Monday, February 2, 2009

Suppressed and De-stressed

Have I mentioned lately how very lucky I am? The title of this post was almost “Suppressed and Stressed,” but Angrycanrn fought the good fight this morning and WON! All the crazy paperwork is done. The embies are out of embie jail and are waiting for me to grow a fluffy lining and come get some of them. I will have to firm up the transfer dates with the RE (who is on vacation, but will hopefully respond to emails via her crack.berry) and the embryologist, and then I should be able to book my flights and hotel. YAY!!!

So, my dear internets, what fun side effects should I expect from the estrogen pills I’m taking twice a day? I reduced the 1upron to 5 units last night, so hopefully the 1upron fog and headache will lift soon. Eight more days of little 1upron shots along with the estrogen, then just estrogen until the lining check when I’ll add the progesterone.

I’m just a science experiment. Hope I win the blue ribbon.

Thank you all for your good thoughts. Sorry I haven’t been a good commenter lately. I’m so distracted, foggy and headachey, but I’m always reading and thinking of you all.

18 comments:

angrycanrn said...

I found the Estrace gave me a bit of heartburn, but otherwise I had no real side effects with the protocol for our donor egg cycle (which for me, the recipient is very much like an FET cycle protocol).

Thinking fluffy thoughts and doing a little victory dance down here in AL!

Kathy
my word verification is "likee"
Me so likee when things work out.

Shalini said...

mate, thanks for the comment on my blog.

Wow...a d/e FET in 2.5 weeks! I'm terribly excited for you. And as girly and "first time" as it sounds, sending you tons of that sticky vibes shit and that other gooey baby dust crap that seems to work for everyone else!! This time around, it WILL work for you. Hope is a good thing!

I hated estrogen b/c of the massive elephantine doses I sometimes need to be on. my worst side effects are migraines and PMS (although hubby says he doesn't notice a difference anymore, haha right?).

I hope you feel better soon and if you don't, there's still good stuff in the air!

Cheers

Miss Conception said...

Glad that the paperwork is all cleared up. We had something very similar happen when we did our first donor transfer. It was beyond stressful!
I am one of those people who LOVES being on Estrogen. I think that I must be low to begin with, so adding it to my hormonal diet was awesome. No side effects whatsoever...oh, except for these twins growing inside of me!! :)

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Yay! Glad things are on the move! Not too much longer now...

Andrea said...

Yay!!! You're so on your way to being a mommy!! I hope you feel better soon!

battynurse said...

Glad things are working out!! For me the only thing I notice with the estrogen is the freaking rash but I think I'm totally abnormal in that.

Kristin said...

Getting very excited for you. Hope *Reproducina has some sparkly unicorn farts left for you.

*Hehehe...I'm not crazy, just follow the link and you'll understand.

Another Dreamer said...

Woohoo! I am getting so excited for you!

Michelle said...

I totally understand. I am glad embies are out of jail and I hope you are feeling better soon.

Cassandra said...

Hooray! Angrycanrn kicks ass. So glad that the embryos are out of jail and ready for you.

I never noticed any side effects from estrogen, but I never took them on their own so hard to say for sure. Definitely better than most of the other hormones. Hope it treats you well too.

Mo and Will said...

whoo hoo! eggsellent news dora! hang in there with all the meds - you're almost there!

mo

Cara said...

Damn - this is getting close!!!!! I'm so freakin' excited I'll send you whatever. Want some of Bear's fairy magic? Yeah -that should do it!

calliope said...

so so so excited that things are progressing! woo!

Are you taking estrace via mouth or via the va-jay jay? I had to take it downstairs and had some smurfy side effects (including a VERY smurf like pap. heh) but I don't recall there being anything close to loopy lupron or KILL KILL KILL birth control.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Awesome, awesome news!!! Yeah!!!
Oh wishing you LOTS and LOTS of luck this cycle.
~~~HUGS~~

Shinejil said...

Take good care of yourself, Dora. I know the fog of which you speak. It prevents all rational thought.

Good news on getting the embies free and ready for their lush new home!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Congratulations! I am so glad she fought the good fight and you two both won. Sending many good thoughts for transfer.

Billy said...

Glad to hear :-)
Good luck!

Laura said...

yay for the embies being out of jail! good luck!