Lots of #doctorsofinstagram are talking about #residency interviews and it’s a great time to think about how this #choice impacts your future life! Here are some timely #tuesdaythoughts ...
My #education contributed a ton to who I am as a #person and as a #doctor - but #dukemed shaped me in a few key ways: 💙 From day 1, we were told we were the #futureleaders of #medicine - an outlook that encouraged me to #thinkbig and always wonder how I could help individuals, as well as address larger systems and determinants of health 💙 We had an amazing year to pursue #research - my thesis on how #ttcsisters view their extra #embryos after #IVF continues to inform my empathy and understanding of the #ttcjourney 💙 I mentioned residency interviews - I knew I wanted to go to #nyc for residency but the school initially declined my request to do a sub-internship in #obstetrics in a state with such high #malpractice !! But my amazing advisory dean Dr. Goodman went to bat for me! I got the sub-I, loved it and subsequently matched there for residency! That foot in the door helped me secure my next step and I am forever grateful! 💙 Speaking of #forever the #dukealumni hat is one I’m always proud to wear...including tonight as I join the #dukehouston#dukewomensforum and 4 other stellar #ladyboss#bluedevils to talk about anything #fertility & #womenshealth
Moral of the story: your #almamater can open doors personal and professional for your whole life! I’m talking about my medical school today but residency and fellowship were the same as well! Find the place where the folks feel like your #tribe and #followyourheart as you take your next step in training!
I'm on the train and I am getting so angry... people with colds coughing and sneezing! It's disgusting and I'm so worried I might catch something... our OTD is Friday (3 days away) and we are waiting to test but being around these selfish germ spreaders is making me anxious!!! Stay home and keep your horrible germs to yourself! 11DP5DT
We’ve all seen the devastation from hurricane #florence . For days, people had to be rescued from the roofs of their homes. But there’s another group of people who can’t save themselves: frozen #embryos . Link in our bio to read about how clinics prepare for emergencies. #NRFA#adoption#donation
So this has ruined my day a bit... Hubs and I were due to go for dinner at my fave French restaurant and I've had to cancel as I have been in pain due to some horrible bloating! Feels like trapped wind/constipation... have spoke to my clinic who don't think it's late OHSS (not that many follicles and no other symptoms) but it is super uncomfortable... not the fun Saturday night we had planned which is a bummer as I wanted a nice date to take our minds off this 2WW...
In our world, it is normal to be silent to the cause of the unborn. We’re told zygotes are a clump of cells, embryos cannot be human, and fetuses are non-viable, and thus we should do nothing for their cause. Will you speak up today for those our culture disdains? #abcm
We haven't officially announced anything yet, but most likely in a few weeks this place is where we will call our future home?! 😳🤗
We agreed a while back that after two natural miscarriages and if IVF failed (which it did with another miscarriage last month) that we would put our house up for sale and move to Florida! Well it's finally happening! House has been on the market for a week and Jeremy got the job offer today. So now it's just the logistics of when we will be moving. Jeremy explained to his future boss our circumstances and he told him that God has had this plan all along and he has opened doors for us and will bless us!
The next few month will be crazy, exciting and nerve wracking!
Im so happy!!
After the embryo transfer they said to us that there were a few embryos that growing slow..so in a letter they gonna let us know how much embryos survived it to be frozen.
Actually i thought non of them are gonna survived it.
After a few days of waiting full of impatientwe received today a letter from the hospital that 2 embryos survived it and they are now frozen. ❄
Thank God for that!
I was so scared that we have to do it all over again with no frozen embryos..
I know that we have to do this probably again but at least i Wanted some little ones to be frozen. with your first ivf cycle, How much embryos were frozen ? ❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄ #embryos#frozen#iceprince#iceprincess#ivf#ivfsucces#ivfsupport#ivfcouple#ivfjourney#ivfbelgie#ivfmom#ivflife#ivfsisters#infertilityblogger
Gonal-F💉✅ Menopur💉✅ Cetrotide💉✅ so.many.alcohol pads. Cetrotide really makes me itchy!!! Guys. I am starting to feel it...
