Wednesday, November 12, 2008

And we're off...

First Lupron injection was tonight. It was a little harder than I thought it would be to stick the needle in. Not because it would hurt - I know from the last 1,000 IVF and cancer-related sticks that it wouldn't be that bad. I was hesitant because it meant climbing back onto the IVF roller coaster again. It meant accepting that we are fully committing to IVF #3 and all the excitement and dread that goes along with it.

I also surprised myself by booking my first acupuncture appointment for next week. I'm kind of a skeptic about non-western approaches to medicine as the research for and against seems equivocal. But I figured, it can't hurt. I want to make sure all my i's are dotted and t's are crossed.

Please please please let this cycle be the one. Wish us luck!



  1. Thank you, MusicMaker. It especially means a lot that you took the time to post during a hard time for yourself. Hang in there.


  2. acupucture is helpful, even if you don't believe in it. My father is a doctor, and growing up as a little hypochondriac I now try to stay away from western medicine as much as I can. I know, total opposite from you guys... But anyway, here I am, surrendering to science in search for help. And there you are... going to your first acupuncture appt. :)
    such is life, huh?

    we really are on the same schedule it seems!I'll also follow your progress closely, since we are now "cyclesistas". ;)
    May this truly be the one!
    best best wishes
    (thanks for stopping by earlier)

  3. Good luck with the whole process... IVF, acupuncture, all of it. I enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to updates. I'll keep posting my own acupuncture updates as they come along.

  4. i started doing acupuncture as soon as i knew i was headed for ivf #1. like you it was about covering all the bases. i found that going has had the unexpected bonus of a time out where someone is asking all about you and how you are doing. it's nice to have someone else (an objective someone else) caring about you during such a stressful time.

    sending you the best of luck as you take the plunge.

  5. Good luck - I know lots of folks who swear by acupuncture - and hey, it's not like the needles are going to be a bother after dealing with the rest of this nonsense, eh?

    Fingers crossed for all of us!


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