Movie review and FET update

I would like to start by saying that we had a very nice “date night.” The chicken Piccata turned out very well. Yummy. We also enjoyed the movie. C. seemed to like it less than I did, but he is more of a movie critic. He looks for quality film making criteria, I just look to be entertained!

Well, Pirates is a hard movie for me to review. I wish I had watched the first movie again before seeing the new one. I have such a bad memory for details like that and I was lost a few times in this movie. Overall I would recommend it. It was entertaining, the effects were great, I like the lead actors, etc. All qualities of a “good” movie in my book. It isn’t an award winner though, in my opinion. I think a sequel should be able to stand alone. There needs to be enough explanation, character (re)introduction, and so on, that a person can follow the story with or without having seen the previous story. This movie also ended very abruptly, meaning to be a cliff hanger, I guess. But cliff hangers are not very effective for me if I have to wait year for the next installment. I don’t much appreciate cliff hangers even in a weekly TV series! (I have enough cliff hangers in my IF treatment saga.)

Speaking of which . . .

My FET update:

Crap. My lining is still only 7mm, unchanged from Thursday despite an increase in estrogen injection dose. Crap. I have 8 days to grow 2mm of EL, but the nurse and the U/S tech seemed a bit less than enthusiastic, so now I am wondering if things are “bad.” The nurse said we still have time to “jack up the dose” and that we don’t have to do the FET on the planned date, we can keep “jacking up the dose” until we get the lining we need. I know I am not the optimist (understatement!) . . . but there are a few problems here: a) C. and I both need to plan somewhat for the time off and b) I get all out of sorts whenever things are not textbook “normal.”

I don’t want to “waste” my last chance for a bio child, my only two frozen embryos, on a crap cycle, a crap lining.

So I hope I am panicking about nothing and that this will resolve by Thursday when we check EL and E2 again, but I am a bit jarred by the lack of good news this morning. On the brighter side: NBHHY.

We’ll see.


15 Responses to “Movie review and FET update”

  1. MoMo Says:

    Beagle–I know it is so hard not to know..but hang in there–I am crossing my fingers that everything is on schedule.

  2. Kristi Says:

    I know how hard it is not to get so caught up in every bit of bad news during IVF. Believe me, I’ve been there. Just know I’m thinking about you, and hoping for a nice, speedily growing lining.

  3. DD Says:

    I guess they have a point that they can hold off on doing the transfer until the lining hits a more ideal size, but it just adds to your stress with the not knowing. I certainly emphathize with you and hope that you’re a “slow cooker”, like I was.

  4. Lindy Says:

    Argh! I hate that you’re dealing with lining stress. Still, there’s plenty of reason to think that all will be well in the end. I hate this monitoring phase… so freakin’ stressful!

  5. soralis Says:

    I hope that lining catchs up for you… cycling sucks! I wish you all the best!

    Take care

  6. Hopeful Mother Says:

    Beagle, I hope your lining thickens up on schedule – I know how hard it is to wait!

  7. Donna Says:

    I’ve heard the same things about the new Pirates movie; thankfully I have the original on DVD so I can do a refresher course beforehand.

    Trying to schedule your life around a cycle is like trying to make a dog ride a bicycle — it just doesn’t work. I hope you can get some clarity at your next appt.

  8. annmarie Says:

    Hi Beagle, I wouldn’t be too concerned about the FET schedule. I imagine your clinic won’t do a transfer unless your body is ready to go. Plus, a boost of meds may do the trick. I understand how anxious you must be. Worse case scenario: if you wanted to cancel the cycle at this point, could you? Keep us posted…and Good luck trying to figure out a cycle break!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Wishing you the best with your FET. I also loved the movie.

    BTW, what is NBHHY…my brain is fried these days.

  10. ellie Says:

    I hope it goes well for you. I don’t know much about linings scientifcally- one cycle mine is totally fine, the next they are plugging me full of estrogen. I have no idea why it changes month to month. But I wish you the best and I am hoping yours fattens up and things go well!

  11. serenity Says:

    Ugh. Hang in there… the waiting is absolutely the hardest part.

    I am hoping for some good news next monitoring appointment!!

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Lurker here with some assvice you can feel free to ignore….. acupunture might increase the lining for you, even if you only get to go one time before the FET. Also, I’ve heard that red rasberry tea helps with the uterine lining, and that even taking a suppository of viagra can help! Some thoughts to google, anyhow! PS: Your cats are fab! Yellowgirlnc at yahoo dot com

  13. Thalia Says:

    So sorry that your lining is proving recalcitrant. I seem to remember that Amanda’s was too – have you checked her blog at all? I think she just kept going..

    I do hope that yours shoots up and you can go ahead as planned.

  14. Mary Ellen and Steve Says:

    I hope that your lining catches up. The waiting is so frustrating! Hang in there Beagle. I have everything crossed that this FET goes really well for you. Hugs.

  15. LB Says:

    If this helps any, I had the completely WRONG type of lining during my successful cycle. It was supposed to convert to HH and I still had a TL (triple layer). It was no where near 10 mm either. The post-transfer progesterone should more than make up for any deficiencies. Be positive…. it always helps.

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