I’ve been on the micro-dose lupron protocol officially since Sunday. I took small doses of lupron (.1 cc ) in the morning and evening on Sunday and Monday. Then I had a quick ultrasound check on Monday to make sure the aspirated cyst was indeed gone and
WOOO HOOO it was nice and flat and deflated. Both ovaries are showing no cysts and 10-15 follicles each, so hopefully I’ll have a “good crop”. On Tuesday I continued the morning micro-dose of lupron but added a 375 unit dose of gonal-f. In the evening I take another dose of lupron and 150 units of menopur. That makes me stimming now for a couple of days. I had no idea how I was doing until today when I had my first blood draw. My E2 level is at 225, which I am told is good. I go back for a (ugh!) 7:45 am appointment on Saturday to get another blood draw and an ultrasound. Hopefully these eggs are baking along quite nicely. Every day I take a prenatal vitamin along with a RE recommended low-dose aspirin -- my belly is black and blue from the injections and thin blood. MrBeep looks at me, sticks out his lower lip and pouts on my behalf. Then I get kisses and hugs and words of encouragement. The menopur stings sometimes but other times it doesn’t at all. I couldn’t tell you why.
On the “other parts of my life” front I am not accomplishing as much daily as I would like, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles around here. I need to finish a tremendously boring aspect of what I am doing right now and I know I’m procrastinating. I’m getting just enough done to avoid total embarrassment…but it’s really not good enough. I need to just get the damned thing out of the way. Maybe tomorrow I will put my nose to the grindstone and not be distracted by…hey, look a shiny thing in the corner of my eye <wander>.
On more creative fronts, I received final copies of four Japanese children’s stories I helped rewrite with my friend and his mother. My friend’s mother produces and records audiobooks in Japanese for the blind. This year they decided to do some classic children’s folk tales with readings in both Japanese and English. I received the first draft of four different stories from the Japanese version and rewrote them to add dialog and fix some of the awkwardness from the original transcripts. I listened to the finished CDs for the first time on Wednesday and it was really fun. They have asked me to do four more stories in the next few months. Yay for fun and creative stuff to do!