Anyway, I have great news! Lupron is finally leaving my system. Hence, the entry title. We used to sing this in our adaptation of Wizard of Oz at my sorority in college. It’s the one song from that show that I still remember…however, I have now changed the words to “ding-dong, the witch is dead, the wicked witch, the Lupron witch.” J It makes me happy.
Almost three weeks ago, Dr. Bundren put me on birth control. This is the next step in our process. It will allow my ovaries to rest and all of my other reproductive organs to return to normal, instead of that of an 80-year old woman. I will stay on the birth control until sometime in April when we will officially begin IVF.
In the meantime, Todd has to go to OKC to be tested to make sure that he will be able to partake in IVF. That’s a big step for us, so keep your fingers crossed that everything goes as planned.
Near the end of February, I will have an exam with Dr. B to make sure the surgery and Lupron healed my endometriosis. Also, another big step in this process.
The good thing about this part is 1) we’re getting closer to conceiving Baby Provence, and 2) my menopause symptoms are beginning to subside. <singing> “Celebrate good times, come on! It’s a celebration!” My moods are more stable. My joints don’t seem to hurt as much. (I actually organized a Zumba group for some ladies at work. We start tonight, so it will be the first real test to see how my joints are doing. If they do okay, I may start boot camp again next week. Yay!) My hot flashes got really bad near the end of Lupron. I’m not sure what it was, but they were pretty out of control. Todd and I had some really good laughs about it during our cuddle fests. He said it felt like I was about to explode from the heat I was radiating. I’m also starting to sleep better. Overall, things are slowly getting back to normal, and I couldn’t be happier.
Now, I just need to really get on the ball with losing this excess 30 pounds I’ve been carrying around. I seriously have no motivation to change my diet. I need a personal chef. Any takers?! J