IVF #6 – Stim Day 4 – The 411

Today is my forth day of stims and after getting the results back from the blood work my Internist, Dr. Witt ran, there are some additions to my protocol.

My TSH is currently 2.73 and my Internist is concerned about the possibility of the TSH dramatically increasing, as it always does as a result of the stim meds.  I am currently on 150mg and he is has decided to increase my dosage to 175 mg to have the TSH drop a little.  He wants to take it down in the 1 range.  He called in a new script for the 175 mg.

Another test result was also still in the abnormal range which was my Hemoglobin Ac1.  It is still a 6 (borderline diabetic) as a result of the Prednisone.  After testing three months, the test is still the same.  For that reason, my doctors want to put me on Metformin.  I will start off taking 500mg at night (to avoid some of the gastroentestinal issues the med causes) and may have to titrate up.

Tonight, I will do my Lupron injection.   I have started Lovenox injections as well.  By the time I leave for my transfer, I am sure I will be black and blue !

This morning, I got up and made mile high buttermilk biscuits for my mom along with grits and scrambled eggs.   We took a short walk on the beach.  BAD decision !  Although the ice cold water felt awesome on my heel, my tendons are throbbing now.  I have my foot wrapped in ace bandage and elevated.

I ordered an exercise dvd since I can not go the gym nor run.  I intend to stay off my feet for the next two weeks.  I will be leaving for my sister’s house on Tuesday.  We will be in the DC area until Saturday and then my film crew is meeting me there.  I am looking forward to spending the holiday with the entire family.  My nephew is coming home on Tuesday and my other sister and the kids are coming as well.

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