IVF Cycles are rough…

The question is where do I begin…

-Iโ€™m a 28 year old with Diabetes since the age of 15. Iโ€™m sure doing IVF is super rough for a normal person but for a diabetic itโ€™s the worse. Iโ€™ve been prepping to get pregnant all year. Since January 2017 I had to start watching what Iโ€™m eating as far as carbs and calories. I also had to get my A1c levels to a 7 to even start any type of procedures. Fast forward July and August we did our first IUIโ€™s which they failed. Between all this Iโ€™ve gained 10 pounds which isnโ€™t good especially for a diabetic and tryin to get pregnant. So of course when you gain weight you have to adjust your medications by the doctor, Which I do and they start working perfect!!!

In October We decided to do IVF!!! Thankfully my insurance covers IVF so all I have to pay out of pocket was about $2,000 versus $14,000 that was quoted but thatโ€™s not including the medicine. My insurance covered most of the medicine but I still had to pay $850 for multiple medications that CVS Specialist (Home delivery) was sending me. I have one more medicine coming in and that was about $105. Talk about expensive but Iโ€™m sure other people has paid more so Iโ€™m super grateful!!

So the doctor gives you a schedule on how each day will go for the next 2 months (November and December).

My calendar goes like this:



On top of all this I have to make sure my sugar levels are on track, taking all medications on time for the IVF Cycle and my diabetes medications as well. So I got all but one medication for the IVF Cycle and man did I break down and cried.

This is what I got for medications so far. It got me a little depressed!!! But I know it will all be worth it at the end.

The only thing Iโ€™m experiencing are pinching/ stabbing on my left and right pelvic area after I started taking the birth control pills. I know it has something to do with that because Iโ€™m super uncomfortable ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž

Has anyone experience that while doing a cycle for IVF?

We will officially know if it worked on December 30th!!! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’—


Trial Transfer

I’ve been a little out of it so again I apologize for not posting. But we just got off a beautiful cruise to the Bahamas!!! It was just for the weekend and before we start our IVF journey.

So I’m a little early for my calendar which is a good thing which I’m schedule for a December Transfer. I officially start my calendar November 5th. I will start birth control pills that day as well. And I’ll get into details on my next post on how the next 2 months will go.

I had the trial Transfer yesterday Oct. 25th. And it honestly feels like a Pap smear and nothing more. It didn’t hurt at all. But basically they fill your uterus up with saline and they perform a ultrasound to see if you will have any issues for the egg attaching. I passed with flying colors. My doctor said no bubbles, I guess that’s how they like to describe it. I’m schedule for a next appointment on Nov. 22nd!!!

So excited!!

IVF Preparation

Some good and bad news!!! If you have read the last couple of post my hubby and I have a small business. Well those losers came back and broke in on Oct. 1st!!! Since we took the right measures since the first break in they weren’t able to take anything!!- Dumbass is all I can say but this time one of them got cut so we have blood sample. Hopefully they can identify them in the next week or so.

Now to the good news ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

We had our re consultation with our fertility doctor and the good news is that we will start prepping for our first IVF cycle. I have to schedule my appointment for our IVF Class. Then get me on birth control and start the medications.- I am 2 weeks away from starting my period again and my doctor wants me to get on the birth control on my next cycle.

Luckily I’m going to reach my deductible so we only have to pay 20% for IVF which my insurance covers IVF!! So happy on all of these good news.

So stay tune for the next steps โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Hopefully baby Cardenas in November/December

Ovulation Questions??

On Thursday September 28th I checked for ovulation and it was negative. There was only one line, So I skipped yesterday and today September 30th I checked and this is what I got. And I’ve waited the 3-5 minutes for the test and to read it.

This is what my app says below:

Which I’ve used this app for a very long time and It’s always on point on when I’m going to get my period. So my question is does this mean I’m getting close to ovulating or should I check more frequently through out the day? And btw I haven’t felt or seen the clear stretchy discharge that I normally get when I’m ovulating yet.

Please help!!


2nd Month with no help of IUI…

We tried last month naturally to see if we can still monitor my ovulation time and get pregnant. I got my stupid period and I just finished today. Maybe this time it can work even tho we still need medical help to get pregnant ๐Ÿ˜ข but we need to hope for the best. Like before I know usually the 10th day of my cycle I’m about a 14 cm in my follicles. So I’ll start check for ovulation then.

Ladies any recommendation the best time to test for ovulation? And any recommendation on how to check your basal temperature, like is it every day whether or not you are on your period? Still confused on that.

We have a cruise coming up in October so maybe we can be lucky then ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Business robbery and Hurricane Irma

I haven’t posted in a while and I apologize in advance but you are about to find out what has happened the last 2 weeks or so.

So after my last post about not getting so much good news from the urologist. I started feeling better and happier!! We went about our normal weekend, hubby took me out on a nice dinner. Monday was Labor Day so no work for the both of us *sigh* finally ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ lol. So Tuesday we went about our day and we prep for Hurricane Irma (I live in Orlando, FL). Hubby closes the business Tuesday night and we were home relaxing. Wednesday Sept. 6th, in the morning we got a phone call about 5am, I will never forget it. I feel like I was in a movie and wanted to wake up from this horror we were in. They broke into my small business and robbed us from everything we had put our hard work into!!! Thankfully we have footage and some what a face of what they may look like. So while we were dealing with the news of the urologist, we were now dealing with this robbery at our business and now Hurricane Irma!!!

Ughhh what a roller coaster!!! This low life thug (there’s no other word to use to describe them without cursing them out) total damages between the premises damages and the inventory he took was about a $8000 loss.

Thankfully a lot of our friends and family has shared the video of the robbery that we finally have a lead today. Can’t really say much about it since it’s under investigation and I got news about a interview I’ve been waiting for since last week but had to hold off since of Hurricane Irma. So I know slowly things are finally getting back together and we will recover from this.

If you would like to see the footage and you have Facebook you can search our business page “FIX CITY” and you will see everything there. For those of you that don’t you see below: