|The view from OHSU Fertility Clinic|
March 18, 2015 I was so excited for this morning, yet also nervous. It was the day of my Suppression Check. Basically blood work and an ultrasound (this time with Dr. Patton) to make sure all of my ovarian activity was suppressed and ready for injections and follicle stimulation to begin.
Friday I told my dad about what is going on in my life. I thought maybe I would spread a little happy news his way since he, too, was feeling sad about the loss of my Grandpa. I made it to OHSU over an hour before my appointment this morning and decided to check in early. While I waited I sent my dad a photo of my view and let him know what was going on. He liked that! But before I could even reply to his text I was called back. Immediately my blood was taken, fortunately only a small amount compared to the 10 vials on my first big appointment. Man Friend saw today's doctor walk by while I was plopped in the blood draw chair - he looked nice and old and not scary at all. Phew!! After blood I thought I'd have to go out in the waiting area to kill time, but no, I was wrong!!
I immediately was taken to the same room I had the last ultrasound in. It was set up all the same, so I knew the routine. Man Friend was sent to the corner and forced to close his eyes while I got on the table under my sheet. Dr. Patton was in after no time at all, and before I knew it I was assuming the position! It was a very brief, painless ultrasound. My ovaries looked all calm and dark, with extra dark circles inside of them that are my suppressed follicles. I can't wait to see what they look like in a few days when they have had 4 days worth of stimulation injections! He sent me on my way saying all looked good, but to wait for my phone call.
|Ovary is circled. |
Smaller dark circles inside are suppressed follicles.
To help me keep busy I've already got my first half of medications ready for road trips in none other than the old Ron's Westside Pharmacy prescription delivery container. Yay! Next I'll start packing clothes for upcoming trips. Starting next Tuesday I will be up at OHSU I don't know how often. I'll learn via a phone call every afternoon, and may end up just living there for a bit. Gotta be prepared!
|Official day 1!!!||Phone call to OHSU||Grandpa :(||Prescriptions set!||Protocol arrived|
|to get it started!||in the mail|
|Birth Control Pills||Got my protocol|
|Last birth control pill||Suppression check||Injections begin|
|Status check #1|