Friday, May 25, 2007

Day 1 Stims...

Aunt flo came yesterday afer much anticipation!! And so I am on CD2 today and that means the start of Stims!! I've just arrived back from the doctors and am pleased to say that I got it wrong (again)... when they gave me all the info for the IVF it said that there would be Meno.pur x 3 for 10 days...and so, like a doofus and someone who hasn't done injectables before, I thought that it would be 3 injections a day, I was wrong....it's only one injection of Meno.pur a day....but 3 ampules of Meno.pur in one, so that actually makes it 225iu of Meno.pur daily. They also gave me the choice of having a intra-muscular or sub-cu injection, I chose the sub-cu (obviously). Anyway, so i'll be doing those and still be doing my Lucrin shots daily.

I must say that the Meno.pur injections aren't as pleasant as the Lu.crin as the needles are a bit thicker and blunter so they feel like they going through leather when piercing the skin and they burn when the liquid goes in. I think these ones are going to leave bruises...oh well. I've also got a slight head-ache already but I think I'll just try and increase my fluids, all in all...really not as bad as I thought...I CAN DO THIS!!!

Had a scan too and that was all fine, had to have more blood tests too and have been given a script for Antibiotics for Frank and I to start. My scan is on CD9 (next fri) to see how the follies are doing and to decide how many more days I need stimms for, so they've given me a huge pack of needles and meds etc for another 6 days, the morning of CD9 I have my Lu.crin and they scan me and then they give you the Meno.pur daily from then on (if you need it) until about CD11, retrieval will then be two days later so should be around the 5th or 6th of June, things are moving along nicely now!!

Other than that life has been quiet, I’ve been feeling quite emotional and have been very moody over the last week but they said that I should start feeling better now that my ovaries are allowed to start doing something…

I am scared about a few things but I keep trying to remind myself that loads of women have been through IVF (and succeeded) and that I am not the first to feel this way, it’s all going so fast anyway so I’m sure that before I know it we going to have two or more embies on board.

We haven’t decided on the ICSI yet, it’s still a constant niggle at the back of my mind but I’m trying not to think about it until closer to the time, right now I just wanna make some nice follies!!

Grow follies….please grow nice and strong for us…

11 comments:

Kate said...

Good luck! I'll be sending good growing thoughts to your follies!

Sarah said...

there would be something wrong with you if you weren't moody, emotional and scared. it is a big deal, but you TOTALLY can do this!

it makes sense to wait until you know what you've got before you worry about ICSI. depending on how things look hopefully your doc can make a good recommendation for you. best of luck!!!

Aunt Sassy said...

So glad to hear you are off and running! Yes, the moodiness, although a pain, is to be expected. And considering the process is unfamiliar... the fear is normal too.

Happy stimming!!!

ultimatejourney said...

How exciting that things are off to a good start! You can definitely do this! Grow, follies, grow!

LJ said...

I suppose it depends on how other things come out, and what your health coverage is. If IVF is totally covered, then no rush per se to do ICSI. I know if we are going to go to IVF, we'll do ICSI, just due to DH's morphology. Has your husband done a SA?

Reproductive Jeans said...

Wow, its really happening isnt it? I will keep a close watch on you to send you good vibes--sorry for the emotional roller coaster--but Im so proud of you for pushing ahead! Hope the injections get easier...Im not looking forward to them!
HUGS!

Sticky Bun said...

Wow--you must just be feeling a wave of emotions. It's totally normal--this is a big deal. But it holds the promise of so much joy.

Tam, I'm so hoping for you this cycle. I'll be starting right behind you on this journey, so we're all in this together. You can do it--you are strong and I wish you all the best.

Laura, the (reluctant) baroness said...

Congrats on starting your cycle! I hope the emotional rollercoaster comes to an end soon, and that the follies are growing! And thanks so much for sharing - from someone who is probably not far off from IVF, it really helps to get the inside scoop.

Best of luck!

Carrie said...

You're doing so well.
I'm reading and learning as I'm just behind you. Your attitude of 'others have been here and have coped, and some have even been successful' has really hit a chord. You're right, if others have managed, so can I!

Hope the follies are doing good.

Baby Blues said...

Go follies! Make us proud. I'm so excited for you Tam.

Mands said...

Hiya chick! Just thought I'd take a moment out of my chronically busy day to say hi! You are managing fantastically well - keep it up! It will be transfer time before you know it.

(((Hugs)))
Mands xx