Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Green Light for Stimming!!

For those of you not obsessed with IVF terminology (I'm still learning a lot of it), stimming is stimulating your ovaries to produce follicles.

I got up at the crack of dawn this morning to go get my blood work done so that I could get to work on time.  I went to a different lab that my Dr. recommended because I was being stuck at least 3 or 4 times per visit at the old lab.  Needless to say I was dreading this blood draw.  Not only because it was 6:50am, but I was not looking forward to having a lab tech search around in my arm with a needle and then call another tech over to do the same thing in my other arm only to settle on drawing it from my hand- ouch.  So I go to the new lab and I tell the lady right away- I'm a really hard stick.  She says, "don't worry honey, I've been doing this for 12 years."  Hallelujah!!  She gets my blood on the FIRST TRY!  I was so happy I almost hugged her.

Dr. Figge's office called with my results this afternoon and said my estradiol level was less than 20 which is good news and means we are still on track to start Follistim on the 15th.  Yay!!

This is what my injections look like for the next few days:

Jan 15th: 225 units of Follistim and 5 units of Leuprolide
Jan 16th: 225 units of Follistim and 5 units of Leuprolide
Jan 17th: 225 units of Follistim and 5 units of Leuprolide
Jan 18th:  Estradiol level blood test drawn

I am chanting and praying that I don't have any crazy side effects from the Follistim and I don't really know what to expect but I'm ready for it....I think.

P.S. A big thank you to my husband for making me rice krispie treats last night- love you xoxo


  1. YAY! Will be praying you stim like a pro! :)

  2. Some good news... and in only a moderately painful manner!! And you're welcome for the Rice Krispie treats. I also enjoyed them ;)

    Keep up the strength and amazing writing!

    Love you!

  3. This is GREAT news sister! I'm thrilled for you and Steve!!

  4. Great news! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!!!

  5. Tell your husband I would like some rice krispie treats too!!! How exciting to start stimming! You'll do great!


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