Today is the day! I start my medication for my E2 prime cycle for my retrieval. It looks like the retrieval may be October 31, Halloween...spooky :)
Today was a brutal day. Last week, I did a detox from Sakara Life and so many things were great about it. I do think it was beneficial for my health. But, it was a little too extreme for me. The second to last day was a liquid day and I feel like I did not get the nourishment that I needed and have just had a really short fuse since. So now I am focusing not on detoxing but just getting the healthy nourishment I need to grow some beautiful eggs.
Tonight I slapped on one of these lovely estrogen patches. I actually think it helped with my mood. Or, maybe it was the grass fed New Zealand raised lamb chops I ate with Sebastian for dinner, after being practically vegan for the last couple of weeks, that boosted my mood. Regardless, this is getting real now!
I will be putting on a new patch every other day until the end of my cycle (aka Auntie Flow comes to town). For the next three days, I will be doing Ganirelix shots as well. So the poking will begin. I am not worried about the Ganirelix shots at all; these are no big deal compared to some of the shots I have to take, like the Lovenox - those sting!
So the patch (or the chops or both) lifted my mood and I am not worried about the shot. I am also feeling super optimistic about the cycle. Once you see all I have to go though to have this baby, you'll see it's there is not much to be excited about. Well, except a baby!!!!!! And for a baby it's all worth it! I am also doing this, this time around, already a happy mom so that really takes the edge off. A sibling would be nice though so I am thinking positive thoughts for a positive outcome.