Wednesday, November 28, 2012

That Damn Needle

I've been very good about needles and giving myself shots.  I actually kind of look forward to them, as it makes me feel like I'm progressing towards my goal.  The only exception is Progesterone.

Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled that I started my Progesterone shot today and hope to be doing it every day for many weeks!  But, it's the only one that gives me pain.  Not the needle itself, but the muscle ache afterwards.  I've had two attempted transfers this year (embryos never made it to transfer) and both times I was seriously limping after just a couple of days on progesterone.  I seriously couldn't imagine how I was going to function and move around.  I was having trouble finding new spots that didn't look like golf balls.  Getting in and out of the car was the worst.  I figured out that I did hit too low a couple of times, but even the high shots were very achy.

So here I sit on my heating pad equally dreading and looking forward to more poking and prodding for hopefully last round!

Transfer is set for Monday afternoon.  Texas here I come!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Think Thick!

I never thought I would be praying to be thick, yet here I am.  My ultrasound last week didn't present the results I hoped for.  I was only 6.7mm thick when I should have been at least 8.  So, everything was postponed a week.  Compared to all of the delays I've experienced, this is no big deal.  Tomorrow I go in for another U/S.  I've been doing everything that I physically can to present the best results.  So, now it's just time to pray that I made good progress this last week.   If all goes well, my transfer should be next week.

Maybe there is an end in sight to all of the poking and prodding!

As for bed rest, I've decided to stay on bed rest Dallas for at least 48 hours.  I'm debating 72.  Then I'll take a wheelchair to the gate and take it easy at home for a few more days.  Better safe than sorry.  :)

I must say that this cross-state transfer is for the birds.  Last minute fares are cha-ching.  It will also be nice to hopefully put an end to the hole in my wallet.

It's so comforting to see others in the blogisphere that are going through the same thing at the same time.  Praying for success all around!