Tuesday, December 7, 2010

37...

was my estrogen yesterday... a measly 37 (Boo!).  Dr. R was a little concerned so they had me come back today to make sure SOMETHING was going on in there.  I had some measurable ones on each ovary, THANK GOD, but they were still really little.  They ranged from 5mm to 7mm.  I had to give more blood today as well, which hurt because she did the same arm as yesterday!.  I have been taking 75iu of menopur, 150iu Gonal F and 5iu Lupron.  Everything stays the same except he upped my Gonal F to 225.  I'm praying they start to grow.  The good news is that there aren't too many and they are NOT growing too fast!  I'm happy about that.

So... I took some of your advice from yesterday, and did my shots in the belly.  It was MUCH better.  I iced before the Lupron shot and it went right in (maybe my skin isn't as tough on my belly?).  I did the Menopur nice and S-L-O-W and that went well too.  It didn't take me 20 minutes this time either.  Progress is being made!  Thank you!

C is flying out today to Dallas for work.  I am going to my parents for the next few days.  I am really excited, I love going home.  But, we are keeping IVF a secret so its going to be interesting hiding these shots from my mother!  On thanksgiving, I hid  the Lupron way back in a Tupperware container in the veggie drawer.  She didn't see it, but I think she was distracted with all the company over.  We'll see if I can get away with it!  I'm not good at hiding stuff from my mom :)

My next appt is Thursday... Praying 225iu does the trick!

3 comments:

Rosachka said...

I've done it slow today too and it didn't hurt as much (hurray!). It's nice to hear that you are somewhat getting used to the shots.

My next appt is Thursday too!!!

Rosachka said...

Just to reply to your comment on my blog. I am taking menopur right now. As I understand, cetrotide will prevent ovulation until everything is ready, but it's not the time for it yet. Will see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully your estrogen level is up. In which units is estrogen measured? Is it same in Canada as in the US?

uneggsplained said...

Glad to hear the injections are going better. Hopefully your estrogen level is going up-- hope you are doing well. Thinking about you.

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