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Nurse appointment two days back and I will be starting my first cycle.... NOW!!

Hello everybody!

I can't believe I am excited to start with this, one or two years ago I would think of the possibility of IVF and It would just be a nightmare to avoid... But here I am! 😁

We had our nurse appointment on Tuesday, she was great and It lasted for almost 2 hours. Honestly I didn't even think this could start so early, but seeing that I was on day 16 of my cycle she said we could start the long protocol straight away, what means this Sunday!

It has however some disadvantages: first, the unlikely possibility that I had fallen pregnant naturally this month (after two years of trying...) Because I wouldn't find out after some days of nasal spray, and they don't know of the possible side effects to the potential embryo. The odds are very los, anyway. Second, I haven't prepared mentally and I am worried I am too busy and with my mind on work and other stuff! It could be that it's positive as I would have my mind somewhere else... Anyway I have already started saying no to some social activities because It was going to be too much...

Also, another thing that keeps me thinking... The nurse did a scan to see ovaries and uterus. She saw I had just ovulated and about 9 follicles in each ovary. She said everything was looking fine (we have unexplained unfertility) but at some point also mentionedd that the average is 6-8 follicles per ovary. Do I have too many in the sense that I could over respond to stimulation? It might be a silly question that I am just making up...

Thanks a lot you all for your constant support, I wish us all the best luck in this year 2018! 8 is the Chinese lucky number 😉

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Your first appointment is a long one, so much to sort out. I’m sure your head was swimming after it. That’s brilliant that you can get going straight away. Perhaps it’s a good thing you haven’t had a lot of time beforehand as I know personally, the more time I have to think about something the more anxious I become. I’m not sure about your question regarding overstimulation but your clinic will monitor your response to the injections closely and advise you accordingly.

Very best wishes to you, hoping 2018 is your lucky year xx

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Many thanks Dunla! Sounds very sensible! I really Hope everything goes fine, for us all!

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Wishing you lots of luck for your cycle, I think in some ways it may be good that it’s starting without you having to much time to pre think, of course you’ll have lots of questions along the way but that’s normal. Dunla is right your clinic will monitor you closely especially if they think you might be at risk of OHSS x

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Thanks a lot! I agree the clinic should know exactly what to do, in fact they didn't day anything, it's just something I thought of.

Lots of luck to us all!

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Hi :) im sorry i cant answer ur question but wanted to wish u all the best with ur cycle! I agree with the girls maybe its a good thing to start unexpectedly, less time to get anxious about it xx

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Thank you so much! It really makes a difference all the good wishes, at least in how I feel!

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Good luck

Definitely better to start quickly, I would have loved not to have time to stew over everything before I started

I had lots of follicles on my baseline scan before we started the cycle.

9 on one ovary and ten on the other.

I was told by my nurse that it was good but they would keep a closer eye during stimulation. I’m hoping more means better 🙂

Good luck hope your cycle goes well! X

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Many thanks!! I've also seen you are now starting yoir first cycle too. Fingers crossed for you too!! 😉

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Your welcome and thanks!

Having people here to talk too helps loads and you don’t always think of questions while your at appointments

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