Thursday, January 21, 2010

ICLW and baseline scan

Welcome my friends, I'd love for you to stay a bit longer, this ICLW week coincides with the beginning of my third fresh ICSI cycle! Let's celebrate!! I was lucky to get pregnant on my other fresh cycles, but not lucky enough to have the embryo sticking to the right place. First it was the left tube. Then the right one. Come on little embryo you can do it this time!! You can read a bit of my story on my profile, but here's the link to the last ICLW intro for a recap up to that point.
So I don't think I ever had an ICLW at the beginning of a cycle, it was mostly during the 2ww I'd say.I do need all the support I can get this time around, I'm dreading another blow. But...let's stay postive.
This morning I had my baseline scan, I stopped the pill on saturday after only 20 days and I'm ready to go. Very thin lining, quiet ovaries and guess...still HIV negative! I'm tested for HIV and other STDs like a high risk person! It's the new EU regulation apparently, you have to have it done at the beginning of each cycle. Just in case. Ah well.My Favourite Doctor wasn't there, she was at a conference, back tomorrow I think. So I had another nurse doing the scan, but she was lovely too. I'm on the same protocol as the last time (short with antagonists) and on the same dose of Puregon. It will all start tomorrow, I will have my breakfast with Prednisolone, high strength folic acid and vitamin B complex, dinner with Puregon and Luveris and a bit of Clexane for dessert. I will finish my day with low strength aspirine. Nice diet, uh? I'm adamant I will drink a lot of water. My next scan will be on day 6, so I'll manage an update within this ICLW week!
Last night I went to my first Yoga lesson in the new place. I loved the teacher which is great and it's walking distance from home! I told her about our IVF and that I will have to stop the classes in the 2ww but if possible I will switch to meditation and she had no problem with it. I'm delighted with myself for sticking to the new year resolutions. I'll be on the Wii fit this evening too!
Now, tomorrow is the big day for my student E. She'll defend her PhD thesis and will move on to bigger and better things...I'm so emotional about it, it's unreal! I will let you know how it all goes of course.


  1. Best of luck with this cycle. You've got to be third time lucky for having one or two implant IN the uterus. Especially with both tubes pretty much gone.
    I'll be looking forward to following your progress with your protocol, and hoping to hear great things in another month or so!

  2. Yay! I'm right behind you with our third fresh IVF/ICSI cycle. I'm still on BCPs until next Wednesday and my scan will be Feb. 4th. I hope 3rd times a charm for us both!! :-)

  3. I am so happy that you are still going to yoga, that's just wonderful! I am hoping that this cycle works out for you and the 3rd time's the charm.

    I am sending in "good vibes" to your student! I hope all goes well!

  4. yeah for number 3, I'm on 4 so lets hope this is it for us. hey i have a clexane question, can you email me when u have time? Happy ICLW

  5. I was thinking of you today. Sorry to hear that L wasn't there. Hope the nurse was just as lovely. It's wonderful that yoga is working out so well :)

    Wishing you the best!

  6. sending lots of lucky vibes!!!

    yay for the yoga! I had class last night too and loved it!

  7. Praying that this is THE cycle for you!!!!

  8. I'm sending lots of good karma and prayers your way that this is the cycle. It is time for you! I feel it.
    Yeah for the good yoga class. I am so missing yoga right now. I walked around in my yoga clothes today just to make myself feel that much closer to being able to work my core again.
    Lots of Love!

    Oh and ICLW for the week but you know I'm going to keep lurking around.

  9. I love yoga! Good luck with your cycle! I hoping this the one for you!


  10. Sending you bucketloads of sticky vibes for this upcoming cycle and I hope I read a BFFP post from you soon!!


  11. I admire your courage to start another fresh IVF. Wow. Courage and determination! I'm not there yet.

    Three's a charm!

  12. All the best on this cycle!

    I haven't done yoga since my last IVF cycle in the fall.... I miss it!

  13. Wishing you the best my hon! You have had enough of a yo-yo ride last year, and I feel like this is it for you. Of most of the gals I followed have had a good start in 2010... and you totally deserve it!

    About the buddha... one of my friend (not IF related in any way)... has given me a few charms in the last yr or so (unknowingly)... and every time they have just been apt for that occassion... I feel like she has some psychic power :P and her charms have some great strength... I hope the Buddha is the same for you!

    So sorry to hear about your friends loss!

  14. good luck! i hope this is it for you! i'll be following along for sure. glad to have found you through ICLW!

    p.s. thanks you for your well wishes on my blog!

  15. Hi Fran!

    Thanks for checking out my blog today. I'm wishing you all the best with this cycle.

    Looking forward to keeping up with your progress!

    the subfertile frugalista

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