Thursday, February 24, 2011

IVF #2

"Infertility is like having ice cream in the freezer: even though it’s something that can be easily hidden from the world, locked behind a sealed door & your own anxious mind, just knowing it’s there can drive you to the brink of madness."

Saw this quote the other day & thought I'd share it :) Seems "fitting" for those of us who face infertility daily!

So big news - today officially marks the beginning of IVF #2 - YAY! I am praying that the estrogen & the DHEA has been doing it's job of fine-tuning all my eggs & improving their quality. In exactly one month we will be doing our ER & I am hoping for lots of good eggs!

To begin this cycle, I started a few more meds today:
- baby aspirin (helps improve the uterine lining for implantation)
- dexamethosone (suppresses the imune system & preps the body to not reject the embryos when they are transferred)
- birth contol pills ("shuts down" the ovaries before stimulation)

Will remain on the DHEA, prenatal's & folic acid until PG is hopefully achieved. I have my "suppression check" appointment on March 9th & they will be ordering all my stimulation meds then. Our IVF cycle payment is due at this appt also. Looking forward to starting this cycle but not looking forward to making this payment :(

I am so very hopeful & excited for this cycle to finally be underway! Please keep us in your thoughts as we begin this journey for the last time. Your prayers are also welcome & greatly appreciated :)


LCSween said...

I'm so excited for you to start this cycle!!! You are in my prayers and I want this so badly for you. This is it. This is the ONE.

Oh, and I love that quote!

Michelle said...

YAY!! So very excited for you to be starting this cycle! I just know this is going to be IT!! Will be praying for you!!

Cori said...

I think this is the one, too. :) And I'm praying.

Kristin (kekis) said...

Good luck!!! Hope you get that ice cream!

Dandle Dreams said...

This is the one for you. They've worked out all the kinks, and they have the perfect protocol for you. You will be in my thoughts. Good luck.

Desiree said...

Cheering you on! You're in my thoughts and prayers! **hugs**