I have been thinking about writing an “IVF Diary”. Something a bit more formal and structured than my blog. I will of course post my IVF diary on my blog and keep posting other things, but I wanted to create a bit of structure to my diary to help me. Plus, I am all about the data (did I tell you I’m an analyst??!), I can’t help but think of it as s kind of data collection plan. Soooo this is what I think my template will be, but I would really like some input from anyone who has been through this before. I’ve crawled some blogs to try and figure out what would be useful to monitor:
Day X, date, cycle #, cycle type
Medication(s) administered and dosage(s).
Medical procedures undertaken.
How do I feel today? (i.e. my emotions)
What are my symptoms? (i.e. my physical reactions)
How does Chris feel today? (i.e. his emotions, if he is willing to share them that is)
Any results? (i.e. blood tests, ultrasounds)
What’s next? (any thing significant in the next 24-48 hrs)
Weight. (has it changed?)
Waist size. (has it changed?)
Temp?? (should I do this or is it pointless because meds screw temps up?)
I want to start this week so I can capture a baseline of some of these stats before I start Birth Control Pills next week, like weight etc.
Do you think I have missed anything???