Our IVF Journey
It’s been a while since I’ve last written & boy have things changed! The world is still in the midst of a pandemic, Australia and particularly Western Australia have largely been spared the devastating effects of Covid-19. I’m really thankful that things have been relatively stable for us personally and we have jobs and a roof over our head.
As the title suggests, we’re about to embark on our first round of IVF-ICSI. We’ve been actively trying to conceive since around June 2019, but haven’t been successful. My periods aren’t regular, and have never really been but as time drew on, my cycles went anywhere from 27 days to 42 days and it’s pretty much a guessing game when Aunt Flo decides to make an appearance. We know hubby’s sperm wasn’t too flash either, so in a sense we were expecting to go down this route or at least have some help from our GP etcetera.
***I have to make the disclaimer here that this is our personal experience. We are not medical professionals and do not claim to be. We cannot give you advice pertaining to your situation, and this is a journal for our particular circumstances. I’m happy to talk about our experience, but my advice is to speak to your health professional about your particular circumstances and what your options are***
We went to our GP in August 2020 to seek some help. She made the decision to refer us to the Fertility Specialist. We made an appointment with our Fertility Specialist for September 2020. There usually is a waitlist to see the Fertility Specialist, I’ll have to detail more about this in another post.
We finally saw our Fertility Specialist (FS) in September 2020 and he sent us for a bunch of tests to determine our baseline and what treatment we needed. It’s usually 4 to 6 weeks between the first appointment and follow up appointment, to allow for the tests and the results as they are based on your cycle. Plus, our FS was on leave in between our appointments as he was hadn’t had a break in a while due to covid, and was going to Broome for a couple of weeks.
***Was just at this point of the post when we tuned into the news today about the emergency news conference by the Premier about the 5 day lockdown in Perth. It has been quite an eventful few hours for us as we went to the local covid clinc to get tested as Matt was at one of the exposure sites. But that’s another story for the next post. Gosh, there’s just so much to write about recently!***
We met again with the FS in November 2020 and he reviewed our test results and we discussed options. For us, IVF-ICSI was the most appropriate treatment and he talked to us about the timeline and medication protocols. Given that it was near the end of the calendar year and we hadn’t reached our Medicare Safety Net, he gave us the option to commence in the new year to maximise the Safety Net or to go ahead in 2020. We opted to wait till 2021, when it resets and should we need more than the one cycle, it won’t be at the higher cost.
We had our nurse appointment in January 2021 to go through all the paperwork, finance and how to inject myself. We also had the first look at the medication protocol I was being put on. I’m on 137.5iu Gonal-F, combined with Orgalutran when directed, and Pregnyl 10,000iu as the trigger. Also was given Crinone progesterone pessaries after the egg collection.
We decided to collect the medication yesterday, on my birthday as we had just gotten confirmation that Matt was given approval by the ATO to withdraw his superannuation under compassionate reasons. And we’re pretty much waiting on Aunt Flo to arrive and call the clinic to let them know. From my understanding, I will start injections on Day 2 of my cycle and have monitoring blood tests and ultrasounds throughout to keep an eye on what my body is doing under treatment.
Which brings us to today’s announcement. WA is going into 5 days of hard lock down as of 6pm tonight till 6pm Friday 5th February 2021. At this stage Aunt Flo hasn’t shown up yet. Just 3 days ago I was googling how to delay the onset of a period as we were waiting on Matt’s super to be approved for release. Yesterday I was googling how to bring it on, and today I’m reverting to googling how to delay it yet again. Rationally I know old wives’ tales aren’t going to work, but when it comes to the desire to have a child, rationality just goes out the window sometimes. I’ve yet to contact the clinic as I know they’re going to be swamped with the same questions from every person receiving treatment currently, so I’m waiting till they announce something. We’re just trying to stay positive at the moment and wait to hear what is next for us.
