September 24, 2017
Today I started 10 units of Lupron a day. I have to inject it into the fat of my tummy with a tiny insulin needle every day until 10/5/17 when I switch to 5 unit doses. I did as instructed to prepare the shot but just sat there with the needle hovering over my skin for quite a while before building the courage up to stick it in. Turns out it feels like a mosquito bite, at worst. Not bad at all! I think I can do this!
October 4, 2017
Today was my baseline appointment where they went in with the internal ultrasound wand and checked how thin my lining was. They want it under 5mm and mine is at 2.5mm! Now I have 20 days to get all the way up to 8mm to be good for the transfer.
October 5, 2017
Well my dose of Lupron went down to 5 units a day today. Which is cool, I guess. Unfortunately that also means that I start a new injection (0.3 ml of Del-Estrogen)! This one is a 1.5 inch needle that goes into my upper butt cheek. They call it “intramuscular” or IM because it has to go down into the muscle. Lucky for me I have an awesome friend/neighbor that is a nurse and agreed to come over every three nights and give me this shot.
After the shot notes – I barely felt it! No guarantees that it will always be that easy but YAY!!!
October 10, 2017
My first monitoring appointment to check to make sure my lining was growing as it is supposed to and see if my hormone levels were correct – which they were. I found out that my lining is at 11mm! Holy cow! So much for worrying that it wouldn’t get to where it needed to be!
October 17, 2017
Second and last monitoring appointment before the transfer. I can hardly believe that it is only a week away! My lining is still at 11mm and my hormones are perfect!
October 19, 2017
Yesterday was my last day of the Lupron shot! And today was my first day of the Progesterone in Oil (PIO) shot (1ml). This is the shot that everyone dreads. It’s the one that we have to do every day until we are like 8 weeks pregnant – plus its another IM injection. Thank goodness that Mandi, my beautiful soul of a friend/neighbor/nurse, is still putting up with me lol. I have also started a steroid 4 times a day and an antibiotic twice a day. Those I’ll take for the next 4-5 days in preparation for transfer. I’m starting to feet like a bit of a drug addict with the amount of drugs I am doing! Check it out below.
The shot itself wasn’t the worst, I guess. But even with me rubbing the area after, my butt is still sore. I’m really not that pleased with this one.