Whenever I try reaching a goal, the little engine that could always plays in the back of my mind. I always have a chant going to motivate me when I'm feeling down. Anyway, I had not received a call by 10:00 am this morning, so naturally I called. They said M was with a patient… Continue reading I think I can, I think I can….
The moment everyone has been waiting for: A full recapitulation of the douching experience last night. Just kidding. That was uneventful and only 65% weird and awkward. Fast forward to this morning: I woke up bright and early this AM to shower and get ready for my egg retrieval. By that, I mean I slept… Continue reading The egg came first
So, I'm 12 hours away and all I can think of are farming songs. One of my favorite things to do is make mixes (tapes, CDs, and most recently, playlists) and I always try to make mixes for times when I will have spare time to listen to music. I'm super obsessed with Apple Music… Continue reading Harvest Time
I just got my blood results back. My estrogen is still rising, almost 700 now and my progesterone is staying low! So, I AM SCHEDULED FOR AN EGG RETRIEVAL ON WEDNESDAY!!!!!! And, I'm scared shitless. So, tonight, I do my 2 last stimming shots, including a duplicate of the one I did last night. This… Continue reading On to the next step!
The reason they want to have at least three follicles is because it functions as a pyramid. If I have three follicles, they expect to get two eggs, which will likely result in one embryo. Obviously, that's why they want to try to get as many follicles as possible so that we can have as… Continue reading Three, Two, One
😜😜 I'm headed to my appointment now. The shot last night was super labor intensive and funny. I'll update more later.
After my mistake of a shot, my stomach started bruising immediately. For those of you who know me, you know that I bruise super easily and intensely, so above my belly button is now black and blue. Anyway, the doctor's appointment went well (she says hesitantly...). Both the doctor and the nurse look at this… Continue reading Doctor, Doctor, give me the news!
So, it's day 12 of stimming and I have another doctor's appointment today. The hope would be that I have several (really hoping for at least 5) mature follicles and I can induce ovulation and we can schedule a retrieval. I'm very anxious, nervous, and emotional this AM as I try to hope for the… Continue reading Day 12 and doctor
I feel like I'm cheering for some weird team called the follicles. I've started talking to my ovaries, encouraging them as though it helps. I suppose I talk to any baby in utero that I can, so this isn't much different. Anyway, this morning, bright and early, I had an appointment. It was interesting being… Continue reading Fantastical follicle foibles
I had a doctor's appointment this morning to check my estrogen (estradiol) levels and to check out the situation in my ovaries. The appointment was fairly positive, I thought. She said everything was very small still, but it looked like it was going. I felt encouraged and collected more medicine. She advised she would call… Continue reading How could this be some people’s baseline?