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I am on day 3 of my Gonal F injectons and this is our first attempt at ICSI. Little bit nervous and anxious as I don't really know what to expect. After my first lot of blood tests we discovered my FSH levels were a little out of whack and I have started Gonal F injections at 187.5. I am having an ultrasound on 9 Nov to see how my follicles look and we are off to Mildura Repromed for another scan on 13 Nov, this scan will determine when I can have the egg retrieval. Start my Orgalutren injections 10 Nov. How can something be so exciting yet scary at the same time??? :confused:
I freaked out a little when I tried to give myself the first Gonal F injection but DH came to the rescue, but I am proud to say that I have given myself the last 2 injections......:yelclap:
Does anyone have any advice for a first timer?
I am not going to be very helpful in terms of your question as we are doing IUI but I saw that no one had replied and just wanted to let you know that there is a whole IVF section and you may be more likely to get a useful reply in there. Hopefully you have already found it.
Hey Miss Renee I am currently on Day 10 of puregon injections advise hmm , The 1st cycle is prob the hardest becos we are not sure what is going on.
Hormones that docs give u are not always at the right levels , It is sometimes a little hit and ,miss
Take the time to be pampered and rest
The journey for me has been hard and filled me with uncertainty , but the goal needs to be reached , the challenge needs to be undertaken.
Good luck , i look forward to hearing about your journey
This forum is amazing
Hey luv!! Not going to be too useful with advise but anything can happen just wanted you to know.. My first cycle was my last thankfully I know what your going through it's like an emotional rollercoatser!!! I had to get my mum to give me the injections because I was too scared and I didn't trust dh lol!!! I had one enlarged follicle and I was also through Repromed but in sa and from that one folllicle came my beautiful baby girl!!! I was very lucky and I hope you are too!!! Hugs!!
Thanks guys for the advice.
On Wed 18th Nov we had the egg retrieval and sperm retrieval done. They only managed to retrieve 4 eggs from me as I wasn't very responsive to the gonal F/ Orgalutren injections and as DH had a vasectomy over 7 years ago his sperm quality had diminished a little. The outcome was not as good as we hoped, we only had 1 surviving embryo which was transferred on Fri 20th.
I'm currently using Crinone (isn't that delightful!!!!) and wearing an estradot patch. I have my pregnancy test on Fri 4th Dec, this will be the longest time of my life.
I started back at work yesterday but I'm not sure that was a smart move, it's pretty stressful and I'm not sure I really should put myself in that situation. This is my first attempt and I really have no idea what to expect.
I hope this will be my last too kribby, the emotions you go through are like nothing I have ever experienced.
I look forward to hearing from you all again soon.
The emotions suck lol you wanna be positive but not too positive and happy but not too happy lol!!! At least you got one to put back!!! That's great news!!!!!!! I wish you all the best with a bfp!!!!!!! Keep us posted!!! And yeah the crinone is fantastic not lol!! On it I got so tired that everyday after work (I only live 30min from home) I would have to stop half way to have a nanna nap for fear I would fall asleep at the wheel!!! Going back to work is a good thing if you were home all you'd do is think about it!!! At least if you at work you think about ot only every 2nd minute!!! Lol xoxo good luck sending happy thoughts your way!!!
Miss Renee its fantastic u had a transfer , the thought is that we will get 3-5 eggs tomorrow , so i have a little bit of hope. Luckily 4th Dec not that far away , and you could have an early xmas surprise. I have fingers and toes crossed for you.
Did I mention this forum is amazing I dont know what i would do without all the wonderful people on here.
Kribby I love stories like yours shows that there is actually hope!!
Thanks so much
Well I had my blood test this morning and I should have my results tomorrow.........I am soooo nervous!!!! I have been thinking about going to the chemist and getting a HPT but I don't know if I should or not. I had a little motion sickness a few days ago in the car and I never get that so I'm hoping it's a good sign, but then again it could just be the crinone and estradot patch!!!
I was due for AF 2 days ago and shbe still hasn't arrived, another good sign possibly????? I understand that crinone can prevent AF from happening........I hope crinone isn't the cause for mine not being on time.
Tonight's gonna be a looong night!!!
Fingers crossed girls
and an extra helping of baby dust :babydust2:
Renee!!!! Sounds all good for you!! How exciting!! I did hpt's twice a day in the Second week!! Mine line was VERY faint at first and got darker and darker as the week went on!! But I wasn't sure if it was the meds but if your impatient like me just go for it!!! :)
Well Kribby I went for it.......I went to the chemist and got a 2 pack of the crystal clear tests. I have done one and I will save the other for the morning.......I got a BFP so I just hope my blood test gives me the same answer tomorrow. I tried soooo hard not to get over excited when the +ve sign appearred almost straight away but I couldn't help it.
Fingers crossed until tomorrow now:fingerscrossed:
Same tests I used!! :) but you poor thing I got my results in like 4hrs from my clinic!!! How mean to make you wait a whole day!!! Not to get you over excited but a positive is a positive :) I would say it looks as though you pregnant!!! :)
So I got up just after 6 this morning to do the other test..........and once again it was positive. I'm sooooooooo excited but it's still over 3 hours til the clinic rings with my results!!!!!
Omg I can't believe you still have to wait 3hrs!!!! So that would be about now :) good luck hun hope you get a bfp!!!!!
I don't really like the suspense thing so???????????
The clinic called and we got a :bfp: we are soooo excited!!! We have to be in Mildura around 21st Dec for our first ultrasound to make sure the baby has a heart beat and all is going OK. I am so relieved to have a great ending to my TWW. I think I will be due in August sometime. YAY I can't wipe the ear to ear grin from my face and neither can DH :yelclap:
Yay yay yay!!!!!!! Congrats Hun hope you have a sticky one and things continue well for you!!!!!!!!! Congratulations what a great early Christmas present :) congratulations again :)
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