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Ms. Perky Patient Expert

Silver Spring, Maryland
I am a mom to a vroombunctious ADHD foster son, and toddler triplets, and have struggled with infertility for six years - from primary infertility to parenting after infertility to trying to conceive while parenting. After having conceived higher order multiples (HOMs) through infertility... Full Bio
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cryo report and peeing on sticks by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I know it will shock you all to hear this, but... none of my little buggers made it to the freezer. I'm ... well, I suppose on one level I am upset that I can't seem t ... Read on »
Couple Quick Things: by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility 1. I am still angry about the doc yesterday. I thought I'd be over it by now. I clearly gave myself too much credit. 2. No, I have no idea what's going on with email ... Read on »
And Then There Was One by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Please note: children are mentioned in this post. I am terrible about pointing this out in general, so I'm not promising to always mention it, but there you go. SuperDoc h ... Read on »
It's Like DeJaVu All Over Again by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The phone call from SuperDoc on Day 4 explaining the outlook and the options. The apologetic tone in his voice. The determination to push forward. The sense that mayb ... Read on »
Club Soda, Anyone? (not for the faint hearted) by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So you know how when you're giving an IM shot, you're supposed to pull back on the plunger to see if you get any blood in the syringe before you shoot yourself up with the c ... Read on »
Day 3 Embryology Report by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Here's what my Embryos look like today compared to yesterday: Embryo #: Day Two Report Day Three Report 1 2 cell, no fr ... Read on »
Embryology Report by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Things are looking up. My day 2 embryology report in IVF#1 was not promising at all. One of the reasons I was concerned that my fertilization report this cycle wasn't as good ... Read on »
Fert. Report by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In IVF#1, I had 10 eggs retrieved, 9 mature, and 9 fertilized. I transferred 1 and none made it to freeze. In IVF#2, Take 3, so far: 14 eggs retrieved 12 mat ... Read on »
Retrieval by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I admit, I was skeptical that I'd ever make it to retrieval - but there I was at Ye Olde Fertility Clinic today. And they didn't throw me out for having taken my trigger shot ... Read on »
Crisis averted by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I had resigned myself to cancelling this cycle, with the smallest glimmer of hope that maybe tomorrow wouldn't be too late to trigger for a Tuesday retrieval to at least get t ... Read on »
Trigger Time... But... by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There's always a but, right? My nanny's father died suddenly on Thursday, so she is out of the country. I don't know for how long. I am assuming at least a week. M ... Read on »
same and back tomorrow by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The doc at monitoring today thought I *might* trigger today, but I was skeptical. Turned out, I was right to be skeptical - "same and back tomorrow..." which is the same inst ... Read on »
More Monitoring by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I didn't update you on yesterday's monitoring because I was swamped. Anyway, yesterday's monitoring showed 1 follicle over 10mm on the right (aka: the useless ovary) and 4-5 ... Read on »
Keep Pluggin' Along by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Here's the update from this morning's monitoring... E2 was 181, so nice rise there. Good sign. Keep same doses and return to office on Tuesday morning. I'm not sur ... Read on »
Not PCO, Indeed by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility All that Follistim, and you'd think I'd have some mighty perky ovaries today, wouldn't you. Try to at least consider living up to my original blog title, maybe? After all, m ... Read on »
Change in Plans for the Cured One by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yep.  I'm being treated as a non-PCO patient now.  Go figure.  Turns out my e2 level wasn't 439, but it was high.  They like to see it under 50 at the Lupron Evaluation an ... Read on »
I'm Cured! (for all the good it does me...) by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yesterday turned out to be the "real" CD1, so I was able to go in for my LE today, as planned.  SuperDoc walked in, and I (ever the optimist), quipped, "You know, I ... Read on »
CD1... um, maybe? by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This morning I was fairly certain today was CD1, so I made an appointment for my Lupron Evaluation to be Thursday (it can be either CD2 or CD3 and tomorrow is simply impossibl ... Read on »
Yee Haw! by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It's 1:59pm.  Do you know what that means?  Yep, that's right; it means I have a raging headache.    I emailed my nurse last week to let her know that I'd started Lupron a ... Read on »
Yeowch! by Ms. Perky Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, seriously.  I am taking a little blue pill every single night.   I am very, very compliant.  I have not forgotten the stupid blue pill even once.  This stupid little ... Read on »