Dilapan Day and 1-3 Recap

Thank the heavens, this morning’s Dilapan insertion was not nearly the nightmare it was the first time around. For those of you lucky enough not to know what a Dilapan is, it is a rigid stick that is placed in the cervix for the purpose of dilating it. Doesn’t that sound magical? πŸ˜‰ A Slender, curvy cervix makes for a difficult transfer. This is supposed to make it easier, though if you talk to the doctor who did my first transfer, the jury is still out on whether or not it was effective. Anyway, just had the procedure done and this time it was a piece of cake. I’m still crampy but the actual process of inserting it was no big deal, and I am pleasantly surprised!

Shout out to my cervix for being cooperative. Love ya, babe! πŸ˜‰

Here is my stim days 1-3 recap:
– 75 Menopur (1 vial)
– 225 Follistim
– 5 Lupron

Felt some tiny twinges yesterday afternoon on the right side, and sure enough my current front runner, measuring in at 11 mm, is on the right. I have 5 smaller ones on the right, and 7 on the left. Doc says this is right in line with what is expected. Here’s hoping for no surprises. I start Omnipotren (human growth hormone) tonight.

I took a sick day from work but must attempt to work from home for the next few hours. Can’t wait to have the magical cervix wand removed later this afternoon!

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8 thoughts on “Dilapan Day and 1-3 Recap

  1. Yikes…magical is not quite the word I would use to describe that! πŸ˜‰ Glad things seem to be going well through this ordeal, and hopefully they continue on a positive note! Thinking of you!!

    • It really is something how different the protocols can be!!! Last time i was only on 100 follistim!!! Right now all curled up on the couch listening to Christmas music and under a blanket. The work is piling up but I decided to be kind to myself for a couple of hours!

  2. Holy Ned…I too have never heard of this apparatus but if it does the magic trick then what the hell, eh?!! Sounds awful medieval though lol. Work will always be there – enjoy your next few hours πŸ™‚

  3. Pingback: Cervical Sutures and Magic Wands | Making a Little 'a'

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