Finally, Cycle Day 3


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!

About thepcosandinfertilityjourney

For almost two years I have felt so down and alone trying to maintain a normal and happy life since I realized that my husband and I would struggle to create a family. I began to second guess everything in my life, have I done the right things, made the right choices, is it my job, is it where I live, what is it and what can I do to make it better? Then, one night while laying in bed it hit me, and the words just started flowing. I have always loved writing and when I was little always wanted to be an author but never had the inspiration of something to write about; now I do. I am going to share my story, my struggles, my hopes, my fears, my triumphs in the hope that it will help someone else going through the same rollercoaster that I am the way many books, blogs, and chats have helped me cope. I will share with you how I am determined to make sure that one of my life’s dreams are not shot down and the obstacles I go through to get there.

5 responses »

  1. Sounds like a great plan, i just started my CD3 so in two day my very similar journey will begin, i am worried about giving up the caffine. I truely enjoy a good soda and giving that up is hard to do, i also have to get myself into a routine of meditation which i also forget to do. Best of luck this cycle!

    • Thank you! I know giving up Caffeine is hard! I started weining myself off a while ago so it wouldn’t be so bad when I had to stop. I would go for the caffeine free pop if I were you! I try to find as many alternatives to things as I can because then I don’t feel so deprived and stll feel like myself. I wish you the best with your cycle! Are you doing IUI or IVF?

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