Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It is official

So I made it out okay at the RE. I was nervous and of course forgot a lot of stuff I wanted to ask, but luckily the nurse gave me her numbers and told me to call anytime. I have to drive about an hour and 15 minutes to the RE's office...and sometimes with traffic it takes longer. So I had to get up at the butt crack of dawn...and I am not a morning person. I am not grouchy...just dazed. My dr. did a baseline ultrasound first to confirm no pg and he measured some stuff. Not sure what...or why...but it sounded good. Then he sent me to his nurse to go over how to inject myself. I was worried I was going to have to actually inject myself today, but thankfully I didn't have to. I got to inject some little pad thing and practice. They gave me this pen...that I hope is idiot proof, and went over the details.

It is definitely a new day in my infertility journey. There is so much more at stake now...time...money...health..etc. Before it was just a prescription with timed intercourse. Now it is the big guns. I am concerned about how these hormones will make me feel...the nurse warned of "bitchiness" and bloating...and some headaches. Poor dh...he has to put up with me. Hey, poor me I have to feel like crap too. It is all for an awesome worthwhile cause. My plan this cycle is to:
  • worry less....off to a good start already
  • lose weight (goal is 3 lbs)
  • exercise more
  • eat healthier
  • immerse myself in scripture

I start the shots tomorrow. I can't believe I am here. I pray this works.

4 comments:

Jill said...

While I don't have any first hand experience with the drugs that you're taking, word on the street is that they make you pretty bloated... don't get too dissappointed if the weight loss thing doesn't happen. Good luck!!!!!

My Infertility Diaries said...

Yeah...I was thinking that when I wrote it out. So if I don't lose the weight I will be okay. I guess I need to get out my big comfy jeans/shorts :D

I Believe in Miracles said...

Yeah!! I'm so proud of you.

I love your worry less and read more scripture. I totally need those BIG time. And for the weight loss, I hear you!! I see the comment about bloating though... beware and not terribly disappointed.

Thanks for encouragement!!

I Believe in Miracles said...

Hey - I was thinking last night. The "immerse yourself in scripture" - you might already do this, but I have a daily scripture passage sent to me over email. It's been the best thing ever and is usually a great thing to reflect on. Just a thought.