Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I had my FS appointment this morning and I was super nervous. The purpose of this visit was to make sure that my pesky uterine polyp hadn't made a return. If it had it would have meant going back on the waiting list for another op to remove it, which could have been anywhere up to 6 months and would obviously mean postponing my IVF cycle. Well, I am pleased to say that everything is looking good to go!

But I am freaking out! Because . . . I start in 2 weeks! Aaaaggghhh! I really thought I had a good 6 weeks to get myself prepared for this but my FS said to me today that as soon as my period arrives I am to start the pill. He has given me a drug that is supposed to build up the endometrium over the next 14 days so that it strips out all the old lining to build up a nice new lining for our little one to implant itself in. My left ovary had gone mysterioulsy AWOL (has a tendency to do that!) but the right is showing signs of being polycystic again which is a bit disappointing. Oh well, onwards and upwards and I guess I just have to start my prep now and go for it! Another thing my FS asked me was whether I was fit. Um . . . no, not really! 'I want you to start jogging 4 times a week' Um . . . do I have to?! Oh crap! Me and exercise do NOT go well together. I have a tendency to trip over my own feet and I don't enjoy it in the slightest. But if the FS says I need to exercise then I am going to do it because I don't want to look back later and go 'Maybe I should have done what I was told and got fit' I also have to cut the fat out of my diet. All this is due to the polycystic looking ovary and lowering the insulin in my body so I don't over respond again so IS very important. I'm going to get our exercycle up home again (from the in-laws where it has been gathering dust for the last two years after our impromptu purchase about 2 years, 3 months ago - yep, told you I hated to exercise!) Looks like it might come in handy now though!

So, plan of attack is this - start pill on first day of my period (GULP!), start buserelin injections (to down regulate) about 2 weeks later and inject in the morning for approx 3 more weeks and then start the puregon injections (to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs) at 75iu and hope for a nice batch of eggies! Only other change is that I am going to be on progynova tablets AS WELL as progesterone pessaries in the two week wait just to be sure my hormones are all good for implantation to take place.  In the meantime - start exercising (shudder) and cut out all fat (bye bye sausage rolls, pies, pizza and all my favourite foods) and make a baby. Easy right?!


  1. Too easy! LOL. You can do it Haidee. Good luck hon. Athena xox

  2. YAY! So excited for you Haidee!! You can do it babe xx Liv

  3. I agree Haidee! As the other ladies have said, YOU CAN DO THIS!!! I know you'll be motivated to do whatever it takes, especially now that you only have 2 weeks to wait! so excited for you honey xo Nikki

  4. Crossing everything for you that all goes well. Thanks so much for kind comments on my blog, it is very much appreciated.

  5. That is so fantastic to get the show on the road. I am crossing everything for you.

  6. Good luck's your turn!

    And don't worry about being an exercise hater...I'm one too! xoxo