Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ultrasound #3 (and more bloodwork, too)

My appointment went well.

I was happy for two reasons...1.) The ultrasound tech that I like came back from her vacation! and 2.) She said that I have 8 follies right now plus 5 more small ones!

Left - 12, 12, 11, 10 and 3 <10
Right - 13, 12, 12, 11, and 2<10

It hit me today that about one week from now I will be doing ER. Wow. I'm so glad the day is getting closer!

I go in again on Friday for more bw and another u/s.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


At this point, I have been on Lupron for 15 days and I have been on Bravelle and Menopur for 5 days. I'm not sure how long I'm going to be stimming for - I guess I'll see how things are progressing at tomorrow's ultrasound.

Friday 2/22 - Everything was suppressed and I started stims.
Monday 2/25 - I had 1 10mm follicle, 3 that were close to 10mm, and maybe a few others that were smaller. (The tech didn't give me too much info on that.)
Wednesday 2/27 - ....we shall see tomorrow. Hopefully I've had some growth!

I'm doing okay. I've had an ongoing headache all day but that's one of the side effects. I went to acupuncture tonight and that seemed to help a bit. I'm also extremely tired and achy - and Steve would say I'm cranky, too!

I'm trying to be optimistic about this whole cycle. A lot of the girls in my buddy groups online have gotten positive betas recently...I keep wondering am I going to be one of them, too?

Hopefully this stimming part will go quickly (or at least feel quick!)

Friday, February 15, 2008


I started my Lupron injections on Tuesday night. So far I have done three. They are going really well. I was nervous to start, but it's not a big deal. I haven't had any headaches (yet.) I hear they are pretty common when you take Lupron.

I continue my bcp until Saturday and then I stop that. I think I go in next Friday for bloodwork and an ultrasound. I have to double check my schedule.

I've been doing acupuncture 2x a week. I love it! It helps me feel relaxed and I feel like I'm doing something positive for myself.

I also bought a relaxation cd - I figure if I get anxious about the shots I can use it to calm myself.