Our Journey

Summer 2006 – Start TTC

August 2008 – Referred to OBGYN

September 2008 – HSG shows blocked tube – continue trying and referred to RE#1

November 2008 – First visit with RE#1 – all tests normal – DX = unexplained infertility

December 2008-April 2009 – TTC put on hold due to back surgery to repair herniated disc

June 2009 – Miscarriage at 8 weeks – natural conception

RE#1
December 2009 – IUI#1 – Clomid and HCG – 2 follicles – BFN

February 2010 – IUI#2 – Clomid and HCG – 2 follicles – BFN

May 2010 – IVF#1 – BCP, Gonal-F, Cetrotide, HCG and Prometrium – 18 eggs retrieved – 14 mature – 4 multinucleated embryos – 10 fertilized normally and grew to Day 3 – transferred 2 Day 3 embryos – BFN – froze 3 blastocysts

October 2010 – FET#1 – Estrace and Prometrium – transferred 2 Day 5 blasts – BFN

December 2010 – IVF#2 – BCP, Gonal-F, Cetrotide, HCG and Prometrium – 12 eggs retrieved – 7 mature – all 7 fertilized abnormally (multinucleated) – converted to FET#2 – transferred Day 6 blast from first cycle – BFN

RE#2 – CCRM
March 10, 2011 – Phone consultation with Dr. Minjarez

March 24, 2011 – One day work-up in Denver, CO

April 18, 2011 – Day 3 tests

May 2, 2011 – Re-group with Dr. M to discuss test results and plan moving forward

May 9, 2011 – Endometrial biopsy with local OBGYN to test Beta-3 Integrin – test result negative (lacking the Beta-3 Integrin)

IVF#3
Menopur, Gonal-F, Dexamethasone, Cetrotide, HCG, Micro-Dose Lupron

May 12, 2011 – CD 1

May 14, 2011 – Start BCP

May 24, 2011 – HSG #2 – performed by local OBGYN – test inconclusive – dye did not spill from either tube

May 30, 2011 – Last BCP

May 31, 2011 – Supression check

June 8, 2011 – Ultrasound and bloodwork #2 (approx. 17 follicles, E2=727, P4=.18, LH=4.8)

June 16, 2011 – ER – 29 eggs retrieved

June 17, 2011 – 22 mature eggs, 14 fertilized normally with ICSI

June 22, 2011 – 4 blasts biopsied and frozen for CCS (Day 6: 5AB, 5BB, 5BB, 3BB)

July 13, 2011 – CCS reveals one genetically normal blast – 3BB

July 27, 2011 – Re-group with Dr. M to discuss CCS results and plan going forward

August 19, 2011 – Meeting with new OBGYN to discuss laparoscopy

September 29, 2011 – Laparoscopy – Left tube removed due to hydrosalpinx

IVF#4
Menopur, Gonal-F, Dexamethasone, Micro-Dose Lupron

January 5, 2012 – CD 1

January 7, 2012 – Start BCP

February 8, 2012 – ER – 21 eggs retrieved

February 9, 2012 – 16 mature eggs, 5 fertilized normally with ICSI

February 14, 2012 – 5 blasts biopsied and frozen for CCS (Day 5: 4AA, Day 6: 2/3, 6BB, 4BB, 3BC)

February 21, 2012 – CCS reveals two genetically normal blasts – 4AA and 6BB

February 27, 2012 – SonoHSG to check abnormality in lining detected at CCRM. SonoHSG shows uterus looks good. No polyps.

March 8, 2012 – Re-group with Dr. M to discuss cycle and plan going forward

FET#3
April 17, 2012 – 1st Depot Lupron injection

May 16, 2012 – 2nd Depot Lupron injection

June 14, 2012 – Start BCP

July 4, 2012 – CD 1

July 12, 2012 – First E2 check – E2=125

July 19, 2012 – Lining check – EMC=11.4, E2=248

July 22, 2012 – P4=7.9

July 25, 2012 – FET
Transferred two beautiful blasts – 3BB from June 2011 cycle and 4AA from February 2012 cycle
P4=9.46, E2=208

July 27 – P4=11.0, E2=627

August 3, 2012 – Positive pregnancy test – See My Pregnancy page for pregnancy details

3 thoughts on “Our Journey

  1. Hi… Congratulations on your success!!!! I am just curious to know whether you used prednisone (anti-histamine protocol) or not? with your CCS normal blasts

    • Hi there. Thank you very much – I’m still in shock! I actually ended up deciding NOT to do the anti-histamine protocol in the end. I was on the fence about it (my doctor had agreed to let me do it) and then when we discussed it further, we decided that the risks associated with the use of prednisone were too great for us to feel comfortable with so I didn’t end up doing it.

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