This FET cycle has been somewhat uneventful. No crazy stories of blood draws, or injections to speak of, but here’s where I’m at:
Summary: I’m doing a medicated FET cycle with one embryo that was of ‘fair’ quality, but in the freezing process turned into a ‘good’ quality one…. but there’s just one. So I was on birth control for about three weeks, and then started Lupron for 3 weeks today starting off on 10 units, but now decreased down to 5 units as of the 19th. On the 19th, I also started my Vivelle patches which are stickers that you stick on the trunk of your body to release estrogen. Vivelle builds the lining of your uterus because this cycle I am not producing any ovaries (due to the Lupron which suppresses ovulation). You gradually increase the number of estrogen ‘dots’ you put on the trunk of your body. I had my blood drawn to check the level of estrogen in the blood last Thursday. Everything looks good, so I am to continue on with my protocol.
Current: I am currently on 3 dots, and tomorrow I will put on 4. The estrogen dots beat injections by a gazillion. But I’m suffering from anxiety and feel anxious and stressed (especially in the shoulders) every now and then. It’s manageable though. I have been trying to hit the gym every other day or so to run and that helps.
I noticed last night that i had heaps, and I mean HEAPS of cervical mucus. Iget excited when I see cervical mucus. I suppose it’s a habit of my charting days when seeing cervical mucus would mean i would ovulate soon. I’m glad I don’t have to deal with the ‘timing’ issue of tcc’ing right now though…
Future: I am currently on schedule. I will have a blood draw/ultrasound appointment on Friday morning. And then I will schedule my Transfer for teh 8th. I did not do this on purpose but I am super-duper excited that the timing of my Transfer is close to Veterans day which I get off from work. So I will take off Thursday (transfer day), Friday (the following day) and then have a three-day weekend to just bum around and ‘will’ my embryo to implant into my uterus. Well, that’s the plan for right now anyway. My clinic seems to think that going back to work is good for circulation and that bedrest after a transfer is a crock of poo. My RE laughed when I asked him if I should be on bedrest after my first IVF cycle saying that was ‘old’ and that I should go back to work. I dunno…we’ll see.