Day 6 of Stims and 45 Minute Walking Treadmill Workout

IVF #2 Update

Today is day 6 of stims.  After baseline scan and blood work on Saturday the Nurse called and told me to start Gonal-f 225 units that night.  I had to go in for blood work Monday and they increased Gonal-f from 225 to 300.  Last IVF they had to bump up my dose as well because I wasn’t responding as quickly as they liked.  Yesterday morning I had first ultrasound and more blood work.  My left ovary had no measurable follicles (all under 10mm) and my right one had one 10.3mm and the rest were under 10.  I think I am 1-2 days ahead of my last IVF so I think I will be on stims for 10-11 days.  So far I don’t feel too horrible.  I have been extremely tired with headaches and bloated but it will all be worth it in the end.  I added Menopur last night to the Gonal-f and I will go in tomorrow for more blood work and another ultrasound.  I figure largest follie will be at around 13.


Yesterday was yoga day.  Every Wednesday I try to meet my mom and sister for a yoga class.  It is a good way to see each other and get a good workout in at the same time.  It must be that the summer is almost over because the class and gym was packed!  Everyone was a sweaty mess after.  Since I don’t like to spend my lunch at my desk I decided to try this 45 minute Treadmill Trimmer workout that I had clipped out from Fitness Magazine awhile back.  It didn’t seem that difficult but my trusty heart rate monitor said I burned a good 250 calories during it!

2 thoughts on “Day 6 of Stims and 45 Minute Walking Treadmill Workout

  1. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says:

    You’ll be glad that you’re blogging about the IVF journey- all the numbers and months get so jumbled together that it is hard to remember the journey that you’ve been on. I wish you all the best and a lot of love from those around you! …..That treadmill workout would keep a person busy- all that switching. Get a good sweat on! 🙂

    • Kim says:

      Aww thanks! I really hope this works! Third time is the charm, right? I am glad I have the blog to keep track of things and it gives me something else to focus on. Best of luck to you! You must be so excited to meet the little one 🙂

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