Filed under: Surrogacy.
I went to Stanford on Wednesday with my husband so we could learn about the different medications I will be on and how to do the injections. The appointment went very well, although I cringed every time the nurse took out a practice needles. I have always disliked needles, who doesn’t I guess… I’ve known from the beginning of this process that I was going to have to self inject; and I know it is a necessary part of the process, but I’m nervous about it. It would be one thing if it was an injection once a week or something, but the fact that I have to do this everyday for over 6 weeks is scary for me. I will have two different injections to do, one in the belly and one in the derriere… The one in the belly is called Lupron. It will be my first medication along with some estrogen patches. I will start that sometime in the next two weeks. After I finish the Lupron I will start the Progesterone which is an intramuscular medication that will be administered in my fanny by my wonderfully supportive husband. I will need to do this for four weeks leading up to the embryo transfer and continue for up to two weeks after. Ouch!! If my husband is unable to help me, I have the option of injecting myself in the thigh. Double ouch! Other then the injections and estrogen patches, I will also be taking baby aspirin, pills here and there, and once the transfer is complete I will start a vaginal insert also called Progesterone three times a day.
Well there we have it. I think I have pretty much caught everyone up on my surrogacy process up until this point. From now on I will post once a week, every Friday. I may post more if there is something else going on.
Also, please always feel free to ask me ANYTHING! I am an open book! You can also get some great information from the organization I am doing this through. They are Family Creations, here is the link to their website: https://www.familycreations.net/surrogacy/. Everyone at Family Creations that I have had the pleasure to work with has been amazing! They all genuinely care about what they are doing and they can answer any questions you have!