Sunday, November 29, 2009

2nd FET attempt

The embryo transfer was done last night 28th Nov 09
I had 12 embryos frozen at 4 cell stage
6 embryos were thawed & remaining 6 remain in storage
Of these, 5 survived the thaw which is an excellent survival rate
4 of good quality grade I to II and all 4 cell were transferred 

The transfer was straight forward with no complications
The Endometrial thickness was 11.5 mm which is excellent

Pregnancy test on the 9th Dec 09


i hope it all works well this time and progresses well with no complications

thanks Dr Shivani

Friday, November 20, 2009

we have a date with a laser !

embryo transfer will happen Monday 23rd November 09

and will be assisted by laser hatching

Assisted hatching is a technique which is used in IVF. It involves thinning the coat surrounding a fertilized egg or making a hole in it. This may improve the chances of the embryo getting implanted into the uterus.

       The most commonly used assisted hatching method is laser assisted hatching. In this method small holes are made in the zona using a micromanipulator.

then the dreaded 2 week wait 

Monday, November 16, 2009

Riding a roller-coaster

As most know my first fresh egg transfer turned out to be a negative,

2nd FET
  my surrogate Anu started a long down regulation protocol, 
She has unfortunately developed an ovarian cyst on the down regulation meds (about one in 4 women will develop a cyst)

Dr Shivani suggested we try a new surrogate ( Seema) who ive been told would win an endometrial lining contest if there was one, 
and thats what we need

New contracts etc etc


Is ready for her FET embryo transfer this week, her lining is 10 mm and trilaminar in appearance which is good-- it will be done around the 20th Nov 09

12 embryos frozen that need to thaw 


Plan to use laser assisted embryo hatching 

I feel like ive been on the ride above for the past few weeks


About to take it for a ride again just after a HUGE lunch
Im sure others who have gone before me or who are in the process now can relate 

im not sure how i feel 

excitedly happy
anxiously thrilled

Im glad knowing its all in good hands
thanks Dr Shivani

now please someone hand me a paper bag lol

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ZING Launch your lunch

why didn't they have these when i was a kid?

Monday, November 2, 2009

2nd attempt with FET (frozen egg transfer)

Just spoke to Dr Shivani

Anu (my surrogate) finally got her period and is now taking the long protocol treatment (whatever that means)

Dr Shivani said it was a better treatment and Anu was ok with the extra injections

Egg transfer later this month YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

i pray it works this time