Monthly Archives: August 2012

Stimulation Phase Part 1-the first 5 days- Joy of the Jabs- 27 August 2012

I got the go ahead to start my stimulation injections on the evening of 23rd August 2012. I decided between 8pm and 9pm would be the best time of evening for me to do this. Although the nurse had given … Continue reading

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Down Regulation- The Heat of the Moment- 10-23 August 2012

As mentioned in a previous post, I started my down regulation spray (buserelin) on 10th August 2012 on cycle day 1, the day of my period. I was instructed to take the spray once in each nostril at 6 hourly … Continue reading

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My IVF Resource Library- the exam you can’t study for- 15 August 2012

As I write this thousands of Irish school leavers are getting the results of their final exams today. Sometimes I recollect what it was like to be 17 and 18 and full of youth and optimism for the life that … Continue reading

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Getting Started on IVF: The Pre-Period Scan and First Spray- August 2012

After the meeting with the counsellor and IVF doctor, there was nothing to do but wait for my pre-period scan which was scheduled for August 7th. This scan had to be done not less than 7 days before the next … Continue reading

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