So I had my doppler u/s appointment and estradiol blood draw this morning. I got a call back from the nurse as I was trying to park my car in the Costco lot on a VERY crowded/busy shopping day and as my DS started dry-heaving in the back seat, requesting a baggie to puke in. Why don't the nurses ever call me when I'm calm and by myself? I'm a teacher and sometimes the nurse calls while I'm in the midst of 24 third-graders and I have to speak in code, "Well, my monthly visitor arrived today. Okay, so I should start taking those miniature pills when?" Well, I got the car parked and DS ended up not puking (phew!) and I was able to grab a pen/paper to take some notes on the next steps.
Oh, back to the u/s -- triple pattern, good blood flow, 10.2 mm -- all good (thickness is supposed to be > than 8 mm). But the estradiol level was 256 and they want 300. : ( The nurse (Carolyn -- new) said that we can kick it up with estrace twice daily, which I've used before to beef up my lining during IUIs, but have never ingested it orally. Which I welcome, because bright blue discharge is kinda disturbing. As I recall from one woman's blog, "It's like I f**ked a smurf!" Apparently they are not too worried as the wizard (Dr. G) felt that 256 was close to 300. They're not even going to check that again. Only progesterone on Tuesday.
So new upcoming drugs: progesterone inserts (endometrin) 3x/daily starting on Sunday. Tetracycline (which I cannot stand due to the need to avoid dairy) also. Medrol comes up somewhere too. Good thing I'm a Type A organized person (how do non-Type A people manage all the details???).
We find out on Wednesday when our transfer appointment will be on Friday. Can't believe the day is actually nearing and that it's actually going to happen.
Weekend plans: work (blah), raking leaves (kinda gratifying), errands, college football and DH's b-day tomorrow. Hope I can survive the week, always busy right before Thanksgiving at school with report cards and whatnot. Transfer day on Friday and then we host Thanksgiving -- hrmmm.... bedrest is not so conducive to Thanksgiving prep. I should still have plenty of prep time -- besides, it'll help the 2ww pass. The IUI 2ww was bad enough, with the higher stakes of IVF, I don't know how I will be able to stand it. I know it's less than 2w, but still... how do others do it? Do I need to stuff my schedule to the brim?