Hello friends and family… it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any updates on our IVF journey. I completed the cycle of birth control pills on Saturday — glad to have that behind me. Hoping and praying I won’t have to do that again (smile). This morning Steve and I had an earlier start to our day than usual. We had the injection teach at the hospital at 7 a.m. Here we learned how to properly use all of the needles, syringes, etc. for the Follistim, Lupron and Ganirelix. I think the coolest device is the Follistim pen — still a needle, but so easy to use. The Lupron is going to be my greatest challenge — getting the meds in the proper dosage with a syringe and NO air bubbles. Ugh. I’m glad that it’s only taken within a day or two of the procedure. The Ganirelix is pre-packaged and only taken if necessary (per the doctor’s instructions), so that’s a simple squeeze of the stomach and poke.
The nurse was a patient saint in walking us through all of this. The session ended with me having to measure out some saline and sticking myself. I thought “no biggie,” until I went to put the needle in my stomach. I cringed. After one deep breath — mission accomplished.
When we schedule the reimplantation we’ll need to head back to learn how to do the Projesterone. I guess it’s a bigger needle, etc. That one Steve will actually have to administer into my booty. Good times.
As of right now, there aren’t any changes. On Thursday morning I have my Stim Start Monitoring ultrasound and bloodwork. Over the weekend, I’ll start the Clomid and Follistim. On Tuesday, May 18th, my follicle development monitoring begins. I will post updates as necessary — but as we all know: No news is good news.
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS and PRAYERS!! Be blessed.