I had my second (and last) ultrasound yesterday. My endometrial lining was a 10.2. Ideal is 6-14 mm. Boom! I never thought I'd be excited about my endometrial lining measurement, but the day has come to fist pump about the ideal measurement. Labs were also fine. We got the go ahead to proceed to the FET (frozen embryo transfer) on Wed. I'm thankful for Doc C's game day decision of skipping the ultrasound on Sun, because we saved ourselves 3 hours on the road and $300! I shot up with my last dose of Lupron last night. Fingers crossed this was the last dose EVER. I'll be happy for the hot flashes to recede.
*Random side story-I was giving treatment to a patient this week. Her mom was about mid 50's and she shed her sweatshirt with complaints of a hot flash. She told me how awful they were and said I'd know someday. I laughed because I was thinking, 'Lady, I know what a hot flash feels like. I inject myself with Lupron!' Ha! I couldn't help but laugh out loud... This little interaction kept me smiling all day.*
We are moving on to the dreaded Progesterone injections tonight. We did entire cycles of injecting HMG the intramuscular route and damn my hips were tender. This is an entirely different beast because it's IM, but it's also an oil base so it's thick. Ouch ouch ouch. I'm going to heat and ice. Pray. Cuss. Go to my happy place. Apply a cute Kermit the Frog or Hello Kitty band aid. Yup. I bought children's band aids in hopes it may help make the experience a bit more entertaining and tolerable. I'm also taking medrol, aspirin, metanx and estrace. Estrace itself doesn't bother me, but I'm quite disturbed by the route of administering the meds. Ugh. The things a chick will do to try to have a baby.
This cycle has been so much easier then the fresh cycle. A few injections, hot flashes, pills and 2 ultrasounds. Not bad at all. (Not bad for IF'ers. All those people that just have sex to make a baby would think this is insane. Screw those people!) Thinking back to when we were trying to decide between the Attain program or paying cycle by cycle, I am VERY thankful we went the pay by cycle route. I cannot imagine doing up to 3 fresh and 3 frozen cycles. One fresh cycle was enough for me. OHSS is a bitch.
So that's it. Time to make a baby. Please keep us, the physicians and medical staff in your thoughts and/or prayers. Next week is a big week. HUGE week!! Pray that this works. I do not know how we'll get through another failure.