I know it has been some time since I last wrote. The bad news is that I didn’t get pregnant. This is despite being treated for Natural Killer cells and doing the Colorado protocol. This was disappointing but it happened some time ago now so I have had a chance to recover. I had high hopes to some extent. I had a new doctor and we were doing a new treatment for my natural frozen embryo transfer – something different from my previous Doctor. Unfortunately this round was another failure. My period also came after my blood test but confirmed what I had again suspected – no go.
About one week into my treatment I found myself in hospital being administered Intralipid. What Intralipid is, is a creamy substance that is drip fed into your veins to reduce your immune system so the natural killer cells don’t do their job. This treatment normally takes most people 2 hours. However, it took me much longer as my veins are quite small and I was getting a build-up of fluid in my arm. My tip if this happens to you, is to rub your arm from where the needle is and massage the arm so that helps the fluid to move down your veins rather than get stuck in one place which can be a little painful. I remember fretting at the time as I needed to get home so I could get my new Miele Condenser Dryer delivered.
While I was in hospital I met a lady in a very similar situation to myself. She was older at 43 and a nurse, however this brave woman was undergoing IVF alone with the help of a sperm donor. Seems she had been waiting for Mr Right only he didn’t show up so she decided to fulfill a lifetime desire to become a mother. I don’t know what became of her but I sure hope she got pregnant.
The treatment was ok, although I was overloaded with drugs . The clexane and aspirin that I had been taking really thinned my blood so I was more prone to bruising. As luck would have it, I seemed to bump into everything that month – I fell down the steps after having acupuncture and I fell a few weeks later of my back step when I was sweeping pavers. Oh – I also walked into a park bench. Not great after I had been warned to be careful to avoid bumping into things. So really, the most eventful thing that I remember from that cycle was the lady I met in hospital, the fact that I now know how to alleviate pain from the drip and also the fact that I had bruised legs (from falling over a few times) as well as a bruised belly from those terrible injections.