So far things have been going really well this cycle. I'm on the Estrace 3x a day - and I haven't had any side effects. I don't even think I'm extra-emotional or irritable. (Of course, my husband might disagree - lol.) But really, I haven't had that whole "I'm-so-frustrated-for-no-good-reason-and-I-can't-control-my-emotions" feeling. (That happened just once last time - and it always happens right before I get my period. I hate giving in to emotions!) This part of the protocol has been really easy - as long as I remember that middle pill each day!
I go back Friday for a lining check and blood work. Then they'll schedule my transfer. (I'll also start the progesterone shots then; that part of the protocol may not be so easy - we didn't get that far last time.) But really, I'm just eager to know which day my transfer will be. I'm a planner. And I'm a teacher - which makes planning really important. I keep switching my lesson plans around to accommodate my appointments in an effort to leave sub-friendly plans. (Last time, I had a retired Science teacher for a sub - who loves teaching genetics as much as I do - so he got my class way off topic and didn't make it through my plans. I'm OK with that, I'm just sad I missed the off-topic conversation. I swear, I just say the words "sperm and egg" and the random questions come flying. But, they are 12 - who else can ask and get legitimate answers? I actually love this part of my job.)
Ok, speaking of off topic conversations.... .... my point was that I'm trying to plan around my transfer day so I have an easy lesson for the sub - but I don't know what day that'll be yet. I just want to know! On another note: how much and how long did you EA ladies rest after your embryo transfer? My clinic just says "take it easy" for the rest of the day. I think I'd like to lay around horizontally for the rest of the day and perhaps the next day too. Is that reasonable, or unnecessary? The nurse said I could go back to exercising right away - I can even do Zumba if I keep it low impact for a while. (I do NOT plan on doing that, for the record.) Does anyone have advice?
I'll post again Friday, when I know my transfer date. I'm so eager to find out - partly because it's just so exciting - and partly b/c I had the uncertainly of not knowing my schedule!