Happy November! You know what that means, right? IVF #2 is underway! I went in for my baseline this morning and my entire experience confirmed I made the right choice with my new clinic.
My RE is awesome! He ever so gently looked around in there (so obvious now that my old RE was not very gentle) and confirmed I have a little tiny bit of blood to expel still so continue to be prepared for some spotting. My lining is 4mm. I have about 10 lil follies on the left and several on the right. He even turned the screen so I could see it and he took time to point everything out to me (my old RE was all business; he liked to keep me in the dark). Sounds good to me! They already called to confirm that I’m good to go with starting stims on Wednesday. My E2 was 25 today.
The Lupron is not driving me crazy this time. I seem to have escaped the looniness so far. The Dexamethasone isn’t bothering me either. Absolutely no side effects with the exception of a daily faint afternoon headache right behind the eyes. I actually feel a lot better in general. Those BCPs made me feel absolutely disgusting. I can’t think of any other way to describe it than just plain gross. I felt HUGE but when I went for my yearly check-up last week, I actually lost weight! I’m the lowest weight I’ve been in a few years. Weird because I’ve been eating 3 meals (and snacks!) a day and not working out. Maybe it was cutting out the sweets, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Probably.
I also had a lovely acupuncture session this morning and although I did meditate a bit, I couldn’t stop thinking about selling a few things on eBay. Haha. Guess I better get to it. Just a few things I can’t bear to straight up donate. Nice jeans, shoes and a handbag. I want them gone!
It’s getting real, y’all! I’ve never ever been this positive, calm and relaxed leading up to a cycle. Let’s do this, team!
- Decrease Lupron to 5 units starting tomorrow
- Start 225 units of Follistim on Wednesday
- Monitoring next Monday, 11/8