Monday, June 27, 2011

Lupron Day 1

Well I'm officially back in the game after taking my first dose of Lupron this morning- 10 units.  OK so it's a super tiny needle and not a big deal but I am just so ready for this after months of having no chance of getting pregnant.  I probably woke up 10 times last night with anxiety about doing the shot.  I have to do it between 6 and 9 am each day.  I'm on the 10 units until at least the 7th of July and then it will probably drop to 5 units.  My last birth control pill is Saturday too.  Not too much else going on except complete relaxation and less stress because of summer vacation.  I am so happy we decided to wait until vacation to do all of this.  I'm looking forward to spending time with Matt and family/friends, reading, relaxing and doing things around the house for the next 7 weeks!  We have a much shorter summer vacation than most schools (I work at a charter school) but you won't hear me complaining!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Injectable Teaching Appointment

I've been horrible about writing lately.  I've been exhausted with the end of the school year.  But now their is only a day and a half left!!  I've also had the stress of my grandfather being hospitalized for a few days (he is fine now- medicine interaction) and learning that my sister, her husband and my niece and nephew are moving to Charlotte in August.  It makes me sad that I won't be around the little ones as much anymore.

Yesterday was my injectable teaching appointment.  Everything went well and I'm set to start Lupron on Monday.  My last BC pill will be on Saturday 7/2.  I will have my baseline ultrasound, blood work and a mock transfer on Thursday 7/7 at 3:45 pm.  Gonal-f starts on Saturday the 9th.  I'm hopeful for it all to work out but also nervous about the whole process.  I figure it is best to just take it all one day at a time. 

It was like Christmas yesterday as well as my box of meds got to my house last night.  I can't believe how much there is!  Here is a picture of it all.  The box was so big that Lucky, my dog, could probably live in the box!

Monday, June 13, 2011


Today, for possibly the first time ever, I was so happy to get mail from my insurance company.  It was our letter stating that we were approved for our first IVF cycle!!!  I feel like I hit the jackpot with that!  Now once we get the med situation straightened out, I'll be good to go.  Hopefully my med shipment will come by the end of the week.  Then I go for my injectable class on the 22nd and my first Lupron shot should be the 27th.  I just need to get through the last 9 days left in the school year and then it will be time to go.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2 weeks down...

...and 3 more to go on the birth control.  I absolutely hate it.  It makes me so tired.  I have no energy at night and end up falling asleep on the couch most of the time.  Uggg.  I'm also having issues with getting the Lupron.  Earlier in the week I got a call from Freedom Pharmacy about all the meds I need for the IVF.  They should be shipping it next week.  The problem is that they need to send out the request for the Lupron to a different pharmacy and need to hear from my doctor's office that it is ok to switch to the compound version (whatever that means).  I called the office a little while ago and can hopefully get this straightened out soon.  I don't need it until the 27th but would like to have it all set before then.