CD1

(That’s cycle day 1, which is the first day of a period in case you’re wondering)

Because bleeding started after 5pm yesterday the clinic considers today CD1. This is a little different to what I’ve always read/heard/learned which is that CD1 is always the first day of regular bleeding no matter what time of day it starts. It makes no never mind to me what they decide, it was just an interesting side note LOL

I was supposed to go and have blood work done tomorrow since they anticipated yesterday being CD1, but since they like to have it done closer to CD3 I’m going in on Friday instead. As far as I know it shouldn’t affect when I start my delestrogen as long as my estrogen levels are nice and low on Friday. Right now the plan is to start the delestrogen on Monday to start thickening up my lining. If all goes to plan (I almost made some snarky comment here about how that never happens, but I remembered that I decided to be positive!) I will go to ORM on 9/13 for a lining check to get the okay to go ahead with the transfer on 9/24.

Meds have been going mostly well with minimal side effects. The Lupron, which suppresses my ovaries, had been causing a low grade headache, but that seems to be slowly getting better. However, now it’s making me soooo hot at night. I woke up in the middle of the night the other night with sweat literally dripping off of me. Last night I felt like I was on fire when I went to bed. I didn’t wake up all sweaty again though. It’s funny how side effects can come and go with the same medication. I’m still doing my own Lupron injections (yay me! LOL). They are slowly getting easier for me to do which is great. I would love to be able to do my own delestrogen injections next week, but I still don’t think I will be able to. We shall see.

So while I’ve been on meds for over a week now, this is really the beginning of the cycle (hence CD1 LOL) Fingers crossed blood work looks good on Friday!

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