ICSI and Oosight and Lupron, Oh my!

Relief! Such relief. Met with Dr. No Nonsense this morning and he said the results of my lining biopsy were normal, other than a mild infection, which I’m going to treat with a couple weeks’ worth of antibiotics. The great news is that we’re all cleared to start IVF in January! I feel like giving my uterus a hug and a little pat on the head — ya did good, kid.

So I got my protocol. It starts with Gonal-f, which is pretty much like an old friend at this point, then moves on to a couple of newbies: Lupron (which I’ve heard crazy rumours about) and Luveris (a form of LH that improves egg quality). We’ll be doing ICSI (or “ick, see?” as everyone in the biz calls it) and possibly assisted hatching depending on how my egg shells look. Oh, and because we LOVE doing as many tests as possible, we’ll also be doing this thing called Oosight, in which our RE fires laser beams at my embryos’ spindles to see if their chromosomes have split up evenly (yeah, science! Wait, um, maybe slow down a bit, science). Last but not least, we’ll be doing a Day 5 transfer because Day 3 transfers are considered “so last year” by our embryologist. Depending on how everything looks, we’ll transfer either one or two embabies. And then I’ll be knocked up!


And no, I will not even entertain the possibility of a negative pregnancy test after all of this insanity. Not an option.


9 thoughts on “ICSI and Oosight and Lupron, Oh my!

  1. At first I thought you were kidding about the lasers. Wow. That’s really pretty cool. You can tell your kids that they were created with laser beams. How is awesome is that?

  2. Lasers, huh? That’s pretty impressive. Then when you get pregnant and your baby is older you can tell them that they survived LASERS.

    Congrats on having a PLAN. I’m looking forward to my Dec 21st RE appt when I get my IVF plan.

    • I know, I’m thinking most of my bloggy friends are reading about lasers and are like, “What the eff are they DOING up there in Canada?!” Anyway, I can’t tell you how excited I am to possibly have an online IVF buddy! Fingers crossed all goes wonderfully on the 21st…

  3. I am a stalker, but I have to say a) you are hilarious! and b) HUGE congrats on getting the IVF plan going!!!! Looking forward to all the details…wait, laser beams??!?!

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