As of tonight I have given myself 26 shots over the last 11 days for this cycle. I have only one bruise although I don't even know which injection caused the bruise.
The photo was taken yesterday, it's all of the empty boxes that held my injectibles to date... I do have 3 non-boxed vials in the refrigerator too. I'm planning to take a photo of all of it once I'm down to just shooting up the PIO.
As of this morning 7 follies were counted from 19 - 12 (and one at 7). Estrogen was 676 and progestrone 0.318.
My orders were to continue the same protocol today (300iu Gonal-F; 10units HCG lowdose; Ganirelix). Of course I ran out of Gonal-F and Ganirelix... so I got samples from the RE. I was even out of syringes for the HCG so I got a few more from the clinic.
I go for monitoring again in the morning and will probably trigger tomorrow night with a Sunday retrieval.
The biggest of the follies are on my left ovary... and I can certainly feel them now. I definitely feel super-bloated too!
In other news...
I had to say goodbye tonight to one of my dearest friends, E (add in the exaggerated hormones, for effect). E, her husband and 2 year old daughter are relocating to TX tomorrow. E was a sorority sister of mine in college but we were not tight back then. We reconnected around 1999 when we were both dealing with difficult break-ups and trying to build up our network of single girlfriends locally. We did just that and had some fun times over the years... a lot of partying. And E and I trained for and ran two marathons together.
E got married 5 years ago in Mexico - and all of us girls in our tight group of friends were there for a grand time! E has been struggling to conceive a second child and so we talk about TTC and all that goes with it frequently.
I'm so sad that I wont get to see E regularly (or her beautiful daughter) and E is sad to leave and anxious about going to a new city where she has no connections or network of friends. I know she'll do great and meet people quickly/easily.
It wont be the same here without E nearby.