Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Back to Back

Yesterday I went back to the RE's office. The ultrasound showed about 10-12 growing follicles between 8 - 12 mm. This is good, right? The ultrasound tech said she liked it. They took some blood and then called me in the afternoon to say that I should increase my Gonal F from 150 to 225 and keep the Menopur the same. So I'm happy to do this, and then tomorrow (hence the ... to back) I'm in the office again for another ultra sound/bloodwork.
Now girls, here is what I'm thinking about these days.
This is the first time, ... I want to say in my life, but it's the first time that something has taken priority of my schedule. Here is what priority means: It trumps work! It's too weird that even work isn't in charge. I'm a teacher. Teachers have super set hours. They don't change! 7:15 until 2:45 is the contract, but of course usually I'm there for another hour or so after classes finish. But really, this is it!
It's so weird that the latests appointment I can get for bloodwork from the RE is at 1:00Pm. This means that for the next week (or until we're ready for retreaval!) work no longer wins! Now my boss is okay with this, but I still have to get coverage for my 6th period and stuff like that. And I must say, I'm a little weirded out that I don't know exactly what days I'll be out for bedrest. I can't call for a sub until I know when retreaval is. Next week? Wednesday? Friday? So many things to consider.

But I must say, I laugh even as I write this. Am I really trying to control anything in my life? Hasn't God used IVF and other things to prove to me that I really have NO control?
Human nature. it'll get 'cha every time.

I'll report again after tomorrow's appointment.


Hoping for our own Peanut said...

sounds like you are responding VERY well. :) toward the end of my cycle, i was at the doctors every day for like 6 straight. it gets crazy and oh, so exciting!

Nichole said...

What a great response! Will be looking forward to today's report!

Hope2morrow said...

Despite all the time off and scheduling issues, it sounds like you are going at this with the right attitude! This is extremely important so take care of yourself for once! I know teachers have a hard time getting out of the classroom and putting themselves first (I used to teach too), but do this for your family. Do this because it matters. And do this because you deserve it!

Ashley said...

Praying for you!! Sounds like your are responding well!! I know what you mean about the schedule. I am lucky enough to have an aide so she took my class for all my appointments. My doctor doesn't think that bedrest helps so I'm trying to decide if I will take off the day after transfer or not. GOOD LUCK!!!