Friday, March 23, 2012

Waiting.....and Bravelle

It seems that when you are dealing with infertility you are are always waiting. Waiting for a cycle to begin or end, waiting for a positive, a diagnosis or a doctor. Today I sit here waiting for my appointment. Today, I get to see how my follicles are developing for the IUI. We had decided that Mark would go to work and not accompany me to this appointment, but now that it is too late, I have changed my mind. It just suddenly struck me that in a few short hours I could get a glimpse of our potential future children. I wish I had thought of it earlier so that I could have Mark there with me. Yet, if wishes were fishes I would have an ocean full of babies by now.

The Bravelle injections have been a piece of cake. I have been really surprised and pleased at how easy and painless they have been. I wish everything with infertility was so easy! I am still a little nervous about the HCG trigger shot that hopefully I will get to take this weekend. Side effects have been relatively mild so far. I have been a bit more tired recently and more easily annoyed. My lower abdomen had been feeling very bloated, but that has subsided.

14 comments:

jill's infertility document said...

Hope you have nice growing follicles today! I didn't have any problems/pain with the injections either and hardly any bruising. I have to say that I am nervous this round about switching to IM injections for progesterone and estrogen!

Belle said...

I was worried about the trigger, too, but it is really just as easy. Depending on your dose of Bravelle, the HCG might be a larger dose and take a bit longer to administer, but all in all, piece of cake! Good luck with the checkup!

Ernie said...

Good luck with this cycle! You are so right about waiting. There is always a wait, whether it is 2 weeks, months, or worst of all, unknown.

~Maria said...

Happy ICLW! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. So glad that the Bravelle shots seem to be easy peasy for you...you're right, if only all things IF were that simple right? Much luck to you this cycle!

ICLW #109

DandelionBreeze... previously NYMum said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog :) FXd for your upcoming IUI... this is such a roller coaster and it means so much for us to all be able to share and support each other :)) I have a private blog, but happy for other IFers to join... just email me on newyearmum@gmail.com and I can send you a link xoxo

Katie said...

I found you on the ICLW list. I really like your blog, and I think we are in similar places. Please feel free to check out my blog...I'm new at this, BTW. I hope your follie check went well. I had mine today, too!

Good luck!
Katie

http://prettycertainmyovariessuck.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

Oh, and you are right about the waiting! I am CD28 and tonight will be my 23rd day of gonal f injections. Hurry up and wait!

Daryl said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I hope your appointment today brought good news, and sorry your husband couldn't be there for it. I think you're right about all the waiting. It's the worst! But all for a good cause, right? Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had lots of big follicles ready to do their job! The HSG shot will be easy as well. Good luck with your IUI.

ICLW #90
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Trisha said...

Wishing you lots of luck!

ICLW #61

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope your appointment went well today. The HCG trigger shot was not painful for me. However, my HSG was incredibly painful, sorry that yours was as well.

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BreAnna said...

I'm so sorry that your u/s found no follies. That happened to me once on Femara. It is really disappointing. :( I hope you are doing okay tonight. <3

marwil said...

Waiting is the theme with fertility treatments, best of luck with your upcoming IUI!

Geochick said...

Good luck...and the triggering timing probably has more to do with your response than set cycle days. Happy ICLW and thanks for your comment on my blog!