Monday, March 22, 2010

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Today is my last BCP - WOOHOO! I'm so happy to be finished with that part of the preparation for this cycle.

My brother's friend's wife came to my office today to give me my shot. So weird to be given a shot at work in one of the boardrooms. My friend stood outside just to make sure no one walked in on us. I was really nervous about the shot - it's a very big needle - it ended up just being a little poke and some stinging. Not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Also, I emailed back and forth with our myivfalternative coordinator Sue today. She let me know that I'm the next on her list for donor details... I should be receiving them this weekend. I am excited to get the information, but at the same time I have to brace myself for the minimal information that we're going to be receiving. I think we'll just get basics like height, eye colour, hair colour etc and if she's donated before. This feels like the next hurdle. I don't want to get ahead of myself, but of course I'm worried that there's going to be something that makes me want to stop the process. Of course, we've paid in full now, so I'm not sure what that would mean if we don't like the donor. The only things that would really make me not take her is if she's over 26 and under 5'8".

So from here, I take the bcp pill tonight and then wait for my period. It should take 2 to 5 days for it to appear. On the first day of bleeding, I start taking estrogen pills. Just one a day (in the am) for the first few days, then am & pm and eventually I'll be taking them 3 times a day. This will help build my lining since my ovaries will have been shut down due to the lupron.

7 comments:

Valery said...

Glad the shot worked out well! Sounds like it is really going to happen...would there be options with regards to picking a donor?

Fran said...

Great stuff!! The last pill WOOHOOO! I hope the donor will be your dream donor, it just have to be, you have waited so long!! Everything super crossed for you my friend. Fran

Fran said...

Great stuff!! The last pill WOOHOOO! I hope the donor will be your dream donor, it just have to be, you have waited so long!! Everything super crossed for you my friend. Fran

babyrecipe said...

yay for the shot not being so bad - funny about having a look out too! The whole donor process is so nerve racking. Can't wait to hear more!

Spacey said...

Glad to hear that the shot went well and the last pill is here. Wooohhhhooooo! Regarding the donor, do you get info if she donated before and if the cycles were successful or just if she donated before?

Lost in Space said...

Celebrating this last pill with you! LOL at workplace injections. We did 3 (2 sub-q with 1 thigh and 1 belly and an IM in the hip) in my hubby's office with the door wide open and people meeting right outside. I may have giggled (quietly) like a schoolgirl, but we had no other option that day. (-; At any rate I'm glad yours is done!

I can't wait to hear more about your donor and truly hope she is all you have been hoping for.

Kate said...

Hope you get a great donor!! Glad the process is finally really underway.