Tomorrow I start my Lupron shots back up for IVF #2. This is really the easiest part of the whole cycle. The Lupron has to be taken in the AM and at the same time every morning, but it's a tiny needle and is easy to measure out the dosage. I am planning on continuing to work out until I start STIMS on the 27th. I am hoping that will help me feel better as I go through this. My side effects from Lupron weren't terrible last time. I did have some hot flashes and some trouble sleeping but overall it was very minor. I go in for bloodwork on the 22nd which will be a week after we start the Lupron and then as long as everything is looking good on the 23rd I will switch to one of our new drugs the Ganirelix and we'll also begin to add in the E2V (estrogen) injections every three days. I'm definitely going to have to pay close attention this cycle as we've got three additional meds and many more dosage changes than last time. Hopefully it will be what it takes to get us a few more eggs to work with than last time.
No other major news here. I'm working hard internally to try and get my mind in a positive place for this cycle and I'm seeing some improvement. Though I definitely don't have the blind hope that I did the first cycle I also have to believe that the doctors and expert wouldn't put me through this if they didn't think the increased protocol would yield results. I also am working hard on turning all of my doubts and fears over to God and just finding peace that this is out of my control.
One of the most comforting things anyone said to me after our BFN was that there's a baby out there for me and D and the first cycle just wasn't the right one. We are (anxiously) waiting for that special child that's meant to be ours. I really hope that he or she finds us in this next cycle. We're here! We're waiting!