Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sheer force of will

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 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.


  1. Yay you for getting going! Hopeful hopeful hopeful for you this cycle!

    How do I stay sane (if it can be called that)?

    1) Lots and lots of movies - preferably romantic comedies
    2) Shopping - for yummy groceries for new dishes, for magazines, for books, for socks, for any type of clothing or jewellry I can afford
    3) Manicures and Pedicures (or, if I can't swing it financially, new nail polish for a DIY job)
    4) Walking the dog
    5) If you like yoga, maybe some meditation would be good - you could even go to some classes if there are some in your area.

    Hope that helps! Keep us posted on how you do, and if you come up with anything else to keep you busy!


  2. Hang in there! Maddy has good suggestions!

  3. Congrats on getting started! Two week waits are hard enough, three weeks almost seems too cruel doesn't it?
    Hmmm, things to keep busy? I love Maddy's suggestions, and you could add maybe reading a new book, indulging in a girly movie marathon :), getting a massage, going for a steam or sauna instead of working out (is that legal during treatments?).
    Good luck!