol as last time -- 225 IU of Gonal F and 75 IU of Menopur, morning and night.

Happy to be doing this cycle with some cycle sisters:

cgd at Adventures in Infertility Land

Jen at This is More Personal

Madame Pumpkin at Planting a Pumpkin Patch

Tillien at a nuttier life

Lori at Love, Life & Infertility

Let There Be Sims at Wishing for the Gift of Life

Kittygirltx at Mission to Baby

Rebecca at Trying Not To Scream

Bobbi at The Johnson's Journey

Roccie at Roccie Road

Anyone else starting a cycle around now let me know and I'll add you to the list. :)


  1. Happy to have the company. This has to be it for us. We are long over due!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck to you.

  2. I hope you don't mind that I'll be stalking your cycle. My timeline is so similar with IVFs followed by MCs, so I'd love to learn anything that you think makes a difference.

    Depending on my Day 3 tests and if my crappy insurance doesn't drop me, I hope to start this month too.

    I'm afraid and excited to start again, but I'm trying to be brave like you. xxx

  3. It's so nice to have things go right for a change, hunh??? Happy to hear all is going smoothly, I can't believe it's injection time already!!! Xoxoxoxox

  4. Good luck! I'm glad you're going through this with some other women. That always makes things easier.

  5. Yay for starting your cycle! Oh I hope this is the one for you!!! Will be following along!

  6. Crossing my fingers for this cycle!!!! I'm also cycling with you...well, it's a FET, so different. My transfer will likely be the week of the 21st. But, I'm still a March mama! So excited for you and everybody else. Please, God, let this be our month!!! :)

  7. HI, I recently came across your blog. I am cycling now too, getting ready to do my egg retrieval next week. I look forward to following your journey. I am at:

  8. HI, I recently came across your blog. I am cycling now too, getting ready to do my egg retrieval next week. I look forward to following your journey. I am at:

  9. Woo hoo! great that you have got started :-) I hope the cycle goes really well for you.

    I start IVF 2.0 hopefully next week so I think I will be a little bit behind you as I have down reg for 2 weeks and then stims will start in early April.

    Fingers crossed xx