Blog Update 01/14 – The 411

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I am as nervous as hooker in line on judgement day !  Tomorrow, my eggs will be thawed and fertilized !!  Please pray that all seven … okay I want all seven to do their thing, but I will accept six thaw and fertilize and grow into beautiful babies !!!

Please send up a prayer at 6 am for thawing and at 1 pm at fertilization !

Tonight is my last Lupron injection.  Tomorrow, I inject Lovenox, Neupogen, Delestrogen and PIO in the morning.  I start the Endometrin suppositories three times a day along with the Estrace.  I also have to use the Cleocin suppository at bedtime.  My poor little hoohah is going to be more irritated than it is right now.  I have hydrocortisone and Lamesil on deck !

I am about to whip up some juicy burgers for dinner and my sister made twice baked potatoes.   I am going to the screening of Ride Along 2 tonight with my mom and sister.

Tomorrow, I have to get up early and go to the hospital for blood work and a sonogram.

Good night !  xoxo

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Blog Update 01/05- The 411

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Today, I spent most of the day laying around in bed until I finally got up around 12:30 pm and headed to Target to pick up my prescriptions.

I am still feeling queasy but nowhere near as bad as I did the first two days.  This morning, after breakfast, I took both of the doxycycline at the same time so I could just get it over with.

Upon waking this morning, my mom came to me to show me some posts  Cristal, using one of aliases, had posted on my films Facebook page.  She liked the page then proceeded to post lies about my family, me and my ex.  I blocked the username and then banned her from the page.  I then spent the next 30 minutes going to each of the pages I admin and blocked anyone from ever being able to post on it.  After seven months, you would think this demon would have gone away and found a new target.  I am beyond the point of wanting to meet her down a dark alley and beating the brakes off of her, but what would that solve?  She is mentally insane.  I will be visiting NYPD and the FBI offices again while I am back home in NYC next week.  Enough is enough.

After 22 days of stimming and 10 more to go, I am worn out with sticking myself and swallowing pills !

Since I am feeling a little better, I got up and decided to bake buttermilk banana nut bread with all the bananas my film crew had to have and never ate.  I have three large loaves in the oven now.  I will ship them to my brother in law and friends.

Tomorrow, I plan to make homemade grape candied apples.  A friend has been experimenting with various flavored candy apples and they look amazing.  I bought all the stuff last week at Hobby Lobby, so I will make some tomorrow and ship them to my nieces and nephews.

Tomorrow, I have decided to forego injecting the Delestrogen and will switch to doing the 3 Estrace vaginally.  I am praying my lining cooperates, thickens, but doesn’t thicken over 16mm.  I am ready to get this show on the road !

My cryobank delivery will arrive at the clinic on Friday !! Yay !!  Things are moving forward and expenses are again racking up. It was sooooo nice the past six months to keep all my money to myself and not have to spend most of it on meds and ivf related stuff.  In the end, I pray it’s worth it and not over $100,000 blown on a dream.  2016 is the year my dream WILL come true !

IVF #6- Stim Day 21- The 411

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Today is my 21st day on stims.  This morning, I added doxycycline to my ever growing list of medications and I have been feeling terrible and in bed all day.

Currently, I am injecting lupron, neupogen, lovenox, and delestrogen.

I am taking the maximum dose of LDN (4.5mg), 1500mg Metformin,  150 mg synthroid, prenatal plus, baby asprin, Optimized folate, biotin and epa/dha.

It seems that all day I am either swallowing pills or sticking myself in the tummy or tush ! It will only become more fun when I have to also inject progesterone,  insert estrace and endometrin up the hooha and also cleocin ! Lol

The things we endure to try to have a child !

If only I could just skip the low dull  headache and nausea, I would be okay.

Over the next two days, I have to pull all my meds together and pack for my 2 week trip to DC and hopefully Syracuse.

