Yesterday was CD1 (thanks, body!) so when I went in for my baseline appointment, everything looked great and I was cleared to start stimming! We're doing the antagonist protocol this time so right now I'm only taking 150 IU of Menopur and 150 of Gonal-F. It was nice to have just one injection. We'll add Cetrotide in a few days. I'll go back for my first follie scan bright and early on Saturday morning.
I'm feeling really good right now. Partly because I know what to expect, partly because of the relaxation exercises I'm doing (Circle + Bloom), and partly from all of the support from my family and friends. I did have a little bit of anxiety last night doing the first injection. Seth wasn't home and I hate doing the first one alone. Also, I think there was caffeine in my coffee and I hardly ever drink caffeine because it makes me shake. So that plus the anxiety - it basically felt like I was drunk which is not good when you're injecting yourself. I spilled a bit of the Menopur from the first vial but since I'm not a newbie anymore (or maybe because I was "drunk") I just said "fuck it" instead of melting down and calling the on-call nurse.
A few weeks ago, my parents were visiting. They were here when I went in for my appointment to start BCPs. My mom left a little surprise for me at the house before she left.
|Bunny cookie and St. Jude prayer card|
So that's what I'll be doing for the next 8 to 14 days - stimming and praying and hoping for the best!
IVF #2 Progress Report
Meds: 150 Menopur, 150 Gonal-F, Doxycycline
Side effects: Nothing yet