And it continues….

I think I left you all off on Stim Day 5..the ultrasound saw about 5 eggs growing and my lining was non-existent with fluid(what’s new 🙁

Now to catch you all up to speed:

Stim Day 6: break…no appt or ultrasound. Still inject 300IU Gonal-f and 150 IU Menopur.

Stim Day 7: Start Ganirelix in AM and 300IU Gonal-f and 150 IU Menopur in PM.

Stim Day 8: Ganirelix AM and start Saizen(HGH)-Ultrasound-5 eggs(range 11-15) and lining 4.8….not great but better? 300IU Gonal-f and 150 IU Menopur PM.

Stim Day 9: Ganirelix & Saizen AM -Ultrasound-5 eggs(range 12-16)  and lining barely 4mm with tons of fluid..boo. 300IU Gonal-f and 150 IU Menopur PM.

Stim Day 10: Ganirelix & Saizen AM-Ultrasound-5 eggs(range 14-17) and lining 5.5 with no fluid…what?! Dare I say there’s hope?? 300 IU Gonal-f  and 150 IU Menopur PM.

Stim Day 11: Ganirelix & Saizen AM-Ultrasound-5-6 eggs(range 15-19) and lining 5.0 with fluid again :(..oh boy..here we go. 300IU Gonal-f and 150 IU Menopur PM.

Stim Day 12: Ganirelix & Saizen AM-Ultrasound 5-6 eggs(range 13-21) and lining 5.1mm…RE agrees to try the GCS-f wash to increase lining(please let this work!) It’s time to trigger too! Ovidrel at 7:30pm exactly…retrieval 36 hrs after at 7:30am 🙂

Retrieval Day: Let’s do this! Good news and Bad news….good news….9 eggs retrieved!!! Yay! Bad news…my lining SUCKS….the GCS-f did nothing and my lining shrunk to 4.4mm…I mean…really? I cried…and cried. I blame it on the anesthesia…I guess I really thought that the wash would work for me. My RE did another wash just to follow through with the protocol…but I’m just stumped. Why, why why??  After almost 3 years and never a transfer because of this lining…I just don’t get it. So I’ll focus on the good….9 eggs!! Fertilize please!!

Fertilization Report-9 eggs retrieved, 7 mature and……6 fertilized!

Now we wait….I will always keep you all updated! Thank you for your support!!

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11 Comments on IVF #3-Stim Days 6-12, Egg Retrieval & Fertilization Report

  1. I can only imagine how frustrated you are that your lining didn’t hold up! But 6 fertilized is an awesome number! I hope they keep growing well! Sending you love and hoping you get a good lining so you can transfer soon!!

  2. I love that you choose to focus on the positive here, which you should, but I can’t help but think you deserve to catch a break with that lining of yours! Seriously, it makes me sad that you’ve been through all of this and haven’t even had a transfer. I’m glad you’re focusing on the positive, and I will focus on the positive for you too, but I just have to say that it sucks your lining isn’t right. It just sucks. I’m sorry. I’ll keep you close in my thoughts and hope you finally get a transfer. It won’t be like this forever. Good things are coming your way.

  3. I didn’t realize your body was being so stubborn with you. Now I’m even more excited for six fertilized eggs – you deserved some good news! I really hope things will be looking up on the lining front too in the coming days. Good luck, keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  4. Happy for those embryos but sorry about the lining. It truly sucks. 🙁 But I am always so amazed at your ability to focus on the positive. I hope that these embryos bring you very good news.

  5. Yay for 6 fertilized eggs! Fingers crossed they keep growing 🙂 Sorry to hear about your lining. I really wish I could give you mine since I won’t be able to use it anyway. It sucks that things don’t work that way. 🙁 I hope they can figure out what needs to be done. In the meantime, I’m sending good vibes for those embryos!

  6. Hi, I’ve been doing some research on ways to increase oxygen and blood flow for infertility. Hyperbaric treatment has been known to thicken the uterin lining by promoting blood flow and cellular growth. I googled hyperbaric treatment for infertility, and there was a ton of information. Hope this helps you on your journey. Me: TTC 3 years. IVF #3. Third one this year. IVF #1-only had one embryo make it through everything- out of the 10 retrieved-BFN. IVF #2 cancelled due to poor response. Only 2 follicles grew. Had 10, but the others never caught up with the 2 dominating my right ovary. Tried an IUI….why the hell not, right-BFN. Let’s try again. Third times a charm. Ugh. On day 10 of stims….450 Gonal F, 150 menopur, Ganirelix. Working on 8 follicles ranging from 15-18 mm. Tentative retrieval (if my ovaries cooperate), Aug 8th. We are doing an FET. Good luck to you!!

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