I ordered two custom infinity scarves from Janelle of New York and they are oversized so I am ready for the cold !  I am still rocking summer and fall clothes.  I am glad that I brought a few coats and sweaters so when I am traveling I will be warm.

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Today was my second delestrogen injection.  My next is due on Wednesday, but I am going to do the estrace three times a day starting Wednesday so that my E2 doesn’t rise too much and I end up with another blood clot.

I am off to bed to watch TV until I fall asleep.  I have one more med to take at 9pm and then it’s a wrap for today.  I feel awful, but grateful for this opportunity to make a life  (or 2).

IVF #6 – Stim Day 18 – The 411

Happy New Year 2016

 

Today is the 18th day of my stim cycle, and the first day on estradiol valerate and neupogen.  I have done all three injections and taken all meds and supplements except my 9pm dose of LDN.  The Lovenox and neupogen, I inject in the morning and do the Lupron at 6pm.  Everything went smooth.  I only inject the estradiol valerate every three days.

I hope I have made the right decision to do the injectible estrogen instead of the vaginal estrace.

I hope everyone has an amazing New Year !!

IVF #6 – Stim Day 15 – The 411

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This afternoon, on my 15th day on Lupron, I went to a local imaging center to repeat my baseline ultrasound to see if my lining has thinned to where it needs to be so that I can start estrogen and I left there and went to LabCorp, which is down the street from my condo, and got the blood work repeated.  Tomorrow I will know the results. I told my nurse that I wanted to just stay on the Lupron for the remainder of the week and start the estrogen on January 4th as planned so that it does not interfere with my travel plans.  I do not want to have to change my travel dates, so I will start the meds on Monday and then do a lining check on January 14th.

IVF #6 – Stim Day 14 – The 411

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Today is my 14th day on Lupron.  Other than the typical hot flashes, there is nothing unusual or new to report on the stimming front.  I hope my lining is thinning out so that I can proceed to the next phase of this cycle…

This morning, my mom, me and my camera crew arrived at our beach-front condo.  It is peaceful here, although I miss my sisters, brother in law, nieces and nephews.  My nephew is coming to the beach one day this week once he works out his transportation.  I was hoping my sister would let the baby come, but she has to get back to school.

I went out and went grocery shopping and then came back, pulled out my pressure cooker and made a quick broccoli fettuccine alfredo with boneless fried chicken  breast. I then baked sweet potatoes and then made two deep dish bourbon sweet potato pies.  They smell divine !

I am going to bake a couple of rum cakes tomorrow morning and ship them to our family friends who lost their 84 year old mother last week. Her home going service will on Tuesday on my hometown.

I am excited to report that there has been a preponderance of twin pregnancies at my fertility clinic !! I have referred a lot of girls lately and they are all getting pregnant, most with twins ! Omen???  🙂   I just need the doctors to keep that up until after my transfer ! Lol

Can you believe six months has passed and in a matter of weeks, I could be pregnant?  How humbling… that this could happen !  I deserve this !  I claim this !!!

I do partition your prayers for our mother.  She has not been feeling well and is sleeping an awful lot.  She is making an appointment with her oncologist for a petscan and I can tell she is terrified that cancer will be found.  It is likely that all the pain meds and other meds they have her doped up on for neuropic pain is the reason she can not stay awake.  That coupled with depression.  She was extremely happy at Christmas being with the entire family.  We will all be taking a vacation to Florida to Disney for Easter break.  It should be fun, if I’m not battling morning sickness. Lol.

Have a great night everyone !

IVF #6- Stim Day 13- The 411

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Today is the 13th day of stimming with Lupron.  So far, everything seems to be going good.  My uterine lining appears to be cleaning itself, which is good since my lining was an 8 on CD 2.

I am hoping that the lining is in the normal range when they recheck it on Monday.

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas.  I spent the day with the family in DC.  Today, my mom and I went to the movies to see Concussion.  It was an awesome film…. definite must see !

Have a great night~