Ok, so first off...today is CD1!!!! I was so excited. I called the RE's office to set up my appointment and they put me on the phone with the nurse who is handling my IVF cycle. She said something at the beginning of the conversation (which was sort of mumbled) about Lupron. I thought she had said "Do you have your lupron?" And I said "Heck yes, it came today!" Well I didnt say "Heck yes" but it did come today. Anyways, she continued on with scheduling my appt for friday morning. And then I stopped her and said " Im sorry what was it you said about the Lupron, I dont think I heard you correctly." Apparently, I was supposed to be on a long lupron cycle before I start taking my meds. She insists she explained this to me over the phone a few weeks ago...BUT SHE DID NOT. Because if she did I wouldnt be so in the dark and shocked and saddened at the thought that this process is actually two months long!!! So I got really upset, I was shaking my voice was cracking, I said " You know this whole process is hard enough as it is, to hear that I have to wait a whole extra month to actually start the meds is devastating." So she said she was going to talk to the doctor and put me on hold. She came back and said the doctor said that could jump right into the meds and not do the long lupron, but that it puts me at risk for OHSS. My question to you girls is....
WHAT SHOULD I DO??? Have any of you started an IVF cycle without the long lupron thing?? My gut tells me to go ahead with everything, but theres a little piece of me saying I should follow what the doctor usually plans for. I mean, the risk of OHSS is always there. With injectibles, with clomid, with it all! So I guess I dont really understand. I need to figure out what Im doing by Friday so any advice would be very much appreciated!!! If I did the long lupron cycle, that means I would even be starting the stims until late august possibly even september. Which means this whole process wont be over till almost october! :(
I just think there is an OHSS risk with anything we swallow or inject into ourselves. I feel like I should go ahead with it, but I guess I'd like to hear some other stories of starting IVF without the long lupron!
***Stay tuned for tomorrow's post where I blog about my BEAR encounter this morning!! So friggin crazy. And we don't even live in "bear country"!!***