Hitting the Wall


DAY 7 – Monitoring Day
(Monday April 29)

Meds: 300iu Gonal-f , 150iu Menopur, 25iu Cetrotide

Notes: estrogen=467.9; LH=4.39; progesterone=n/a; lining=8.8mm; Left Ovary=13.1, 13.6, 9.4; Right Ovary=14.4

Man, these results are frustrating me. Still only 4 follicles and they’re getting too big for more to catch up, in my opinion, but my estrogen is only up 200ish. I’m having a hard time reminding myself that every cycle is different. Maybe my body isn’t used to the barrage of hormones after this long of a break.

We added Cetrotide last night. I don’t remember the needle being that long. It drew a lot of blood.

I’m not liking this cycle so far. It started off good but now I’m not so sure. N was trying to be reassuring yesterday but I’m just meh.  I know it’s still very early in the game but I don’t have a good feeling. And I’m already stressed about next cycle. I think we’re at max medication doses. What else could we do?

Emotional: Woe is me

Physical: Tired. I don’t like talking about CM but it’s there and it’s a lot. Sorry.

Food: I don’t remember lunch. Short ribs and cauliflower mash for dinner.

12 thoughts on “Hitting the Wall

  1. Hi D ! Thanks for sharing your story. I like reading you, you have a nice writing style ! I really wish you luck for this new attempt, you are so brave, I admire you ! As you probably know, for me, IVF is showing up in the next months… Well, I just wanted to send hugs from Switzerland (yes, I am T’s sister-in-law) and to let you know I support you through your blog !

    • Hi C!! Thank you for the support! T told me about your upcoming journey. Please feel free to message me if you want to talk or have questions. I’m rooting for you guys and I hope it’s just one and done for you. But seriously, please reach out if you need anything. ❤️❤️❤️

      • Thanks a lot, I won’t hesitate to ask. For now, I am going to wait at least one month, or maybe two, because I have backache and toothache at the same time (“randomly” appearing after we took the decision of the IVF)… So I need to do something about that first.
        Thinking of you, hope it’s going to work perfectly !

  2. My mum only had 4 follicles when she triggered one cycle back in the 90s, she ended up with triplets 😬🤣 so hopefully all four of yours mature and fertilize too!

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