Former Egg Donor Undergoing IVF

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cranky Pants

What today looks like: 
Day 7: Lupron
Day 1: Period
Stopped taking BCPs on 7/26

I am trying to remember how grumpy I got around this time, by looking back and reading some of my older posts. I was pretty cranky and constantly complaining about my increasing appetite. Well, nothing has changed this time around. I felt bad today because I asked my husband why I was even donating any more when it caused me this much pain and weight gain. 

Today, I started spotting, though I don't think my clinic would define it as a period. They define day 1 of the menstrual cycle at its heaviest flow. They have asked that I contact them on the first day of my period. I shot the agency an email informing them I was spotting. We'll see what happens then. Other than that, I am hopefully still on point to undergo retrieval mid-August. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lupron Injection Day 2

What today looks like:
Day 2 Lupron injection 
Still taking active birth control
I'm moody as heck! 

So I started the Lupron injections again. Next Monday, it's time to pay a visit to my monitoring clinic for blood tests and for a check up... "up there." For the past two cycles, I've used another Doctor. This time, however, I found another monitoring doc closer. I was really nervous to have new hands... 
"up there," but as it turns out, he is incredibly nice. 

I am about a day late starting my period, but I am not too worried. I have been unnaturally cranky the past 48 hours, which means, Aunt Dot is coming to town. 

More news later! 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Third Donation: Retrieval Date

I will be flying out to _______ next month for one week with my husband for egg retrieval. My medications arrived already and I immediately stored them in my fridge. I won't have to begin medications, like Lupron, until the clinic tells me to do so. I will update later as soon as something more interesting comes up!