Monday, March 31, 2014

Bring on the needles!

Phew. What a weekend. Friday was my second acupuncture treatment at the new place. I had a roaring migraine when I got there. I took my migraine meds half way through the treatment. I ended up there for 3 1/2 hours because the massage took so long. Normally I wouldn't have minded, but I felt awful and Nick was worried about me at home. Thankfully the meds eventually kicked in that evening so I could eat some dinner. Saturday I was fine all day. We even built raised planters and planted a vegetable and herb garden in them. I need to post an update on our house. So much has changed.

Sunday morning I woke up with a pretty intense headache. UGH. Really?! I took my migraine meds at 6am, and twice more throughout the day, the max I can take them. And I still had a terrible, terrible migraine all day. I took my Mom to lunch and a movie for her birthday gift. Divergent was amazing and my sweet Mom helped me get groceries afterward since I was feeling so awful. How could I ever make it without her and my husband?!?! Those two literally save me when I am failing at being a wife and Mom. I am so tired of feeling like shit. SO SO SO TIRED OF IT! I just want to be done with hormones and migraines and nausea and all of it. I want to function like a normal person does. I want to enjoy Grayson without this pain. It's beyond frustrating. I am hoping that this IVF gives us at least a few healthy embryos because there is no way I could do another IVF cycle. It's just too much. Maybe an FET, but not another fresh cycle. No way. And that is a terrifying thought. Come on eggs, you better be awesome!

Sunday morning I had my RE appointment. They did an ultrasound and blood work to check that I was suppressed; I was. I start stims today. 225 IU of Follistim with one ampule {75 IU} of Menopur, mixed together. I also continue the Lupron injections until trigger, so two shots every night. Dr. A keeps me on the same dose of Lupron through the stimming phase. I go back for monitoring on Thursday and probably every other day/every day until it's time to trigger for the retrieval. I started stims a day later than expected, so my nurse adjusted the estimated retrieval date to April 14th. Dr. A is out of town so he wanted to push things out a bit so he can do my retrieval. That is perfect because that relieves a lot of my stress about Nick and my Mom being out of town when I hoped to have them around. Yay! Some good news!

Thanks for all the love and support. xoxo


  1. Oh man, Megan, I'm so sorry! Wow, you are such a trooper. Keep it up!

  2. Thinking of you girl! You're an amazing mama and wife keep positive, I can't imagine how hard it much be feeling so crappy :(

  3. Oh I'm glad the date was pushed back so you don't have to worry about everyone being out of town!

    I really hope that you are almost done with these ridiculous migraines. That sounds AWFUL. :(

  4. Thinking of you Megan. You are such an amazing mommy & I hope and pray this cycle brings you another blessing. xoxo