This is going to be a little random, so I apologize in advance. I don't have too much going on...but things are going to start to get interesting.
I've leveled out emotionally mostly, but I bet A would say differently. I've at least stopped randomly crying. I'm still easily irritated, and I think its mainly because of the daily headache I have, and the bloating isn't helping, but truly those are the only two really side effects I've had. I did feel like crap the first day of the FSH injections, but I'm sure that was just my body reacting to the meds...plus I forgot that I was only supposed to use HALF the saline to reconstitute the meno.pur OOPS! I had this enormous lump on my belly ALL DAY and it was really uncomfortable.
I've got this injection thing down to a routine now, although I still hesitate each time right before I stick myself. I was doing great until my lu.pron on Sunday stung really bad and gave me an ENORMOUS bruise. It was my first one (bruise I mean), and it just sucked! So now I'm a little gun shy.
I feel so blessed to have been given an opportunity to help another couple struggling with IF. Maddy was going to have to skip a cycle because finances were tight, and it just so happens that she is on one of the meds that I have extras of! Now if I could just figure out all this stupid customs requirements, I can send this off to her in Canada!
*Family members and those who know A and I well may want to skip this one* I feel really bad for A. I've not really felt like ...um ...getting busy since the injections began. Throw on top of it that I've been kinda bleeding since last Friday, and all loving has been nixed. I know he's getting frustrated, and its not fair to him, but I'm just not feeling even helping him out. I'm such a bad wife!
I had my first monitoring US this morning. I have to wait until this afternoon for the results. As much as I just LOVE my appointments with Mr. Wandy they are made oh so much better by the crappy US tech at the hospital. The women's center has 2 primary US techs, one guy and one woman, from here on know as Mr. Fab tech and Ms. Crappy tech. Mr. Fab tech is AMAZING! He's polite and ever so concerned about my modesty (because half of the medical professionals in out area haven't all ready been up my who-ha). He always keeps me updated about whats on the screen that I can't see, even though he's not supposed to, and is just a general delight to spend an not so delightful procedure with. Ms Crappy tech on the other hand is not so wonderful. First off, she always hands me the wand OVER my belly instead of from under between my legs. This means that I have to uncover to *ah-hem* insert Mr. Wandy, and inevitable she gets the blue goo on the sheet. So now I'm cold and I have blue goo on the sheet and me. GREAAAAT. Now did I mention that Ms. Crappy tech is a very small woman? Well she is, and that means that she makes grand large movements to compensate for it. Including wide swings of Mr. Wandy back and forth looking for my swollen ovaries. And she's none to gentle about it!!! I just wanted to scream at her "They're not punching bags lady!" Then she doesn't talk at all during the exam..NOT ONE WORD! so I sit there uncomfortable in the silence with nothing to concentrate on but her jabbing at my uterus while she takes FOREVER! oh yeah did I mention she's SLOW? Mr. Fab tech take about 10 minutes to check and double check my ovaries and he's done. Ms. Crappy tech? I was in there for 20 minutes and she STILL wasn't done. When she finally finished up, I managed to sneak a peek at the summary screen while she was printing the results. It looked like a lot of follicles, at least 8 were listed, but I couldn't make out any of the sizes, and she of course was not telling me.
OK rant over. Now that things are starting to get interesting, I will try really really hard to post more often. A was getting on my case the other day that I wasn't posting and if I wanted people to read I actually had to post once in a while. Not that I'm so worried about having 300 followers or anything, but I do hate to neglect those I have. I promise I'll be better.
One final thought, if you have a few extra prayers, please say them for Eileen. She is 30 1/2 weeks pregnant with twins and has been having a really rough time. From my guesses she's spent over half of her pregnancy in the hospital with one complication or another, and found out Monday she will be there until these babies are born. The icing on the cake, she started having contractions yesterday! She really wanted to make it to her scheduled C-section on August 31st, but her doctors really want he to make it to August at least. I know that this community has amazing powers of prayer, and she could really use that right now.
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