Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Are you ready for this, because I wasn't

As promised my meds arrived and my dear husband has begun injecting me every evening. Yes, you read that right I'm a big baby and am making my needle-phobic husband do my injections. I'm going with the philosophy that this will help him overcome his needle-phobia, so it's a win-win.

Currently I take 10 units of Lupron daily. Leuprolide acts as an agonist at pituitary GnRH receptors. By interrupting the normal pulsatile stimulation and the desensitization of the GnRH receptors; it indirectly down regulates the secretion of gonadotropins luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) leading to hypogonadism and thus a dramatic reduction in estradiol and testosterone levels in both sexes. Totes stole that from Wikipedia. In a nut shell the Lupron supresses my pituitary glad and prevents my from ovulating.

Now as promised THE BOX.............

Those four bags in front? Yeah all needles. Notice I even have my own hospital grade sharps container. This is serious business. Not that any of you thought it was a joke before, but holy Hell.

I also think I'm going to start a countdown to implantation like some people do for their due date or other major life events,

We are T-minus 27 days to implantation

Friday, March 30, 2012

The meds are coming....the meds are coming...

Like Paul Revere riding through my neighborhood, screaming to my uterus. They actually should have arrived, but I wasn't sent a tracking number, NOT good. How am I suppose to stalk the Fedex truck. I am starting to get nervous, excited nervous but nervous all the same.

I have my first medical checkup this afternoon, the results are supposed to be sent immediately to my doc in CA who will let me know if I start the meds tonight or tomorrow or not at all. And when I say meds this is what I mean.
So that MIGHT be a cow type of needle, but this what they are all going to look like to me in my mind. Hopefully I can get pictures soon of all of them.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

From nothing to everything

Yes, it's been 3 months since I last posted, you know why, because I had NOTHING to share. Nothing to write, nothing to say, just twiddling my thumbs. There has been a lot happening, but I was uninvolved and unaware of it all since it all had to do with the egg donor. But now we go into hyper speed..so here's the run down.

Since we last spoke the dad's have been through two egg donors. One didn't work out due to some birth control left in her body after getting the birth control shot a while ago. They immediately choose another donor, but it seriously took 2 months to get her cleared. She had to go through the same mental and physical clearance that I did, then the contracts from legal had to be mailed to everyone, signed and returned. Everything was received last Friday. I'm glad I don't have to figure out the logistics of all of this it's like freaking air traffic control.

Late last night I got my tentative calendar emailed to me, so that's Monday night at 9pm. Friday I have to go in for my first ultra sound so they can check and make sure everything is still there and looks good. This is also the day that I start my injections, oh yeah there are needles involved and daily. For those of you that don't know (like me), the first injection is Lupron and it helps override the pituitary glad so I don't ovulate. We don't need any of my eggs slipping out during this process.

So there we are stuff is happening and happening quickly. Stay tuned, as soon as they arrive I'll share with you my magic box of meds.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Snail's Pace

So I seriously and naively thought that I would be pregnant by now. You know meet couple, we all like one another, then I would get pregnant. Well apparently I was wrong VERY wrong. Damn I hate being wrong. This process can take a long freaking time.

First the guys needed to get their "stuff" checked to see. Then the egg donor needs to have her vag checked (such fun) and get medically cleared. Then a few weeks for all of us to get our contracts, then all of us have to get our contracts back. THEN we actually get a calendar to start this whole thing. Yeah you heard me right, we haven't even started.

I have no idea what kind of timeline we are talking about. I feel like time is all sorts of suspended. I just wanted to update you all. I'm not pregnant, I haven't even started, but I promise to keep you all sorts of informed.

In other news Geaux Tigers. Yeah I live in PA, but I can still root for my team.