Hi friends and happy Friday!!
We are off to Charlotte this morning for a check-in with the doctor. The last time I wrote, I had just started Lupron and was scheduled to start other injections on June 5th. Well, things didn’t quite work out that way.
June 3rd was supposed to be Cycle Day (CD) 1, so they had me go in for blood work and ultrasound. When the results came back, my estrogen and progesterone levels were elevated. They instructed me NOT to start any other injections and asked that I go for more blood work on the 6th. When Monday arrived, I still had not started my period and when we received results from blood work that day, my levels were still elevated. Since I had not started my period yet, the doctor instructed me to wait until CD1 and call them.
Finally, on Friday, June 10th I started my cycle. I called the doctor and I was asked to come in for blood work and ultrasound on Sunday, June 12th. The ultrasound looked great and they counted 16 follicles! When blood work results were in, my levels were good to go so it was time to start the rest of my injections.
Sunday the 12th was my first night of 4 injections (Low Dose HCG, Omnitrope, Lupron and Gonal F). Although I had been giving myself Lupron for almost 2 weeks, I was nervous about poking myself 4 times. Honestly, that hasn’t improved…I get nervous every night at 8:20pm when my alarm goes off. But, this is all for a good reason and I know this too shall pass.
The injections do make me feel like a crazy lady. I am extremely sensitive and my emotions are all over the place. No joke, I constantly find myself holding back tears. I’m a mess! Other than that, I just feel bloated… uncomfortably full. I don’t know why I do this to myself, but my scale keeps going up. I hate my body right now to the point where I don’t want to look in the mirror. I almost don’t recognize myself, but I can’t do anything about it right now. I’m eating healthily and I will just have to focus on the rest after retrieval.
Speaking of which, my doctor said that we could be doing retrieval sometime next week. We will know after our results later today, but I can’t believe we are already here. It’s gone by way faster than I anticipated.
As always, thank you for the continued support, love and prayers. I have been so touched by everyone and it means so much to me for you to take time out of your life to send a quick message. I truly appreciate each and every one of you.
(the nightly lineup)