Wednesday, September 10, 2014

IVF: Week 1

Disclaimer: I am blogging about my IVF experience in order to document everything that I've experienced during this process. I enjoy re-reading my previous blog posts, and since this is such a big step in our lives, I wanted to ensure that I wrote everything down for future reference. Feel free to read, or not.

August 27
Today I finally got to start my first IVF injection! The dosage for the next twenty-one days is 0.1ml of Lupron per day. According to this website, Lupron is said to essentially "shut down" the body's reproductive hormone system. It gives my body a chance to remain calm before the stimulation injections begin. Luckily, the syringe for Lupron is teeny tiny and no big deal. Throughout our IVF, my hubby will be administering all of the shots because I just can't look.

Although the box says that it's a 14 day kit, I will actually be taking it for 21 days. Since I only received 14 syringes, I plan to call my pharmacy and request that they mail me more.

Additionally, today I start baby Aspirin (daily) per my doctor's order.
August 28
I bruised from the first injection last night, but it's all good. Also, I called my pharmacy and requested that they mail 7 more syringes to me since my prescription calls for 21 days instead of 14.

Lupron 0.1ml 

August 29
No updates

Lupron 0.1ml 

August 30
No updates

Lupron 0.1ml 

August 31
No updates

Lupron 0.1ml 

September 1
Cycle Day one

Lupron 0.1ml 

September 2
Our 7 additional syringes arrived today. I should be all set for my 21 day injections of Lupron.

Lupron 0.1ml 

9 comments:

  1. Praying for you, Allison!!!!!!!!! :) :)

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  2. I am so glad you are posting this so I know all the details of an IVF cycle. Thank you for sharing your story Allison :)

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  3. Praying for you sweet friend!!! xo

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  4. I think you are so brave for sharing your story :)

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  5. Praying for you and your husband!!! Stay strong!! :)

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  6. I remember those shots and all the feelings of starting! excitement, nervousness, SO many emotions. praying ro you guys! email me anytime! :)

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  7. So excited to follow your journey! I blogged about every step of our IVF journey too and I'm so glad I did!

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  8. Hoping this cycle goes smoothly for you! Fingers crossed this brings your baby, Allison.

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