Estradiol was 36 today so that means I'm starting back up on Gonal F 450 and Menopur 150! Lab work on Jan 1 in the morning, an hour from home since my local lab is closed. Scratch NYE plans. Learned today that the pharmacy screwed up and overcharged me for meds. Now I have a [...]
My estrogen was 28 today! After being off the meds for a few days, it's decided to elevate. Tomorrow, blood work and if it is at 30, then I'll restart the injections and see if that gets me anywhere. What a rollercoaster ride.
Christmas Eve's service at my hubby's parents' church was beautiful and simple. Readings that I have heard so many times seemed to sink in deeper as we heard about Mary's faith in the messages that she was going to bear a child who would change the world and teach us about Love. She did not [...]
...to see if I've got any more follicles than I had on Wednesday. I do love coming to the hospital in the morning. Especially now that the huge atrium is decorated for Christmas. I sat in the bloodwork room and folded myself in half to relieve the pressure on my left side and my low [...]
Day 6 of shots yesterday. My nurse called to give me instructions for last night's shots and tell me about my results of yesterday's monitoring. I've got one 14mm follicle on the left and a few small ones. On the right, I have 5-10 follicles under 11mm. In order to go through with the egg [...]
We are the early women. The ones who sit silently at the lab for bloodwork before rush hour. The ones who wait next for ultrasounds. We follow each other in a quiet solidarity. I want to reach out -- to ask, how is it for you? How are you managing? is it sadness or excitement [...]
Dear babies, It's me, your mommy. We haven't even met biologically yet, but I know you're out there. You haven't met your physical form yet. I don't yet have your tiny cells implanted in me. Or perhaps you won't be carried by me at all. Perhaps someone else will carry you in her womb, but [...]