I had to have another ultrasound to check on my ovaries. It was a little uncomfortable because the doctor said when the ovaries aren’t anchored to the uterus they tend to just be floating around. It took him a while to find them, but when he did he reassured us that everything was good to go! The nurse had to draw more blood to recheck for STDs and she sent us to a room to watch two videos on how to give the injections. Paul will be giving me the injections (I’m not really comfortable watching needles go through my skin), so he thought it was really comical when the video compared the injection technique to “playing darts.” He says he is pretty good at darts, so we should be pretty good (eeek)! After we watched the videos, we were escorted into another room where there was a table piled full of medication, syringes, and needles. It was a little overwhelming, but funny at the same time. I am so thankful that Paul is here to go through this with me. The nurse went over the calendar with us and the details of what I will be taking everyday. Originally, we were supposed to start on Friday (October 16, 2009), but I received a call from the nurse who asked us to push everything back two days. So, our official start date is Sunday, October 18, 2009! I only have to take the injections for 8-12 days and then we will be doing the retrieval. The latest the retrieval would be is the 30th of October!
WOW! I can’t believe this time is already here. I mean, I CAN, but I can’t….this means that we are that much closer to our own cycle! A great thing about this is the fact that my doctor from Winter Park, Dr. Trolice, will have an exact blueprint of how my body responds to the medication from this donation. That will give us one more thing to add to our already “perfect” scenario. Maybe Paul and I will get the best Christmas present ever if we find out we are pregnant by December!!!