Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Welcome June ICLWers!
Welcome ICLWers! It's time again for ICLW.
For those going what the heck is ICLW, it's stands for International Comment Leaving Week. It's a week dedicated to honoring and encouraging commenting on fellow bloggers' sites. It's a great time to find new blogs and make new friends. Check out the complete list of ICLWers on Mel's official June ICLW page.
For those visiting for the first time, welcome!
A quick intro: I am 36++ years old and have been married to Babe for almost 8 years. We have been TTC our first baby for more than 6 years. So far, we have yet to see a BFP. We have gone through multiple IUIs and 2 IVFs, but still no baby. You can read a summary of our journey here.
In March, during our last IVF cycle, we did not make it to embryo transfer as our 2 embryos arrested before they could make day 5. It was a very difficult time for me as I didn't expect all our embryos to not survive. To make matters worse, they could only access my left ovary during egg retrieval because my right ovary was in a "difficult location". Previously, my diagnosis was "unexplained infertility" but now, my RE thinks that I low quality eggs due to age. If you are interested in how my last IVF cycle turn out, you can read my posts from March, starting from around March 10th.
I am currently waiting to start my next IVF cycle in July. In fact, I have my nurse's consult tomorrow. This next cycle, we are planning on doing ICSI since we had a low fertilization rate last time. Unfortunately, my RE anticipates that we will continue to have issue accessing the right ovary. So it all depends on the left ovary this cycle. I am currently doing acupuncture and traditional chinese herbs, so I am hoping that will help with the quality of my eggs this time.
Thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope you stick around to see how this next cycle plays out.