Category Archives: Needles

Eve of Embryo Transfer

It’s Sunday evening. The night before the embryo transfer. The day we’ve been waiting for for a long, long time. It’s surreal that it’s here. Progesterone Almost surreal, that is. As dreamy as the evening may be these really fucking … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

I’m not one to bruise easily. I never have been. It takes a lot for me to turn color, so I consider myself lucky when I look at these pics. My acupuncturists tells me that some women’s bellies are just … Continue reading

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Here we go!!!

It’s been a very exciting day! We are just about done with meds and all set for surgery on Wednesday to retrieve my pretty little eggs. I met with Dr. H this morning to do final vaginal ultrasound (for now) … Continue reading

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Trigger Happy

Follicle and Surgery Update Normally one goes to the doc about every other day but because my follicles are all growing at such different rates, I’ve been having to go daily since Thursday. This means extra vaginal ultrasounds and blood … Continue reading

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First Fight

Which is better than a fist fight, if you think about it. We’ve been warned (a lot) that this process will induce abnormal amounts of tension in a relationship. Boy howdy. I try to imagine what it’s like for Gina … Continue reading

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First Round of Stimulants

We came home from the brunch and got to putting together the first round of stimulants. The morning injection is called Menapur (the evening one is Follistim). The Menapur requires some mixing of 3 different vials. The first time we … Continue reading

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Needles

I was getting a needle stuck in my vein this morning and I began to wonder: “How many needles has this body taken in the six months?” If I had a dollar for every one…   Acupuncture Let’s see… there’s … Continue reading

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