I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!





Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Icky Poo

So, really, how long should I bleed? I'm going on 4 days now, and, it's progressively getting heavier and heavier. I'm a bloody mess! What the hay? And, I just feel icky too. But, if these are "cramps", sign me up. Is this what normal people feel like during their period? But, really, is this my period? Or, am I just shedding blood after stopping the aygestin and starting the Lupron? If I am only on Lupron (20 units) until Friday (then go down to 5), I would think things should be "supressing" though? Trying not to over analyze, but, this girl has questions now!

I have my first US and blood work tomorrow morning. I guess I'll learn more after that. So, what are they looking for? How can they tell your ovary is suppressing? I am very much into researching and knowing what's going on, but, for some reason with this I have been a minimalist. I think the more information I have all at once, the more I get freaked out? At any rate, we are going to watch the Gonal-F and Menopur injection training videos tonight just in case we have any questions. If all goes well tomorrow, I'll start the Gonal-F on Friday, the menopur tentatively for Monday.

I think this post is one long pondering...

7 comments:

Yaya said...

Sorry I don't know these answers. But when you find out would you let me know?

My Endo Journey said...

LOL, indeed ;)

endochick said...

I have no answers either. Never been down that road. Sending positive thoughts your way.

katery said...

i had a regular period during my first month of lupron, but we are having totally different lupron experiences. i was using it for the sole purpose of suppression, not for ivf, i only had one injection a month, so, um, for once i don't have any answers for you either! sorry!

My Endo Journey said...

I used it for regular supression too...I never did have bleeding issues. That's why I was curious too. Hehe, thanks tho katery!

katery said...

if they said it was ok to do sq shots in your thigh then i don't see why you couldn't do your gonal f shots there too, but i guess you should probably ask your doctor.

katery said...

p.s.
if you want to see someone who appears to be having bigger problems post laparoscopy than we did, check out nancy's blog...

http://thenewlifeofnancy.blogspot.com/