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Transfer: Monday 7th January 2019

Wednesday 9th: Negative

Thursday 10th: Negative

Friday 11th: Negative – Looked again 4 hours later and saw a slight watermark.
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Retested at 9pm, maybe a very faint line?
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Saturday 12th: Faint positive?
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Sunday 13th: Faint positive, but I started to bleed. Bought a more expensive, supposedly more sensitive test. Line still as faint. Miscarriage? Fading out again?
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Monday 14th: Positive. No more bleeding
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Tuesday 15th: Positive
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Wednesday 16th: Positive. Took an ‘Official clinic test’ I had leftover from a failed IUI. Quite a strong line!

OFFICIAL TEST DAY TOMORROW BUT I THINK I KNOW THE RESULT!

Testing

I have never been patient.
With both my previous tries I have tested regularly. (IUI 1) (IUI 2)
It was suggested (by friends not clinic) with my IUIs that I test early to watch the trigger line fade out and then another line either fade in or not so I would know that if I tested later it wasn’t still a trigger line.
I did this, but never even got to see a trigger line.
A second line never appeared.
But I preferred this.
With each test with no line there was always the glimmer of hope it was still early.
With each test the hope faded, until official test day I was resigned to it.
I think if I waited until official test day, (especially with the progesterone mimicking pregnancy symptoms) I’d be so crushed by a one single negative.
But this is different for everyone.
I know some people find negatives more painful than others, so seeing them daily might be too much.

So this time I am testing daily again. I have stocked up on poundland 3 for £1 strip tests.
I am prepared.
I am prepared for this to be negative again.
Come on two week wait, I’m not going to wait!

Embryo Transfer

The actual transfer itself was no different to my IUIs, I was told to arrive with a full bladder, and thankfully only had to remove my bottom half clothes under my sexy blue gown. I was taken into the same room yet again and after all the checks to make sure I was who I said I was, and that the embryos labels matched mine, he inserted the catheter and guided by an external scan he placed the embryos towards the thickest part of the lining. The catheter was then removed and taken to be checked that none were left inside as they aren’t visible on the scan or by the naked eye! Once we got the all clear the catheter was empty I was sent back to get dressed, given 2 pregnancy tests and sent on my way for the nailbiting two week wait!

Scan

I had another scan on 31 December just to check the lining was on track and she seemed shocked that I still had another week until transfer! She didn’t say anything, but I assume lining was looking ready!
Last Buserelin injection tomorrow – THANK GOD! I hate the stuff! It has completely changed me, spaced me out, made me blah! Everyone at work was asking me what was wrong and I was like ‘nothing why is everyone asking?’ Then I worked it out! Its effects reduced a bit when my dose went down but I cannot wait to come off it completely!

Baseline

This FET cycle seems to be a lot longer and more drawn out than the IVF ones!
I started Norethisterone on 24 November, this was joined by a daily injection of Buserelin on 4 December. I stopped Norethisterone on 10 December and will continue Biserelin right up until 1 January, joined by Progynova starting today in ever increasing amounts!

My baseline scan was fine, everything is on track and she says its rare for things to go off track on a FET, aslong as the lining thickens, so all organised for 7 January – luckily the first day of a week off work for me so I can put my feet up and chill and think sticky thoughts!

FET Consultation

I had a consultant appointment to discuss my Frozen Embryo Transfer. I have got to email the clinic on day 1 of my next cycle, then I will start Norethisterone and Buserelin 7-10 days before the next bleed and then FET that cycle. Day 1 is due tomorrow and she wasn’t sure they’d fit me in this round, but she said to email the nurses to check, but I am probably looking at January.

So my cycle day 1 was Saturday 20th and I emailed them to let them know, got an email from the clinic today and they have no spaces left in December so have pencilled me in for January, now my question here is they knew this was my next step as soon as I had my Egg Collection, so why wasn’t I pencilled in there and then for December? I’m so pissed off, everything just seems to get delayed for no actual medical reason!

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