Friday, May 8, 2009

Is That a Green Light I See?

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I hoped to write a post earlier today, but wanted to include the results from today's U/S and b/w. I left the house this morning at 8:30 am for a 9:00 am blood draw and then a 10:00 am U/S.

Afterward, I waited. Stat lab results are supposed to be back in 4 hours. I checked in with the Clinic at the 5 hour mark. Nothing yet. At 6 hours the results were back, but the IVF coordinator needed to discuss the results with Dr. Wonderful. She said she would get back to me.

I finally got a call back at 5:45 pm. Sigh. Nearly a whole day of waiting. Yeah, yeah, I know....nothing says I have to sit next to the phone all day long waiting for it to ring. Hubby says just to go about my business and if they call while I am out, I can just call them back. But this is my business at the moment. And until I get the call, I can't seem to concentrate on anything else. So I wasted a perfectly gorgeous day watching the clock. I hate that I did that.

In the end, we got the green light. My estradiol is a nice, low 8. My endometrium has thinned out. Ovaries are still clear. I am to reduce my Lupron dosage and start doxycycline, dexamethasone and aspirin. It's also time to start the Delestrogen. Hubby is currently at the gym and has no idea that he will be giving me my first Delestrogen shot in the bum tonight! We have been practicing, but I'm not sure how this will go [gulp]. Next U/S in a week to be sure the lining is thickening up.

It seems we are in the final stretch, heading toward our FET! God, just let those embryos survive the thaw!
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6 comments:

cindyhoo2 said...

Congrats on the green light. So glad that all seems to be going well. I am sure that those young, fresh embryos will survive the thaw and implant in your perfect fluffy lining.

I also sit in anxiety by the phone. Thank goodness for cell phones.

IVF 40+ said...

oh cool. congrats and good luck with the bum shot!
EB

tireegal68 said...

congratulations on getting the green light!
I know about waiting by the phone - - it's so rare to actually get the doc or nurse who is calling you to actually call that it's hard to think you might miss them!
I am so excited for you! good luck with the bum shots -I am following your progress with much interest and taking notes! I hope this is me in a month or two!

Lucky Jones said...

WOOHOO! So excited for you! I am sure the shot went well, the first one always sucks :)

musicmakermomma said...

Yay for the green light! I'm sure you'll do great on your shot; hard to believe I'm such an old hand now when a year ago I was seriously considering hiring a nurse to do my shots every day! But we do what we must to get where we want to go (still not there yet!) You're getting close, can't wait to hear how things went.

optimisticallyhopeful said...

Yay for getting the show on the road! I've got my fingers crossed thinking of those little embryos!