It terrifies me to my core, because I have done this twice before and it didn’t work. I went into this round telling people I am apathetic about it and just not excited. I was just going to do it like it was something I had to do.
But now here I am, day 6️⃣ and I am feeling confident that this is going to work. 😨
Things I have done differently this time. *Different specialist. He’s amazing. So many awards and so much confidence and he’s just so nice! *Changed jobs, much less stress about taking time off for this process and I really like my job now which is a huge factor
*started a vitamin D supplement (with calcium so my body can absorb that much D)
*levothyroxine (my doctor said my thyroid levels were slightly off for making smart babies... and we want to grow smart babies don’t we?! I’m still trying not to get excited but I really want this to work and I’m starting to feel like there is a chance this time... 🤞🏻💆🏻♀️🥚
Since retrieval I have been feel worse not better. I figured it was just taking me a tad longer to feel better. I kept telling myself it was my #lymedisease acting up or it was my regular pms symptoms but worse since I just had retrieval. I started worrying Ron more as the day went on. I wasn’t sleeping, had a hard time breathing, i still had horrible abnormal pain when peeing, extreme nausea, flushed, clammy and getting the chills on the off.
I FINALLY decided to send a message in the portal last night (I did it mostly bc I knew Ron would be upset when he got home and still didn’t contact them). I thought they would get it in the morning then call me and tell me it is perfectly normal and just wait it out. (((((BRAGGING ALERT))))))
You guys, i was in shock when I received a call around 830 from my nurse checking on me! @cnyfertility Is amazing, they continue to surprise me. She made me an appt to come in this morning and told me I should have called early, that if I’m not feeling well they want to try and help! A doctors office has never shown so much that they care!
At my appt they tested my urine and did and ultra sound. They found white blood cells in my urine and are sending it out for testing. They thought maybe I had UTI but since I don’t have burning when peeing they were not sure. I have some sort of infection and will hear more about it tomorrow when the results come in. The ultra sound shown that I have some fluid in my abdomen (not a concerning amount, thankfully) and my ovaries are still enlarged and “kissing” 😘
They gave me a liter of fluids and took some blood work. It took about an hour to get fluids and I kid you not I had nurses checking on me ever couple of minutes! The staff at @cnyfertility buffalo office really care and they show it every chance they can. I felt so taken care of. Of the nurses even brought me some of her pop corn. Ron feels better, which I am so happy he has a peace of mind.
I am so happy and lucky that I was referred to @cnyfertility they are the best! With the millions of drs and appts I have gone through in my life, non of them treatment me as well and CNY does, not even close!
5DP5DT and I have had no symptoms to speak of at all... is this normal? Am getting the odd twinge (but usually located in the ovary region so think its probs just them calming down from the stims). Not had any implantation pains or spotting... I'm starting to feel a bit down and negative like this cycle hasnt worked which is silly cos there is no reason to think it hasn't!!! Damn the 2WW and it's bloody mindfuckery!!
Aghhh I'm 3DP5DT and had the worst dream last night - we were back with our NHS consultant (who was really insensitive and rude but tried to excuse it by saying it was due to her being Greek?! Wtf?!) And she did a scan and said I was ovulating so she could collect my eggs for a FET using some new pioneering method... I kept trying to say we had only just had a fresh transfer on the Friday. She put me on the phone to book a slot for the new egg collection and the woman on the phone said "obviously it hasn't worked and you're not pregnant, sweetie"...
I've woken up feeling devastated and terrified... help! How do we keep the positive vibes in the 2WW???
#HappySunday 💚#Repost @journeytothewomb with @get_repost
Begin to feel a flow of love from your heart being absorbed in through your left palm. Feel this flow travel along your left arm, across your chest, down your right arm and out through your right palm, filling your belly with warmth and light.Once you feel the current of love between your heart and your womb is strong, let yourself follow this flow inside your womb, where you find a garden.Take a moment to look around this garden, and without any judgement or attempt to change anything, witness the garden. Notice the colours, the length of the grass, the temperature, the tones in the sky.
