Monday, May 31, 2010

And it begins again....

I started my Lupron shots again this morning. I don't know if it's a good thing or not, but I felt like a pro when I got the needle, alcohol swabs, and medication out.  I wasn't nervous at all this time, and I didn't even have to look at the directions.  (Last time I started Lupron, I think I read the directions a million times before I gave myself the shot, and then while I was doing it, I was reading the directions step-by-step so I wouldn't do it wrong.)   I will continue the 10 units of Lupron until I go back down to Nashville on June 10th.  Starting on the 11th, my Lupron dosage will probably decrease to 5 units if everything looks ok with my blood work.  The shots are not fun, but they are manageable, and definitely worth it since we're going to have a very positive outcome sometime in the beginning of July.  Until then, there's just a lot of waiting, doctor's visits, and shots.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Round 2 has started!

We got our new plan yesterday for our frozen embryo transfer cycle.  Here's a little run-down of what the next couple of months look like for us....
*We've already started our z-packs
May 17th- start BCP
May 31st- start 10 units of Lupron
June 9th or 10th- Suppression check in Nashville to make sure meds are working
June 10th- Start Estradiol Valerate injection (will take this 2-3 times a week)
June 21st- Estradiol level check and ultrasound
*Progesterone injection will start sometime around this time.
Week of June 28th- embryo transfer

We're still hopeful about this cycle, but for some reason I'm less excited about it then I was last time.  I just don't want to get my hopes up, and then be disappointed in the end.  I know all of this will be worth it in the end, but I just wish I knew that this was definitely going to work so I don't have to think about it for the next couple of months. 

On a different note, I only have 8 days of school left!  YAY!!!  I'll be spending my summer taking 3 classes for my Masters, and I plan on being at the pool everyday....I can't wait!