Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 10: the good, the (not so) bad, and the ugly

Today was another progress check to see what's going on with my ovaries and their little follicle friends. 

The good?  They found 3 more follicles growing in there! They are on the smaller side and may not catch up in time but they may surprise us and be ready to go. The biggest is still hanging in there waiting for her friends to come along for the party.

The (not so) bad?  I still don't have a firm retrieval date.  I had hoped they would say, Yes!  You're ready to go, trigger tonight, and we'll see you Sunday morning.  Sunday morning was the optimal morning for all things considered.  It was the easiest day for childcare (no one going to school) and for the two adults that would be helping me out (no one would need to take off work).  But, alas, it seems that Mother Nature had another thing on her mind.  While they are not 100% certain right now, it's pretty much a given that I'll be triggering tomorrow night and retrieving Monday morning.  I have another clinic appointment tomorrow morning to check progress and blood work.

The ugly?  My belly and arms.  After so many shots and blood draws, it's not a pretty site.   Hopefully I'm not drawing too many glances at my upper arms.  It is still late summer/early fall in my area so I can't really hide these marks on my arms.  I didn't have this problem before because it was winter the last two times I did this.   Yet another thing that's different this time around.

At this point I'm getting tired of this.  I'm tired of being crampy and bloated.  Tired of being cranky and emotional.  Tired of poking myself with needles twice a day and getting poked for blood draws.   And just tired of being tired.  I'm ready to move on to the next phase of this process.

Just two more days to go.....

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