IVF Diary Vol III begins!

Here we are again.  It’s like deja vu, right?  Seriously, Christmas seemed like ages ago, but somehow IVF round 2 only felt like a week or two ago.  It’s all come around again quickly for us.  I don’t feel quite so ready for it – mentally, my mind has been at work, physically, my body has been at work (hahaha!) what I really mean is – I need to do some exercise!!!

I started my Birth Control Pills on Thursday evening and phoned the nurse who is covering for my nurse whilst she is on leave to schedule in my IVF cycle.  She gave me the important dates and told me she would order my medications.  I put down the phone with dates in my hand, excited…then a little later realised that she hadn’t asked me what meds I had left over from my last cycle! Aghhh!  And it was very late friday afternoon so I knew there was no chance of catching her in time.  Also, I haven’t received notification from the Pharmacy yet that my prescription has arrived with them  and I need my Lupron by Thursday morning!  I am in Washington DC for two days next week, so my only real day to receive by FedEx my giant box of medication goodies in time would be Monday.   Aghhhhhh!!!!! I hate this last minute panic thing!!! I am sure it will all be fine and the script will be with the Pharmacy today.  Zen Dani……Zen.

I had my last alcoholic beverage last night – a wonderful glass or two or red wine. Bye bye alcohol!  Although this cycle has creeped up on me, I am feeling excited.  This is it.  It’s all or nothing now!!!! Wish us luck!!!!! Eeeeeeek….

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IVF cycle 3 Calendar

Chris told me I was too graphic in my last post about my period, so here is a Too Much Information Warning…….!!!! Don’t read past here if you don’t like reading about periods! I’ve been popping the painkillers for my period and surviving OK, the short sharp pains have gone, thankfully, it’s just the typical period pains now.  But I did have something happen to me that I’ve never had before.  I passed a ball of old thick dark black blood about the size of a large grape.  It wasn’t clotty, but thick and sticky, kind of like a truffle!  I got a little freaked out, but then remembered that putting a camera into your uterus and taking a biopsy from the the uterine lining 9 days before your period is probably not a normal every month occurrence; so I should not be surprised my body is doing some weird things.  I have a post-op appointment next week, so I will mention it just to be sure.  (Things I never thought I’d write about and share to the public world – my period!)

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17 thoughts on “IVF Diary Vol III begins!

    • thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

      Hehe yes I know you guys are OK with TMI!!! I would be disappointed if we didn’t share the gory details! It’s just the occasional person might stumble across it and get grossed out. But then again, that’s it! That’s infertility what infertility looks like!!!

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  1. Michaela says:

    Me too! I’m starting a new cycle as of march 10th. So excited!! I can totally relate to your last alcohol bevarage! (God bye alcohol!) That’s our world of ivf! Very much hoping this is going to be our month of the last period for a long long time! Many hugs!!

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    • thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

      Thank you!!! Yeh *embarrased* I might actually have to have just one more drink this Friday because I am going to a ball and have paid for the alcohol included in the ticket, so I have to have one really!!!! Good luck to you Michaela!!! I hope March is lucky for us both (with it being St Patricks day n all!) 🙂

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  2. EmilyMaine says:

    Haha yes too true. I didn’t find your post too graphic but I am used to reading this stuff in IF blogs in general and it truly does help other women to hear how bodies respond to certain tests etc. Good luck for this next round. I am excited to see how it goes. 🙂

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    • thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

      you are so right – I mean I don’t know if this stuff is normal (I’ll find out when I ask the doc on Thursday!!!) but at least sharing this might help someone else know what to expect!! Thanks for the luck!!! I’ve been way too busy to even get excited about it :-s

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