I thought it would be nice to share a little bit about what actually happens in the body after a 5 day embryo transfer. I am a researcher and want to know what exactly is going on in my body. I mean, I've given myself injection after injection, taken pill after pill, had blood draw after blood draw, you can see why I would want to know what the hell is going on in there after all of that. Today I am 3dp5dt. I really hope that my little embie is making itself nice and warm and comfortable, finding a good spot to stick for the next 9 months.
Photo Cred: Bigley Photography
I decided before I even started the cycle that I would not symptom spot. It's hard not to think every minute of every day about what is hopefully going on in your body, but I'm trying to stay away from Dr. Google. Symptom-wise, so far just some minor cramping, nothing significant. The progesterone shots are going well. Joe is doing an awesome job administering them. He did hit a blood vessel and panicked the other night when blood was gushing out of my butt cheek, but I told him not to worry. I'm also wearing 3 Vivelle estrogen patches that I have to switch every other day. Those buggers stick well & fuzz from my leggings and shirts ends up stuck to my body after the patch has been removed. I've been using Skin So Soft, an ancient Avon product, to remove the sticky stuff.
Feeling-wise, I'm feeling really good about this cycle. Things have gone so well, which is unlike our last two cycles, overstimulated and cancelled! This one has been just perfect. We did have a little bad news with the results of my genetics test coming back that I'm a carrier of Cystic Fibrosis. We have not gotten Joe's test results back yet either, but we were confident that we still wanted to do the transfer. It's so amazing to think about what is going on inside. I can picture the blastocyst breaking it's shell and snuggling in & it's pretty amazing. It's so amazing how much science was involved for this, how precise every detail has to be for this to actually work out. I just can't wait for the day that we can finally say that it's so.