Monday, November 7, 2011

Another appointment

Last Thursday we went and signed all the surgical concents. Feels alot more real now. My sister started her Lupron injections Friday, I gave her the first shot and from then on she has been giving them to herself. I hope I can do that, if not, the hubby will be a master at giving shots. LOL. I had an ultrasound again on Thursday to check and make sure my uterine lining was doing what they wanted it to with the birthcontrol pills.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wow is all I can say

Went to meet with the psychologist today and had to take a mental wellness exam. WOW!! Those questions were crazy!! "Do you think your soul has left your body, do you think people are out to get you, do you think you are being brainwashed" it was crazy. 370 questions like that. Needless to say it was a LONG appointment. We got there at 12 and didn't leave until 5:30. We also had to do a one on one session with the shrink, she was......... interesting. Brought up alot of ideas we hadn't thought of but I don't think it pertained to us. She was sounding like I was giving her an "actual" baby not just an egg. Maybe I think about this different than most people do but once I donate the eggs to her and her hubby they are theirs to do with as they please, I don't care if the freeze them or let them respectfully die. I look at it like once I leave that OR I am no longer a part of the process. We were also taught how to give our injections. I already knew all this since I am an LPN but I sat throught it with my sister. I did learn something interesting in that class thought, did you know that oils help your body absorb progesterone so they give it to you in olive oil. So essentially you are injecting progesterone infused olive oil into your butt. LOL!!!! Thats all for now.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Getting a little nervous!!

So I started Birth Control pills yesterday, to sync my and my sisters bodies together. I am not liking this stage, I feel sick everytime I take that damn little red pill. I only have to take them for a month but at this moment that seems like an eternity. I talked to my sister and she said they make her feek sick also. All I can think is that this is a high homrmone dosage. Ugh!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Finally feels like we are moving along!!

Today my sister and I both went in for our history and physicals. We are both healthy!! We both also had a pap done and we are waiting on the results for that. They haven't recieved our STD results yet. We go back on October 26th, this is the appointment that will REALLY set things in motion. My husband and Brother in law will have to go to the next 2 appointments with us. Should be interesting!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blood, blood and more blood!!!

Went today for lab work and I swear I don't see how I have any blood left. LOL. They took 5 vials for my STD intensive panel and CF (cystic fibrosis) screening, Sorry there is not much to report this visit was kind of a waste of time, don't see why we didnt do it last time we were there, we gave blood then also.

Friday, September 23, 2011

First appointment

So I had my first appointment this morning. The ultrasound showed 21 eggs in the right ovary and 19 in the left ovary. Apparently this is alot of eggs and they don't think they are going to have to give me as high of a dose of hormones to stimulate my ovaries (YAY!!) but the down side is that since I have so many eggs in there already my ovaries are going to be so heavy towards the end of all this that I will have to be on bedrest for at least a weeks with no strenuious activity. It I pull, push, lift or any other jarring motion to my body my ovaries could twist and I would have to have surgery STAT to remove my ovaries. Other than that we are waiting on my blood work to come back to schedule my next appointment. Should be the end of next week or the first of the following week. And now to add onto all this, I have a cyst in my neck, it has always been there, but for the last few months it has been getting bigger and inflammed. So on Ovtober 4th I will be going in to have it removed. Fun stuff!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Aunt Flow finally decided to join the party

I finally started my period!! I have been PMS'ing to a good 3 weeks, so needless to say I have been miserable and for the first time in my life I was begging for her to come. I have an appointment Friday to have an ovarian assessment and blood work. I am not excited about having to have a transvaginal ultrasound while mensturating but it is for a good cause so I will put on my big girl panties and suck it up. I will update again Friday after my appointment.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The waiting game

So of course since this month is the month we get everything started my period is not going to show on time. LOL!! I am waiting to start and my sister is asking me every other day if I have started yet and when I reply "no" she asks when I expect to and remind me I was suppost to have started already. So at this point we are waiting...... and waiting....... and waiting.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The gift of a child.

For the last year my sister has been toying with the idea of having a child. She was diagnosed with SEVERE endometriosis in early 2010. Since then, having a baby has been weighing heavly on her mind, since she was faced with the fact that it may never happen for her. After 3 surgeries resulting in the removal of both her fallopian tubes, an ovary and other various parts and pieces she is now unable to have a child on her own. At her doctors appointment yesterday it was confirmed she would need an egg donor. The first person to come to mind was me. Obviously my eggs are healthy and viable (I have 2 kids) and she was not thrilled to have to use an annonomous donor. So starting today I will be documenting my story as an egg donor.