The week of vacation was just what I needed. We went to a remote place with no phones, stores, restaurants, computers, etc. and just relaxed. We brought all of our food/drinking water and once we arrived, didn't use the car. It was wonderful! I read a bunch of books and took a lot of naps.
Before I left, I was really stressed about the upcoming donor cycle and now I am very calm and ready to go through with it and see what happens. I had an appointment with the RE yesterday to make sure my ovaries were properly suppressed from two weeks of Lupon and they were. They also took blood and threw in a pap smear for good measure. It's funny, I used to dread pap smears but now they are no big deal at all.
I start the estadial and a baby aspirin today. The donor will start her stims this Saturday and then we are off and running.
I'm thrilled that we are finally at this point. I'm calm. I'm hopeful. I'm grateful for the opportunity.