Friday, February 20, 2009

Appointment in Spokane

I had my appointment in Spokane this morning. The drive was horrible...the fog was so thick it was like I was driving through a marshmallow. I got there at about 10 after 7am so I had to wait a little bit. There weren't that many people there, just some couples that were successful from the last cycle (they were there for their weekly ultrasounds) and then one or two other people. I know I am towards the beginning of this series so I expect the later in the month we get, the busier the waiting room will be.

My nurse called and said everything looks good. At this point they are basically doing an ultrasound to make sure there are no cysts and next week they will be using the ultrasound to test the thickness of my uterine lining.

I started my Estrace this morning. It is a tiny little pill. My new routine is: 1 baby aspirin and 1mg (1 tablet) of Estrace at 7am and then I take another tablet of Estrace, my prenatal vitamin and my Lupron shot at 7pm. They changed the dosage of my Lupron shot from 10mg to 5mg. This doesn't really make a difference to me - or at least I don't think I will notice a difference. I've attached a picture of my daily regimen so that you can see what it looks like. Not quite as scary as when I had 3 shots a day.

Side Effects: I have another headache today - this is 5 days in a row now. It's one of the side effects of the hormones and is apparently something I will have to live with for the next couple of weeks. Also, I am sooooo tired. I mean , really really tired. I feel like I have no energy what-so-ever. I have been trying to go for walks hoping that moving around will give me energy, but so far it hasn't. I was a little nauseous this morning and was told that was from the Estrace and it may or may not continue as I take more of it. (something to look forward to?) That's basically it for the side effects.

I was talking to my sister about the transfer date and she pointed out that it's only 2 and 1/2 weeks away. I didn't realize it was that close - probably because this round has taken forever...but it got me kind of excited because 2 and 1/2 weeks really isn't that far away. I have another appointment on Tuesday (and my doxyflush), so I will write more on Tuesday afternoon. If anything eventful happens before than, I will post it :-)


Cameo said...

Hi Jen. I'm so glad you made it to Spokane and back SAFELY! What you describe about your headaches and fatigue sounds like pregnancy already. You know that I, and the rest of your friends reading this are pulling for you and just think, WHEN you are pregnant, it won't be such a shock when the fatigue hits. Oh man, the countdown is on. I'm cheerin' for you girl!

Jen said...

Thanks Cameo! I am feeling positive and hopeful - Bobby and I laugh that he will be a pro at handling me during either pregnancy or menopause, because we're sort of having a "dress rehearsal".