Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Greenlight FET #2


We are planning to do FET #2 of two 5-day blasts in 5 days from now (Monday). At checkup this morning endometrium measured in at 9.3mm which is fine. I still have no dominant follicle that looks ready to ovulate. Matters not.



Tomorrow I cut back to 2mg 2xday of Estrace and begin vaginal micronized progesterone 200mg 3xday. Even if I ovulate later in the cycle, it apparently doesn't matter (and I probably wouldn't because I'm on progesterone).

Feeling pretty calm, mainly concentrating on other things, other aspects of life, while keeping hope and optimism for this part. I hope that both the embyos survive the thaw on Monday morning. I've scheduled acupuncture for directly before and after (very calming, and worth it just for that).

In my back pocket I've got the thought that our RE has a new plan in mind for IVF#2 should we need it. A protocol that involves less drugs. And this morning we saw lots of follicles on my ovaries. So, the idea is: not too much pressure on this FET - it's all part of the process. Hoping for the best and releasing control to the universe.

Not meaning to sound too crunchy here (as in granola)... but it's true. None of us can control whether this FET will result in a negative, a pregnancy, a viable pregnancy or a baby. And worrying accomplishes nothing. Therefore, I continue to do a great deal of personal work in shifting modes of thought about this. I tell you, it's a hell of a lot more comfortable!

Hope you're all doing well - I'm reading you.

14 comments:

Hopeful Mother said...

Wishing you all the best!

Lut C. said...

You sound very - dare I say it - relaxed. :-) Don't worry though, if it doesn't help, it can't hurt.

Good luck!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Good luck with this cycle Utrus. I hope that this is the one.

Millie said...

Best of luck.

flygirl said...

You have such a great attitude Utrus.

All the best with this FET!

Sunny Jenny said...

Wow what a great perspective. I am still way too bitter, resentful, remorseful, and emotional. Good luck to you. I hope your frosties make it through the thaw.

Bea said...

Ooh, such a great frame of mind. Hoping for your embryos...

Bea

Beagle said...

You really do sound great! Will be hoping for you and those two five day blasts!

Good Luck!

Just another Jenny said...

I hope that everything goes well with the transfer. It sounds like everything is on track so far. I'll be thinking of you.

Thalia said...

What a great attitude, I am very jealous. I still hope you don't need anything else after this.

Kris said...

Love your attitude. Can you bottle it and send some over here? Good Luck on Monday.

TeamWinks said...

It's right around the corner! Wow!

ellie said...

Good luck this round-- I admire your attitude going into it. I wish I felt that sane on all the meds when I go through cycles...I am thinking of you! Just been a bit quiet lately.

JMB said...

I'm a newbie to your blog, but reading your last paragraph was a good reality check. After almost a year of bust cycles, I finally arrived at the same conclusion...it's out of my hands. I've done all that I can do, and what happens, happens. I got lucky-that was the cycle where we conceived my now 14-month old son. I'll be checking in to follow you!