Thursday, 23 June 2011

We Have Dates!

We have our dates for our upcoming Donor Egg IVF cycle. Wow! It's all getting very real very quick!

It was crazy stressful for a while there because the clinic was trying to email me the info during the move when the only Internet connection I had was via my smart phone. I couldn't open all the attachments and was getting panicky. But thankfully they were very understanding and sent me a synopsis in the body of an email so I could read it. It was a huge relief!

So here's how it looks. I start my first injections on the 30th of June. In the meantime I am still on the birth control pill. I've been on it for about 7 weeks straight with no break. The good part is no period, but the bad part is perpetual PMS symptoms. I'm a crabby bitchy mess. I walk around the streets of London dying to punch someone. This is not the normal me, and I'm hoping that once I go off the pill (on the 2nd of July) I will have my period and the irritability will pass.

Then I become a human pincushion for the next month. Jabs of this, and jabs of that. Some in my stomach, some in my thigh. I must stock up on wine to help get me through this bit.

I've got a couple of scans along the way to see how I'm responding. The donor begins her medications in mid-July and the expected transfer day will be in very early August!!!



Here we go! I can't wait to get started..... well except for the whole needle bit!

*Photo by Photos8.com

32 comments:

  1. Hopefully it is all worth it in the end!

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  2. I'll keep you in my prayers! Happy that this is something you are able to do!

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  3. That's amazing news...other than the pincushion and pms part, but I get it! It's all a means to an end. I have to say it really lifts my spirits to read my blm's blogger friends getting so close to their rainbows. My fingers and toes are crossed for you!

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  4. OMG! I'm living through you right now.

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  5. That's great news!
    One more week till it all starts, fingers and toes are crossed!

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  6. I love when you get the schedule, it makes it so much more real! I also know exactly what you mean about perpetual PMS, I HATE going straigh from one pill pack to the next, my body totally knows I'm trying to fool it.

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  7. That's good news. Goodluck! Here's to a good outcome.

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  8. Terrify news, barring the needles. wine indeed!

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  9. Yay! Shouts of excitement from the US! Wine up if need be and enjoy the ride...bumpy and PMS..things will fly but hopefully when the car stops you will end up with a baby.

    ~Felicia

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  10. Very good news. Love and strength your way~

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  11. Needles suck,but the end result could totally be worth it!

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  12. That sounds so exciting! Am a new follower from FYBF and I am really looking forward to following your journey!

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  13. I wish you every success and blessing on this intense journey.
    :-)

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  14. good luck! how exciting! You have a great blog! I am visiting from the Boost My Blog Friday! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back! thanks so much!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  15. Wow, so exciting! I'm getting tingles! Good luck and hope it all goes well.

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  16. all the best with the process, and hopefully we'll be hearing soon about a little bubba!

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  17. I have just found your blog via Maxabella Loves I'm Grateful blog-hop. Wishing you all the best on this journey, my fingers and toes are crossed for you.

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  18. Best wishes for a smooth road ahead. x

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  19. sending all of my positive thoughts your way!

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  20. Yay for dates!!! So happy for you! Sending lots of prayers your way!

    xoxo

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  21. I'm so excited for you. You be amazed at how fast the cycle goes once all you and the donor start your meds.

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  22. I just found your blog on the Design it Chic HOP, and read your story. I can't even imagine how this past year has been for you, but I'm so glad that I have found your blog. I am your newest follower and cheerleader!!!
    lifewiththehawleys.blogspot.com

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  23. Saw your post on LFCA. I just finished my donor egg IVF cycle, which was also my first-ever IVF cycle, and would be happy to answer any questions I can. Feel free to email me at the address in my profile.

    Also, I've found the forums of Parents Via Egg Donation an invaluable resource for information and support.

    Good luck with your cycle!

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  24. It has been a while since I last stopped by - life got a little crazy there for a while and I lost touch with some of the blogs I loved. Yours is one of the ones I have missed the most, to be honest. I just appreciate your openness and honesty and I really enjoyed following your story.

    I have missed quite a bit but am looking forward to catching up.

    A good girlfriend of mine has done IVF a number of times and writes a blog called Single Infertile Female, Now What? She has struggled with endometriosis. Your stories probably differ in some ways but you might find some of her posts entertaining or uplifting. Google her!

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  25. Yippie! we're total cycle buddies! Our estimated txfr date is aug 2nd :) woot!

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  26. Very best of luck. I am very familiar with the IVF rollercoaster and its joys and horrors!! Hope it is an easy one for you.

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  27. I hope that first injection went well today.

    Mich x

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  28. Love how you are sharing such an exciting journey with us all. Prayers and thoughts are with you

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  29. Just popping over from Maxabella... good luck with it all and I hope you get the well earned reward at the end!

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