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Stim Day 6

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I was blessed with another visit to the lab this morning, another estradiol level.  It’s getting more difficult to find a vein which isn’t still healing…

I’m at 316 now, up from 79 on Wednesday, which they tell me is good.  According to the chart though, it seems like I’m a bit behind.  My directions are to remain on the same doses of my medications tonight (Friday) and tomorrow night, and then report for an ultrasound and another estradiol level Sunday morning at 9:15am.  I’m seriously excited for another ultrasound, as they will be able to tell me how my follicles are responding, how large they are and such.  I’m still not feeling any of the true fullness or heaviness I’ve heard others explain, maybe those feelings will come soon.

As excited as I am for my appointment Sunday morning, I feel awful that I’ll miss the post-wedding breakfast with Eric and his family.  I assume Eric will still want to attend the breakfast, as he doesn’t get the opportunity to see his family very often, which I understand, but it’s one more appointment I’ll attend alone.  This process makes having a baby seem like a solo gig as it is, so going alone to appointments just makes it worse.

Headache is MUCH better today.  I had two shots of espresso in my latte this morning, instead of one like yesterday, perhaps that helped.  Or it could be all the water I’ve been drinking today, as I’ve been told that helps too.  Either way, I’m so happy to be feeling better!  I’m just praying this continues through the wedding and reception tomorrow!

I’ll try to get some pictures of Eric and me this weekend to share with all of you!

2 thoughts on “Stim Day 6

  1. I went to all of my appointments alone too. It took a long time for me to reconcile this, but I eventually got there. It wasn’t that my husband didn’t want to go – it is just that his job had to take precedence (sounds like yours too). That way it is easier for him to go to things like ultrasounds once things are successful 🙂 Glad the headache is better 🙂

    1. Thank you… It’s so nice to know I’m not the only one who feels rather alone in this process.

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