Today was a long ass day. It started with me being annoyed that they paused the Olympic closing ceremony coverage to show that dumb show the Mar.riage Ref and the news and then were going to come back to the Olympics. I tried staying up to see them, but fell asleep at 11:30ish. I also got up early so that I could have my blood test this morning before work. So I am running on about two hours less sleep than normal. I did pretty well though.
The blood test this morning was fine. In and out. It hurt A LOT though when she took my blood. I gave her my normal vein that other people have issues with but she normally does fine with. She stuck it in an I had a lot of trouble not bending my arm because it hurt. That just made it worse. Luckily I didn’t bruise too much. Definitely giving my other arm next time. After that hung around a bit since I was way early for work and then went to work for the day.
About 2pm or so my cell phone rang and it was the PCOS head person who had done my injections consult. She was like so you came in for a blood test? I think she was confused to why I came in. So I had to excuse myself from my office (everyone can hear everything in that office) and walked down the hall to talk to her. I gave her the basics – my cycle was cancelled, was put on prometrium 400mg for ten days, waited two weeks and period is a no show. The beta was negative and I think my progesterone was either .4 or .6. She said I need to scan you to see what is up. I said ok. I got off of work at 3:30pm and got scanned at 4pm. Yea for working so close to my RE. That would suck if I had to drive a far distance to get there.
Before my scan I was nervous. I was afraid she was going to find a cyst or something and have to drain it with a big needle or put me on birth control for another month. When she came in she said that if my lining was thin and nothing was happening she was just going to declare it day 3. An it was! Yea!!! So today has been declared day three and I start my 5mg of Femara TONIGHT 🙂 I’m doing something! Hah, I’m not stagnant waiting for something to happen. She didn’t know why I didn’t get a period, she said the prometrium should have thickened my lining so that there was something to have my period with. She said that my cycle should be fine because my lining was thin and my ovaries were quiet. I go back in to see what is up the day after I finish my Femara (saturday) to see when we are going to start the Follistim. I’m doing something!!! 😀
Quick question for you lovelies who have used injectables before. I have heard people mention icing where they do the injection. Do you all do this? Do you ice before or after you give the injection? Any other suggestions?
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