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Egg McMuffins & Horse Needles

June 11, 2009

Started our first progesterone shot yesterday.  That’s the Queens we, I just did the sticking, she did the receiving.  It went very well.  Again, I prepared the needle, a 1 1/2 inch 22 gauge monster with the progesterone.  She couldn’t lay on her belly this time as she already looks 2 months pregnant and it still hurts a bit from the retrieval.  So she bent over the bed.  And yes, my mind wandered.  Anyway I iced her ass for about 5 minutes, swabbed it with alcohol and jabbed that bad boy in.  Again, no pain, no discomfort, she hardly felt a thing.  A quick back rub later and she was all ready to watch TV.  We have to get good at this, as you have to give progesterone shots every single day until she get s a postive on the pregnancy test.  If pregnant, you have to continue till around week 7, so that is 7+ weeks of horse shots.

Got the news from the embryologist today:

If you remember, they retrieved 19 eggs.  Of the 19, 14 fertilized, and the numbers are in:

We have 7 embryos that are graded as AA’s (the best of the best)
And 5 are AB’s (awesome)
And the rest are B’s.  (still great).

Looks like implantation will be on Sunday.  Unfortunately due to medical conditions on my side, they can’t freeze our embryos, so hopefully this works.  Will give you more news when we get it.  Wish us luck!

IVF for men, huh?

April 21, 2009

Alright, I know what you are thinking.  There are scores of websites dedicated to infertility treatments, and dozens that deal primarily with IVF. Yes my friend, you are correct.  However, most of these are from the females point of view.  What she is dealing with, going through etc.  Let’s not forget, it takes two to tango, and those eggs need some fertilizer.  That’s where this blog comes in.  My goal is to provide a mans perspective on IVF treatment.  The rituals, dealing with changing hormones, endless doctors visits, etc.  I hope to give my fellow IVF brothers a place to sit back, relax, perhaps learn a thing or two, and basically enjoy the process.