Thursday, January 28, 2010

we are good to go!

The cyst is completely gone, so injections start on Monday morning!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

bad dreams

I woke up crying in the middle of the night.

I dreamed that we had gone in for an IVF check-up, and some new doctor told us D's sperm wasn't good enough even for ICSI. He said the initial motility was 14%, and the later one was 4%, and it wasn't good enough. (These numbers are higher than the real results, by the way.) So I started crying, and asking why they had us buy all the medication if we weren't ever going to be able to use it.

Then I woke up.

I think I might be worried about something else going wrong. ;)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I normally love the winter Olympics. However, this year's gives me mixed feelings.

D and I had looked in to going to this year's winter games, but then we didn't get pregnant right away (our fantasy plan had my parents coming to stay at our house to watch the six month old baby when we went), so it became a waiting game. "I'm probably not going to want to go a month after giving birth." "I don't want to be 7 - 8 months pregnant when we go." "I don't want to be having morning sickness when we go." And then all our infertility troubles came to light, and suddenly the money we would have spent on a trip to the winter Olympics had to go towards IVF. Only a fraction of the IVF total though. The Olympics would have been surprisingly affordable since we would have been going to the earlier games/events, and with it being in Canada, the airfare wouldn't have been so bad.

So now we will be watching the games from home, and if my cyst goes away, the opening ceremonies will be smack in the middle of egg retrieval and embryo transfer. I'm going to act like that is a good sign.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

another delay

They found a cyst on my right ovary, so IVF is postponed until it is gone. Birth control pills continue, and I go back in two weeks to check on the cyst. How fast does a cyst normally disappear?

We did get all the medication leading up to the egg retrieval. That was a nice chunk of change.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

counting down the days

medications taken so far: birth control pills, baby aspirin, antibiotics

Today, D and I started taking our antibiotics, twice daily, for ten days. I think it's fun that D gets to take some drugs too...even if it IS just a pill.

Nine days until we get the precription for the real drugs; twelve days until I start taking the real drugs.