Well, I have finally made it here, Cycle Day 3. The day when I start my stimulation medications and begin to hope and pray for as many healthy, viable eggs as possible. I’m excited that my doctors have me mixing my medications so I only have one larger injection as opposed to three separate ones. For the next three nights I will be on 75 u of Follistim and Menopur and 5 u of Lupron. I feel comfortable with those doses although they are higher than any I have had just starting off when I was doing stimulated IUI cycles with Follistim but I know they want even more eggs than the usual 5-8 I would end up with. I am also praying that I do not end up with OHSS (Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome) like I have in the past with the higher doses and end up with a canceled cycle. Oh well, I am going to hope for the best! I know that I still have a long way to go before I know the outcome but I feel so excited to be so much closer! I hate waiting, as I’ve mentioned, and have no patience for it, lol.
I am making sure that I am taking care of my body according to all of the research I have done. Moderate to light exercise only, no alcohol, plenty of rest, meditate or yoga, no caffeine, plenty of fruits and veggies, etc. I have to admit that I am going to miss my favored red wine over this holiday weekend but oh well, it’s ok. I have stocked up on Tazo decaf lattes that you can mix with milk and make at home so I will use those to indulge over the coming weeks. I also stocked up on my protein shakes and Powerade 0 to help stave off OHSS.
I am looking forward to doing some good cleaning, tending to my flowers and garden, reading, and doing a lot of cooking and baking in the kitchen this weekend. My husband will be working late each day except Monday so I will spend some quality time with myself. Monday we are going to a BBQ at my husband’s brother’s home to spend time with him and his new bride! So excited, we haven’t seen them in two weeks since the wedding. I hope everyone has great plans for this holiday weekend and that everything is beautiful where you are. Remember, there is nothing better than doing the things you enjoy most for yourself to put yourself at ease and a smile on your face!