When you’re ready, step deeper into the garden. There at the centre of the garden, you find a temple.Once again simply witness the exterior, without judgement or control, gaze upon your temple, taking in all the details of this newly discovered place.In your own time, make your way to the temple and enter its doors. Your eyes meet the inside and again you drink in what you see, take your time to notice what is being shown to you. What colour are the walls, what is the texture of the floor? What are the sounds and smells inside your temple? Walk deeper into your temple and at its centre find an altar.
Here begin to add things to build your alter. Maybe you add words, images, flowers, crystals, fruit, or whatever you feel this space needs most at this moment.
Once more in your own time, leave the alter and return to the doors of your temple. Open them wide and invite the flow of love from your heart to spill inside this space.Watch the light move through the temple bathing it warmth and light, see it spiralling and healing any areas that are holding tension or darkness, see the light inviting these places to unravel and release.When you are ready, call all of the light to rest as a flame on your altar. Stay in this illuminated temple of yours until you are ready to make your way back to the entrance, back into your garden, and back into the flow of love that is still washing in from your heart.Bring your awareness back to your heart.Gently become more aware of your breath, letting it deepen. Slowly begin to open eyes
خب قرار بود امروز بريم بيمارستان تا بهمون بگن چندتا فندق برامون تشكيل شده
خدارو شكر از ١٤ تا تخمك ٧ تاش جنين شد و ما كارت فريز جنين هامون رو گرفتيم
بهم گفتن با شروع سيكل پريود به دكترم مراجعه كنم
احتمال زياد تو همين اولين سيكل پريود عمل انتقال انجام ميشه.
خداي مهربونم دوسستتت دارممممم
لطفا بهترين هارو سر راهمون قرار بده ♥️♥️♥️
Always good to get heifer calf’s from embryos. This little one joins two full sisters I had born earlier in the year. Bred from the full sister of the shamrock pictured, out of a Champion sister of Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy and then Stadcona Outside Abel. #heifer#nextgeneration#bassingthorpe#bartonwoodholsteins#embryos
In the spirit of #WorldChildlessWeek we wanted to shine a light on #Gratitude .
Reality✅: When you're living that daily grind on the Fertility Journey & Childless (not by choice), it can feel nearly impossible to tap into the energy of Gratitude.
When a moment is low, Gratitude is the super power that will build you back up. When you access gratitude, your soul is reminded that you are enough. You are perfect. You are brave. You are worthy.
Hannah (@breathinglikeabadass) is an amazing meditation coach, who had THE BEST IG POST ON GRATITUDE TODAY 🙌🙌🙌 - so we just had to share the “super power” of her lovely feed!! ... And check out the fab drawing by artist 📸@agathesorlet ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨#Repost @breathelikeabadass with @get_repost
❤️ Today’s superpower: gratitude 🙏
Whenever life gets a bit much or I find myself getting pissed off about the tiny things (or even the big things, tbh), I try to flip it and count all the things I’m grateful for. So helpful.
How can you catch a negative or unhelpful thought or situation, and see it in a more positive way?
Not because we can’t acknowledge bad emotions or have bad days - but always because if we can, remembering what we have to be grateful for can help life feel that bit easier. Which is what we want, right?
Meditation makes that easier by training us to notice our thoughts, and question them if needed, rather than being dragged down by them unnecessarily. Such a great skill.
Huge love and happy meditating 😘
📸: Gorgeous drawing by @agathesorlet
Had our update call from the Embryologist... all 5 of the embryos are developing well and are being currently measured as either good or v.good quality. In terms of cell development - 1x10 cells, 2x8 cells, 1x7 cells and 1x6 cells. They are expecting some to reach blastocyst stage by Fri so will call us before 9.30 on Fri am to confirm transfer and what time etc.
I am so relieved... I totally don't expect all 5 to make it to the blastocyst stage but I am feeling positive so far!