Today is the 18th day of stims. I went in this morning for monitoring and blood work. I have 11 follicles on the right and two on the left according to the technician who did today’s scan. I have not logged into the patient portal as of yet to read the follicular report, so I am just regurgitating what was told to me this morning.
I did my morning injections of Ganirelix, Lovenox (which is causing to me to bleed from the little scabs on my tummy where I have been injecting the past 18 days) and the Neupogen. I took my synthroid today, which I have been taking every 2-3 days because my TSH plummets when I take it daily and I also took the prednisone, prenatal vitamin and Claritin.
This evening, I will take my vitamin d emulsion and inject the Menopur and Follistim. I will also take the second dosage of Prednisone.
So far, I do not have that overly full ovary feel that I am used to having. By now, on the other protocol, I would have had a hard time sitting up straight by now. My nurse said my largest follicle is 17 mm so I have a little ways to go. I am scheduled to trigger on Thursday and my retrieval will be on Saturday morning. I assume that my transfer will be on Tuesday or Wednesday. I am not doing a five day transfer, but a three. I want to get back and spend Mother’s Day with my mom.
I am relieved that my uncle is going to come get my grandmother the day before I leave for New York and keep her until I return. My mom started radiation this week (tomorrow is the 1st actual radiation as today was just practice) and I was worried about how the radiation will affect her. My grandmother is a sneaky little thing and if left unattended (while my mom is asleep) she will plunder throughout the house or do things she knows she is not supposed to do, like feed her dog my $23 pot roast complete with rice and gravy, as my mom caught her doing while I was at the theater on Sunday, lol !
It is akin to having an 83 year old child in the house. You can not leave your mail or documents lying around unless you want them read. Alzheimers or dementia causes the elderly to become extremely suspicious. I am not exactly sure what it is she thinks she is going to find…. It drives me mother crazy and I find it hilarious. Well, I found her antics funny until she fed that damned dog my pot roast ! I made the pot roast for myself and got a really good cut. I gave my dog and her dog what was left over on my plate that I had as an early lunch, so I guess in her mind that translated to FEED THE DOGS POT ROAST ! When my mom came into the kitchen, my grandmom was preparing a plate for her dog and almost jumped out of her skin when she got “caught”. She knew I was gone because she can see me pull out of the garage and out of the driveway from her room. I think she assumed my mom was with me and she was at home alone lol. We have cameras up all over the house so even when away, we can see what she is doing.
I am excited to report that tomorrow is the first day of filming for my cooking show. I got my final SAG documents today and I faxed them my taft hartley paperwork so that I can get my SAG AFTRA card. I got a cute grey and white pj set to cook in. I only wish my make up artist were here to beat my face, but for a cooking show, I can pretty much handle a simple make up job. I can not wait for you guys to see my logo ! 🙂
Have a great evening ~