Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ah burnt mah boobsicle

Yup, it was the first warm-ish and gorgeous day out here in sunny CA in a couple weeks, and my dumb butt goes and burns her decolletage while enjoying a lunch outdoors. Genius. Rockstar. Awesomesauce.

Hello, to all you ICLWers out there! Welcome to my world of failed IUIs, a failed fresh IVF cycle, and a chemical pregnancy from our first FET. You've caught me on the precipice of starting meds for our second FET, which will luckily be taking place with barely just enough time to get betas back before traveling out of the country. I look forward to reading many of your stories and meeting new friends out there to cheer on! For more on our story, check out the "Behind the Madness" and "Making a mini-Meier" tabs... you'll get all the sordid details.

When last you heard from me, I was in a pretty awesome depressive spiral about our chemical pregnancy, the one that felt like it would NEVER END. We had our SEVENTH beta this past Monday, and incredibly luckily, are finally off that train. Beta's officially back below 5, and I immediately took my first BCP for FET round 2. After a lot of support from Dr Boy, my family, good friends, and wine with The Womb Warrior, I was ready for whatever outcome the blood test gave us, but am thrilled at what did.

Our next protocol will be pretty tight, as I mentioned. Twelve BCPs, a couple of weeks of estrace suppositories, a few estradiol valerate shots here and there, and an official transfer date of April 23rd. A mere four weeks and four days away. (note the lack of lupron in our plan... SO HAPPY) Our first beta will be on April 30th, and the second on May 2nd. We're wheels up for lands afar at 9:30am on May 3rd. Hope the embies like to travel! I'll post our nicely color coded calendar tomorrow :)

29 comments:

  1. Good luck on your next FET! Hi from ICLW.

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  2. Glad I found your blog, I'm just starting out in this crazy IF treatment world. I'll check out your other tabs to get more of your back story - it sure sounds like you've been through the ringer!! Fingers crossed for your next FET :-)

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  3. Glad to see you are back and feeling better. Your FET is coming right up! That two beta thing is weird though, not sure why they did it as standard protocol. Where are you traveling to?

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  4. Yay! I'm so glad you get to move forward and hooray for no lupron!

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  5. Just clicked over from ICLW. I'm sorry to hear about your recent chemical pregnancy but I hope that FET#2 is the lucky one. It'll be great to get that over with and head off on vacation!

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  6. You'll be cycling super close to me! Cycle buddies!

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  7. Good luck and here's to the next step. It is nice to find new blogs, I am enjoying looking through the ICLW list. Next month I plan to join in too.

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  8. Hey there From ICLW!!!

    Good luck! I hope this time around wil be it for you!

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  9. Awesome news that you are back in the game. Even better that your next transfer is not far away at all! May the next month fly by for you and may your vacation be fabulous for you and your baby/ies to be!

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  10. I'm glad to hear that you're finally able to move on to the next FET and VERY glad that you don't have to go through Lupron hell again. Good luck!

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  11. Yay! Finally a negative beta, I've never hoped so hard for that news.

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  12. Wow! That is a lot to look forward to in the next few months! I wish you lots and lots of luck.

    Oh, and I also hate Lupron - that evil headache, crankiness causing drug. I am so glad that our next IVF cycle will proceed sans Lupron :)

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  13. Visiting from ICLW and so glad for your negative beta. I thought I would going to go through the phone and start a fight with the nurse each week she'd call me that it was still not below 5. Wishing you lots of luck in your next steps!
    Katie

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  14. Hooray for being off the beta rollercoaster and for moving forward! I'll be following and cheering you on over the next month. That's a jam packed schedule, but I'm hopeful for you.

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  15. Onward and upward. Glad you are back on a schedule after that horrible last cycle. Wishing you a great cycle and hopefully many celebrations on your travels after your BFP!

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  16. Wow, that sounds like a confusing protocol. The things we do to get a baby eh? Good luck - I hope this one works out of you!

    ICLW #24

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  17. Sorry to hear what you've been going through... I found waiting on repeat beta after beta was excruciatingly painful. Great that you can move straight into another cycle. Sounds like we might be having a transfer around the same time... mine's on April 18th (if there are any embryos from our retrieval on the 13th). Happy to send you an access link to my private blog... via an updater blog for your Reader... just email me on newyearmum@gmail.com. Thinking of you xoxo

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  18. I'm so glad you're back on the train again!

    ICLW #43

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  19. I here from ICLW, and I just wanted to say HI! & good luck on your FET, I'm looking forward to following your journey!!

    Sara

    ICLW #118

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  20. I just found your blog through Cycle Sista. My first IVF just ended in a chemical, and we're heading into IVF #@ (we didn't have any frosties from #1). I'm looking forward to following you and wish you tons of luck!!!

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    1. That was supposed to be IVF #2. D'oh.

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  21. Your poor boobies!!!

    Hope this is the cycle for you.

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  22. Good luck my friend. You are a week later than me this time around and I am glad to have you on this train with me. I need all the IVF buddies I can get.

    I always look forward to reading your posts and I'm sorry you burnt your boob...that hurts.

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  23. Way cute blog! Good luck on you next cycle!

    Katie
    http://prettycertainmyovariessuck.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hang in there ! Have the just one more spirit at all times !!!! you can do it !

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  25. so sorry to hear about the chemical pregnancy. praying for your upcoming FET. xoxo.

    (hilarious title, loved it. get some aloe on those boobsicles!)

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  26. Hi from ICLW! I'm glad you're on your way to FET #2. Hope this is the one!

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  27. Here from ICLW. A fellow PCOS gal from Chicagoland. We had a beta that wouldn't go down last summer. It was pure torture! So glad you've finally hit negative zone and can move forward. Good luck with your next cycle!

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  28. I hope this cycle goes your way! Oh, and that your sunburn doesn't peel! Best wishes.

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