Friday, August 5, 2011

Guarded

I started the Micro-Lupron injection this morning. Easy as pie!

I also had my CD3 ultrasound this morning and it went really well. I am waiting for the phone call this afternoon to hear what my estradiol is at. As long as it is low, I will have the go ahead to start the Follistim & Menopur injections tomorrow. It's pretty crazy to think I will be having my retrieval in less than two weeks. This is all going really fast.

I was telling a few friends that I just don't have a good vibe yet. I guess you could say I'm feeling guarded. It's like I don't want to let myself get excited because I know the grueling pain (first hand) I could experience if this doesn't work. I'm hoping once I see those follies growing next week, that it will spark my excitement & make me more optimistic!

I will say going through this while on summer vacation helps, when considering the endless appointments. It's a bit less stressful when you don't have to worry about asking your principal to leave school for an "appointment" and you don't have to plan extra lessons for someone to teach while you are gone. And I sure won't have to plan for a sub for my retrieval and transfer days. That part is nice.

Thank you to everyone who has offered me their support going into this new cycle. I can't tell you how much it means to me. It really does give me strength knowing I have so many wonderful women cheering me on. Ya'll mean the world to me!!!

6 comments:

Bridget said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog! I am wishing you the best of luck on your upcoming IVF, I'll be following along!

waiting and wishing said...

Good Luck!

Sarra said...

It has to be such a relief not to in school right now! I can't imagine how tough it would be to go through IVF while teaching. (I used to be a teacher.) I can understand your guarded feelings. It's so hard to get your hopes up over and over again only to be disappointed. I sincerely hope this is the time you're NOT disappointed and all your dreams of a healthy pregnancy come true.

Take care of yourself and try to pamper yourself over the next two weeks! You deserve it!

Andrea said...

Less than 2 week until retrieval?!?!?! Wow! So exciting! Praying hard for you girl...I really, really, REALLY hope this is it for you! Thank YOU for all of your support too...you're wonderful too my friend!

Tippy said...

I totally understand feeling guarded. I get the same way and am very much guarded right now for my upcoming cycle too. Glad you can get this in before school starts back up again. It's so hard w/ a teacher in our house to schedule this stuff too. We're hoping our donor's retrieval will be before Tidy's first day of school. Fingers crossed. Looking forward to a great crop of eggs from you this time! GOod luck.

hopeful said...

It is such a tight-rope balancing thing...to have hope but to protect yourself from that crushing feeling. I pray this is your time!