Thursday, May 17, 2007


You probably did O *some* of the eggs, but not the ones that turned into cysts - that's my understanding.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Had my ultrasound today. Bad news - cysts! I don't know how many I had, but I think it was more than 2! However, I did find out from the wonderful ladies at Lounge Place, that you get a cyst when the follie doesn't ovulate. So, that really makes me feel better. It was awful to think I had 9 eggs, 59 million sperm and nothing.

So, I'm taking this month off. I'm currently on "pelvic rest" which means no sex, and - even worse - no tampons!! I really hope af stops SOON. I do not like pads. I am going back in 1 week to see how the cysts are doing and so I can hopefully get off pelvic rest. My RE said I could still ovulate this cycle, so we may still have a chance - if I ovulate on my own. I have ovulated the first 2 months of metformin, so it is a possibility!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Negative. NEGATIVE! WTF?? I had 9 follies and 59 million sperm! My RE couldn't believe it either. This sucks. It is SO unfair. How the hell do I get pregnant last cycle, with Oing late, ONE day of bding. Sure, it ended in chemical, but I still got pg. Now this cycle, 9 follies, IUI and NOTHING?!? I just feel like everything in the universe is working against me.


Yes, it's Beta Day! I'm extremely nervous! Now I sort of wish I had an HPT laying around. I can't believe how nervous I am.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Great. Just lovely! A student asked me today if I was pregnant! Now, I've gotten this before, but it comes at a time where I AM bloated from the injects and I'm having that ovary issue, and I think I do look pregnant because of the bloat and a little extra weight I'm carrying. Of course I would love to say all this, but I can't, especially since it was a 7th grader! So I just glared at her and said, "No, I'm not" Now, I will give her this: her reaction was good. I've had students who didn't get that it was rude to ask that. But this student did say sorry and then said something else I blocked out because I tried to ignore her after that! It seems like in every two week wait, somebody asks some inappropriate question.

My last two week wait, a consultant I work with (who comes into town about 4 times a year) asked me how my baby was doing. I said, "Um, I don't have any kids" and he swore I did. All the time I was thinking, "HOPEFULLY I'm pregnant, but why the hell did you have to say that??"

The other day I was feeling hopeful about this cycle, I mean, 9 eggs!! But now I'm feeling less hopeful, and I don't want to get my hopes up. It's no fun when they get crushed.

5 more days.

Monday, May 07, 2007

I heard back from my nurse! She said it sounded like normal symptoms after injects. She said if the symptoms get worse, call, but since they are getting better it is probably ok. I just wish it would go away! It is a real pain (literally) to deal with, especially at work! Good thing I'm not in the classroom anymore!

One more week until my beta!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

A few days ago, I was having some discomfort - I could feel my uterus. Didn't really hurt, but wasn't the most comfortable. So I got some advice and started drinking more fluids. That seemed to do the trick and it went away. Yesterday, I was pretty much fine. Then at night I started having some sharp pains in my ovary area, but thought nothing of it. Now today. My right side has been hurting all day. The worst is when I go to stand up, or I move funny. I had a cyst (and it actually ruptured) back in high school, and this is sort of what it feels like. So, I'm not too happy. If it doesn't get better, I'm calling the doc on Monday. I just hope it doesn't get worse! I know discomfort is normal, but I'm so worried about cysts or anything else!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

This great site was posted on Lounge Place, and I thought I'd share it! This is a great resource to send your friends and family to. It informs them about infertility and even tells them not to tell you to relax!

I tried making it into a link, but when I did that, it didn't show up at all. Not sure what's going on there, so you will just have to copy and paste!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I'm a little nervous! I went in for the IUI, and the RE did an ultrasound. It looks like I have 9 follies that will ovulate! 9! She said she was a little nervous, but went ahead with the IUI. She also told me that in 17 years of doing this, she has only had 1 set of quints and 1 set of quads. So, that is better than if she had a LOT. She also said she would be surprised if I DIDN'T get pregnant this cycle. She also banned us from having sex. But, as soon as I saw 9 I thought to myself, "No way we are having sex!" Especially when his post wash was 59 million.

I just keep worrying, and I shouldn't. I SHOULD trust her. She is the professional. It doesn't help that everywhere online I look, other doctors cancel at 6. Which I do think is really conservative. I just hope only 1 or 2 take.