IVF # 5- Baseline – Antagonist/Estrogen Priming Protocol – Stim Day 1 – The 411

ivf 5 stim day 1  

ivf 5 stim day 1 sono

Today I had my baseline appoint on cycle day 2 !   To my surprise, I now have 6 antral follicles prior to stim meds.  I only had two on the left on Wednesday.  When I went in today, I was greeted by a student tech who asked if it was okay for her to do my scans with the assistance of the nurse tech.  I reluctantly agreed because they all have to start somewhere LOL.   I was glad that the nurse tech that came in was Jackie, the one who normally does my sonograms.  It of course took much longer than it normally does, but that was okay.

I left the women’s imaging center and went to LabCorp and got my blood work done.  From Wednesdays draw, my TSH is now normal (1.3) and my Vitamin D has come up quite a bit.  It is now 28, but is supposed to be 30 to be normal. I have been taking 5000 units a day for a month now and it still is not in the normal range.  Now that it is warming up, I will sit in the sun and bare my forearms twice a day.

My nurse called this afternoon and said my lining was now back to normal, as it was extremely thick on Wednesday, but as I told her, my period was near.  I knew what to expect from her comment…. A lot of thick clots !  Thank GOD there was little cramping and very minimal bleeding.  I love monthly menses when they are like this because I feel free to move around and am not confined to the house afraid of leaks 😦

I started my meds protocol today.  I took 20mg of Prednisone this morning and will take another 20 tonight and I injected the Ganirelix sub-q and the Delestrogen (which I inject every 3 days) IM. I am also taking 175mg of Synthroid, Prenatal vitamins twice a day, 5000 units Vitamin D, B6, Folic acid, and Claritin.

I had the doc call my Neupogen in to Target and I am going to pick that up in a few minutes and inject that as well every evening.

In Mommy news, my mother is suffering from the side effects from the chemo meds.  She has neuropothy.  It is kicking her butt !  The pain is mainly in her hands and in her right heel. The pain in her right heel got much worse today to the point that she can not walk on it.  Luckily, I had crutches from when I injured my knee two years ago after filming my movie.

I am excited that my film is premiering at the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival tomorrow at 3 pm.  The film is a finalist in the film festival.  My film was also accepted as a finalist in the Reel Recovery Film Festival and will be screened around the USA and in Canada between now and the end of the year.  We are still submitting the film in festivals.

Today I cooked stewed chicken with pan gravy, buttered rice, organic collards, organic stewed corn, my soft and fluffy yeast rolls, and homemade ice cream to accompany the vanilla bean pound cake.


2 thoughts on “IVF # 5- Baseline – Antagonist/Estrogen Priming Protocol – Stim Day 1 – The 411

    • She has finished chemo ! YAY !! She just has some common side effects which will pass when they pass. A friend of ours has had neuropathy for 2 years after chemo ended. Hopefully hers goes away soon. She can not even walk at the moment. They put her on Symbalta to help with it, but I don’t see much improvement. I have a mom who can not walk and I just got vomited on by a 2 year old ! Great day in the morning LOL

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s