Saturday, May 31, 2008

Today is Lupron Day

I was supposed to stop my birth control pills on Wednesday, but I took one Thursday night by accident. I had to wait an extra day to start my Lupron. So my bloodwork and ultrasound was this morning. I'm all set to start my Lupron injections tonight. Tomorrow and every day after I will be doing 2 Lupron shots a day. On Monday I will start my stim shots - So I'll be up to 3 shots a day at that point!

The ultrasound tech called me to tell me my estradiol is good - 30.5. I can start my shots tonight without a problem. I asked her about my lining and she said at this point it's too early to tell. I asked her if I should worry at all about it since none our 3 embryos had implanted during IVF #1. She said no. She said that during ER the doctor checks the lining and will prescribe something if she is worried about a patient's lining. She said mine was fine all through my last cycle and it's so hard because we don't know why they didn't implant.

It was nice that she is so understanding. It's hard because I know they know what they are doing, but I still couldn't help but wonder if there was anything else we could do to help our situation.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Friday is right around the corner....

I go in for an ultrasound and bloodwork on Friday morning. I also start my Lupron shots that day, too. I'm excited, but I'm sort of nervous, too. Not nervous about doing the shots - been there, done that - but nervous about the whole cycle not working. How can you not be, right?

Anyone know of ways to really stay positive and calm through the whole cycle? (Maybe that's impossible! How about ways to stay positive and calm on some days throughout the cycle!)

Monday, May 19, 2008

My Drugs Are On Their Way!

Well, my IVF meds are on their way! I should be getting my box o' fun on Friday. My sister has said she'll pick it up for me at the RE's office. They close before I can get there.

I also received my protocol:

May 27th - Last birth control pill
May 30th - ultrasound and bloodwork. Start Microdose Lupron 20 units/twice a day.
Take baby aspirin, too.
June 1st - Begin Bravelle 225 (3 vials) and Menopur (2 vials) for 10-12 days.
June 13-20th - Somewhere in here will be my egg retrieval and embryo transfer.