Monday, June 1, 2009

Kick in the Head

Received a phone call from my doctor this morning. I was expecting the embryologist. Dr. B. informed me that he didn't have good news for me and that NONE (zip, zero, zilch, nada) of my eggs fertilized. Apparently, out of the 8 retrieved, only 3 were mature, and none of them fertilized.

He doesn't know why.

He said that possibly the fact that it took me so long to get suppressed impacted this cycle. He wants to keep me on BCP longer this next time and do a baseline ultrasound prior to starting Lupron. He told me that he doesn't think I should give up - and that if he did he would tell me. He said that there is still a good chance this could work for us.

After having a crying fit in my office (good times) I'm pulling myself back together. I think I'm going to try to take a long weekend and have some time off. Also, if might be a good time to indulge in a large glass of wine.


  1. sending you a big hug. I am sorry!

  2. Oh my! That's terrible. I'm so sorry that you had to hear that. Kick in the head is right. We'll be rooting for you next time.

  3. I am so sorry...

    For both of my IVF cycles, my baseline was done prior to starting Lupron. Not sure what difference it will make, but hope that is encouraging.


  4. I am so sorry to hear that, it's awful. Please be kind to yourself over the next few days, I will be checking back to see how you are doing. I might just join you in that big glass of wine as my cycle got cancelled today need to meet with RE to decided what next.

    Wishing you well.

  5. Oh no! I'm so sorry. I'm glad your doctor is optimistic. I'm sure this next cycle will be the one.

  6. Ohhh...ouch. I am so so sorry. That SUCKS and I absolutely hate reading stories like this. Your entry into this cycle was definitely anything but normal, and I personally am hoping it was just that big cyst and it will all go well next time.

    :-( Sorry.

  7. I'm so sorry that your cycle wasn't successful. I can't imagine how difficult it must be. I'm thinking of you and hoping you can find some answers soon.