Down Under

I created this blog to help me as I go through IVF. I feel quite isolated and have found other blogs very helpful. I need somewhere to vent and ramble on, whilst I'm probed and prodded down under.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Blood Tests and Wandings

I'm waiting to ovulate, probably tomorrow. On Friday the scan showed that I would be firing off the right ovary. My Dr said there was no way I would ovulate before the 4th. This is what I told the nurse who kept insisting I was cutting it fine and may lose some of my money if I ovulated before the labs were open. Yesterday's scan indicated that I was actually going to ovulate on both sides. Weird really, fertile, but not.

I also had some blood tests done. My Dr ordered antibody (?) tests and others, including for infections etc. It was all the things I was going to ask him about. We discussed blastocysts as a possibility for another fresh cycle if this FET doesn't work. He has discussed it with the embryologists and they think that the best results are two/three day transfers. I'm also not so sure we would have any make it to day 5 going on the last cycle's effort.

The nurses at the clinic continue to say they will call me with results and for the third time haven't called. Which means I've had to leave messages and play phone tag with them. It is quite frustrating.

Other than that I don't have much to report. I have only taken the main day holidays as I'm working in the family business, filling in for my brother who is down the beach life guarding over summer. I told J that I'm going to spend the money on clothes and stuff. Not IVF bills or the mortgage. This will be so novel actually spending money on fun stuff.

I'm trying to catch up on everyone's blogs but don't get home from work until after 7.00pm. I might have Friday off work so I'll use that to read and comment.


At 10:02 AM, Blogger Sparkle said...

Sounds like you have a fantastic doctor, very thorough - and also really prompt - impressed. With the blood tests I had, some I had to fast for and some not. Mine included the immunology and genetic tests. Interesting about the 2/3 day transfers. My clinic believe totally in day 5. Problem is though we've had embryos to transfer on that day, they run out of steam and we never get any frozen.

At 2:33 PM, Blogger PortLairge said...

Good luck with your cycle. Sorry about the nurses not calling back. That's annoying. My doc does 3 day transfers too. If he had waited until 5 on our frist IVF we, too would have had nothing to transfer, I think.

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