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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Operation Heads Up...Again

Operation Heads Up is well underway. For those who don't know, Operation Heads Up is the database we're collecting of personal reactions/points-of-view on procedures, medications, surgeries as well as personal tips to get your through the experience. In other words, everything your doctor can't tell you because he hasn't actually tried these things himself. A literal heads up so you know what to expect, what you should bring, what you should ask, etc.

People are also HIGHLY encouraged to add comments (either additional information or just a supportive cheer) on posts in order to get more points-of-view out there. I've been grouping all the posts together by making the date the 26th of July (the first one we posted). That way, someone can read all them by scrolling down. Links to these posts are also provided on the sidebar under Operation Heads Up. Click on the link and it will take you to the write up on that topic.

We still have a pretty big list so volunteer volunteer volunteer to do a write-up. Email me at if you're interested. And people keep adding to the list all the time. Remember, I'm limited by my own IF experience--there are dozens of other tests/medications/procedures out there that we missed out on because we only had the poor egg/no progesterone diagnoses. So keep emailing me things that belong on this list.

Currently up-for-grabs Write-Ups That Need To Get Done (so volunteer to write one)

Basal Body Temperature (how to take it)
IM injections
IVF (transfer/retrieval)
Semen analysis
Post-coital exam
D & C
Testicular biopsy
Oral (Clomid) and vaginal (Prometrium) medications
OPKS (when to use/how to use)
Transvaginal ultrasound


Anonymous said...

What are OPK's? At the school where I teach, we use that acronym to mean "other people's kids", but somehow I don't think that's what it stands for here.

The Town Criers said...

Ovulation Predictor Kits (or, as my husband likes to sing around the time of ovulation, "you down with O.P.K.? Yeah you know me" (with "me" pronounced more like "may").

Sophia said...

While you have great info here some people loved my version of IVF 101: