Counting Seconds – 15 days until PUPO!
I can’t believe we are this close! Im so excited to do this and yet so scared… Im just afraid on what things will be like and what it’ll feel like if we get a negative result… I have so much faith that this will be a positive but I can’t ignore the fact that the possibility of a negative is there too..
Currently Im in the “build a lining” phase of my IVF cycle. I started with the Lupron shots a couple weeks ago, about 10 units per day, and this week it was reduced to 5 units and we also added the estrogen patches. Which, by the way, sucks big time! I would take another month of shots over the next 2 weeks of the patches.
Climara patches are so incredibly itchy! And if you sweat they start to come off a little bit and by the second day you’re fighting to keep them on. They also slide on your skin a little, leaving a goo trace around the patch area that collects all the lint from your clothes, so you end up with a black ring of stickiness with an itchy center on your belly. When you take 1 off, it’s time to find another spot to add 2 patches… and then 3… but it’s al;l going to be sooo worth it in the end!
I’ve made some changes to my life too that I figured were inevitable WHEN I get a BFP… I stopped caffeine intake, switched to decaf coffee, can only have 1 glass of red wine per week, and started doing long walks every day during my lunch break to help circulate the blood a little better. That’s making be really sore! Im so out of shape.. When I can do the walks and not feel sore, I’m going to start exercising when I get home too with the husband… he’s really good about it and exercises every day!
Other than that, I’m just counting the seconds, watching people’s videos online and keeping busy.