I meant to write yesterday afternoon when the nurse called me with my instructions, but life got in the way. So she said everything looks good and Friday (today) would be my first day of the stimulation medication. My recipe is 5 units of Lupron and 225 units of Gonal-F mixed with 1 vial of Menopur powder. The needle is slightly bigger, but it went in just fine. B and I also started our Doxycycline meds to prevent bacterial infections. Fun stuff! Tomorrow night we will be at a wedding so I will need to mix and inject in the bathroom at the reception. Both of us will also need to take our Doxy pills with dinner since you need to eat it with a meal. More fun stuff! I’m going to bring a cooler pack to keep the meds cool in my purse. I had to do it the other night when we went out to dinner with friends and it wasn’t bad at all…so now I feel more comfortable going into tomorrow night. Monday I will go in for blood work to see how my body is responding to the meds and make adjustments as needed.
And my standard response when people ask why I’m not drinking will be…”my stomach has been upset the past few days and I don’t want to push it”. I don’t think I’ll have many questions from others since most of the people we will be hanging out with are friends of friends rather than my group of friends. But I will be sure to retell any ridiculous comments I may receive with all of you after the weekend :)