Monday night I gave myself my first shot in the belly since January! I've been on the bench for a long time waiting for this donor egg thing to get rolling. I guess we could have fit in an IUI or two during that time.
Here's my protocol, for those interested:
2 weeks of 20 units of Lupron
Then I start estrace (tablet taken orally) twice daily + a baby aspirin and decrease lupron to 10 units a day. This will go for about two weeks
Just after the egg retrieval, I'll start taking progesterone and continue with estrace and baby aspirin
Just before the 5 day transfer, I'll add a 5 day antibiotic to the mix.
This is much easier than my injectible IUI protocol. They only have to prepare my lining and I do not have to generate loads of follicles. I'll have two ultrasound/bloodwork appointments to make sure everything is on schedule and then the transfer.
Again, WOO HOO!