We came from the holidays and straight into the clinic where we discovered a mature follicle about to pop.
This is a short post, but I was fascinated by this article. They did a study about high FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) that indicates it might be responsible for weight gain and bone loss in older women.
I read it thinking… “uh-oh”.
My FSH has been high these past few months. Apparently, taking estrogen may do little to stop bone loss. I am curious to see more research on this subject. It is still too early to be sure, but this would change a lot of things.
Japan is about to celebrate Obon, a time when ancestors and their sacrifices are remembered. In fact, this year for the first time in modern times, they will shut down the Shibuya Scramble Crossing for six hours to have an Obon Festival in its center. Continue reading “Remembering the Dead”
A little disappointed, but it still reached day 5.
Plucky was frozen as a blasto on day 5. His (her?) final grade was 3 in the end.
He was a grade 1 on day 3, but a grade 3 on day 5. Nevertheless, the odds are good for Plucky so I still have hope. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I hope one day Plucky becomes a baby I can hold in my arms.
The hormone treatment worked. We got our first Grade 1. The embryo seems to be of superb quality. I worried and fretted that I had no good ones left and then along came Plucky.
This is how I feel right now:
It should be a sunrise, but I like sunsets better anyway even if the metaphor doesn’t work as well.