Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Mellow"this time around

Well, after 3 days of stimulation, my doctor could see some follies starting to grow at today's ultrasound, but they were really small at this point. (as to be expected) She measured a couple on each side to gauge future growth.

My bloodwork came back and my estradiol was lower than she would have liked at 62.9. Therefore...she increased my dosage of meds. Instead of 375 of Follistim, I will be taking 525 of Follistim in addition to the 75 of Menopur each night. The Follistim pen doesn't even go that high - so I will need to do two seperate injections to get my full dosage. So that brings me to officially 5 pokes a day.

Am: Micro-Lupron
Pm: Micro-Lupron, Follistim x 2, and Menopur

Acupuncture has been going GREAT! I was so relaxed in both my sessions so far this week, I actually fell asleep! My acupuncturist said my body is in another whole state than it was for IVF #1. He said I wasn't nearly as stagnated as last time and overall I seem much more refreshed & mellow this time around. I'd have to attribute this to not being in work right now. My days consist of sleeping in, putzing around the house, laying out, reading, and laundry...which is a lot less stressful than being at work for 8-10 hours managing 30 children. Just him saying I seemed like a whole different person this time around, gave me a sweet glimmer of hope.

At dinner tonight, I was telling hubby how blessed I feel to have met so many amazing women through this journey. I feel as though I have a growing support system and I couldn't be more grateful. EVERY e-mail, text, FB message, blog comment, phone call, and card that I receive makes me SMILE from ear to ear. Please know how much every one of you means to me..thank you!

Follie Check #2 scheduled for Thursday morning!


amiracle4us said...

fingers crossed for those follies (and your poor belly with the extra shot!) :) xo

Bridget said...

Sorry to hear about the extra poke, but I hope it will be worth it! Glad you are loving acupuncture!

A m a n d a said...

I'll be starting IVF #1 in a month, so I look forward to reading all about yours. Slow and steady is good..hopefully that extra dose will do the trick.

Glad to hear acupuncture is going well. It really does make a huge difference!

Sarra said...

This sounds like a GOOD sign! It definitely sounds like you're more relaxed and in a much better position for success this time around. That's a lot of sticks though, ouch!!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I will definitely be following your journey and cheering you on. Keep us updated!

Andrea said...

I'm so glad you were able to do this during your time off from work. Judging from what your acupuncturist said, it's doing wonders for your body! An extra poke everyday stinks, but if that's what it takes, then so be it!! Remember, we're taking our chances and running with them!! :P