Wednesday, March 17, 2021

IVF Cycle 1 - CD 12

We successfully completed our first two days of injections! Richard gave me both AM shots and one PM injection, and I did one PM injection. It wasn't as bad as I expected, but tomorrow we up the ante to five injections daily: two in the morning and three at night. We're adding Follistim twice daily and Menopur at night. Follistim requires refrigeration, so I'll have to account for travel time to and from the refrigerator when it's injection time. Menopur involves mixing a powder and a liquid prior to injection, so there's a bit of extra work with this one too. Fortunately, our nurse gave good instructions.

Richard had to work tonight, which means two things for me. First, I had to come up with my own board slogans. I opted for an easy alliteration, so don't take my letter board as science. I'm not sure that "feeding" is exactly what we're doing to the follicles, but it's close enough for the purposes of a social media post. (In my first year as a Student Life Advisor at LSMSA, one of my students wrote on my evaluation that I seemed better suited as an elementary school teacher than someone who works with high schoolers. I'm not saying I agree, but I could totally see myself making up alliterative phrases for bulletin boards.) Second, I will have to do my first Follistim injection solo. I'm not worried now, but we'll see how I feel in a few hours!

Other than feeling a little tired, I haven't noticed any side effects from the Lupron. I'm hopeful that my luck in this area does not run out, but I'm preparing for possible issues. (Mainly, I have plenty of ice cream and Tylenol on hand.)

Something that made today great: My group chats/text messages were excellent today! 

Time I woke up: 9:00 am

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