So far I've spent 15 days on BCP (birth control pills) and 5 days drug free. I've been taking advantage of the suppression phase and have done my best to put TTC out of mind, hence being quiet on the blog front. Things are about to pick back up.
Tomorrow is my bloodwork/ultrasound and I should be given the green light to start stimulation. If all goes according to plan my retrieval will be somewhere between December 1 - 4 with transfer 3 - 5 days later.
Essentially I'll need up to 3 days off sometime between December 1 - 9; one day for retrieval and two for transfer (bedrest).
I have not been sure how to handle this with work... I want to give advance notice that I'll need to be out but I don't want to give details. I know legally I don't have to give details, but that's fairly difficult for me because I'm such an open person.
My job entails a lot of planning, preparing, coordinating, reacting, facilitating, etc. We have some big things going on during the timeframe I'll need to be out so it's only fair to plan and prepare for coverage.
Any best practices out there from others who have gone through this? I'm going to have to say something soon...
Note: I hope to have a better understanding of my IVF protocol after tomorrow - I'll share details once I understand all of the drugs currently in my kitchen and refrigerator.