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Cosimo’s stars

April 16, 2011

Galileo named his 1610 discovery Cosimo’s stars, but we now know them as Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.  Fittingly, he found his stars through improvements in technology.  And while Jupiter’s 4 Galilean moons are among the most massive objects in the solar system, we have benefited from another Italian discovery (improvements in ICSI with hyaluronic acid binding) to find our own 4 stars.

Like we expected I didn’t produce a lot of eggs.  10 follicles; 6 eggs of which 5 were mature.  But the HA-ICSI treatment seems to have done the trick with fertilisation as at this point we have enough to get us a 5 day transfer on Wednesday.  Obviously there’s a chance one or more may arrest before then, but I’m feeling more confident as another benefit of the HA treatment is stronger embies and improved implantation rates.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. katery permalink
    April 16, 2011 1:07 pm

    cycle sistas! my iui should be monday or tuesday 🙂

    • The Barreness permalink*
      April 16, 2011 1:13 pm

      Cool! I’ve been watching you, good to know you have the green light!

  2. April 17, 2011 9:28 am

    I used to joke I would name my kids after the moons of Jupiter – as it turned out, Io was a serious contender for Pugsley’s real name….

    • April 17, 2011 9:29 am

      And have you been getting my texts? I have a feeling they are disappearing into the Tasman.

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