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Only for a time,
I must not learn
To call you mine.
You never, ever learn
That nothing’s yours
On easy terms. (Easy terms, Blood Brothers)

So this is the dreaded two week wait. That’s the final two weeks of IVF between fertilisation and pregnancy test. Notorious for being the hardest bit of IVF. For most people. Not me.

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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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Well tomorrow I am going into the IVF clinic to have an ‘egg retrieval’ procedure. Over the last month I have been growing said eggs, and now they are good to be harvested.

Last night at 11pm I took an injection to bring on ovulation. I had to take it exactly 35 hours before egg retrieval, and the egg retrieval will take place at 10am tomorrow which is when the doctors predict my eggs will be ripe but will not have popped out of my ovaries yet. The injection was chilled in the fridge, and it felt cold under my skin for a while after I put the drugs in.

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Went in for my scan and blood test this morning and all went well. There was quite a bit of snow today, so I had to leave early just in case. Got there for an 8.30am appointment no problem, although getting up in time for a 7.10am bus was not ideal for me. I also piled on the clothes, so it took me ages to get undressed for my scan, and to get my arm free for the blood taking. Oops.

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