Howdy Friends! Been a few days, I know. I've been on the road. And yes, it was for a dog show. Don't judge me.
The past few weeks have been relatively quiet for me. Lupron shot every morning. I am now down to 5 units a day. Side effects have been some pretty bad headaches (I feel for people who suffer migraines), some water retention and some night sweats. Otherwise I have been feeling pretty good.
On the 13th, I started estrogen patches. I wear them on my belly. I put a new one on every other day. I am still at 1 patch. But I will start increasing the day after tomorrow. I will get up to about 6 patches at once. I will patch up for a week and then get my estrogen tested on the 27th. Side effects have been minimal, but we shall see when I am fully patched up.
|my lovely self portrait of my belly|
Progesterone starts on the 28th as well as the Medrol and Tetracycline (antibiotics to prep for transfer). Woo hoo! Love me some progesterone inserts. Fun. Stuff.
I am still teaching. My schedule will shift on 4/1. I will have subs until the doctor says all is well, babies or no babies. Hopefully everything sticks the way it should and I can slowly work my way back into my daily routine (with adjustments of course).
|the magic calendar|
I am continuing to feel positive about the process. I have recently read of others success with much different circumstances, so I am hopeful.
It is all becoming so real though. Two more weeks and then I will have my babies inside me. Three more weeks and our lives could change forever.
I have complained of the length of this process, several times. But now it really does seem like a small piece, a short moment.
Gosh, I hope and pray this works.