Stims Day 5

My follicle count was 14 today. I’m honestly pretty bummed, but I know that’s still decent. The tech had to tell me how great my lining looked…blah, blah, blah about my uterus. Yeah, great. This is where “looks aren’t everything” has a real impact in my life. It makes no difference how great things look, it doesn’t work. It’s just so awkward when they do that… um no, I’m not trying to get pregnant. I’m just doing the first half of IVF. No bun is going is this oven. Can we just note that it’s closed for business and not talk about it again? Thanks.

I spent a good chunk of time last week calling around to every lab in the city, and it turns out there is literally only one lab that does same day results on the hormones I have to get tested. And same day results are required so that the doctor can tell me how to adjust my meds for that evening. That ONE lab is the SAME lab that I’ve been disputing billing with for the last two years. I’ve literally never received a correct bill from them and stopped going last year because of all the issues. But, that’s a (long) story for another day. I’m just irritated that I have to use them again and will probably extend this mess even further.

Side effects of the meds have officially set in. I’m feeling bloated and moody. I’ve declared a cease pants until further notice. I wish I could do nothing but just curl up on my couch and eat cereal until it’s time for my retrieval. I just don’t want to move. And I’m still probably a week out, so that’s fun.

I’m adding a new shot tomorrow morning – this one is to keep my follicles from popping early. My two evening shots are staying at the same dosage, so I’m taking that as a sign that the doctor is happy with how my follicles are perking up.

My next monitoring appointment is Friday. I’m hoping to have a better idea of what day my retrieval will land on after that appointment.

Keeping my fingers crossed these 14 follicles keep going…

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