Well I had some good news at my scan this morning and some bad news. The good news is I have 4-12mm, 4-11mm, 3-10mm, and 10 to 12-9mm. The bad news is my RE thinks I am on the verge of OHSS. I'm extremely swollen and my ovaries are killing me. It's even uncomfortable to walk around. Worse case scenario he will let me do my ER and postpone my ET. He'll go ahead and get all the eggs and freeze whatever embryos that form and then I'll do FETs until all the embies are gone. I'm nervous and scared about all of this, but I know I don't have any control over what happens. Please pray that I don't get OHSS and that my ET isn't postponed.
So I've only been on Menopur and Bravelle for 2 days and already I feel like crap. Everyday like clockwork I've gotten a headache that will not go away. Yesterday AF showed with a fury and taking Tylenol doesn't help with my cramps. So needless to say I skipped school yesterday, stayed in bed all day, and tried to get as much sleep as I could. I feel a little bit better today. In the morning I go in for an U/S check and B/W to check my Estradiol levels. I guess I'll get a call letting me know what dose my RE wants me to take for the next few days after my appt. I am counting the days down one by one until my ER. Hoping for lots of good follies in the coming days! I'm praying that things continue to go smoothly and I won't get delayed any because of lack of growth or suppression issues. So far so good.
I had a fabulous weekend with some amazing women. I rested, relaxed, laughed, cried, and everything in between. It was exactly what I needed. I never truly realized how close I could be with someone I have never met and only bonded with over the internet. These lovely gals are my soul sisters and my life truly wouldn't be the same without them in it. They have been better friends to me than any of my IRL friends and I will be forever greatful to them for that. I only hope that I've been able to do the same for them. Love you bunches Jamie, Carli, and Melissa.
I hope next year or the next trip I will be able to meet and see some of the other wonderful ladies who have supported me along the way. Katie, Kerri, Ellie, Des, Lau and all my Blogger friends, thank you for caring about me and supporting me along the way. You have all been life-savers, literally.
In the morning, we go in for our IVF-Start appointment. I've been on Lupron for 5 full days and still don't have AF. Who knows maybe she won't come. I've had lots of headaches and several hot flashes, but otherwise have been okay. I'm hoping my baseline U/S looks good and I will get the go ahead to start my Stims. Can't wait!
I know I've been kind of MIA for about a week since our TT, I guess I've just been counting down the days still I start injections. Less than two days away. I start Lupron on Thursday and I'll be driving to Rob's parents house for a night and then drive to Atlanta on Friday to meet some fabulous lifelong friends. Two of them I have never met before and one of them I met last year on a similar girl's weekend trip. I am so excited to finally get to meet these two wonderful ladies and spend some quality time with them and my other friend. It's really what's been keeping me going these last few weeks, since I feel like all I've been doing is waiting. I've gotten all the meds and boy was that crazy, there's so much stuff, I feel like I have a drug store in my closet. It's so crazy to be so excited about starting injections, but I really am looking forward to it. I don't care about the pain that may come and all the side effects, I'm excited that for once we actually have greater than a 25% success rate this time. It could actually happen for us in April, I could really be PG by then. I'm trying to stay positive and be as stress free as I can. It's so hard to do because I worry about everything and unfortunately worrying does not go well with IVF. Luckily my prof finally knows what's going on, so he understands that I'm going to be taking some time off for the ER and ET at the end of March and beginning of April. Here's hoping for an Easter Bunny surprise and a Christmas Gift at the end of the year. Wouldn't that be something?
My name is Melissa and I'm 28 years old. I've been married to my husband for six years. We've been together since we were 18. We started TTC in May of 2007. I've been thru 8 rounds of Clomid, 3 IUIs, and IVF#1 which all resulted in BFNs. FET#1 and IVF#2 ended in chemical pregnancies. FET#2 resulted in our little miracle Liam, born 8-17-11. This is now my journey through motherhood and past infertility.