Today is stim day 4 !! It is Delestrogen (tush injection) day. I did my Ganirelix injection this morning and took the other meds and prenatal that I am to take. At lunch time, I looked on my instruction sheet and realized that today was the day I am to inject estrogen. It is done every three days. To give my grandmother something to do, I asked her to do the injection. She is a retired nurse, but does have alzheimers so I was hoping and praying the whole time that she “still has it” and she does ! I did not even feel the needle go in and she proclaims, all done ! 🙂
I finally got my neupogen script and had to make an adjustment to my dosage after my dear friend informed me that the dosage I was taking was not the therapeutic dosage that Dr. Braverman wants us to take. I was taking .1 ml and the correct dosage is .34 ml ! 🙂 WHEW ! Glad I know now so that is one more thing I can not worry about going wrong. With the increased dosage, it should really help with the NK cells and cytokenes and also help the NK cells in my lining remain dormant as well so that my body is not fighting the embryos that are transferred.
I am nervous and excited and scared all at the same time about proceeding with the protocol. After my next baseline on Wednesday, I am to start Follistim, which I’ve not taken before. I am hoping there are no crazy side effects.
I will keep you updated and please continue to send up positive affirmations, prayers and thoughts on my behalf. If this cycle works, I will will be having New Years babies ! Go figure….