Thank the lord above, I am feeling quite a bit better. The headache is still lingering most of the time but has lessened considerably and I feel mostly like a human again. I really hope that continues and think it may since it sounds like these were Lupron headaches and I'm currently taking half the dose I was before.
I've now gone through a full vial of Lupron (280iu) and am on to my second. I'm also starting in on my 3rd Gonal-F pen tonight (300iu each), and have just about filled up one of the two biohazard disposal containers they sent me. That's a lot of shots. When I first started with the shots a little over 2 weeks ago I remember writing that I was so focused on them and hoped I'd get to a point where giving myself the shots was just a tiny blip during the day. It reached tiny blip status about a week ago. Now it feels like nothing, just another routine thing I do, just another cross off my IVF calendar as I work my way towards the end of next week. I'm more than halfway through now :-)
morning is my first monitoring appointment! The nurse told me they
usually just do B/W on CD7 and then based on the results would likely
bring me back in the next morning for a U/S, but since I have a 1.5 hr drive she said we'll just go ahead and do both B/W and U/S
tomorrow to save me a trip. Yay! I can't wait to see if the stims are
making a difference and if things are moving along as they should. I have not had the best results from ultrasounds (read: my ovaries have never ONCE reacted the way they should to meds so every single U/S has been a disappointment) so this would be a whole new world for me if I find that my ovaries are actually acting like normal functioning organs! FX!