Friday, October 8, 2010

Evening Adventures

Last night while I was doing my shots, I heard Noah asking his Dad why I do my 'pokey' every night.  (Note: 'Pokey' is our term for doing any sort of shot.)  AJ then explained to him that it's as good as any sort of medication that has to be taken a certain time each day.  Then Noah continued, "And we need to do this so we can have a baby!"

Poor Noah.  He must think this is how babies are made, how normal people have babies.  But hey...I'd rather have him think that now than have to explain to him how it's REALLY done!  


Well, as an update...Since Friday of last week, I've been giving myself the Bravelle / Menopur combination, both for stimulating ovulation and to help the ovarian follicles to grow.  I was also started on Ganirelix as of last Tuesday (to be taken every morning and I've been taking mine at around 6:15am). This drug helps the doctor further manipulate my ovulation such that my eggs are prevented from being released prematurely.  I suppose this is necessary considering that my eggs will be manually harvested at some point.  If my current IVF protocol is similar to how it was in 2006, then I'm anticipating the egg retrieval procedure to happen in the next 3 days.  We'll see...


For now, the above picture pretty much sums up my evenings (and mornings) this past week.  What fun times!!  


12 comments:

  1. oh them ... i still vividly remember mine ... and that was over three years ago ... look after yourself and take things easy ok ...

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  2. 10.8.10 13:15 via FB

    when another healthy baby smiles at you, it will all be worth it. i on the other hand had the injections, a CS, general anesthaesia but just the scars to show. but im not bitter ah. hahahaha. seriously, i am sending you all the positive vibes i can send!

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  3. 10.8.10 15:17 via FB

    Been there, done that but no Noah yet for me. I am not bitter too. Cherish every moment, think of it as a blessing, not all are blessed with this option. Go go go Joy, i am praying for you and your soon to be little angel ♥

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  4. 10.8.10 19:40 via FB

    Hi Joy, I'm praying for you as well :) Abby is right, not all are blessed with this option ... We had our IVF done in Taiwan, after all the injections, oral meds . . . etc etc - we were blessed with our precious Sophia. She's now 2 months old. :) God bless!

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  5. 10.8.10 20.26 via FB

    Praying for you Joy!

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  6. 10.8.10 21:37 via FB

    am with you in this journey, joy...i admire you for having the courage and patience to do this...god bless!

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  7. 10.9.10 12:40am via FB

    it will all be worth it at the end...praying for you joy!

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  8. 10.9.10 23:28 via FB

    you have the strength and courage. i wish you all the best!

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  9. 10.10.10 3:45am via FB

    Joy, Im looking forward to reading more about your "adventure." I really admire your strength and optimism. I do hope all this gives you another shot (pun intended!) at having a baby. YOu are a great mother and any child would be blessed to have you as a mom. Good luck!

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  10. whatever happens you have noah and he's living proof that it can happen!

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  11. whatever happens you have noah and he's living proof that it can happen!

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  12. 10.8.10 20.26 via FB

    Praying for you Joy!

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