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>First, thank you for all the thoughtful responses to my last post. The donor issue is an interesting and challenging one and I’m so glad to have you all as resources! For what it’s worth, I think we are going to create a (removable) donor page in the baby book that includes the 2 pictures we have and a small amount of information.

For the last few weeks, I’ve been having terrible back pain (upper right of back, not lower back). It kicks in at around noon and gets progressively worse throughout the afternoon/early evening. When I get home from work, I lay on a heating pad, which does make it better. But the minute I get up, there it is again. Anyone else have this and have any advice for relieving it? It is making me very cranky (poor DW). Back to the heating pad…


Filed under pain, pregnancy questions


The transfer went well (I hope) on Friday. We had 2 straws with 4 embryos and 1 straw with 3. RE wanted to use one with 4, so we went with it. All 4 embryos survived the thaw, and my RE was hoping to put in at least 3. We had already talked about it and decided that we just didn’t want to risk it so we had them put in 2. Like DW said, with our luck lately, we’d end up being the .2% that ends up pregnant with quads. Of the 4 embryos, 2 were excellent grade and 2 were good, so I feel fine with just transferring the 2 excellent ones. Here’s hoping at least one is sticking!

We transferred the bottom two embryos:
In other news, I seem to have developed an allergy to the PIO shots. They have been extremely painful this time around and have been leaving giant bruised welts. My butt has gone from sore to HOLY HELL I CAN’T SIT DOWN. RE is switching me to suppositories, which will have their own fun, but damn will I be glad to get my ass back!
Beta on Friday 4/24…


Filed under FET, pain, progesterone, waiting


>My right butt cheek is killing me today. It’s weird considering it was the left cheek that suffered through 2 injections on Sunday night. I sometimes wonder if those muscles will ever heal. When we stopped the PIO after the m/c, my butt never felt “back to normal” and it had 3-4 weeks of no shots!

On the topic of “ouch,” thought I’d also share that we call my stomach the Frankenbubba. It has a large myomectomy scar, two smaller lapo scars, and a bellybutton lapo scar. It also had 2 bruises post-lapo that are now gone, but they were there when Frankenbubba was introduced. I’d take a picture, but the myomectomy scar is so low, it would be slightly obscene.

I guess one positive I can take from all this is that I’m no longer afraid of needles or surgery. I’ve been through so much of both over the last few months that the thought tires me, but it doesn’t scare me. I can also not say that I’m a big baby, which I thought I was pre-TTC. Maybe this was all to toughen me up for motherhood. Yeah, that’s it…


Filed under laparoscopy, needles, pain, surgery