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I’m all about evaluation, and I thought it might be interesting to generate some stats and reflections on my first IVF cycle.

(By the way, I’m still taking these money draining daily kick in the teeth folic acid tablets…)

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This is the progesterone drug I’m on now, instead of the one I blipped the other day. As the other one made me feel rough, the nurse kindly gave me something else when I went in for my embryo transfer.

So this one is taken twice a day, and it is a pessary. I can decide where I insert the pessary. Would it be too much information if I told you the route I had chosen?

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Well the chosen one is within me.

My appointment for the embryo transfer was at 12.30pm today. I was a bit nervous but I managed to get a couple of hours work done, then I headed off on the bus with a bottle of water in hand because a full bladder was required. It turns out this is a good time to travel, as I left the same amount of time as usual and arrived 25 minutes early for my appointment. This meant I had to sit in the waiting room for half an hour desperately trying to resist the urge to go to the toilet.

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Blee. I feel a bit rough on this progesterone. I feel tired and a bit sick with sore boobs. And, possibly, thrush (sorry, gross). They say the progesterone drug mimics the symptoms of early pregnancy, so hopefully I have more of the same to look forward to. Gah.

I intend to spend the day feeling sorry for myself, then do the embryo transfer tomorrow, then try and get my shit together.

The husband is being extremely sweet – he went out and got me what I wanted for lunch, then he made me some jelly, and then he gave me this wee chocolate chick as a surprise to cheer me up.


I’m feeling OK today two days after the egg retrieval. Tired, and stiff. But OK. I worked yesterday and went to the pub (no alcohol!) so all is pretty much back to normal, and I only took one paracetamol yesterday I didn’t need to top up with another one.

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