Retrieval #2

First of all, thank you for all your kind words and well-wishes.  I carried them with me into the clinic today. Retrieval got off to a bumpy start this morning.  The anesthesiologist was running late, which delayed at least two procedures this morning, including mine.  They had initially told me it would be a delay […]

IVF#2, Monitoring Appointment #3: When Dr. C is happy, everybody’s happy

It’s weird how eerily similar and yet, how every different this cycle is compared to last time.  The time lines are nearly identical, as far as monitoring, blood draws, and–hopefully–trigger and retrieval.  But the numbers–and the look on Dr. C’s face–are worlds apart. He actually said this morning that he thinks we’ll have more eggs […]

Expectations (or lack thereof)

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. ~Michael J. Fox Last week, as I walked into my baseline ultrasound appointment, I was expecting to hear that my body was not responding well to the birth control pill.  I was expecting to hear that I had another […]