Monday, March 30, 2009

FET Madness - Day 12

Nothing really new to report in FET-ville. On Saturday, I ramped up the Estrace to 3x per day & will stay at this dosage until my u/s on Wednesday morning. Feeling pretty normal, the night sweats have been rare and the Estrace has not zapped my se.x drive like it did during the mock. Ah, well the Endometrium suppositories will surely take care of that!

We ended up heading to Buffalo this past weekend to spend some time with the family before Donna's surgery. It was nice to see everyone and catch up. It was a lot of driving and a lot of visiting in 48 hours & I am pooped! I was so ready to head home yesterday. Sean said he was sick of talking and I agreed, but we still managed to find plenty to chat about on the 7 hour drive home.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers about my sister-in-law's surgery. Keep 'em coming! Her surgery tomorrow is early in the afternoon and will last a few hours. Our prayer right now is that they do not need to take out the entire colon and that the mass is benign. Even if those things are true, it is still a difficult surgery and she faces a lengthy recovery.

As for me, I am still full of hope. Probably more so than at any other time since our first IVF. I have been blessed by many wonderful friendships on this journey and two of those women were my angels this cycle. Jill & Christi both sent me meds for my FET. Seeing has how they are both happy & healthy pregnant women (Christi - expecting a girl in July!!! Jill - expecting twin boys shortly thereafter!!!), I am hoping some of their pregnancy mojo rubs off on me! Thank you ladies, your friendships mean the world to me and the meds were a generous gift! I hope to pay it forward someday (SOON)!

Hoping for a great lining check on Wednesday and looking forward to transfer (hopefully) at the end of the week/early next week. I am a little nervous about the thaw - how many will make it? Will the survivors thrive? Will we get any to our goal of blasts? Will they make it to transfer? How many? Trying to not focus too much on those things right now and just take it one day at a time.

Feel free to share your FET stories when you comment & please stop by Sprogblogger's blog and wish her a giant congratulations - a SURPRISE BFP while waiting for her FET! She is now the stuff of Internet legends - mosey on over and read her amazing story!! I do hope she bought a lottery ticket...

23 comments:

sweetpeanme said...

Glad to hear things are going well in your world!
Definitely praying for your sister-in-law...its so great that she has family like you guys to support her during this time!
Keeping my fingers crossed for you!! Stay positive!! :o)

Where's my miracle? said...

I hope that your SIL comes through the surgery just like you want her too. She'll be in my prayers as well as you and this cycle. I read your history. You have been through a lot. Bless your heart! I did realize that we share the same wedding day Aug 7, 04! It was a wonderful day to get married!! I hope this FET goes well and you end with a BFP!

Lorza said...

I will say lots of prayers for your SIL...and also for your FET. What a cool story about the BFP!! YEAH!!!!!

'Murgdan' said...

Awww...that is just awesome about your angels. :-) I had one too!

Lisa said...

Remember, dear, this is our year of hope!!

Many continued prayers for your SIL...

poppy.f.seed said...

good luck wednesday!
Let me know if you need more endometrin, I have some.

Carrie said...

I am so glad you are full of hope! What a wonderful gift of meds from your friends... those people are angels among us. :)

I will be thinking of your SIL and hoping all goes as well as it can.

Hugs!
Carrie

Phoebe said...

I had 3 FET angels too! It's so nice to feel the support of this community. Do tell what the Endometrin does, or am I totally thick?

I hope everything goes smoothly with your SIL's surgery tomorrow!

Barefoot said...

So exciting that your transfer is right around the corner! Sending good thoughts your way.

Steph and Bran said...

Good luck with your FET. Just read your history on the side of your blog. How did you ever recover from 3 failed IVF cycles? I just had my first IVF cycle - failed. Will probably do FET but haven't had follow-up appointment with our doctor yet. Seriously, I wanna know how you survived your 3 failed cycles. Email me at stephaniecamilla@yahoo.com

ashley said...

I'm so happy everything is going well. And I pray your aunt's surgery goes perfectly and that she recovers quickly.

Bulge to Bump said...

I'm crossing my fingers and toes for your BFP!

MissMVK said...

So excited that you are doing so well! It's great that you're in such a great frame of mind. Best wishes to your sister-in-law too.

mylifechronicles said...

It is so nice of your angels to do that!! That is very thoughtful of them. Crossing my fingers that your SIL's surgery goes well. Good Luck!!

Chhandita said...

Glad things are moving well...hope ur SIL's surgery goes off well...

So these surprise BFPs to happen. I have seen 3 this past 3 months including mine...

anyways, good luck sweetheart...i have everything crossed for u..

piecemeal people said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that Donna's surgery is as uncomplicated as possible...and for lots of other things, of course!

lifebytheday said...

Wishing you luck with this FET! You seem to be in a great frame of mind, hopefully the positive vibes help kick things up a notch! :-)

kayjay said...

I hope that your SIL's surgery goes well. I'm glad that you got some donated meds for this cycle and it is really something when wonderful people give you free meds. GL with the FET - I have no experience in this arena but I hope you hear some good stories from other women!

Jill said...

Well, you are an angel to Christi and me. We wish you all the best our dear friend!!!

So, I have extra Vivelle patches (in case you get switched off Estrace). And, I have extra PIO if you need it.

Good luck at your appt tomorrow!! Call me and let me know how it goes! Saying my prayers for your little ones!!

M. said...

Still praying for you SIL. And how wonderful that you made it back to B-lo :) I'm also praying furiously that your good feelings are a good omen for this cycle. Keep your spirits up, Em. I'm convinced it's how we got pregnant the cycle we did!

Jill said...

P.S. I finally changed my blog name and address-

http://anotherdayinpair-adise.blogspot.com/

Jill M. said...

Hey! This is my first time to your blog, but I just had to add you to my blog roll after reading your Cosbonin comment on KayJay's blog. At first glace, it appears we have a lot of the same history IF wise. Looking forward to following your journey!

Christi said...

awww, you have me choked up, you have been such a wonderful support to me, I wish there was more I could do than give you meds!! You are such a sweetheart, I'm so glad we met!