June 15, 2009-Matched with our 6 embryos through Miracles Waiting.
June 16, 2009-Phone consult with new RE in Los Angeles, CA.
June 20, 2009-Donors consult with our RE
June 24, 2009-Saline ultrasound-GREAT UTERUS but 2 cysts on left ovary
July 7, 2009-started bi-weekly acupuncture
July 16, 2009-LAST BCP!!!
July 17, 2009-Meds delivered
The key to a successful frozen embryo transfer is the lining and condition of your uterus. They give you medicine to increase the thickness of your uterine lining which is a shot in the rump every few days of delestrogen. It works great!
July 21, 2009-First U/S (Ultrashound), blood work and delestrogen shot
July 28, 2009-2nd U/S looks perfect-9mm lining and trilamenar (triple stripe). POSSIBLE hydrosalpinx found. If hydrosalpinx-pregnancy decreases by 50%.
July 29, 2009-Up to .3 delestrogen injection.
August 4, 2009-U/S-hydrosalpinx increased in size. EMBRYOS SHIPPED TO LA-FEDEX!
Due to my hydrosalpinx (fluid filled fallopian tube) our cycle was cancelled and I had surgery to remove my fallopian tube. I was SO UPSET. But The Captain and I knew if we went forward, we would be putting our precious embryos at risk and lowering the chance they had of survival by 50%.
August 6, 2009-FET cycle cancelled until after surgery to remove left fallopian tube
August 10, 2009-surgery to remove "jacked up" fallopian tube.
NEW CYCLE BEGINS WITH A TRANSFER DATE OF October 22, 2009
September 6, 2009-AF (period) ARRIVES!
September 24-baseline u/s lab
September 25-last BCP-hopefully FOREVER!!!!
September 29 & October 2-.2 delestrogen injection
October 5-u/s lab 8mm lining estrogen 392
October 6 & 9- .25 delestrogen
October 12-u/s lab 9.2mm lining progesterone 0.2
October 16-repeat u/s 12mm lining progesterone 0.4
Oct0ber 13 & 16-delestrogen
October 17- add 1 cc progesterone injection, docycycline, medrol, baby aspirinOctober 18-2cc progesterone for the duration
I have been giving myself Progesterone in oil (PIO) shots DAILY in the muscle with a huge needle for 6 weeks so far (the oil is thick so I usually wear it in my bra to warm it up before hand to thin it). I have to continue until I am 10 weeks-JUST 2 weeks to go! This causes huge lumps and rashes & a VERY SORE HINEY but it is vital that my body has enough progesterone and estrogen to support the baby. Twice a week, I also give myself delestrogen injections-also in the muscle of the rump. 9 shots a week and it is SO WORTH IT! I also gave up my flavored creamer & coffee addiction and had to stop taking my allergy medicine-I've survived! The Captain joined me and gave up coffee at home too-what a guy!
I did all my monitoring, ultrasounds and bloodwork with my OB/GYN in Manhattan, KS. It is an hour drive each way. I did all my acupuncture about 30 minutes away at my chiropractors office. Getting to the actual transfer day and doing all we did to prepare was a FULL TIME JOB!! Praising God for our MIRACLE!
NEXT POST-TRANSFER DAY In L.A.!