I would like to begin this post with a short declaration of love for my Lurpon injections. It is truly amazing how something so small, and seemingly so innocent, can
Okay, now onto other delights...
I had my baseline testing this morning, and should hear the stims fertility drug forecast sometime before Friday afternoon. Wandy, my old friend, was a bit extra cruel this morning while playing hide and seek with my left ovary. I winced, I cried, thanked the technician for another amazing morning, and went to collect my freshly diluted low dose HCG from the nurse.
For now, I'm to continue the Lurpon injections, with the aim of starting the Follistim over the weekend on the 12th. My case is a little high risk with all those sleepy PCO antral follicles, so I think they are just being extra cautious. I read recently, that my doctor is considered an expert in working with PCO patients, so I'm trying to relax and leave it all in his talented hands - though I admit to still panicking a little and wanting to demand we start stimming earlier.
Lupron side effects aside, things are going pretty smoothly. I'm feeling safe in this little cocoon of, "I'm doing all I can right now," and really taking this cycle one day at a time. I feel stronger and calmer, and apparently I'm showing it as both my acupuncturist and therapist commented on my changed demeanor this week. I'm laughing more, crying a lot less, and spending actual quality, cuddly time with my husband. It's true, I have no libido to speak of, and I might be going a little insane due to lack of sleep (thanks again Lupron), but really, what is that compared to a week of remembering the person I used to be....before all this?