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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 5

Well, today is day five of injections (AKA stims).  I had bloodwork done yesterday morning and my estrogen level was 463! Holy cow! Just to give you an idea, a woman aged 25-30 has a normal estrogen level of around 110-150 and a menopausal woman has an estrogen level of about 20-50!

Thank God though, I'm actually doing ok. My moods are pretty normal and I feel for the most part ok.  The side effects I'm feeling now are extreme bloating (feels so heavy and like when you have a gas bubble down there...ouch), slight cramping, and tiredness.  Of course for 3 days straight I had a headache and yesterday and today I didnt! Thank you Jesus! They were so intense....oh man.

So tomorrow morning I go to the doctor again for more blood work and an ultrasound. (By the way...I am so sick of vaginal ultrasounds...they are so uncomfortable especially when your doctor always brings interns in to learn/watch!!! LOL) 

Oh and since T is gone, Ive been giving myself the injections! I'm so proud of myself...at first I couldnt do it. Now I just ice the area to make it numb  and then inject the needle.  Not to bad although I am super sore from all the pokes. Tonight my mom is coming to spend the night she will be here to help me. Yay :)

3 comments:

  1. Count it all joy my baby!! Every injection, every pill, every blood draw, every ultrasound, all the discomfort, because every day and every step in the journey is bringing you (us) closer to the fulfillment of God's plan and destiny for your life. We will hold hands through this journey and come through it victoriously together in the mighty name of JESUS!! Being fully persuaded that He who has started this work in you will be faithful to complete it to the end. Hallelujah!!

    So many are cheering you on in prayer, and in word, and in deed--from the Heavenly hosts to all of your family and many friends and loved ones. You are not alone!

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  2. So, I administered the morning and evening injections last night and today and I am pretty good at it if I must say so myself LOL!

    Went to the blood draw and ultrasound appointment this morning and took pictures--those of you who know me, know that it's what I do :-0 Met one of the fertility doctors and the team of professionals who are facilitating our journey. What a wonderful facility. No one minded the photos as many who have traveled this road want to make sure and document every step.

    Ultrasound looks good and all conditions are favorable so far according to the doctor--and we don't expect anything less!!

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