Not a whole lot new going on here. I have no new lining checks or bloodwork since I was looking fabulous last time. Now I just wait for the transfer (4 days!!).
In the meantime, I did add some meds, quit some meds and up the dosage of some meds.
My vivelle patches have increased twice since we last 'talked'. I had two days (1 application) of 3 patches.. Which quite frankly disappointed me because 3 patches you can make into cute designs..
Ta Da- Mickey Mouse head!!
Have we really talked about the vivelle patches?
You see they are meant to be left on for 1 week. Instead, I must change them every other day. So pulling those little boogers off is quite the accomplishment! I am beginning to look a bit like a leopard with all my 'spots'. My oldest happened to be in my bedroom last night after I had changed patches (and yes I was walking around in my undies, sorry- it was bedtime!) and immediately asked me why I didn't wash all those marks off. Believe me child, I try. You have to scrub and scrub and pick and scrub some more to get them off.. ARGH!!
Anyhoo, I had one change of the cute 3 patches to make my Mickey Mouse head (yes I'm a Disney freak!) , and then since then I've been on 4 patches which really only makes a square or diamond shape. Blah. BORING..
On Friday (12/13/2013), I was able to do my final lupron shot! While I celebrate briefly, I was quickly reminded that stopping Lupron meant I would be starting Progesterone. Eek!
On Saturday (12/14), I got to start a whole new slew of meds - such a timetable that I downloaded a new app to help remind me! ha!
At this point, I am now on a Zpack (antibiotics) as well as Medrol several times a day. I started the lovely Crinone gel - a first for me , my last surrogacy we only did the PIO shots. Instead I have this lovely vaginal suppository to do twice a day.
Last night was my very first PIO shot. The Husband gave it to me because #1. No way could I shoot myself up with that big ass needle #2. I am not a contortionist and can't reach well to shoot myself in the butt.. I will admit that I am a wimp and asked for the Emla cream (numbing cream) to use prior to it.. I did indeed use it, then got the PIO ready (drawn up with one needle, then switch out for a slightly smaller needle) and called The Husband in to give it to me. Quite honestly, it really didn't hurt much. I just stress myself out over needles. There may have been tears (mine) and laughter (his) over my over dramatic reaction to a shot that I am committed to giving myself for weeks and weeks. Hey, one down- too many to go, right?! I will have to take a picture of the needle to share with you.. I'm probably just a big wimp but at least I admit it.
Meds Taken So Far :
2 ish months of BCPs
21 lupron shots
25 vivelle patches (estrogen)
17 baby aspirin (to prevent clots since estrogen can cause it)
17 prenatal vitamins
11 Estrogen pills
3 Z-Pack pills
4 2 ish months of BCPs
17 lupron shots
13 vivelle patches (estrogen)
11 baby aspirin (to prevent clots since estrogen can cause it)
11 prenatal vitamins
5 Estrogen pills
4 Crinone Gel ( progesterone in the form of vaginal suppository)
2 PIO shots