Friends, tests and meds

I always wonder where my blogging compulsions lie –do I tend to write/ express more when I am feeling down and out or when I’m invigorated and energetic? The past few days have been a mix of both! I’ve been extremely emotional and hyper-reactive but I’ve also been very happy and content. We’ve been going out a lot and meeting up with friends old and new. I think the best thing going on in our life right now (sad as this is gonna sound!) is the fact that we now have three couple friends who do not have kids and two of them, seemingly, by choice. It is such a pleasure to be able to hang out without feeling ridiculously envious of someone for their procreational achievements!! Plus, we end up talking about so much that is interesting like travel and news and movies and… just about everything.

One of these couples are actually going through an IVF cycle around the same time as us which is how we got to know them. I met the wife through an online support group and we really hit it off. Somehow our husbands also got along like wildfire and now it’s a strange mix of sadness and hope that I feel as we both move forward with our cycle, knowing that this friendship could fast go south if either of us gets pregnant and the other one doesn’t. I am fervently hoping that this is the lucky cycle for both of us and we both end up successfully pregnant. There is nothing I would like more than for us to have our babies around the same time and to grow closer as a result.

In other news, the errant LH surge was finally located both through a blood test and through CVS’s not-so-amazing strips. Plus (and this is so exciting!), for the first time ever my TSH levels fell below 1.9 to 1.45!! I was so happy to know that the meds were finally working! In that respect it’s been such a great couple of months. Barring my borderline high FSH, I’ve had consistently good test results and so has K. Perhaps this bodes well for the upcoming cycle.

Freedom called today to let me know they’ve shipped the meds; they will be here tomorrow and Monday onwards I start off with the Estrace/ Cetrotide etc. Next week the saizen will be here too. I am cautiously excited! We booked our tickets yesterday and even though there is a suppression check to go through before we are given the clearance to stim, I am quite hopeful things should go well this time.

More to follow…

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