Day 1 today. Here we go on Round 4!
I must admit to being extremely nervous this time around. Mostly because Dave is not here. He is away until the end of next week, so I am doing the first two weeks all by myself this time. Injections, emotions, tiredness etc etc without his support. I know he would rather be here with me, but he can't. And I am scared.
I've gone through so much all ready this year. It was good for a while to be able to grieve in my own space without him here, but after a while it became difficult to go through it all alone. My friends have started calling me a "wine vintage widow". It's been full on for him this season. I've never seen it like this. But hopefully all the hard work, the stress and hours on the road will pay off.
I start this round with Day 2 blood tests tomorrow. We are testing for the usual FSH, Prog, E2 to see how effective this round might be, but also for HCG just to make sure I'm not pregnant. Not that is really any chance of that and the start of this period feels normal, not the like the last time when it turned out I was pregnant.
I go to the clinic tomorrow to pick up the drugs and we will sort out the rest of the dates. I begin taking the puregon tomorrow. This time, the OB has increased the dosage to 300 in the hope of getting a few more eggs, but not enough that I will get ovarian hyper stimulation - it's all such a fine balance!
Wish me luck!
Today's photo - one of the fun ones!