I got my meds the other day. I have a million little Estrace pills, more needles and syringes than I care to count, and a fully stocked pile of my favorite, Progesterone in f***ing oil. I might start calling it PIFO instead of PIO… Can’t wait for that again. It’s not like I’m still sore from a month ago or anything. Whatev, I’m not really complaining, I’m so thankful for the science, and my health insurance, and our ability to do this. I’m just really not looking forward to those particular shots again.
I did notice the absence of trigger drugs, which I was expecting to see. My Dr didn’t go over exactly what happens, just in general terms. This is what I know: I call on CD1 and then they have me come in (I assume on CD3 for blood and maybe the dildocam, like a regular IVF cycle). Then I know that I will be on Estrace and PIO and have several blood and ultrasound appointments to check on how things are progressing. When it’s the right time, they’ll thaw one of our embryos and we’ll go in and they’ll transfer it into me. Then we wait however many days and go in for a beta.
I had assumed they would trigger my ovulation at the right time, and then my 5 day blastocyst would go in 5 days later. So my uterus timing would be matched up with the age of the embryo. The absence of the trigger drugs has me thinking they don’t force it? They just watch for the appropriate time and keep an eye on things? That gives them less control, no? But maybe better for nature to have a hand? Ladies with FET experience, please let me know how it worked for you. I’m curious about the process I’m about to embark on. Specifically, about ovulation timing and transfer timing.
Who knew we’d have to deal with so much to have a baby? (And I have a relatively easy “issue”!) Other people always made it look so easy. haha