Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I'm loopy with Lupron!

Well, I drove all the way to Houston yesterday in the middle of a "hurricane" (with my four kids and hubby) for my baseline appointment. Once that was done, I came all the way home and last night gave myself my first Lupron shot!

I've done all this before, but it seems so weird to be doing it again! It took me a few moments to work up the nerve to put that needle in my stomach...and once I did, I almost laughed because I didn't even feel it! I guess the first time for anything is the most difficult and it only gets better from there.

So here I am, day two of my calendar. I stop taking the BCP today. I'm on Lupron alone until the 15th. Then I add an estrogen pill. I'm in a kind of reserved state of excitement right now. With our last cycle I was so thrilled and excited...and then it never happened. Our last three embryos never survived the thaw and the transfer was cancelled. I think I'm just trying not to get my hopes to high, for fear I'm going to end up in the same boat I am in now. (But on the same hand I'm thrilled to be started!!)

Well, that's all for now. I'm sure once I start having side effects from the Lupron I'll write about it. I'm going to need friends to commiserate with!

1 comment:

Christina said...

I know exactly how you feel! I felt like, if I got to excited I'd be disappointed so I forced myself to stay calm and focused. So far it's worked :)
Good Luck!!

-Christina (TxMom)