Friday, 2 May 2008

No Frosties and Avoidance Issues

Having finally given up on the clinic ringing me, I rang them to find out that none of the remaining embryos were suitable for freezing. This doesn't bother me too much as I have very little faith in FET cycles, and the HRT medication I was on last time was awful. Yet another thing about menopause to not look forward to.

Speaking of, I am reading the book 'The other Bo.leyn Sister', and feel for poor Queen Catherine who cannot produce Henry _VIII a living heir. Last night I read as the Court reveled in the news that Catherine's "courses" had apparently stopped and she was officially "too old" to conceive, and so the King's open affair with Mary Boleyn was accepted as his right. Its a tragedy that some cultures still consider infertility with such blunt insensitivity. The International Consumer Support for Infertility group (iCSi) report that in countries such as Zimbabwe, Uganda and Kenya infertile women are often forced to take subordinate roles in their homes while their husbands take new brides, or are forced out of their communities altogether.

Sorry, I will pack my soapbox away for now... I have been researching World Infertility Month for another project.

Providing they are still kicking along, little SD and TA should have hatched and be thinking about implanting soon, if they haven't already. Depending on your source, implantation should happen between 6-7 and 10-14 days old. They are at 9 days old today. I wish I knew what was going on! DH gave my the last Preg.nyl injection last night so I hope this helps. The use of hCG during luteal phase has been shown to increase ART pregnancy rates but also increases the risk of OHSS. It's most certainly the reason my breasts are heavy and sore, but I have no signs of OHSS which is great. Although certain movements can still cause pain which feels like an ovary is twisted or caught on something (very painful and very weird - does anyone else get this?) so there is obviously still swelling but not too much fluid.

Its funny, because of the additional hCG I can't trust by body this 2ww or even pee sticks, but this post has been a very scientific look at my physical state 4dp5dt! I'm obviously avoiding the emotional, which is my usual blogging fodder at this stage. If so, this avoidance will continue over the weekend as we have the kids with us, and an absolute pile of paperwork to do.


sara said...

I'm sorry that you didn't get any frosties to freeze out of this. But it's great that there's no sign of OHSS. I took the additional Hcg shots after transfer too. If you're taking the scientific approach of this, why don't I pick up the emotional end for you? I'll do some worrying hoping for you over the next two weeks so you don't have to. So don't worry, I have you covered!

Morrisa said...

We didn't have any frosties either :( I didn't knowthe timeframe when they implant so I learned something from your post. So does that mean that since I am 3dp6dt it is possible that my little guys hasn't implanted yet? Anyway, I am praying for us both and hope that we both get our BFPs.

Bee Cee said...

Frosties have always eluded me as well, I just expect that now, which is a shame.

I do hope the 2 little guys are snuggling down as we speak (or is that type?) and they are getting comfy for the long haul.

Fingers and toes crossed for you. Have a good weekend.

Mr. & Mrs. M@sk said...

Wow, thanks for the soapbox entry, I am fuming but also so thankful to be living in Australia.

Pregyl is so evil and I am so thankful that I just use it to trigger. I think I would spend the whole 2WW in tears which is not like me.

Stay strong and implant (if you haven't already) SD and TA.