14 Injections we have done so far, and I'm now waiting to get my blood test results back from the clinic. My estrogen should be super low as I have been pretty grumpy and the last few days I have been feeling very light headed, so it will be good to start the night Puregon injections which will start to raise my estrogen levels and grow all those follicles with lots of nice mature eggs in them, fingers crossed.
So, what has been happening over the last few days, not so much really, just been ticking along trying to stay sane, although if you ask gardener guy he is more likely to say I have been a bit of a ticking time bomb, likely to go off at any moment with the outcome being disastrous!. I guess you could say the last few days I have been a bit crazy, just a wee bit and it is to be expected. Isn't it easier to blame someone else (ie - anyone but me), of course, so I'm going with that. A couple of days ago we had a prime example of my ticking time bomb tenancy, I was cooking dinner (which I must say, he is damn lucky he is getting these days), and he came in and had a taste and said it needed more salt........Well blow me down, that was it!!! I went off, how dare he come in here and say that, what would he know (apparently quite alot, he used to be a chef guy before he was a gardener guy), but that's beside the point, as I said what does he know!, I started yelling, he went outside to have a cigarette, clearly to escape the monster that is his wife so I proceeded to lock him outside. So there he was in the cold night unable to get back in. After him banging on the door I let him in and I went back to cooking, then I started crying, he hugged me, told me to let it out and that it was ok and that was the end of that! Poor man. In the end the dinner turned out yummy and was salted just right, after I added a little more, but shhhh.... don't tell him that.
Since I stopped the pill last Wednesday the 11th I have been bleeding and I still am, it isn't causing any issues and it isn't heavy so no worries there. I have been very tired and falling asleep at the drop of a hat, I sat down on the couch at 9am yesterday and fell asleep, just like that! I had only been up for 2 hours, and would you believe it but since the acupuncture appointment I haven't had another headache, I'm so pleased as that was what was making me feel the worst.
The clinic has just rang through with my results and I am to lower my Buseriline dose to 20iu on the syringe instead of 40iu, and am to start Puregon 150iu from tomorrow night. I had down regulated fine, so all set for the changes tomorrow and welcome Puregon back into my life! perhaps we can become better friends this time round.
So myself and gardener guy are getting there, for me this is the easier part, I lie down he stabs me in the stomach. The hard part is coming up, the emotional part, the daily news of each little step, does the scan show lots of follicles? how many eggs did we get? how many eggs were mature? was it a good sperm count? how many eggs fertilized? how many eggs are splitting and developing normal? how many embryos do we have? are they strong? do we have any to freeze? and the final nail biting, life changing, biggest question of my life, am I pregnant?.