Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Let the Lupron begin!

I called the NP (nurse practitioner) today to plead with her to let me stop these damn birth control pills and start Lupron. Can you believe it? I want to start LUPRON???

But I do.

And they said yes.

Thank god! I've been on BPCs since June 8th with out having a period and sorry if this is way too much info, but holy crap am I bloated! I HATE birth control pills in a regular IVF cycle, where I'm usually only on them form 2 weeks or so, but we're pushing 4 weeks now and this is getting ridiculous! I feel like a stuffed sausage and I'm a cranky bitch. (Sorry Tidy)

A few days ago, I started spotting on them, which is the sign that my body is really ready to move on to the next step. And I have a hormone headache to boot. So, instead of waiting until next Tuesday to get my calendar and risk my body doing something to screw up the timing of this cycle, I took the bull by the horns and said.. please, please, let me start Lupron so I can stop these damn pills!!!

My lovely NP consulted with my lovely RE and they said yes. THANK YOU! I feel like this is going to give me so much relief.

And with that, I am back into the sisterhood of the bruised bellies.. and I'm so proud.

Oh, also, just a quick plug. If you haven't had a chance to vote for the best blog (I'm one of the nominations) for RESOLVE's Bust a Myth campaign entry, please do so soon! The voting closes on Monday, July 11th. Thanks!


KC said...

Hey Kathleen,
I am so glad things are moving forward for you. It is funny to hear anyone want Lupron but I get the wanting to be off Birth control. I actually have a million questions about your egg donor process. Hopefully you don't mind answering. First off, How much is it going to cost? Sorry to be blunt but we have talked about doing it too and I never got a straight answer from the clinic. I figured it was about $17000 for the eggs and then the regular cost of retreival, transfer and drugs. I was guessing around $30,000 but I wanted to make sure I was on the right page.

Anonymous said...

LOL! I love that you took the bull by the go girl!

RunningMama said...

Ha ha...did you ever imagine a day when you'd be begging for injectables??? Hope that you feel better and less like a stuffed sausage!

Jana said...

How exciting! :) Lots and lots of good luck! All my fingers and toes are crossed for you!