Amazingly enough, merely by focusing all of my energy on willing my period to arrive, it did yesterday afternoon. And so, unless I hear back from the RE that something was wrong with the bloodwork from this morning, it looks like everything is good to go and I will begin shots tonight.
For those of you interested in the details, I starting with 300 IU Gon.al-F and 75 IU Men.opur. Last time I did 225 IU of the G-F, and it took a while for things to get rolling (ended up with 18 eggs, but had only 5-6 on day 6, and my E2 was lower than expected throughout), so we are going to try a more aggressive start and then coast a bit more at the finish.
I'm irrationally excited to get going. It's so much better than sitting around not doing anything. I'm just trying to eke out whatever sense of control I can over this whole process, and if control means mixing hormones and taking shots, well then so be it.
The one thing I am not excited about is stopping working out and my yoga classes. I know that seems odd, since I do a fair bit of whining about getting to the gym, but it's hard to build a base of cardio fitness and some actual strength only to have to stop all of that when my ovaries swell to the size of grapefruits. Also, the working out keeps me sane -- its just one of the things that I do to focus on something other than not being pregnant.
So since I'm now looking at basically a 3+ week time out, since I'm not supposed to do too much while waiting for the results, I'd love any good suggestions of things you do to keep fit/ keep sane while doing a cycle.