Friday, August 21, 2015

FET Humour

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015


So I last updated on cd29 when I was (impatiently) waiting for my next cycle to start. By cd37 I was getting concerned that I wasn't feeling any symptoms yet, so I emailed my fertility doctor to ask if I should be put on Provera. That's what I was put on before my first IVF in order to induce a period. Before he even had a chance to reply, I was spotting that evening and my cycle really started the next day. I called into the clinic, and they set me up for a baseline ultrasound for the next morning (cd2) which was this past Saturday. I began taking Estrace (Estradiol) three times per day. I'm so relieved that the tablets are super tiny, so swallowing them hasn't been stressful. And I'm even more relieved that I'm not sticking needles full of hormones into my stomach this time!

I was quite concerned that I'd have cysts from the previous IVF and also because I had given up my daily walks for several weeks while teaching summer classes. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that my scan came out clear and the doctor said I was good to go! So since last Friday, I've officially been in my 2nd IVF treatment cycle and my first Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycle. So exciting!! Now I'm waiting for my next trip to the clinic for a scan on August 31st. That's when I'll start a couple more meds in addition to the Estrace. Cannot wait to bring one of my little frostie babies back home!

I am happy to be distracted by friends and family since I've been off of work. It makes the time go by faster. Hubby bought me 2 colouring books for grownups, and I love them! It will be YEARS until I get through them both. I've met up with a few girlfriends for lunch dates, and we'll be having a girls' colouring night this Friday. Hubby and I have "moved" into my mom and dad's place since Sunday, and it's been fun and fantastic being here with my sister and nephew too! I've been making a jigsaw puzzle since yesterday... kinda nice to have leisure time to participate in relaxing activities. Hubby is still working while I'm off for a month, but he took a few days off next week for a mini vacay to Skagit Valley. And today we had a fantastic lunch with the family at Moxies. I'm really enjoying the little things. Being in a treatment cycle always makes me happy and hopeful, and it's a nice change from being worried or sad.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Looking Ahead

Super short update:

I'm on cycle day 29 now. This means I'm waiting for the witch to arrive (my next cycle to start). The time out was good for me, but now I'm looking forward to trying another round of IVF. It's a nice feeling to look ahead with positive thoughts rather than focusing on the loss of our first embryo. I'm now excited, not scared! I'm also a bit impatient.. my summer shifts are ending this week, and soon I'll have a lot more time to think too much. Yay for a month off, though! :)