Saturday, July 23, 2011

Living with Lupron

That's been my life lately and let me tell you, it's been no barrel of monkeys. I had no idea that lupron could make your life a living hell. The first few days were smooth sailing and I was even gloating about how I didn't have any of those horrible side effects that I had read about, but then...the headaches, the nausea, the hot flashes. I have them all. To say it's unpleasant is putting it mildly and I have to continue with it until August 2nd!

Other than my bitching, there's really nothing new to report on. I've started on the FET meds and my transfer is still scheduled for Monday, August 8th. I've already taken the entire week off to relax and chill.

Oh! How could I forget? In addition to my lupron woes, I also hurt my back doing squats at the gym. So, I've been icing, going to the chiropractor, and basically, hobbling around for the past week. That, in combination with the lupron, has made me quite the happy camper. Poor Doc has had to deal with my bitching and complaining. I'm sure he'll be happy when this is all over, too.

Signing off to take other shot of the devil water!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Back to Reality

Sorry for the huge lapse in posts. I know there's no excuse, but does being on vacation count? I just got back from our vacation to Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and Greenland. It was a whirlwind trip with no rest. Seriously, I need a vacay from our vacay. Doc loves to pack as much as he can into our trips and this time he outdid himself. We spent the most time in Iceland, driving around the country and seeing all the major sites. It is an absolutely beautiful island and the name, "Iceland," is a bit of a misnomer. It was cold, but it's also very green and lush with tons of beautiful waterfalls. Luckily, our days were long with 20+ hours of sunlight, so we were able to squeeze a lot into our days.

But now I'm back at the office, trying to refocus again. It's so hard to get back into the swing of things after coming back from vacation. (insert long sigh) I always, always kick myself for not adding in a couple of buffer days to make the transition a little less painful. It never works, though.

On another note, the countdown has begun to my FET...It's a little less than a month away before I head back to Denver to transfer two of my four blasts. I started the lupron yesterday and the last day for my BCPs is tomorrow. I can't believe we're so close. I don't want to get my hopes up, so I'm trying to remind myself that I only have a 50/50 chance according to all the stats that I've read on Google and what Dr. Sur has told me. I'm taking it one day at time and hoping for the best!