225u Follistim in the morning
75u Follistim at night
1 baby aspirin
1 prenatal vitamin with DHA/EPA
Ganirelix when my follicles start to reach the 14mm mark. No Lupron for me!!!
ER is tentatively scheduled for 11/18, but I am betting on sooner by a day or so.
5 day ET with AH (assisted hatching) tentatively scheduled for 11/23
I will be doing PIO and Estrace starting on day of ER.
My first stim check is Sunday morning.
This protocol is brand new for me:
higher stim doses
stims 2x per day
5 day ET
It is exciting - sort of. I said before that the one word that summarizes my feelings about this cycle is apprehension and that is still very much the case. When it was time for the 1st dose, I had to refrain from running screaming the other direction. When it was done, I felt a little, tiny bit better. I am hopeful as well, but that is definitely not the overwhelming feeling.
We have not told anyone (minus the entire blogosphere) except my best friend & my mom. We are very leery about sharing every aspect of this cycle with our family and friends. At this point, we have opted to keep it (mostly) to ourselves. If we have good news, they'll be the first to know. Otherwise, it is just too painful to have so many other people disappointed and sad along with us. Telling the story over and over pretty much sucks!
In other news, we have unwelcome visitors in our neighborhood. 30+ turkey vultures have ascended into our yards. Even worse, they gave us a special wake-up call this morning.
At 6:30 we heard a tapping and scratching sound coming from the master bath. We went in to find 3 HUGE turkey vultures on our skylight very captivated by something. They wanted in and they were going to work on the glass pane. It was freaky!!! We felt like we were on the set of a horror movie. Sean tried to scare them off, but they were unfazed. They finally got bored after awhile and took off to the tree tops where they look like the harbingers of doom.
I stepped out a few hours later to snap some photos. They are down right CREEPY and I hope they will be on their way soon.
For your viewing pleasure - the scavengers!