One blast added, for a total of four…

4 12 2012

I was kind of disappointed, in a sneaky fearful way (fearing that I would karma myself into never having children for being so greedy!)  But with six eggs and the doctor telling me four were doing well… and then down to two… on day five he froze a grade B blast and said there was still a grade A morula which he hoped would be a blast the next day.  But, it arrested, so we now have four blasts on ice– one grade A and three grade Bs. 

What next?  Humira should be delivered Friday and I hope to have instructions from Dr B. by then… that, plus IVIg, plus neupogen, for the next couple months or so?? and hope it works to make my uterus a happy place for a FET in the spring.

Since I am now done with the egg retrieval thing (and I have meds leftover, if anyone needs Gonal F, Ovidrel, Lupron, just email me, I’m not looking to profit!) I am back in the gym big time.  Every morning, 45 min of cardio– stationary cycle, rowing machine, treadmill.  Anything I can do while reading a book!  (Just finished Escape by Carolyn Jessop, about her life in and departure from the FLDS lifestyle in Utah/Arizona.  Anyway…)

I’m also doing a lunchtime class which is like crossfit, lots of pliometrics and interval training.  I came back from NY weighing 154 and I am already down to about 149.5.  I just need to be strict about what I eat– I’m already back on the gluten-free train– and I’ve been bringing veggies and salad with sugar free dressing to work for lunch.  Last night I made a spinach salad, the world’s best shepherd’s pie, recipe courtesy of my awesome cousin Kathy in Long Island… and sauteed zucchini with onions and a splash of white balsamic vinegar.  Yum!



4 responses

4 12 2012

Yay! And, I would be interested in your Shepherd’s Pie recipe! 🙂

6 12 2012

Praying to the God of IVF for you. Was he Greek or Roman? Inseminicus? Maybe it was a goddess. Hormonus. Anyway. Best of luck to you, lady. Good work on the exercise too… I’m humming Eye of the Tiger for you…

6 12 2012

Thank you so much 🙂 hahaha I love that song! I am a child of the 80s! 🙂

16 12 2012

I’m interested in the leftover meds you have (if you still have them). I’m also curious about your ivf experiences with Dr. B. we are considering doing our next cycle there. He managed my last cycle at my local clinic but was thinking of giving his clinic a shot. I would love to hear about your experiences.

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