First things first, if you are going to do IVF you have to get over a fear of needles. Therefore, I am diving right in and doing acupuncture. My first appointment was last Sunday and I am doing weekly appointments with my acupuncturist, Karisa. I love her she is so sweet. At times during this process, I have been feeling that I have no control over my body. The acupuncture is making me feel more in control of my body.
Also, last week on Thursday I had an injection class where I learned about my protocol and what needles I needed to use for my specific medications. It was an interesting class and I met a very sweet couple there as well. It helped with not feeling alone and meeting someone else who is also going through this process. In my next post, I will talk about my specific protocol and my recent diagnosis of high blood pressure and how that alters my IVF protocol. More on that later...
So, after the Mock Embryo Transfer I started to freak out because I thought that I had an infection. I was in a lot of pain and went to the doctor's to get checked out. I was okay and everything turned out to be just fine. My ovary was just sore because of the position of it in relation to my uterus.
I am in a waiting period right now because I need to get a clearance letter from another doctor for a preexisting condition that I have. This weekend I have an acupuncture appointment for general stress management, a nutritionist appointment, and an injection class. This is where I get to learn all about how to give myself the injections and mix the medicine.
Fun, fun, fun!
Good news we are eligible for the shared risk program. You get your money back if it doesn't work after 6 cycles of trying.