Journey to my BFP through Faith

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen"

IVF Timeline/Meds

June 18th – Began BCP [Those on the IVF Train were supposed to take BCP for 21 days, but I only took it for 18 days.  We were able to “make” it into the IVF Boat for July.

June 21st – Began 81 mg of Aspirin

July 2nd – Began 20 units of Lupron

July 5th – Last day of BCP

July 9th – E2 and US (I did not ask for the E2 #s); The cyst was still there and hasn’t changed.

July 10th –

  • Reduced Lupron to 10 units
  • Began Gonal-F 225 IU
  • Folgard 2.2mg x 2
  • Continue with all others

July 12th – Began Menopur 37.5 IU and had E2

July 14th – E2, U/S

July 17th –

  • E2, U/S, P4
  • Reduced Gonal F to 150 IU; We have about 10-15 follicles
  • Increased Menopur to 150 IU

July 19th –

  • E2, U/S, P4
  • Increased Menopur to 225IU

July 21st

  • E2, U/S, P4
  • Lupron 10 units at 6:30PM
  • HCG (Ovidrel) Trigger Shot at 9:00 PM
  • Began 100mg of Doxycycline (through Transfer)

July 23rd –

  • EGG RETRIEVAL @ 10:30 AM, 19 EGGS RETRIEVED from Left Ovary ONLY!!!!  Cyst was drained and confirmed Endometriosis!
  • No Aspirin today until July 28th

July 24th –

  • 19 EGGS, 16 Mature! 12 Fertilized via ICSI other 4 didn’t Fertilized at all.  3 Immature ones were inseminated, 2 of the 3 fertilized!
  • Begin Progesterone 50mg shots in the butt! (Today only take one in the AM and one in the PM)
  • Estrogen Patch 0.1 mg (every other day)

July 25th –

  • Began Progesterone cream (Cirone 8%) once a day
  • Began Predinsone 10mg 2x/d

July 27th (Day 4 Transfer) – [Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary to TriMan and I!!!!]

  • Pre-Transfer Acupuncture at 9:00am
  • Consult with RE on which Embryos to transfer at 9:30 am  [Of course everyone was running late so it ended up being an hour later]
  • Transferred 2 embies (1-Good, 1-Good-Fair)
  • Post-Transfer Acupuncture
  • 3 Embryos were frozen (1-Good, 2-Good-Fair)

July 30th – Reduce Predinsone to 5mg 2x/d


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