Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everything is just chugging along around here.
I started Lupron last Sunday night and had disgustingly wet hot flashes that night and woke up with a Lupron headache Monday morning. Monday’s shots brought no symptoms, but Tuesday’s brought an insane itch where the medicine went in for about a half hour after the injection and a slight headache for most of the day Wednesday. Wednesday night? Nothing. It seems as though my right side doesn’t like the Lupron and the left is okay with it (I alternate sides).
I’m so ready to be off birth control. Tomorrow night will be my last pill. My suppression check is Wednesday, so we’ll see how my body is reacting and if it’s playing nice.
The other thing I’m worrying about is whether or not Huzzy will be there for the egg retrieval and/or transfer with me. It’s obviously more important for him to be there at the retrieval because he needs to provide his part of the process and I’ll be coming out of anesthesia and won’t be allowed to drive home. For the transfer… well, this whole thing is all so clinical, but I’d like for him to at least be in the ROOM when I become PUPO (pregnant until proven otherwise). I mean… can’t we have at least that? We can do frozen sperm beforehand, and may have to, but that costs more money and still would mean he’d have to make a trip to Seattle.
The reason I am worrying is that his command started getting irritated at all the doctors’ visits he was having to go to in August (and he wasn’t even coming to mine, other than IUI and stuff!). The military considers this an elective procedure and will not “mandate” the service member to be present. I get it… kids are a choice, but we are fixing a physical issue and I’m not allowed to drive after the retrieval.
We’ll see what his command says when the duty schedule is posted next week. Duty days include being at work by 0600 on the duty day and not leaving work until either 0700 the next day (if it’s a weekend) or until they stop work for the day (generally around 1300-1600) if it’s a weekday. He’s not allowed to leave when he has duty, unless it’s an emergency and they can bring in a replacement.
On top of all the IVF fun, grad school started back for me this week. Since they are eight week classes, it’s considered full-time grad school even with one class. When I finish with the semester in December, I will be more than ¼ of the way to getting my Master’s Degree. Woot!
Other than that, nothing new is going on with me.