Tuesday, October 29, 2019

My IVF Journey (Day 3) HCG + Follistim Injections

Day 3
I woke up at 4:30 am to be at morning monitoring at 6:00 am. I was ready to tackle this journey that was ahead.
Morning monitoring is very quick but the jitters of it all are super real. My ultrasound was the first thing I had to do and the nurse found 8 follicles which is what I am starting with for potential eggs. I didn’t have any expectations on this I am just glad there was something there.

I will have to go back in three days to see how well they’re growing and the end results would be all Grade A eggs. But not all might be this grade quality unfortunately. After the ultrasound, my blood work was taken within 5 minutes. Very smooth process and quick. I would say the whole experience is literally 20 minutes. I exhaled once I was done, so far it was going well.

Shortly before 2:30 pm the pharmacy delivered my medications. This is when reality hit. It was a lot of needles and I felt so overwhelmed! I actually could have cried and let the emotions of it all take me over. This was real and I was in it for real. After a few breaths and anxiety...My inner voice (God) reassured me that the only thing I could do was try. And that’s all I can do.

I was dreading 8 pm because I knew that’s when I would be taken my first two injections called Lo Dose HCG (50 units) and Follistim (450 IU) this was scary. The only way I calmed down was to blast a Beyonce mega mix from Youtube and think that there’s isn’t any other option but to DO! Yes, it was tough! But I did it. The process was nerve racking, my mind went blank and I struggled for sure!
But I was done by 8:30 pm!! HCG was less painful than Follistim because I had a difficult time inserting so I think that’s why.

Tomorrow I start again, I think I will be more relaxed but then again I will be in a styling class. In NYC so I am hoping it won’t be a hassle for me.
I am just thankful to know my strength is amazing!

Stay Tuned for Day 4 later tonight!

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