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Aug. 27th, 2006 @ 11:10 am Back from the REs
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We had our transfer appointment at 9:30 this morning, with bloodwork an hour before. The nurse was really excited when she got my report back from the embryologist, I have 3 viable embryos (out of the 6 that fertilized). I felt so much better going in today than I did in January. We decided to transfer 2 - an EB5 (early blastocyst) and the other one was a CM4 (cavitating morula). The numbers are ratings out of 5, so they're looking pretty darn good. My embies looked something like the last two pictures.


(Image from http://www.infertilitydoctor.com/fertilityflash/vol4_issue1.htm)

This new lab is pretty cool. Before the transfer we got to see the embryos in the dish on the monitor. I got in a bit of trouble during the procedure when I started laughing. Apparently they want no abdominal pressure after they have transferred the eggs and before they remove the catheter.

The 3rd embryo is CM2. We will find out tomorrow afternoon if it is suitable for freezing. I checked my post from the last transfer and these are much better embryos than I had in January. My bloodwork wasn't ready when we were done so we came home. The nurse called early this aft and my E2 levels are still 4483 and my progesterone is still good, so no estrace or intramuscular injections for me!

Now I'm resting for a couple of days, then it's the dreaded 2 week wait.

Oh - one other bit of news, apparently I have a dermoid cyst on my right ovary. That is just freaky. They first noticed it in 2003 and it hasn't changed size since then, so there is no reason for immediate treatment, but I need to get an ultrasound every year to monitor it (hasn't been a problem so far, but if I get pregnant this time I won't be getting so many U/S's.


ETA - there Stella I finally updated *g*
Who does she think she is?
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From:running5k2day
Date:August 27th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
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Well these embryos certainly have better numbers than the last, let's pray that they stay put and grow and grow!! Why didn't you just put in all three? You know, increase your chances. Why freeze just one? So you got to see them before they put them in...how neat. I would have talked to them and told them to be good babies. As for you young lady, don't go doing any shopping or anything! Just lay down and relax. Read a good book and think of nothing but happy thoughts.

Sorry to hear about the dermoid cyst. It won't affect the pregnancy will it? It won't cause any pain during your pregnancy period either I hope.

Yeah-something tells me you ain't gonna get that sweet ass motorcycle. = )
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
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I'm still feeling giddy over the procedure yesterday. They won't put 3 in because of my age (my clinic says anyone over 30). And I wasn't about to argue with them - look at my friend - 2 went in now she's having 4!!

I'm almost following your advice - I'm surfing the web waiting for hubby to get home to feed me *g*

What? you can't see me 8-9 months pregnant zipping around on the bike? (I probably couldn't reach the handlebars!)

I sure hope the cyst won't act up. It hasn't changed yet, so I have to cross my fingers.

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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:August 27th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
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What wonderful news. I hope everything keeps going well for you. :)
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, so do I!
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From:piknik
Date:August 28th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
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awesome!! good luck, we're thinking of you!!!
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
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My fingers are crossed and I'm thinking sticky thoughts *g*
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From:piknik
Date:August 28th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
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oh, I forgot to add, that when they showed us the picture of bert and oscar in the petre dish, they took a picture of it, so our earliest pictures of the boys are as blastocysts!!
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
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That is very cute, and of course it's Jason and Zachary!
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Well they would pic the two most photogenic embies!
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC)
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That is very cute, I should mention it to the lab. We get the U/S of the glowing dots, but the dish would be neat.
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, so do I. *g*
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From:dawnvg
Date:August 28th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
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Sounds like good new lady!
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, I sure hope so! I think this is the best I've ever felt coming out of a transfer, so I'm hoping that's good.
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From:tarheel_born
Date:August 28th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
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Those are some awesome embies you have on board. Hoping for nothing but good things for you.
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
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Thank you very much!
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From:devaux
Date:August 28th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
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That would be sooooo awesome if you had triplets!!!! :) When will you find out?

I have heard of those dermoid cysts. Someone my friend works with had to have one removed.

And how about Patrice FINALLY went home!!
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
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Ahhh! Triplets! I'm fairly sure that's not even funny. Can you imagine? My test is on the 8th.

So far the cyst isn't causing any pain so I'm going to leave that puppy alone for now. 4 abdominal surgeries so far = frankenbelly.

I am glad she's finally gone, she really didn't have the spark and reminded me of a psychotic pixie. I was disappointed with the way they portrayed Dilana this week, I'm wondering if she'll be next in the bottom 3.
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From:devaux
Date:August 28th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
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They did that same stuff with JD last year. I think they do it to add some illusion that Dilana isn't the sure-fire winner because she's a bitch, but I think it's a ruse. But it may make people vote differently, which sucks. I think I like her.
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From:friscokitty
Date:August 28th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
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baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust baby dust...:D

I will be waiting with baited breath and crossed extremities to hear the results. (((HUGS)))
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
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hehe - it's a good thing I'm not allergic to that stuff *g*. Thanks for your good wishes ((hugs))
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From:friscokitty
Date:August 28th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
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hehe - it's a good thing I'm not allergic to that stuff *g*.

Heh...I hear that stuff can make people swell up alot. ;D
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From:stella0017
Date:August 28th, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC)

Thank you!

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For the update!! That is GREAT news, and those are fab numbers!! I'll keep on sending gooooooood vibes...

xo
stella
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From:neeroc
Date:August 28th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)

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Thx bebe *g* we'll take all the help we can get.
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From:tuesdays__grace
Date:August 29th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Crossing fingers/toes/paws for you!

I admire what you do-I can't imagine how tough IVF treatments must be.

Also, you ride a Suzuki? How cool! How long have you been riding?

My friend has a Honda VFR - he loves to ride. I'd love to learn - I've only done 4 wheeling and snowmobiling, but it seems like nothing beats a bike!
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From:neeroc
Date:August 31st, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the good wishes, we need them.

I currently ride a Honda CBR900RR. It's hubby's, my 600F got trashed by a co-worker last year (he broke it, he bought it, but I'm still mourning). I started riding dirt bikes when I was around 13 or 14. I got my street license when I was 21. Biking is a huge rush if you aren't surrounded by idiot drivers, that's where off-road, 4-wheel or ski-doos have their attraction for me.
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From:jkolovos
Date:August 31st, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)
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I'm so fucking behind... UGH!

Sending all the prayers, chants, meditations, etc...I can spare for you guys!

Was the 3rd embryo freeze worthy? When will your test be?
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