Went to my second dildocam and blood draw appointment and all continues to go fairly well. My lining was still around 8.7 – 9.0 depending on the measurement. I had an amazing ultrasound person this morning, she took a ton of time doing the measurements and reassuring me that everything looked good. She also did a detailed doppler analysis of the blood flow to the good ole ute and pronounced that everything sounded perfect – definitely an improvement from my ODWU where I had one side that had a bit of an issue. Apparently zero caffeine for the last 2 months + weirdo electro/car battery/operation acupuncture has done it’s job!
Got the call this afternoon that my estrogen is a bit lower than they want – it’s at 149 and they want it at over 300 so they have upped my oral estrogen to 2 mg 3x daily (from 1 mg at night). We’re staying on 1 patch every other day. My nurse said that i would stay on the patches and oral estrogen plus the lovely progesterone (up the vag and PIO, double the fun!) through my beta and then hopefully through early pregnancy. I remember from the last go round that I would stay on the progesterone but i don’t remember keeping on the estrogen (and the estradiol bottle says ‘do not take if pregnant’) so need to follow up just to make sure I heard everything correctly.
Last evil lupron (please let it be the last forever) was this morning and then tomorrow night I start the vag progesterone, plus medrol and doxy (and continue with the estradiol). On Friday we get to do the PIO shots from hell (the shot itself doesn’t hurt but my ass hurts for days with them, even with the heating pad). I have one last blood draw on Friday and then if that is all good we are set to transfer on Tuesday. It has seemed like it’s taken forever to get to this point and now it is coming up so quickly, finally time is passing at a speed that I like!
Here’s a few shots before my dildocam on Monday and today with an assortment of lucky socks (saving my lucky socks that i used for this round of egg retrieval from M for my transfer). My legs look weirdly disproportionately huge, I promise my calves aren’t that big in real life.