Wow! I can’t believe it’s been over 2 weeks since I’ve last posted. With my last 2 IVF cycles it was summertime so I had a lot of time on my hands and it was all I thought about. SInce I’m working during this cycle I have to tell you it doesn’t seem real.
I’ve now been taking shots for 4 weeks. FOUR WEEKS! My poor stomach is black and blue and there isn’t much room left for another shot. I’ve been doing Estrogen shots every Friday and Tuesday for 2 weeks now. I’ve also been doing Ganirelix for 2 weeks. I’ve since added in 750 iu of Follistim and 1/2 a vial of Menopur. This equates to 5 shots most days as I have to change the cartridge and needle on the Follistim because of my large dose.
I’ve also been taking an estrogen suppository every night. I’ve been exhausted this last week and in bed by 9 each night. I couldn’t figure out why I’m so tired buy of course it’s the medication. I’ve also been on a short fuse which is not good at my job, so it’s been a little rough. Plus the students have been struggling this week so it’s been rough on me.
Tonight will be my 8th night of stims and I’ve had no monitoring. That’s another reason why this cycle doesn’t seem real. 4 weeks of shots and no monitoring is crazy. I have no clue what is going on in my body and I’m scared. No appointments means my mind has been off of it except from 9-9:20 every night when I do my shots. I could go in tomorrow and have to trigger. That would be crazy.
I will say I think it’s working. I’ve had some twinges in my lower abdomen and they feel heavier. I know they can’t be too heavy since I’m DOR and there can’t be that many in there, but I’m hoping it’s working. If not, I’ve just used 7-8 thousand dollars of meds for nothing.
My monitoring appointment is tomorrow morning at 8. I’m so nervous. If everything looks good it’ll be a relief and I think it’ll finally feel like this is happening. If it doesn’t look good, I’ll be devastated since I’ve been at this for 4 weeks.