Thursday, September 13, 2007

#1 v. #2

So throughout this process of #2, I’ve noted many differences between the two cycles and I’m thinkin’ with this many differences, the outcome must be different, too, right?

RIGHT??

Here are the differences

#1
Eager newbie, brimming over with enthusiasm
#2
Slightly seasoned vet, enthusiasm tempered by continued lack of babything from #1

#1
Wheatgrass supplements
#2
Wheatgrass and DHEA

#1
Antagon protocol, no bcp, no lupr0n, 2-3 shots/day
#2
Microdose lupr0n protocol, bcp 2 weeks, 7 shots a day

#1
Working at stress-filled, hated job
#2
Gloriously unemployed with no pressure to become employed until post IVF cycle

#1
Right ovary non-participatory
#2
Right ovary joins the game

#1
W’s sample produced at home
#2
W’s sample produced at RE’s office

#1
Four eggs retrieved
#2
Six eggs retrieved

#1
None fertilize or show 2PN status within 24 hours
#2
Two fertilize and are 2PNs after 24 hours

#1
Went to work straight from transfer, then after work took subway downtown and walked to acupuncture. Walked/subway’d home.
#2
Driven straight to acupuncture then driven straight home for day of couch potatoing

#1
Post-transfer acu session totally normal – peaceful, relaxing, snoozy
#2
Post-transfer acu session totally out of fucking control. Restless Leg Syndrome became Restless BODY seizure attack. Two needles fell out during the session.

I know there are more differences, but these are the ones that come to mind right off the bat. I’m not including anything about symptoms, because frankly they are all just fucking with me right now. Round ligament pain, sore boobs…I’ve got ‘em alright, but do they mean anything? Who the hell knows…

5 comments:

Lori said...

RIGHT! (I hope, too!)

Wow. 7 shots a day? Power to ya. I crumbled at 2.

Fertilize Me said...

RIGHT

My Reality said...

I hope there is one big difference with this cycle. A positive one.

Busted said...

Ooh, sounds promising. Eagerly awaiting your beta!

Kristen said...

Glad to hear about all those differences. Here's hoping for that positive!!!