And I'm so excited. Although I'm nervous as hell about giving myself the injections that will allow for all this control. I'm supposed to go in for my PreLupron sonogram on Thursday morning and then beging lupron that night if all is well. My dad is so cute. He keeps asking me every time he calls if I've started the injectibles yet. He is as nervous as I am. My mom thinks I'm being a big baby. She is diabetic and is no stranger to the needle. I know it will be fine. I just....ugh, I don't even like it when other people have to give me a shot. O.K. enough with the pity party. This stuff is gonna get me where I need to be so I'm just going to suck it up and shut up about it.
We also paid for everything this week. K and I finally decided to do a a multicycle treatment/shared risk plan. The one we chose pays for 2 fresh and 2 frozen cycles. Although we feel really good about our chances of getting pregnant on the first go around, we want to be prepared to keep trying if need be. So we figured paying for it up front would make our lives easier by taking one thing off the plate. The tricky thing was I had to fax our application for the program from work on Thursday. I was so scared that I would drop one of the papers and expose myself. I don't plan on sharing the fact that I'm undergoing IVF with anyone other than you guys and our families. Even our closest friends will not know right now. Anyway, I hate sending faxes. I almost always accidently dial the phone number instead of the fax number. I was really careful to dial the right number this time because the last thing I wanted was "you've reached integramed IVF program" played loudly for the entire office to hear. After carefully sending the fax, I hovered by the machine a little bit to make sure it all went through and that I didn't leave any paperwork behind. This would have been a lot easier if the program just accepted pdfs. Well at least now it is all taken care of, and now we can just concentrate on the treatments.
My favorite part of the treatment is acupuncture. I am supposed to give my acupuncturist a copy of my calendar so that she can schedule me for extra sessions during certain points of the treatment. She is also going to change up her treatments to suit the different stages I'll be going through. For instance, she will do some needles on my back at a particular point. I'm looking forward to all of this. I really like her and think she knows what she is doing. And I really like her attention to detail. Acupuncture is pricey so it is nice when you can feel so well cared for.