Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's Been Awhile

So, I kind of flew the coop after my last post. I wanted to step away from the IVF talk for awhile and just unwind.

To bring you up to speed, we ended up canceling my embryo transfer in early November.  Unfortunately, I hyperstimulated once again and became very sick. Tremendous amounts of fluid had collected in my abdomen, pelvis and against my lungs, which caused difficulty breathing. Hyperstimulation occurs because of the sharp spike in a woman's estradiol level. This decreased my chances of becoming pregnant and I was also advised that if I did become pregnant the hyperstimulation symptoms would worsen. So, after a lengthy discussion with our Dr, we decided that it would be best to cancel the transfer.

Despite the challenges of this cycle, we are excited to say that we have 5 frozen embryos to use for later cycles! So, all was definitely not lost. I'm feeling back to normal now, after a few crummy months. I'm back to Zumba and have begun training for a 5k that Jake and I will run together in February.

Thanks for all of the calls & emails throughout this cycle. Your encouraging words meant the world to us during such a stressful time. We're blessed to have wonderful family & friends like you.

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