This is a very random post and more for me to remember what is going on, so feel free to skip this if fertility stuff doesn't interest you:)
On Tuesday I will have my 3rd iui. I cant remember where I left off.....
January was my first one. I was on femara to help with ovulation. The iui was not as bad as I thought. It was basically very similar to a pap. Femara gave me really bad hot flashes- I think that was my only side effect.
February was a no go. The Dr had a funeral to go to and was out of town the week that would of worked.
March was also a no go. The Dr was tdy (temporary duty for work at another location).
April- I had my second iui. This time we did injections. I am so glad JR can give me the needles because I sure can't. We are also very very lucky that the base offers this for free, because fertility drugs aren't cheap. In April I used femara, follistem, and ovidrel. This would be thousands if we paid out of pocket.
May- This month will be iui number 3. I am also doing a stronger treatment with just injectables. Follistem is NOT my friend. I am so bloaty I feel like I am 5 months preggo! Yikes! I think I have gained 5-6 lbs :( This really upsets me becuase i have been working so darn hard to lose weight. Plus I am super emotional and cranky.....Poor JR!
I had to go in today to see how my levels are and have more blood work. Then this afternoon my Dr said Tuesday is the iui day. I actually had to make a second trip to the hospital to get my ovidrel needle to trigger ovulation for Monday. (They are closed tomorrow and Monday) I kinda wished I could of picked it up earlier when I was there, but the blood work took a while and I think she thought I was going to go in Tuesday for an appt and then do the iui Wednesday. So we will see! Time is slowing running out to get pregnant and have a baby here in Ohio. I will be happy to just get pregnant before we move next year.
Last week was fun. When I had my blood work (they have you go in and do a pregnancy test to confirm you aren't pregnant before you can start any more treatments/ take drugs). The parking lot was super full and I saw a lady pull out and then I saw it was an expectant moms spot, so I kept going.
Then I had to get 3 needles before the guy got my blood (bad veins- not his fault). Then when I picked up my meds I realized they need to be refrigerated. So I actually got a disposable ice pack from the lab to keep them cold (I figured they have those). The man was super nice and gave me 2 ice packs. I actually had to go back again today for more blood work and I brought the lab in treats to eat. They are all so nice and I am a "pita" pt. Pain the the a@$.(really bad veins and they know me by name) There are a few people there that can get me on the first try, but have 2 or 3 needles is not uncommon. I have had many black and blues and sore arms.
But, anyways I had errands to do and was so thankful for the ice packs. I had to stop by the wood shop on base and wasn't going right home (Madison was in school). I have been trying to make pens ( I bought some kits to fiddle around with) and i want to make a wooden box for Madison. The guy that does the classes needed to be there to help during do it yourself hrs. So after like 3-4 weeks I finally was able to get in there to get started. I was about to cut something and this little old guy that I have never seen before came up to me and said "miss are you going to working in here today" ? I said, "yes" and then he was like "no your not". I was wearing capri's and apparently you have to wear long pants. (my own fault, I know). But, then I got really hot and grabbed my stuff and left. As soon as I hit the door I couldn't stop crying. (I told you..... Super emotional!) I had no idea why I was crying. I just knew I wanted to get my darn stuff made while I had free time and Madison was in school. Well, after I picked Madison up we headed to the gym and felt a little better. Hopefully I will be able to work on my projects soon.
I am also so behind with blogging and I have over 400 pictures to upload from the past 2 months. I will get caught up hopefully this weekend. Hopefully.........
I hope everyone has a wonderful memorial day weekend!
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