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Apricots and Oranges

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For the past few days (this will be day 6 actually) I have been taking hormone injections and pills for IVF.  The injections have been going alright, a few minor mess ups such as dropping my $250 Puragon serum ( thank god it didn’t break),  forgetting to squeeze my stomach fat before and during the injection (big ouch!), and injecting the cat (just kidding). Tomorrow morning, I’ll be starting on a new injection (yay!) that will help release more eggs.  I had an ultrasound appointment today to make sure things are progressing.  The technician said that they will most likely not see any follicles, but alas they found 3!  She said this is a great start :)

My fertility doctor told me that my ovaries will grow to the size of large oranges by  next week.  Oranges!  They are normally the size of small apricots.  Goodness me!  She also said that I might feel slightly uncomfortable.  Slightly??? Are you kidding me, that is crazy!  After the appointment, I asked G if my ovaries can explode.  Kindly, with maybe a little eye-rolling, he reassured me that this cannot happen.  I understand this now, but I do worry that my ovaries (once the eggs are harvested) may not shrink back to normal size and they may be large, loose, flappy and floppy (like a deflated balloon).  G thinks I worry to much.  I talked to my mom about this and she thought that I thought that my eggs were going to be the size of oranges.  She must think me crazy!  I know that I’m not harvesting dinosaur eggs for goodness sake.  I just want to have my good looking, child sized ovaries back so I don’t have to get rid of my pink hummer ;)


2 Responses to “Apricots and Oranges”

  1. Amy says:

    I’m so happy that you are going ahead with fertility treatments!!! I can’t wait to see you knocked up some day! Miss you lots, can’t wait to see you again!

  2. Sandra Spicer says:

    Better oranges than grapefruits!!

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