I’m hoping to break down our experience in a number of blog posts, detailing each step of the way and our personal experience with this all. I hope it provides comfort to others who might be going through the same thing and have a million questions like I did. Let me know if you have any questions about the process and I’ll be happy to answer them 🙂Related: who is the real jack silva, la última cena en la biblia reflexión, kansas district court public access portal, amandine malabul changement actrice pourquoi, fifa 22 modo carreira treinador, unicaen zimbra webmail, designation and sentence computation center grand prairie texas, naranja tangelo es dulce, lake temiskaming water temperature, quarterbacks from st louis high school hawaii, principios de la lógica jurídica ejemplos, how to beat disciplinary hearings, oregon magazine capacity 2021, tony terraciano college, top ten most biggest commissary in the world,Related: miniature dachshund breeders nsw, weber’s golden retrievers, docker compose documentation, docker desktop not starting windows, shiba inu puppies for sale near fairless hills pa, japanese akita puppies for sale illinois, australian shepherd puppies nc craigslist, shiba inu rescue philadelphia, pomeranians for sale or adoption dfw area, maryland standard poodles, dachshund schnauzer mix hypoallergenic, rottweiler first time owner, miniature aussiedoodle for sale near me, german shepherd x saint bernard mix, french bulldog acting weird,Related: roles of government in industrial relations in malaysia, the tornado auction karen russell, book planet hollywood disneyland paris, fortune feimster tracksuit will smith, nan grey cause of death, how to press charges for false cps report ohio, push dagger belt buckle, does empire beauty school drug test, kiko auctions results, ottawa ohio memorial day parade, holy cross cemetery wreaths, mcpeters funeral home corinth, ms obituaries, rare marbles worth money, cloud function read file from cloud storage, aisc steel construction manual 16th edition pdf,Related: massachusetts registration renewal grace period, what controller does genburten use, goalie training north bay, register of shareholders template uk, goalie training north bay, worcester man dies in motorcycle accident, sollukattu in bharatanatyam, dave hobday rac, eon emergency credit, benner’s 7 domains of nursing practice, patrick dempsey weight loss, how to replace the flywheel on an automatic transmission, dad when are you coming back with the milk it’s been 4 months text, chiko roll girl, long beach festival 2022,Related: sally clarkson theology, learning book administration login, next ancestrydna update 2022, jacuzzi hydrosoothe pillow, plantation high school yearbook, which terminal is positive on a dewalt battery, is david alan grier related to pam grier, pamahiin sa pagbibigay ng damit, dreaming my husband died in islam, nikola trumbo obituary, humberside airport viewing area, carlton williams bahamas, vijaya nirmala first husband, can i wear citrine in left hand, manitowoc police reports,Related: are mugshots public record in maryland, jermell charlo boxrec, do dead bodies scream during cremation, time difference between uk and canada ontario, agent six combatants wife, why did liz ryan leave mcleod’s daughters, how to make sender name bigger in outlook, research with persons who are socially or economically disadvantaged quizlet, how to reset toon blast android, carrickvale secondary school edinburgh, joshua tree gates of hell, dennis rader siblings, mobile homes for sale in pembroke, nh, kirkleatham crematorium funerals this week, peanuts christmas yard art patterns,Related: how many zebras are left in the world 2020, luton borough council waste disposal, canon printer triangle with lightning bolt flashing, singapore math vs eureka math, lillian murphy eddie murphy mother, bradley rose peloton married, what does sweet home alabama mean sexually, air france business class lax to paris, postal inspector came to my house, is jared butler related to jimmy butler, homes for rent lagrange, ga, cineworld unlimited payment, garcilaso de la vega quizlet, 5e polymorph list, how to wear medals on a blazer uk,Related: struggling with being a stepdad, hill and ponton complaints, mike pompeo net worth 2021, library footage of columbine, learnflex queensland health, advantages and disadvantages of autocratic leadership tutor2u, triangle springs staff, ruger american ranch stock modifications, sevier county, tn property tax search, 2025 lacrosse player rankings, adetoun onajobi husband, walks around alrewas, jomar ang cause of death, harvey funeral home obituaries, gene sanders obituary,