Sunday, November 20, 2011

IVF #5...Here We Go!

Unexpectedly, AF arrived two days early. I called my clinic today and they are having me come in for baselines tomorrow morning and I will be starting stims tomorrow night. For this cycle, we are doing a Lupron Flare Protocol. Here is a quick overview of what the next couple of weeks are going to look like:
  • Monday CD3-I go in for monitoring tomorrow morning. I am starting my 30mg of Lovenox (blood thinner) as well tomorrow morning and that injection is to be given in the morning now. Along with that I will take 500mg Metformin, 600iu Vitamin E, 25mg DHEA, 3 Maxi-Greens Capsules, and 50mg Viagra Suppository. At night I will take 5 units of Lupron, 300iu Follisitm, 300iu Menopur, 1000mg Metformin, 50mg Viagra Suppository, 3mg Melatonin, 25mg DHEA, 3 Maxi-Greens Capsules, 0.5mg Dexamethasone and a baby aspirin.
  • Friday CD7-Ultrasound and blood work to check response to stims. 
  • Saturday CD8-Uterine wash using 300mcg Neupogen
  • Monday CD10-Ultrasound and blood work, 2nd uterine wash with 300mcg Neupogen, and Heparin Anti-XA level to be drawn to see if my Lovenox dose is sufficient. 
  • Wednesday CD12-Ultrasound and blood work
  • Friday CD14-Ultrasound and blood work
After looking at the stim length of all of my previous IVFs, I am guessing that I will be triggering on Thursday or Friday (week after Thanksgiving) which would put my ER on Saturday the 3rd or Monday the 5th. Since we are shooting for a 5 day transfer my ET will either be on Thursday the 8th or Saturday 10th. It has already been decided that I will be transferring 4. Given my history, Dr. Braverman said that 4 should be our goal. For IVF #3 we transferred 8 Day 3 embryos (only after previous cycle CGH results indicated 2 normal out of 13) and that ended in a BFN, and so did our last cycle and we transferred 4 then.

In a sick sort of way I am looking forward to getting back into my injection routine. I will be bitching about the bruising and the welts within a few days, but in reality, I am happy to do it. It is the only little bit of control that I have left in this baby-making journey.


  1. Sounds like a busy couple weeks. Good luck!

  2. Glad you are moving forward! Hoping for you this one is the ONE! :)