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Srike Two - Elizabeth Unexplained
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greyautumnrain
greyautumnrain
Srike Two
Yesterday's Beta was negative. I'm not surprised, and not particularly crushed, since I was expecting it. I get one more shot at doing it this way, then we try with injectables.

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remcat From: remcat Date: February 28th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Boo to BFN :(.
twe From: twe Date: February 28th, 2006 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry. :(
enugent From: enugent Date: February 28th, 2006 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry.

For those of us not into the whole ART jargon yet - what does "injectables" mean in this context?

Anyway, good luck for next time!

(Did you see the NYT article on the fertility industry today?)
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: February 28th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't seen the NYT article, thanks for the link.

Injectables in this context means using injectable drugs to make me produce more eggs than normal. Under the curren regime, I'm taking Clomid (a pill I take for 5 days starting on day 3 of my cycle) to make me ovulate at a pretty predictable time. If it doesn't work for us next month, the idea is to get me to produce more eggs in the hopes that just having more will increase the chances that one will fertilize and stick. That means using gondotrophin of some variety, which need to be injected. That's basically what people mean by injectables.

I think for most people giving themselves daily shots is a big deal. I'm not so concerned about that. I'm not even so concerned about the increased risk of high-order multiples. Given my track record so far I can't bring myself to worry about getting a litter without my inner voice breaking out into cynical laughter. I'm moderately worried about the toll it might take on my body and the possibility that something will go wrong that will screw up my future chances. My real worry, though, is that it just won't work, and I'll use up all the chances my insurance will pay for with no baby to show for it.
mijven From: mijven Date: February 28th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Meep. As always hoping - maybe third time is the charm. (Please don't be too annoyed that I said that. Platitudes are sometimes all I have.)

BTW, the article above mentioned something I'd never considered. Specifically that short men cannot even think about [anonymously] donating sperm. Wacky.
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