Hello to Amps, Eaglegirl & Bubs4Kylee – best wishes on your next cycle, I hope it’s a lucky one for us all.
Amps – I don’t think my clinic likes back to back cycles either, which is frustrating I know, but I suppose we have to be kind to our body and let it have a rest from all the injections, etc. But more waiting sure does suck. I hope your medical director has some suggestions for a different approach for you – are you on crinone and pessaries for progesterone support after ET? This may help. I’m having both next cycle so I hope that does the trick for me.
Eaglegirl – sorry to hear about your BFN, I hope your next FS appointment in June gives you some answers.
Bubs4kylee – I was really hoping cycle 7 was your lucky one, sorry to hear about your BFN. Even though I was so angry at myself for the pineapple juice saga, I am so grateful for the feedback you gave me, if you didn’t I probably would have continued to keep drinking it after every cycle! I can’t believe your acupuncturist put a heat lamp on your stomach after your ET, that wouldn’t have crossed my mind either, but you think she would know about these things. We live and learn I suppose. Grrrr. Glad to hear AF came, good luck no. 8. Hope the Saizen and embryogen does the trick for you.
Kdsd – I know what you mean, it’s sad that we’re here but it’s also great as we have each other to support on our upcoming cycle, I love the idea of virtual hand holding, such a nice thing to say. Hope you’re feeling better from the flu, can you get your Rubella shot now?
Yes, I understand going through your first cycle can be a bit nerve wracking, the injections aren’t as bad as you think. Just imagine each jab is a step closer to getting UTD. I prefer to do my own injections as I have the control (I’m such a control freak, just ask my DH) but if you feel more comfortable with your DH doing them, then do it, he might enjoy being part of the process. When I do my injections in the morning DH is already on his way to work. I’ve never done this but I’ve heard you can numb the area with ice before injecting to avoid any pain (not that it is painful – wasn’t for me anyway, only for a few seconds) but I think also to avoid bruising. My bruises were incredible, but I didn’t care, it’s not as if I wear short tops or bikinis.
Yes – cycle 1 and 2 I had 2 day transfers only because my embryos weren’t developing that well and the scientists thought they would be better off developing inside where they belong. I’ve heard of many success stories from 2 day transfers. If I have any good emby’s this time I would actually prefer them to be put back in at day 2 just for that reason that they belong inside me instead of in a dish. I’ll have to discuss this when the time comes. Good luck with your appointment on 14th June.
What to do after ET??? Oh, how many times I’ve Googled that. The main things I remember is not to eat or drink anything too cold, eg icecream, very cold drinks, room temperature is best. As Kylee mentioned, try not to be anywhere near heat, eg saunas, hot baths, etc. This one is going to be tricky as it’s going to be winter, but basically don’t overheat yourself. If you get a fever, take something to keep your temperature down, I think Panadol/Nurofen should be fine, just check with your FS if you like, but that’s what the nurses say at my clinic. Also, don’t eat anything too acidic (yes, no damn pineapple juice, I don’t think I’m ever going to forget that one!!). What I was supposed to do was cut the core from a pineapple and slice it into 5 pieces and eat 1 piece a day for the first 5 days after ET. Thank goodness for Kylee, since I heard this I found this useful website http://www.amandabears.com/pineapple...lantation.html
I can’t think of any other tips after ET, except to take it easy and live life as normal as possible.
In regards to counselling, we have one at our clinic but we haven’t had a session yet, it’s not compulsory but is available if we need it. Good luck with it all, maybe write down any questions you have just in case you forget to ask on the day.
Sorry for my ramble, haven’t been on my computer for ages. Guess what I did last Saturday – I went to the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys concert. It was freaking awesome, I’m still on a high. The guys have aged, but they are still my childhood sweethearts. I swear when I was waving at them they were looking straight at me