Tuesday, April 6, 2010

IVF Stim Day 4

Yesterday was pretty uneventful, thankfully. Being at work sure does keep my mind off my ovaries. I'm still super aware that they're there. I keep hoping it's a good sign that the injections are working and that I've got like 20 follicles developing in there. But I've dreamed up many good signs on this journey. I know my mind can trick me. I'll be relieved to get my ultrasound tomorrow morning. 20! I want 20!

After work last night I had another acupuncture session. This time she had me lay on my stomach and she placed the needles in my upper and lower back, and in the back of my legs in the calf area. She also hooked up the electrodes (electroacupuncture) to two of the ones in my lower back and one on each leg then turned the transmitter on so that it sent continuous electrical pules through the electrodes. The only other time I've had this done was the month I had a particularly good response to Clomid. That month, I had 3 mature follicles, which is good for my age. Unfortunately, they were on my blocked side. The electrical pulse does not hurt at all. In fact, after a couple of minutes I can't even feel it anymore, so when she comes in to check mid-way through the treatment, she cranks it back up a little more, just until I can feel it. I go back for another treatment on Saturday morning, unless something important (early trigger, God forbid cancelled cycle) happens at my ultrasound tomorrow. It'll be interesting to see if she hooks up the electricity again on Saturday. It seems like she only does this pretty early in the cycle, so I don't expect she'll treat me like this again.

If you are cycling this month, good luck! I'm sending good thoughts to all of you.


  1. I commented earlier, but it's not there. Hopefully it didn't offend you and you deleted it???? I was just saying that I was rooting for follicles for you today and that I understood the day very well (as I just went through it for the 2nd time last week). Can be a tough day, but stay positive either way. As everyone always said to me (and I wanted to strangle them, but I'll take my chances...), it only takes one. Good luck!

  2. Nissa, no I didn't delete your comment. I have no idea what happened. Weird!

    Thanks for the well wishes. Not good news on my day 6 ultrasound.