Archives for the month of: February, 2017

Aunt Flo arrived this morning!  Only a few days beyond the 28 days.  That’s a shocker!

So, this means I will start Suprecur tonight.

Taking these injections every 12 hours will have its limitations.  I tend to be a homely person anyway, but the invites of going places seem to come along like buses.  I don’t get invited anywhere for ages and then suddenly they all come at once!  We were invited to go to Cornwall (a 5 hour drive from here in London) this weekend to see some friends, but I said that doing so would mean I would need to take enough injections with me – ‘just in  case’ I came on. And then we’d need to make sure we could get back to our friend’s house at appropriate times (call me weird but I don’t fancy injecting myself in a public toilet in a pub somewhere! – plus I need a sharps bin).  So, we declined.  I actually think hubby was a little relieved to not have to do so much travelling this weekend with a bad back!

Then this evening I was invited at the last minute to a friend’s house.  An impromptu get together – always the best kind.  But for my first injection – I didn’t really want to be round someone’s house in their bathroom hiding away.

Tomorrow I have to travel to Wales for a business meeting.  At least I know I can be in my own hotel room for the injections which will make it a bit easier.  Still not ideal but never mind!

Anyway – back to the topic at hand – I’ll start the injections tonight.  I’ve chosen to do them at 8 o’clock as that will work for me both in the morning and evening most days when I am at work as usual.  A fellow blogger also kindly advised me to keep hydrated and drink lots while taking these – and so I fully intend to follow that advice!

Suddenly we are another step closer to the FET!

 

Sadly, not as exciting as the title sounds! Not recreational drugs, but these bad boys ready for the start of my cycle.

The Suprecur, which is the Buserelin I will have to inject twice a day and then the estradiol valorate tablets. I already have plenty of progesterone pessaries, so I didn’t need any more of those.

I wonder whether next week will be the start…..time will tell.

After my appointment this morning, this is what the doctors have decided for me. Having my Frozen Embryo Transfer on a Hormone Replacement Therapy.

This means, day 1 of my cycle is when I start Buserelin injections. I have to inject myself twice a day, 12 hours apart.  2 weeks after that I’ll have a scan to confirm that I have ‘down regulated’ (basically my ovaries have shut down). As long as the medication has worked, then I will start taking Oestradiol Valorate (oral tablets) 3 times a day while still continuing with the injections.  2 weeks after that I will then be scanned again to check that my lining is at least 8mm thick. If all looks good, I stop the injections, continue the Oestradiol Valorate and start using the progesterone pessaries (those bad boys again! Ergh!).  At that point I’ll be booked in for the actual transfer within 3 to 7 days.

So all in all, that process will be 5 weeks at most. I am ‘due’ to start my cycle in 2 weeks. Whilst I doubt my body will work to time…..this means in 7 weeks time I could be having the transfer.  In 9 weeks then testing to see if it worked.  This makes it seem much more real now….I so hope this works, but am trying to be realistic that it might not.  We may not be lucky enough to have a sticky bean…..or problems could happen during the thaw out.

Because of my age, they have agreed to try transferring 2 embryos. If neither of these work, I’ll do future attempts one at a time I think. I only have 5, so I feel like I have to be tactical to maximise chances of a successful bubba.

In other news, I didn’t get the job I went for last week. But I got really positive feedback from the guy that interviewed me, so that has helped me boost my confidence to go for others when they arise. 

So it’s been a good week. Hopefully there will be more to come!

Oh the joys of treatment on the NHS. I am so paranoid about my age knowing the older you are the less chance there is of a successful pregnancy, so all of these (unnecessary) delays are raising my stress levels.

I went and had my scan. Everything is fine and looking normal. So let’s get you booked in for the Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). You need to have an appointment with the nurse to talk you through the process and sign consent forms.

Perfect….or so I thought. 1st of bloody March! Excuse my language. Yet more delays. Just for an ‘educational’ chat and sign papers! Why the hell didn’t they get me doing that whilst waiting for this cycle. Come on! No effective time management at all.

I think I must have one of those faces that shows what I’m thinking…..because I then suddenly got an earlier slot on 10 Feb.  But that will still be too late for this cycle. Aaaaaaaaarrrrggghhhhh.

And then, yesterday I see all over the news Beyoncé is pregnant with twins. How quickly did that make the green eyed monster awaken in me?! I hate that. I don’t want to be that person.

So roll on next Friday. I just want a chance!