The last couple of days have been up and down. Ok, the last couple of years have been up and down, but specifically for this cycle...
So I had bloodwork drawn last Friday, and everything came back but the LH. I got that little diddy yesterday, and it was kind of high. Like, 'uh oh that might be the start of an LH surge and then I've ovulate and be out' kind of high.
Naturally I panicked. CC.R.M. did not. They didn't even want to order any other bloodwork, instead, saying just to proceed as normal and get my bloodwork done this coming Friday.
Well, there was no way I could've waited all that time, wondering if I had indeed ovulated over the weekend and everything would be off.
So I went rogue on them and ordered my own bloodwork. (note: for me, this is rebellious. I was that kid in school--you know, the straight A, never snuck out, never drank, never did anything wrong/rebellious type kid...and adult for that matter...)
Ok, so they were right. I hadn't ovulated. My estrogen was up to 140, so they're saying that after this Friday's ultrasound, assuming my lining still looks ideal, they'll start me on progesterone on Sunday to lock it in, and also start me on oral estrogen to bump up th eestrogen level. My nurse said that even if my estrogen doesn't hit their magical (and somewhat arbitrary) number of 300, it won't delay anything.
Obviously I confessed my blooddraw. I'm quite certain I could feel their eyes rolling all the way from Denver to here.
Now I just have to get to ultrasound--and of course I won't be able to update easily because straight after that visit I'll hit the road to go see my parents. Yeah. I wasn't going to go until my Dad got on the phone and asked when I was coming. Sometimes he's so childlike, and really, I just couldn't say: 'not until Thanksgiving.' So it will be a quick trip--nothing like 6.5 hours in the car for just a one night trip (does anyone want to call me and entertain me while I'm driving? :) ) but emotionally I guess it will be worth it. Maybe Mr. LastChance can pop on here and do a quick update, since I know you'll all be dying to know....
Now if things fall apart at the ultrasound...oh boy. How to hide that colossal disappointment from my mother? But I'm getting ahead of myself.
One final question: protein. So we're vegetarian. I know I don't get a lot of protein. For the fresh part of the cycle I completely amped up my protein (whey protein drinks every.single.day..sometimes twice) much to Dr. M's delight. I hadn't even really thought about that for the transfer. Any thoughts? I mean, I still have a week...
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