Another monitoring appointment this AM.
Things are still progressing. My E2 from Saturday on Day 9 was 485, so just means more stims for me. Lining was 10mm.
Results from today’s estrogen check = 792.
Meanwhile, the ovaries are still chugging along. Those 10’s are now 11’s and 12’s, and they are all catching up to each other. Left and Right all within the 11-15 range. In my last two IUI cycles, I would be triggering by now, but not this time. I keep looking for any concern from the doctors/nurses, but they are not scared easily I guess. “IVF cycles are different…” they say. See you on Wednesday.
Started the Ganirelix last night, and you would think that measly subQ needle would be a breeze for me, considering I’ve been using the 1 1/2″ IM needles. But after I himmed and hawed about where to inject on my thigh, it took me serious concentration to inject myself. And then after the shot, my skin started to itch a little and the injection site looked like I was having a minor skin reaction. Since I had an allergic reaction to the hCG I started to wonder if I was having another reaction to this medication. I started to panic a little. Then I iced it, and within 10 minutes it was okay.
I told the nurse this morning, and she said it was a normal thing, and many ladies experience the same. As long as it went away quickly, it was no biggie.
Now, it seems silly that I worried about it. But at the time the wind was howling, it was raining BUCKETS, and all I could think of was perhaps having to get in the car to a hospital, perhaps going into anaphylactic shock.
It was that kind of day yesterday.