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Lazy Ovaries. 4.25.17

Or in medical talk- Diminished Ovarian Reserve. That’s me now. The DOR girl. So as I suffer through the TWW (two week wait), let’s explore my problems! 702 more words


First egg collection and OHSS - what to expect

Before the procedure
We were instructed to arrive at the hospital at 8.40am to complete some paperwork, finalise surgery fees ($500 for the procedure) and prepare for the egg collection. 1,127 more words


First IVF cycle

I was really relaxed when we commenced our first IVF cycle, probably because I had been through months of injections and we were really eager to get started. 547 more words


Ovulation induction with FSH injections

The first step for us was timed intercourse with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) injections. The aim of the injections is to develop follicle/s, stimulating the ovaries to ovulate and allow fertilisation to occur naturally by timed intercourse. 707 more words


The Journey So Far...My egg retrieval

I started this blog in the middle of my “cancer journey” (I hate that I just used that phrase). So here’s the rundown so far. 711 more words

Egg Retrieval

A Herd of Turtles

When you are preparing yourself for egg retrieval surgery, there are a few weeks (or more) of preparation.  At the beginning of it, you are given a calendar with all of your medication doses, days that you’ll need ultrasounds and lab work completed, and a day when they anticipate your surgery will take place.   228 more words


#21 A New Reality...

After having what felt like a pretty normal mid-cycle ultrasound on March 8th, I was scheduled to come back on Saturday the 11th to see if my follicles had grown the few extra millimeters that were needed in order to give me the trigger shot. 263 more words