Well today was my first check up since starting my injections. I had an Ultrasound today to visualize the ovaries and count my follicles. I had 10 follicles in each ovary. That is great news. That largest ones being at 10mm. The goal is to get them to 18-20mm before doing the egg retrieval. Everything in the ultrasound looked good.
On Sunday I begin Cetrotide (injections) to stop my ovulation. So I will be doing 3 injections a night for who knows how long. My doctor said that come tomorrow or Sunday my ovaries will grow in size. I will definitely feel the size change and will start to swell up around my lower abdomen area. Whoopie... so not looking forward to this.
I have been miserable for the last week. Since Sunday I have not been able to get rid of my bad cramps. I have had the worst abdominal pains, nauseous, loss of appetite and I've lost 4lbs in 5 days. I just want to be pain free for a bit, but that day is nowhere near. My injections seem to hurt more and more, I guess its because my belly is starting to feel soar and getting somewhat bruised from all the poking. I do have to give kudos to my husband for being so patient with me. I'm sure its not easy to give injections to someone, especially when you know they are hurting. I love him dearly for being so patient with me.
So things to look forward to this weekend are:
1) Getting bigger ovaries (Woo hoo)
2) Getting bloated (Oh boy)
3) Worse cramps (hmm... just wish they'd go away completely)
4) Adding a 3rd injection to my nightly routine (Nurse Robert will be pleased)
Today I also paid for my entire IVF treatment and paid extra to genetically test my embryos. Testing them will be the best thing for us and can guarantee us a 70% success rate. Come Monday, I have another appointment for more blood work and another Ultrasound.
So here's to a miserable week but hopeful that all this will be worth it.
I applaud all the women out there who have gone through this. You ladies are brave.
On that note I say:
"Give me strength, give me hope and hopefully soon I'll have some joy!"
Hi, I am Hereta (pronounced Eretha) and I am your typical dog loving - candle maker. Since dogs don't have a voice, I believe it's our job to speak on their behalf. "Don't shop or buy while the homeless die."