The green light has been given to start medications. This time around, Dr. Brahma has me starting on a much higher dose and although I’m excited by the change in hopes of having a major increase in egg follicles, I’m also nervous of a negative response to such a high amount of hormones entering my body.
Will I sleep well? Will my body feel like I’m carrying around bowling balls? Will I be able to be present with Little Princess while accepting these doses into my body?
Only time will tell.
That time starts tonight!
An image has come into my head as I pause to think about what’s about to occur.
I have just slipped on those little white slipper-shoes that have a soft bottom and I stand on the edge of a cliff with my right foot stretching out for the rope. I put my arms out in a straight line and with my heart pounding, I point my toes on my right foot.
What am I to look at? I know I can’t look down or I will begin to wobble.
I know I can’t look around to the left or the right because I will teeter in that direction.
Instead, I lift my chin with intention and focus on what is directly in front of me.
What I see is a beautiful sunrise bursting through the clouds.
Confidently, I lean my weight onto my right foot.
Let the faith walk begin.
Treatment: Tonight, I will do the first shots into my abdomen and will continue with this for 4 days before I return for my second ultrasound and bloodwork check in.
MAJOR DOSE INCREASE!
Gonal F- 375 IU
Menopur- 225 IU