Monday, February 25, 2008

So here we go

Ok. So I've started my "infertility treatment". Although I don't quite see myself or my husband as infertile. We have what is called "unexplained infertility" which means they don't know what the hell is wrong with us, if anything.
Last December we reluctantly went to see an RE. We did all the recommended testing to finally arrive at "unexplained infertility" for a diagnosis. I decided to skip all the intermediate treatments and go directly to IVF. I just looked at the success rates for all the other ARTs and they were not significant. Being an engineer I like hard facts and numbers so we're doing IVF. You have to realize I did not come by this decision easily. I am deathly afraid of needles and IVF requires lots and lots of shots!
So here I am, today's my second day on Lupron injections. I have to admit it really doesn't hurt, but it's more psychological for me. It's just the concept of a needle going into me scares the hell out of me. My husband wasn't sure I'd be able to bear it. He was afraid to give me the shots, but I'm tolerating them.
I am having side effects from Lupron already. Mostly night sweats, bloating and some cramping. Nothing too terrible yet.

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