Sunday, August 23, 2009

DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAVE?

Boy, was I ever wrong about the Lupron. I thought I was going to end up being one of the lucky few who did not suffer severe headaches while on this medication. That definitely did not happen. In the last three weeks, I have had a combined hour count of about 72 that were not infiltrated by the infamous Lupron headache. At least, that's what I think is causing them. I suppose it could be coincidental that the headaches started right around the time I started injecting Lupron, but I think it's just too close. The headaches actually feel more like migraines, because I get a great sensitivity to light. Several people have asked me why I was making faces at them as we had a conversation. How do you tell them you're just trying to block out the sunlight (without squinting them out of your line of sight) without sounding like you're complaining of a headache? People always want to give you something to take care of it, but Tylenol doesn't even put a dent in the Lupron headache. So I would just giggle, apologize, and focus on the ground for the remainder of our outdoor conversation, while inching my way to the nearest sun-free cave.

I was also wrong about the medications - well, just one of them. The patches that I wear are not progesterone patches, but estrogen patches. I am currently wearing three and changing them every other day. Soon, the dosage will be upped to four every other day. Metformin, baby Asprin, Lupron, and prenatals are still part of my daily med intake. Beginning on Tuesday, I will add the progesterone in oil shots that I've been dreading. Although I do not look forward to bending over for that one every morning, it does mean that we are that much closer to transfer. The day all the magic happens is...

September first, babies! Momma is getting her body ready for you. The nursery is ready, your pets are ready, Momma and Daddy are ready. We just need you! Hurry home, little ones.

4 comments:

Karen said...

Ouch! My eyes are sensitive to bright light as well, so I know a little bit of what you're describing, but yours sounds like torture! It's cliche, but I hope it's all worth it in the end for you!

Photogrl said...

Oh, man...I hope the headaches are starting to ease up a little!

September 1st is just around the corner!

Sending you LOTS of positive thoughts and prayers.

((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

Positive thoughts coming your way! Hope everything goes perfect next week.

Jennifer said...

Hi Gina,

I was just blog browsing when I found your blog. I read your 'baby making map' and have a question for you...are you doing IVF and waiting for a baby through adoption at the same time? I only ask because I have not found an adoption agency that will allow this and I would love to;) If you dont mind answering you can do so on my blog or via email jrwheat@yahoo.com If you dont I certainly understand and dont mind.

Thanks and good luck!

 
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