Jenny & Jerry

Stim cycle – Day 4

on April 29, 2013

Sherman (our dog) has been having to wear a cone the last few nights because he has a cyst by his ear that he keeps breaking open.  It bleeds everywhere and then he rubs his head all over the floor and makes it worse. He’s cute…but not so smart.

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On any given night, Sherman gets up at least 25 times.  He walks around, he gets a drink, he flops down on the ground like he weighs 500 lbs….and most nights we sleep through it.  However, strap a big cone around his head and it’s a whole different story.  He gets stuck trying to turn around between the bed and the wall…bang! bang! bang!  He goes to get a drink…bang!  He tries to fluff up his bed and face plants into the floor…bang! boom!  Annnnnd, he likes to us up at least once a night to go outside because he drinks too much water and can’t hold it through the night.  None of this lends for a particularly restful sleep.  Jerry has been an absolute saint….getting up with him, taking him out, readjusting his cone…all to let me get some much need rest.  But I still hear it and then I’m up.  So sleep the last two nights has been a little restless, for both of us.

I had a 7:30 appt this morning for an ultrasound and blood work, so when that alarm went off at 5:25…Jenny was cranky!  Fortunately, the office is 10 minutes from my house so I really have little to complain about.  They got me in & out in 20 minutes. That place is a well oiled machine!

So here are the updated results:

E2 P4 LH Follicles Follicles Follicles Endometrial 
Right Left Total Lining
Required > 1000 < 2.0 < 5.0 5
Friday 4/26 72 0.8 5 8 1 9
Monday 4/29 189 0.1 2.1 6-7 2 9 4

The lining # she gave me was new, but apparently it’s right on track.  I’m doing pretty well for only being on the stims for 3 days.  Still, Dr. S wants to up my dosage of Follistim and see if we can raise my E2 levels a bit.

New protocol (today & tomorrow):

300 iu Menopur
375 IU Follistim
1 mg Dexamethasone

And you may wonder how I’m keeping track of all of this information???  In true Nerd-fashion, I have spreadsheets for my spreadsheets!  I actually think this part is fun :).

I forgot to ask the nurse about my exercise so I’m taking tonight off and then going to walk a few miles tomorrow.  I have a list of questions for Wednesday and that is one of them.  From what I’ve been reading, I am guessing the 9 mile hike I was planning on Stim Day 9 is probably a bad idea (sorry Dad).

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One response to “Stim cycle – Day 4

  1. Egg Timer says:

    Just reading through your journey and much of it seems like mine. I was 38 too when i found my perfect match. I hope you have luck on your cycle.

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