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A (sort-of) Update

Not that there is much to report, but thought I would give an update on what we are up to. I have been taking my Estrace (an Estradiol) derivative once daily until today. I upped it to 2mg twice daily and it goes up to 3x daily on Thursday (my birthday). The hormones are ok. They give me headaches, nausea and some slight mood swings. Next Monday I go for an ultrasound and blood work to see how things are progressing. They give me the hormones in order to stop follicle growth, stop ovulation and thicken uterine lining. If all is going well, I will start Progesterone next Monday for a Friday transfer.

I am entering into this process a lot differently than I did the first time. After going through all of the stress so optimistically and having such a bad outcome, I am doing a lot more to mentally prepare for the possibility that it could be another negative. They transferred all of the higher celled embryos last time, so this time they is much less cell division. I think we had a six-celled, a four-celled and a two-celled. I am not certain because they told us the morning of the ET and I was so excited about the 8-celled, 7-celled and 6-celled that they were transferring that day. So, I guess I am hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

1 comments:

Mandy 10:59 AM  

Gotta love those hormones. Hope they're more manageable than it was w/ the fresh cycle. Still hoping for the best here as well...

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