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 !

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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 6 – The 411

Today is my sixth day of stims and my second day on Metformin.  So far, all I have noticed is decreased hunger, more tummy noises, and a bit of queasiness in waves throughout the day.  It is nothing that profound, however, enough that I notice it and then it passes.

I have four more days then I go for my baseline and blood work !  I will be in Northern VA with my family so I will get everything done at the same place I was going to when I was visiting my mom.

Today, I spent most of the day being drug from store to store with my mom as she wanted to go shopping… her go to when she is bored ! I HATE shopping… I HATE crowds.. I HATE people and what I HATE even more is hanging out in malls when I have nothing that I need.  I did pick up some cute Christmas themed tissue paper and gift bags for the gifts I bought.

This morning, I started perfecting a new recipe for Orange Cranberry Brioche.  It came out really well !  I am going to make another version using water in lieu of whole milk and tweak it a bit to get more of a rise.  The loaves rose more during baking than they did while sitting in the pans, so I was happy about that.  The bread was amazing in flavor !  I added butter extract, orange extract, orange peel and Cointreau.  I can not wait to try the other recipe tomorrow.  I intended to do it today, but my mother was insistent on going out.  😦    I told her today, I am NOT going shopping with her again tomorrow nor any other time soon.  She wore me OUT!.

In stalker news:  This heifer will not stop calling !  I have my ringers off and never have them on anyway since she calls in the middle of the night from spoofed numbers.  I block the numbers she calls from and then she just calls from another one.  I am changing my phone numbers with the new year and that will take care of that.  She has called enough that the police have everything they needs for a harassment complaint.  I was sooooo tempted to call her from a spoofed number and have the caller id say HEAVEN or her son’s name, but I thought better of it and decided I am not going down to her level.  God will handle her !  This is not my battle to fight.

My focus is getting prepared for the baby battle and win this war !  I am determined that I will be successful with this cycle and will get to bring my healthy babies home at the end of the summer !

Well, my get up and go has got up and went !  Good night ! 🙂

IVF #6 – Stim Day 5 – The 411

Five day of injections, medications, and supplements under my belt !  I picked up my prescription for the Estradiol Valerate and the Metformin XL today.  I will using the Estradiol instead of the Estrace for the estrogen, simply because I refuse to insert blue tablets in my hoohah three times a day while on menses… not happening !  How gross ! 🙂

My RE has me starting the Metformin with dinner at 500 mg the first week, 1000 mg the second week and 1500 mg the remainder of the time I am on the meds.  I am PRAYING that these meds do not make me sick on the tummy.  I am already feeling a bit queasy midday.  I had to increase my Vitamin D to 10,000 units a day !   Hopefully, that will bring my levels up to where they need to be.

I am packing for my trip to Washington for Christmas !  I am looking forward to spending the holidays with the family.

I am almost done with my Christmas shopping.  I bought a ton of gift cards and had to get gift cards for the homeless teens I am sponsoring as “Gay Santa” for the teens at New Alternatives NYC.  The teens are LBGTQ and every year, they ask for people to sponsor a teen and accept their Gay Santa letter and purchase the requested gift that is valued at no more than $100.  My family and I normally take on 4 teens.

I went out tonight and got gifts for my godmother and my make up artist.  It was pretty simple !  I got tea related gifts for my make up artist, as he drinks hot tea ALL day long !  I got him two beautiful white and silver tea cup sets, stainless steel long handle tea spoons, and an organic tea.  He will love it !   My godmother got Burberry parfum for her birthday and I got her a European pamper gift basket with Bubblebath, Shower Gel, Hand soap, A bar of Lavender soap, a purple sponge to match the color of the lavender soaps, and I will hunt down a pair of purple loungewear tomorrow.  Her birthday was a few weeks ago so I figured I would ship everything at the same time 🙂

I am still torn over what to give my mother…  I will figure it out before Friday LOL.  I am always soooo last minute with these things because unless she mentions something, I am stumped as to what to give her.  We are planning a big family event for her birthday this summer, so I have to watch my spending.  It is her 65th birthday !

I hope you all have an amazing weekend !!

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.