This is what my RE said to me at my appointment on Friday. After 7 days of injections, he said I was very fertile, ‘fertile as a 30-year-old.’
SO relieved that my body is responding well. I started on Gonadotropins on CD#3, 225mg for 4 days; then, they lowered my dose to 150mg for the next 3 days. He told me not to take a dose on Friday (6.13) and to take my hCG trigger on Saturday at 7pm. He scheduled IUI#4 on Monday (today).
“Don’t go having triplets, now,” he said to me.
Well, that certainly is not the plan, but beggars can’t be choosers.
Fertile as a 30-year-old. Crazy.
I know that doesn’t mean #4 is a sure thing, but it definitely gives one reason to hope.
I was feeling good after the appointment, going into the weekend, but I was nervous about the trigger shot. The other injections were the pen injections, and once I got the hang of it, they were easy enough.
The hCG injections…well, that’s a little more complicated..syringes, mixing the right amount, switching needles… Incidentally, at 7pm on Saturday, I wasn’t going to be in comfort of my own home but in Binghamton, at our school’s baseball state championship game (which we won, by the way – first time ever).
I was planning to ride up with a friend, and I told her that if I went, she would need to give me my shot (I can’t stick myself). Her eyes got huge, but then she sort of warmed up to the idea: if this round worked, she would have played a part in our success. She liked that. I did, too.
So, I put my meds on ice, and we took the trip upstate. I was antsy through the game until it was show-time (mine, not theirs). For some reason, I felt so shady about all of this! We decided to do the shot in her car (a tiny VW bug, by the way) rather than the public bathroom. I didn’t want to draw any attention and have to explain – needles and syringes, shooting up in the bathroom at my school’s championship game!
We went to the car and read the instructions, and I’m so glad she was there. I was clueless – didn’t even know how to draw up the solutions with the syringe to mix it with the medication. Somehow, we managed to come up with the right dosage, although I do think a little of the water solution dribbled out before we mixed it.
For better or for worse, hoping we did everything right, she gave me my shot right in the stomach. Then, I realized at that I had no alcohol wipes, no hand sanitizer, no bandaids. We did the best we could with water to clean up. The injection site looks OK. A little bruised, a little sore, but it doesn’t look infected.
Sheesh. So shady.
So right now, I am outside of McDonalds, waiting for my time to go back for the procedure. I ‘dropped off’ at 7am, should be in by 8, done by 8:30 and ready for 2nd period by 9:00.
Normally, I might sit this school day out, but it is the last day of classes for us, and there are reviews for 11th grade, last goodbyes with my 12th grade Bible class, and the ‘Canyon of Heroes Parade’ for our baseball team. We can dress-down in school colors, the sun is shining, and the kids should be in good moods. Didn’t want to miss this one.
Here’s hoping this is a big day for for all concerned.
Prayers appreciated and fingers crossed.
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