Stims day 8
I’ve kept fairly quiet over here as I have been having so many feelings about my cycle moving forward when so many have had theirs cancelled. It’s a weird space when most of the world is on the same page.. almost the same feeling as being an infertile in the fertile world.. but in our own infertile community! I know that no one is mad at me or upset that I get to continue with my retrieval but I can’t help but still feel some sort of weird guilt!
While each day things could change, and a fresh transfer is now off the table - any embryo(s) that make it to day 5/6 will be frozen for a transfer at a later date - I am counting all of my blessings that so far, we are moving forward!
We have only had two appointments instead of the typical every other day - one on day one to verify suppression and one on day 5. On day 5, we upped gonal f from 375 to 450 and added in the antagonist shot in the mornings. As of now, we are doing Ganirelix in the morning, 20 ius micro HCG and 450 ius of Gonal F in the evenings.
Side effects haven’t been too bad. Occasionally, I have felt some nausea in the evening as well as a few headaches. One night I woke up drenched in sweat. And I feel a bit bloated in the abdominal region!
Fingers crossed for good news at tomorrow’s appointment - we are praying to be able to trigger in the next day or two!