A Journey Must Begin with a Single Step

And so it does . . .

8 AM: Leuprolide Acetate aka Lupron 10 units subcutaneous injection. Check!

Now IVF#1 has “officially” begun. Follistim and Menopur combo stimulation to begin approximately on or about Jan 21 and egg retrieval guesstimated to occur on or about Jan 31.

Do I feel any differently about it than yesterday? Hmmmm . . . well right now my belly itches like crazy at the injection site. Aside from that distraction I will admit to a bit of “sneaking in under the radar” hopefulness and maybe even a glimmer of excitement.

The most repetitive thought in my mind? “God, let this work, please just let this work!”

A journey must begin with a single step . . . and so it has. IVF must begin with a single injection and and so it has.

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4 Responses to “A Journey Must Begin with a Single Step”

  1. April Says:

    That’s one small injection for you and one giant leap for this cycle!

    (Er, sorry. I know it’s cheesy).

    Wishing you the best of luck.

  2. Caroline Says:

    Congrats on the first injection ~ Trust me when I tell you the IVF journey is going to go faster then you probably anticipated. Before you knokw it you will be on your way to your first beta. Look forward to reading about your journey!

  3. thalia Says:

    Long may the excitement last. You’ll be very blase about injections by the end!

  4. Lindy Says:

    Yay! Things are really underway now. And I’m all caught up in the idea that you did your first injection just as I finished my last…. hmmm.

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