I started my first stimulation shots yesterday! In the morning, I take the Follistim shot which is super easy because I did that same shot when we tried Ovulation Induction in August.
It was the evening shots that I was concerned about. Around 9 pm, I started getting all my medicine out. Up until that point, I never pulled out any of the shots to make sure I had all the right supplies. Which was not smart of me! About 5 minutes into looking at everything I got in a huge panic because I thought they had forgotten to send me the smaller needles for the menopur shot. I was freaking out that I was going to have to use the huge needle that was originally sent on the shot. I was ready to text my nurse when Gannon finally found them in the bottom of the bag of needles. Phew! Once that little panic session was over it was time to mix up the Menopur shot.
You take 1 ml of the sodium for 2 bottles of the powder. You have to slowly mix the sodium and powder together all while making sure you don’t mix them too fast and make them foam up ruining the medicine.
Once the Menopur shot was ready it was time for me to get the Lupron one together. I’ve been taking the Lupron shot for almost 2 weeks now so that was is super easy to get ready!
Because I got so flustered about not having the right needles I totally forgot that the Menopur shot hurts when the medicine goes in. So it caught me a little off-guard and I had a little moment with a few tears! It was the first time I was halfway through putting the medicine in that I wanted to just stop and take it out! I’m going to try and give it to myself one more time tonight and if I have another little moment that shot may become the hubby’s job!
So far I feel pretty good! I can feel myself starting to “puff” up. My eyes and fingers seem a little puffy and I can definitely feel my ovaries starting to work. The hormone headaches are definitely getting worse but not until later in the day. Nothing is too unbearable by any means! I think the hardest part right now is trying to explain how I’m feeling to Gannon. He wants to be there for me as much as possible but to him nothing physically is changing. So it’s hard for him to relate or understand. But I am so thankful for his constant support! I know if he could he would be doing this for me!
Our next scheduled appointment is for this Thursday, November 5th at 9:30. I will be getting my blood taken to check my levels and have an ultrasound to see how my body is responding to the medicine. If you all could please be praying that my body does exactly what it needs to be doing. And that I would be producing lots of little follicles and we have a lot of viable eggs on the day of our retrieval! I know God has a plan for us and I just have to continue to have peace that He is in control. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support! I know I say it all the time, but Gannon and I feel each and every prayer and really wouldn’t be where we are without them!
Hope you all have a fabulous week!!