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.


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!!