Thursday, September 20, 2007

Pills, Needles and Instructions . . . OH MY!

Today's visit at the RE's office went well. I had an ultrasound and bloodwork and everything turned out just like it needed to. I start the stimulation phase tomorrow. I get a Repronex injection in the morning in my thigh. I have to try it with a 1 inch needle instead of a 1/2 inch needle because I have a prior history of giant, red, itchy welts from this particular injection. The nurse is hoping that by getting it in deeper there will be less of a chance of a topical reaction. We will see. Then, in the evening I get a Follistim injection in my belly and I take 2 Clomid tablets and a couple of other pills that are supposed to help with the assisted hatching thing in a couple of weeks. So yes, basically I am taking enough drugs to force a potato to produce eggs. I followed up the doctor visit with another acupuncture appointment. I go back on Monday for another ultrasound and more bloodwork to see how I am doing. And once again I will follow up the RE appointment with an acupuncture appointment.

Oh my. We are really doing this. And I'm asking for your continued prayers and support for us. Specifically, please pray that I continue to have faith that this will all work out in the end, one way or another. Oh, and please pray that I'm not too rough on Brian over the next couple of weeks.

14 comments:

  1. Eek, good luck! You're really really REALLY doing this - you have the drugs to prove it! Craziness. But very exciting.

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  2. Good luck. I will pray for you to have specifically what you mention, the faith that it will work out in the end. Good luck on the cycle too, of course, that goes without saying.

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  3. Baby Step9:48 PM

    I am right behind you!! Had my first consult yesterday and will probably be starting up in three weeks. I wish you the BEST of luck!

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  4. Grow eggos grow!

    Wow, who knew that getting punctured multiple times would be something to look forward to.

    Sending good thoughts to both you and Brian!

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  5. stims and clomid at the same time! you are very brave girl!
    I wish you the very best of luck with this cycle... I am on day 2 of lucrin, so we are in it together!

    Mands xx

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  6. I wish you much success in your IVF journey. God is in control!

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  7. You are on the way kiddo! Best of luck-and glad its going well so far--Ill check in on you!

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  8. I am glad that so far your body is cooperating. I'll be praying for you.

    P.S. Are you sticking yourself or does hubby do that? I am not sure I am brave enough to stick myself with a needle.

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  9. An honest to goodness cycle sister!!

    I am quite excited.

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  10. PRAYING HARD!!!! I want you to get that lovely BFP!!!!! So glad everything is going GREAT so far!!! Grow follies grow!!!

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  11. You are in my thoughts. I hope this cycle is a winner!

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  12. I hope the stimming is going well. I am thinking of you and praying everyday. You really ARE doing this!

    Grow, follies, grow! XOXO

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