Thursday, June 30, 2011


 For finding out when i ovulate, my nurse told me to use clearblue digital opk (Im thinking maybe she has shares?? why go for the most expensive..$55 for 7 tests..oy) and first thing in the morning..but my surge is always in the late afternoon..but she still wanted me to do I tested morning, noon and evening with cheapies and then on day 13 when i started getting dark lines, I used the clearblue, and it was negative..On day 14 on the cheapies i got a definate couldn't detect my surge at all! So I rang in with the cheapie positive and got a blood test. She said it was inconclusive and so I had to do a second blood test today..I hope this one shows that Ive O'd. Its good to go drug free for this cycle, but its a bit stressful trying to find out the ovulation..fingers crossed it shows today and we can transfer on Monday!

Monday, June 27, 2011

What's new with me??

Well yesterday I started back at the gym..I was going to put it off because with the upcoming FET I wouldn't be as active for a week or so..but then i decided to just do it..Ive been waiting and putting things on hold for 5 years..its time to just leave it in God's capable hands and get on with my step one is to get fit again..I looked up my paperwork and found that I quit going in Dec 09..i had a couple of months of doing a fitball class on monday's..and did a few exercise videos..but otherwise..ive been very potato like on my thats that started..I went yesterday and again today after a 20 minute walk to the accupuncturist.

Accupuncture went fine..only one hurt today..usually get a few that me it often feels like someone pulling out a hair...but today it was good. he used a moxy stick over my uterus and has put me back on the fertility pills. He also said happy anniversary to me..its been a year and 4 days since i first went to see him..gosh back then i had such bad indigestion and a cronic cough (3 years!!) now..i haven't had indigestion since about my 4th visit to him and the cough has been gone for almost as long. Now if we can just get  baby to grow then he can tick off all my original complaints~!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

FET news

I saw my RE on Thursday. We will be doing a natural FET this cycle!! Thursday happened to be cd1, so we wil be having it in about 2 weeks. wow, thats so fast! We do have to drive to Melbourne for it, but thats ok, its only 2.5 hours!

I asked if there was anything we could do to help it stick. He said there wasn't a lot really..its up to the embryo.
 he told me about the natural killer cells and how it could be tested, but he has done that and the intralipids to overcome them on many occasions, but it doesn't seem to make much difference. He also said there really hasn't been a lot of research into it and noone really knows how many is too many.

He said he has tried various protocols and hasn't found them to be any better than completely natural in terms of sucess rates, so why pump your body full of drugs if it makes no difference.

that was about was the longest appointment we have had with him..i think it went for 10-15 mins. oh and when he called us in, he said my hubby's name and not mine..then tacked mine on the end when we both stood weird is that!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

just rambling

Ok, its been a while. I have been husband-less for almost 3 weeks while hes off visiting his family in UK. I had totally planned on losing a  few kilos while he's away..but instead i have added a couple. I started off well..but the long cold winter evenings just cried out for chocolate and crisps...

We see the RE on thursday..i hope we can do the FET for July, but we will wait and see what he has to say.

We haven't told many people about doing IVF..just our parents and a handful of friends and i told my naturopath. I wanted to tell more people, but DH said not to so we don't have to keep telling people updates. Theres one girl at work who is here because of IVF and i had wanted to tell her, but i didn't. We decided it would be best to wait til we have good news before telling anyone else..

so imagine my surprise the other night when she asked me how the IVF was going!! I asked her how she knew and she said she couldn't remember and assumed i had told her and said shes known for ages...but then she bombarded me with questions about how it works shed known for ages, wouldn't she have asked this when i had supposedly told her??
I know i never told her, because i really wanted to but couldn't. Personally, i think the naturopath told her as they are friends..but she said oh noo..that would be a breach of confidentiality..but i still think it was her..i guess i'll never know..and i really don't mind that she knows..its just frustrating that someone blabbed..and if it was one of the other friends..then who can't be trusted. And are there others that know but aren't saying anything.