Monday, April 21, 2008

Stim Day 4

I ran into Dr. W in the elevator on the way into the RE's office this AM. (Dr. W the junior-most of the 3 RE's in the group's office. She's probably 2-3 years older than I am, and I find her the most approachable of the three in the group. ) I hadn't seen her since my last IUI, so I said, "Oh, hey, I'm doing IVF now." I was surprised when she said, "Yes, I know. You're on stim day 4, right?"

Wow! She keeping closer track of this cycle than I am! Good job, Dr. W. She never fails to impress me.

My E2 level was 110 today. That's more than double from Day 3 (47), so I'm thinking it's a good rise, even if the number is still lower than most people's at this point. I don't want to go too fast given the significant risk of OHSS with all those follicles! I will be staying on the Follistim 125 IU dose for tonight, along with 75 IU Menopur and 5 units Lupron in the morning.

I did get the nurse's approval to move my injections around to wherever I want. I used my upper right hip for Follistim tonight. It didn't hurt any more than my abdomen, and didn't leave a bruise or bleed. I will probably still use my abdomen from time to time, but for now it's nice to have options while my other bruises are fading.

I almost forgot this lovely detail. I'm getting a lovely pimple on the side of my neck under my jawline. I also have some attractive bumps around my mouth! Argh...damn hormones.

Happy Monday, everyone.

2 comments:

Lauren said...

That's got to feel good that your doctor is keeping such close track of your treatment. That would make me feel well cared for by a doctor.

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

I was reading your post too fast and at first I thought you said that you used your "upper lip". I was thinking, "this girl is a bad ass!!".

Ha ha oh well, upper hip is still impressive.

Good luck!!