Monday, November 19, 2007

Lookin' Good!

So far, so good.

No side effects from the injection, not even any bruising at the site. Let's hope that this continues.

One of my very good friends called me today with her beta results. She only had one embryo transferred, because she does not want twins. At 9 days past 5 day transfer, her beta is a perfect 146. She will have her doubling check on Tuesday, so fingers crossed.

It was weird to not blog for so long, especially since I was battling some pretty significant anxiety over a combination of fear of ovulation and trouble getting my medications ordered. It was a bit of a nightmare trying to coordinate all of the faxing and phone calls in between 7 AM to 7 PM meetings. The hotel was also IN the Dallas Ft. Worth airport, so the reception was minimal on my cell phone. I originally ordered my meds through Schrafts, but they neglected to mention that my insurance carrier would not reimburse through them. I almost fell over when they called with my total. I then called my local pharmacy, and they could not fill all of the medications, but they could at least get the Lupron filled. Then, I managed to get IVPcare to fill the order, but since Rite Aid had already filled the Lupron, they assumed that they were filling all of it and almost didn't complete the order. Luckily, they called and left a message and I was able to correct the mistake with less than five minutes to spare.

Writing about it doesn't seem so bad now, but I was pretty anxious about the whole thing at the time. Hopefully, that will be what will happen when our baby is finally here - all of this won't seem so bad.

Finally, something else that made my day: My first award.

Yoka, of Road to Adopt, has awarded me the Blogger Flame of Fortitude.

I did not know about the Flame before, so here is the quote from Jenna who created this torch:
"You are receiving this honor because you have embodied perseverance in the face of difficulty and shared the journey of your experiences with others proving that a single voice can both be a light of support and a source or humor for those in the midst of their struggle. You are acknowledged here today for allowing others to share in your personal story and providing camaraderie through the power of your words. Each of you has faced a struggle that seems insurmountable to others and you have persevered. For some of you this resiliency was always a part of your character and for others, it was your struggle with infertility that awakened it from deep within you. Regardless of passion, stubbornness, a calling to a greater purpose or a refusal to admit defeat, you are an eternal flame of commitment. You are a veteran of your circumstances and you deserve recognition for your journey."

I am humbled.

I pass this torch to:


Fertilize Me said...

i had no problems with the injections - no side effects and no bruising the first time around. The second time i had some bruising. Good luck to you - you are deserving of that award

JJ said...

Thanks so much Katie..that means a lot to me! And you most definitely deserve the flame!

Hope to bruising stays away!I had very little, so hoping the same for you!

Tracy said...

Awww...thanks, Katie. It means an awful lot to me. I missed you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, both for the award and the successful completion of getting those darn meds!!

Melissa said...

congrats on getting to move forward.
that is excellent news!!

Missy said...

I'm excited to see your excitement for this next step in infertility. I'm glad you let us share it. I definitely agree that you deserve the flame award! :)

Polka Dot said...

The only problems I had with the lupron were the hormones. And lupron's sneaky, lemme tell ya.

I was just over a week into the injections, thinking I was in the clear, when I had my first meltdown.

I didn't get angry or irritable, but buddy would I burst into tears at any stress at all no matter how minor. Not planning on stopping at a gas station but realizing I need to? Yep, here come the tears because it wasn't in my plans to get gas. And I couldn't control them, which made me even more upset.

The only trick was learning to recognize it for what it was and that it would pass.

Ally said...

Yay for all the good news, Katie! I've been wondering if your ovaries were good listeners or not. I'm so excited for you with this cycle-everything is unrolling beautifully, in spite of "little" bumps along the way. As always, my fingers are crossed, my wishes of hope and success are aimed at you, and I can't wait to hear how things go!

Samantha said...

Thank you for the award... I need to get posting on that. It is so wonderful to be recognized and you deserve all the recognition as well!

I remember the first time I had to order meds trying to do it from a friend's cell phone at the airport while my plane was being boarded. Stress! Fortunately, as you said, you got the drugs, and everything's okay.

Searching said...

Grats on the award! Sounds like it was a perfectly anxiety-ridden, horrific time! I'm glad it all ended up working out, but WHEW!!

Geohde said...

Thank you so much for the flame, Katie. Really.

You deserve it.

Here's hoping that the injections continue to be a total breeze for you,


jennifercarol said...

Good luck with the injections. And you definitely deserve that award!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear the injections are going well so far, hoping that continues! :)