Thursday, July 15, 2010

All Stop - Yay!

After having my first ultrasound and lab (with Lukas in tow which I will NEVER do again!):
It's official --my ovaries are NOT producing eggs, yay! Ok, I don't know why anyone would get excited about that, but for me, it means we can move right along in this again, yay!

I'm quite happy about this because it means I can lower my dose of Lupron from 10 units to 5 units AND begin my Estrace pills. The Extrace will put estrogen back into my body, which I've been missing while the Lupron took over my ovaries. During this time, I had slight headaches (well controlled by ibuprofen, yay!) and fatigue. I'm not really used to being a tired type of person, but all I have wanted to do is sleep. I still had the mental energy to move, but my body said, "No thank you, ma'am!" It's been pure exhaustion -- uncharted territory for me. So, I'm hoping the lower dose and the addition of the estrogen will help me get back to normal, whatever that may be for me these days.

The injections are going quite well; cliche as it sounds: I don't feel a thing! I have a bit of bruising on the lower tummy from the injections. My mom tells me it's because I must have hit a capillary. How would I know -- I just squeeze me a big ole hunk o'fat and jab the needle in and go. :) I think it's pretty neat actually, but not one person in this house will willingly watch me shoot myself up. Go figure.

I will have another lab and ultrasound in 2 weeks to be sure my body is still doing what we are telling it to do via the meds. For now, we are still on schedule to head back to CT to transfer 2 embryos during the 2nd week of August. Yay!


  1. sounds like things are going great! On schedule is a good place to be :)

  2. wow. you're amazing. Thats a lot to go through (especially with the needles.. yikes!) I'm so glad you're getting the chance to do this and thank you for updating and letting us be a part of it! :)