I ventured through the cities this morning for my ultrasound and blood draw. Props to all the people who commute in the cities, I don't know how you do it. I hate driving to work and thats a 20 minute commute so driving through the cities plus being overly hormonal and uncomfortable makes it even more fun. My ovaries are busing making follicles and things are progressing well. My uterine lining is looking awesome and I just got my orders to toss in another injection called Menopur tonight. Starting tomorrow I will be doing three injections, one in the morning and two at night. The third injection I will start is called Ganirelix Acetate. This injection essential shuts off my brain to my uterus so I don't ovulate and so they don't have to worry so much about hyperstimulating my ovaries. I will head back up on Friday morning for another ultrasound and blood draw and get my directions for dosages and next appointment shortly after that.
Over all things are going well, Id be lying if I said my mood swings haven't been up and down. I can already tell my ovaries have enlarged and my discomfort level is getting higher each day. During this process my ovaries can get to be the size of oranges or even grapefruits. Essentially it feels like my pelvic region is full of air, very bloated and tends to feel just achy in general. Sometimes I'll get mild sharp pains in my ovaries, almost like some one is stabbing a little knife into them. Let me tell you fun times are being had. I start to feel slightly lonely during this time. Ryan can't really do anything to help and its all on me. Im the host for these future babies so you start to worry about screwing up the dosage on your injections or doing something wrong that will hurt your ovaries or potentially mess up your egg retrieval day. All those little fears I guess would say are normal though. Sadly Im a seasoned pro at this whole process already so I know what to expect on all of this, but I still worry. Its a good feeling though knowing that when I leave the doctors office I have complete faith in him and his staff. I figured for my stress of having to drive through the craziness this morning and the wonderful feeling of my ovaries making eggs I deserved a donut from the best bakery around. I swung in to Hi Quality Bakery in Cannon Falls and picked up a couple donuts for Ryan and I because well donuts make everything better, right?!?!