Monday, March 31, 2014

IVF #3: The Beginning

So this morning hubs and I went for our first IVF #3 consult with Dr. Adilah. It went great Alhamdulillah. No polyp in sight! I have to start taking Progynova this Sunday to relax my ovaries and go for a follow up consult next Monday. We're excited about this. I even bought a pillbox to keep all my meds. What can I say, Dr. Adilah's last words to me before we left her clinic were "don't forget to take your pills!" LOL!

So when everything goes to plan (I'm being very optimistic here), ER will be at the end April and ET in early May. Yay!

So now I have to let my boss know about my plan to take a long leave in May. For once I don't feel bad about taking leave. After all the stupid things the company did to screw up my raise, I can honestly say that I don't give a shit about work. I'm focusing all my energy towards this IVF and everything and everyone else can go fly kite, right? :P

So here's to IVF #3! I feel kinda bad for DH though. Knowing me and my relationship with hormone meds, I can be 99% sure that I'll be so weepy and clingy LOL. Well too bad hehehe. Wish us luck!

Have a good week everyone!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


So Matta Fair started last Friday and DH and I have been talking about wanting to travel again this year. We agreed a city in Europe, and after calling the travel agent that we used last year for our Japan trip, we made our booking. I also managed to persuade little sister to join us on our adventure. I only get to see her a couple of times a year because of her work as a trauma doctor Sabah, which is not nearly enough, so to get her on board on our adventure is awesome. The original plan was for DH and I to go on our anniversary in August, but since since August is a bit too hot in that particular city we decided on October. And since we will be mostly walking around during the day and collapse at the end of the day and there won't be much of baby dance, if at all any, we thought it would be fun if little sister joins us. And if by chance that I am pregnant come October InsyAllah if our IVF is successful, having a doctor on the trip would be really helpful and reassuring.

DH originally planned to go for 7 nights which leaves us 6 full days to tour the city. Not nearly enough if you ask me. So on Sunday when we went to pay for the airline tickets, I managed to persuade him to extend another night. I mean, the original plan was to come back on Friday so we can rest on Saturday and Sunday, so why not extend another night and we can still rest on Sunday, right? :P

So now all that's left for me to do is make the booking for the hostel and plan the itinerary. Time to bring back out the itinerary goddess in me I say!

I know DH is a bit worried about me and baby if and when I do get pregnant, but hey, I've learned not to let my infertility and treatments get in the way of life. I'm having enough pressure as it is with friends being pregnant or giving birth and being blissfully happy with their child filled lives. I don't need to add to that pressure by planning my life around my infertility. And there's no point worrying about a pregnancy that's not yet happening. Plus, if my doctor says that she's not comfortable with me going on the trip if and when I do get pregnant, I don't think I'll be that irresponsible to insist on going.

So that's the plan. Here's to a fabulous October!

Have a good day everyone!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Just For Giggles

I found this in my twitter timeline today and just thought that it's pretty funny. Fertility treatments are stressful enough, so let's just have a bit of a laugh about it every once in a while eh? :D

Now if only fertility treatments were this easy tihihi.

Happy Wednesday my lovely chickadees!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Planning for IVF

For those of you interested in doing IVF with Dr. Adilah Ahmat at Pantai Hospital KL, here's the link to her latest blog where she talked about planning for IVF. It's a short but detailed entry on what you can expect if you want to do an IVF cycle with her. DH and I like to think that our appointment with her last Friday triggered this post, coz we did ask a lot of questions on the procedure LOL. I love this post coz now I can really plan my days off from the office beginning from next month. Here's to starting IVF #3 InsyaAllah :)

Later, my chickens!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

IVF #3

So DH and I went to see Dr Adilah on Friday to talk about IVF #3. She asked us when we plan to do it and we told her we'd like to start this month, bearing in mind that that day was CD17. She did a quick scan and she said I was already ovulating and she couldn't really see whether everything looked ok for IVF. So I guess we'll have to come again next month on CD12 and then we'll go from there. 

I like the fact that she needs to be really sure everything is perfect with my uterus etc before she gives the go ahead. I've had other REs who would just go ahead without checking. So that was comforting. 

We asked her for the cost and after a quick calculation it would come up to RM18K or so. Gulp! But InsyaAllah we can work it out. It does look like she'll be prescribing A LOT of medicines. My best friend in Jakarta who knows about this treatment even offered to help financially, and even though we declined the offer, I felt really grateful for her thoughtfulness. May He bless you always for your kindness, my friend. 

In other news, two of my buttcheeks gave birth recently, and one of them to an IVF baby. Looks like I'm the odd one out now. Sigh. 

Also in other news, I'm feeling really sad about the news of our MH370 airplane which went missing yesterday. I cannot imagine what the family members are feeling right now. My prayer goes out to each and every one of them. Though the odds are pretty slim, I like to think that there's still a sliver of hope. Let's hope that all will be well