Archive for December, 2010

Two Week Wait Torture: Tricorder, anyone?

Monday, December 13th, 2010
Two Week Wait Torture: Tricorder, anyone?

The two week wait or, more commonly known around the infertility cafes, the ‘2ww’ is pretty much filled with the sound of anxious fingers drumming on my desk. It’s hard to think about much else – and with the holidays coming up, I’m not doing so well thinking about anything but what’s going to come of this 2ww. I am really not feeling very patient – maybe I can find a tricorder on Amazon. Read more »

Fertility cycle results – follicles abound (sorta)

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Fertility cycle results – follicles abound (sorta)

I feel like I’ve been run over by a bus…that backed up and ran me over again for good measure.

We had an early start for the Follicle check today, after finishing up Follistim injections yesterday.  First I had my blood drawn for an FSH test.  The phlebotomist managed to rupture a vein and I have a nice blue puffball on the inside of my elbow.

On a positive note, Read more »

Follistim Finale – Day 6

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
Follistim Finale – Day 6

Today was the last Follistim injection (day 6 – read about my Follistim day 1).  Tomorrow is the appointment at the specialists office for a follicle check and FSH blood test.  We’ll leave home at 6am for a 9am appointment, leaving a little time to stop for bathroom breaks (me, bathrooms and anxious mornings go together like peas and carrots) .

When I called for the appointment, she said Read more »