Just a little update to share how I'm doing with this whole "cycling" gig. I've used that term may times before, but for those that don't know, it's basically the time period in which meds are used prior to transfer to get the body ready - I'm on "preheat" if you will.
At my first monitoring appointment Monday, it was confirmed all is well. I'm almost two weeks into Lupron and my ovaries are nice and quiet - no follicles or signs of ovulation. I stopped BCP last Friday and AF arrived on cue a few days later. The tech confirmed during the baseline u/s that my lining was thin which was just as they want it to be at this stage in the game. So after getting the thumbs up I began introducing Estrogen into my system and cut back the Lupron dosage ... THANK GOODNESS! The Lupron was starting to make me feel menopausal and - as much as I make fun of my mother for her hot flashes and night sweats - it's no joking matter! I seriously had to get out of bed once or twice and dry myself off! I don't remember that from any previous cycles, but then again this protocol called for twice the amount I was on before (20u). Anyway ... when my blood work came in my E2 level was 38.1 which was "perfect" and now that I've started applying the estrogen patches that number will begin to rise. The next appointment is Friday and we should see an increase in that number as well as a thickened lining.
So far so good. I'm feeling good and very positive about our upcoming transfer. IM and I continue to email one another every few days - I've really enjoyed getting to know her over these last few months. We have dinner plans next weekend - can't wait! I'm very anxious to spend time with K&S and share in all this excitement as we count down the days - just a little over two weeks to go!!!
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