Happy 3 More Days!
It’s getting really real. We are three days away. My nose has been buried deep in my Bible, but I wanted to give you a few quick updates as well as some prayer requests.
First of all, I had my last shot of Lupron last night. I think I did 29 shots overall. Thank you to those of you who prayed and encouraged me through that process. I felt your prayers and it became simple routine. Again, if I, the needle-phobe can do it, anyone can do it.
Second, I started my Progesterone and Doxycycline this morning. The progesterone is 3x’s daily and the nurse described its purpose to me this way: the Vivelle patches (which I continue putting on four of every other day through 10 weeks of pregnancy) help my lining act like a thick rose bush to help it get nice and plush. The Progesterone now comes in and works like lattice to help hold up the weight of the rose bush, or lining, so it will be prepared to house the embryos. I continue using the Progesterone through 12 weeks of pregnancy. The Doxycycline is an anti-infection antibiotic that I take 2x’s a day for 7 days.
That being said, I would very much appreciate your prayers for this transition. I am stopping a very intense drug, Lupron, and beginning two new ones. I’ve read and heard different things about the Progesterone, but I know everyone’s side effects can be different so we will see how it turns out. As I mentioned, I am also continuing on the Vivelle patches and Estrace, which means I’m on four medications right now (the most at one time so far). So your prayers would mean so much as my body makes yet another big adjustment. The body is amazing, isn’t it? Just not as amazing as the One who created it!
I also wanted to thank those of you who may have been praying for my sleep. I had accupuncture on Friday and I can tell you that I have had 4 nights of SOLID sleep in a row! For four weeks before that I hadn’t been able to fall asleep before 2:30-3am every night. I am feeling much more rested.
Tomorrow I will get a phone call with specific instructions and details for Friday. I will let you know what I find out after the call.
Until then, Jesus.
After that, Jesus.
All my days, Jesus.