Saturday, December 4, 2010

Here we grow...

I just got home from Dr. R's.  I think I should just move right in since I'm going to be spending so much time there the next two weeks!  I went yesterday for my baseline U/S (ultrasound) and B/W (blood work).  Blood came back "nice and low" according to Tressa, my nurse.  My lining was also thin and my ovaries still showed tons of follicles (THANK YOU PCOS!).    Dr. R gave the okay to start the stims today!  I had them sent to the office so Tressa could show me how mix and shoot all the different meds.  Its pretty overwhelming.  I made C come so he can be my second pair of eyes and remember things that I may not... although we all know he will NOT be helping me with the injections! LOL.

I did 10iu's of Lupron this morning and then did my first shot of Menopur.  Unfortunately I'm doing Menopur and Gonal F.  I was looking forward to the Follistim because it comes premixed with a nice little pen to do the shots, kind of like an epipen.  Menopur and Gonal F you have to mix and powder and a fluid to get the drug ready to be injected.  Its a pain.  Oh well.  Hopefully 10 more days of this!  Tressa thinks that the ER (Egg Retrieval) is going to be on Wednesday, the 15th "if I'm an average patient."  We'll see though.  My ovaries are really good at making eggs (again, thank you pcos), when I am taking meds.  Lets just hope they are good quality.  I can't wait to find out!

One of my fears is that my eggs shell is going to be too hard for C's sperm to penetrate.  Dr. D mentioned that he thought that may be an issue and recommended ICSI.  And Dr. R never mentioned that and thinks they'll be fine.  What would happen if none of them fertilized?  I don't even want to think about it!  I need to keep the Faith that God lead us hear, and not let FEAR creap in!

My next appointment is Monday.  I go in for just for b/w and then Wednesday I go in for b/w and u/s.  Praying these little follies start to G-R-O-W!

4 comments:

Surely said...

grow grow grow! i will be following and praying for you this cycle...that God's will be done. I agree...let's not think about the what-ifs...and let God take care of each day one day at a time. No Fear!

I also agree about the ease of Follistim. Menopur is so HM (high maintenance)...but hopefully its a better drug for you!

Karenda said...

Praying that they GROW!!! Try not to worry and leave it all in God's hands!

uneggsplained said...

Thanks for your post... it was a gentle reminder to me to trust God in the midst of IVF. In my head I know that GOd is in control and has plan- but it takes some discipline to get my heart on board:) Good luck with the stim meds- may your follies grow and your arms not get to bruised! Best of luck.

Rosachka said...

Thanks for your post on my blog! We are almost on the same cycle. I started stims on Dec 3!!!!

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