Monday, January 21

Day 4 - Menogon x 5 amps

I am all swollen and throbbing and follicled! The meds are working I can feel it, what a great feeling, we are on the right track!

The injections have been totally fine, such a minor thing in the grander scale of things, currently I am disciplining children, taking calls and making supper, all whilst injecting. I ROCK!

The Donor is getting itchy feet and just wants to donate already, he needs to be off on his travels again. Depending on when the Egg Retrieval will take place, I am hoping to spend one last family Shabbat this weekend in Jerusalem before the Donor takes off. Will only have clarity after bloods and scan on Tuesday.

So I will just throb away in the meantime. (Keep growing little follicles!)


"Q: In which cases does removal of the fallopian tubes improve the outcome?
A: In recent years, impressive evidence has shown that hydrosalpinx (swollen fallopian tubes, filled with fluid) can reduce chances of implantation. It seems that the reason for this is that the fluid in the fallopian tubes contains inflammatory products that leak into the abdominal cavity and damage the embryo trying to implant itself in the endometrium. In cases of recurrent failure of IVF therapy, the condition of the fallopian tubes should always be assessed using a hysterosalpingogram and ultrasound scan. If the state of the fallopian tubes is very poorly, and might affect the implantation of the embryos, the benefit of their removal should be considered. The removal of oneor both fallopian tubes is performed by laparoscopy, where a laparoscope (a fine telescope) is inserted through an umbilical incision."