Thursday, October 24, 2013

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

(For those that don’t know, the title of this entry is a line from Hunger Games.  Haven’t read it?  It’s a must!!)
I got a call.  I got a call!!  Mary Kathryn returned my phone call in almost 2 hours on Tuesday.  I’m stunned, bumfuzzled, blown away, shocked, and totally pumped.  I called to ask about my birth control pills.  You have to be on them to a certain date in order for your ovaries to remain suppressed.  Well, I took the last active pill on Monday night, and I needed to know what to do next.  And, she called me back!

Todd went over yesterday and picked-up our packet of information.  We have dates set.
·       November 6 – suppression check – They will check to make sure my ovaries look ready for the cycle.  If everything looks okay, they’ll run blood work on Todd and me and order my shots.
·       November 10 – begin hormone stimulation shots
·       November 14, 16, & 18 – ultrasounds and blood tests
·       November 20 – egg (oocyte is the proper term) retrieval
·       November 20 – begin progesterone injections – Yikes!  This is the shot that after a few weeks becomes very painful.  <sigh>
·       November 25 – embryo transfer
·       November 25-27 – bed rest – Feel free to call or text.  I’ll be bored and uncomfortable.
·       December 5 – pregnancy (beta is the proper term) test

After I got off the phone with her on Tuesday, I scheduled 4 massages with my favorite masseuse, Shaunda, within 10 days.  I think that should get me through from the start of the shots to the retrieval.  J  I’m so excited and anxious.  I’m really thinking of taking up yoga and meditation.  I said I would last cycle, but it didn’t end up happening.  I just did the massages.  Hmmm, decisions.  J
I probably won't post again until after our trip.  Hope everyone has a great week.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to see your dates have been set! Yeah! You are going to come back from vacation - relaxed and ready to start. Perfect timing! I'll be praying that the suppression check goes perfect. Aloha! :)