just spoons. How am I supposed to eat my breakfast without a fork? Why do we run out of forks so quickly?
So I've been a little more emotional lately. Today I am really feeling the crampiness in my abdomen and bloatedness. I took Tylenol, as it is the only drug I am allowed to take while I am in cycle. Other drugs (such as Advil) use the same receptors that the fertility drugs need to work.
Good news is, my estrogen is looking good. Since the ovaries are primarily responsible for producing estrogen, my estrogen number indicates how they are responding to the FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) I have been injecting every day. I had labwork done yesterday, and my estrogen went from a 42 from last Wednesday at the suppression check, to a 227. Our nurse practitioner, Barb, said this means the medicines are working and I am heading in the right direction. When I go back on Friday for more bloodwork and a scan, we will know much more about when I will be ready for the egg retrieval. Jenn, on the other hand, is the overachiever. Her lining is at 11 mm (minimum needed is 8 mm) and her estrogen is a whopping 498 (they like for it to be over 300). So right now, she is all ready and in a holding pattern until our embryos are ready!
Look who I ran in to at the clinic! Early morning (7:30) appt.s at HIVF are our lives now.