Hey everyone! I just realized that I haven’t updated since I first started the protocol, so here you go! As the title states, it’s going. The pills are fine, they don’t bother me at all. I have a little tiny pill carrier that I can throw in my purse for times that I’m not home, so that’s easy! I just dole it all out in my big pill holder on Sunday mornings, so then I’m good to go for the week. It’s just routine now, no biggie. I had to give myself a shot on a plane, so that was fun. Luckily, the turbulence didn’t start until after the shot was done. 🙂 My lower abdomen is the only place I can do the shots, and it was pretty bruised for awhile. I had to ask the nurses for suggestions, because I was running out of non-bruised places for the injections. She suggested injecting very slowly. It has really helped! My tummy is still a little spotted with various shades of gray, pink, and yellow, but not nearly as bad as it was in the beginning! The food has gotten easier, but the exercise has not. The required time frame of 4pm-7pm is just difficult to do sometimes. I usually get it in about 4-5 days per week. I really try for every day, but we have plans sometimes and I can’t just stop living life while this is going on. I am taking every supplement and medication I’m supposed to without fail, and I feel like that is probably the most important part anyway. One of these days I’ll get all 7 days of exercise in! Don’t worry, I’ll probably throw myself a party when I do, so you’ll know. 🙂
The blood draws every week are a little inconvenient, but not terrible. It has to be 6 hours after my morning Heparin shot, so blood draw at 2pm. The military hospital that I have to go to for it is 20-25 min away. It’s an easy drive and there’s no traffic at that time, so it’s fine. Funny story – the VA hospital is right next door, so I usually see older gentlemen walking around the area. Older people tend to actually look up at their surroundings when walking, so I usually make eye contact and say hi. Yesterday, I said hello to an older gentleman and it turned into this:
Him: Hey, I have a really hard question for you.
Me: Ok, I’m ready.
Him: What do you call a dog with no legs?
Me: Ummm….I have no idea.
Him: You can call him whatever you want, he ain’t coming!
And then he went on his merry way. It just made my day! 🙂 Young people don’t look up very often. They are either looking at their phones or look everywhere else to avoid eye contact. It makes me sad sometimes. Human interaction is important, in my opinion…but now, in this electronic age, it is decreasing more and more. We’re doing everything we can do have a baby, and I just can’t help but wonder what the world will be like when that baby grows up. I can only hope that people will still talk to each other and smile and say hi when passing strangers on a sidewalk. ❤️
Ok, back to the subject at hand. This is week 5, and after week 6 is done I will have an AMH retest, then monthly after that. That is when we find out if the protocol is working! Maybe not so much at week 6, but we can only hope that the number is increasing and will continue to do so. I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