Tuesday, December 11, 2012

quick breakdown...

As we approached ER I was warned that due to my E2 and the number of follies they were counting, there was a good chance I would be looking at a freeze all scenario.  Knowing how serious OH.SS can be I was more than ok with that plan.  Doc decided to use the Lu.pron trigger to help prevent h.yper stim.  After three shots over a 36 hour period, we checked in for ER on Saturday the 1st.

The quick breakdown...
40 retreived
30 mature
23 fertilized with ICS.I
23 frozen at 2pn stage

Freezing at such an early stage is different than what most dr's do, but I'm willing to give it a try... especially seeing the difference his changes in protocol made this cycle.  Freezing at that stage will allow a thaw and then growth period similar to doing a fresh transfer.

I am thrilled with the outcome thus far and am thankful that we did freeze all.  Last week was tough.  I was very uncomfortable, crampy, bloated, in pain, etc, etc.  This week I am feeling much better even with the remaining bloatage.

Once AF shows (hopefully sometime this week), we will move forward with our FET.  There has been so much change this time around and a lot of doc's ideas are different than what I was expecting.  I'm learning to roll with it and trust that his outside thinking is just what we need.  It's difficult not to be excited and hopeful.  I know I should be those things, but the fear of more heartbreak is just as powerful.

"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future.  You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown..."  Denis Waitley

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