This Wednesday is my suppression check blood work and ultrasound. I'm so excited to get this all started. I can't believe I will only be on 10 units of Lupron for five more days (technically 4). I started getting hot flashes this weekend so I know for sure I am suppressed. And if it was anything like last time I should be WELL below the cut off of 80. I'm starting to get the Lupron fatigue and it's hard not to want to kick back some caffeine to get through the work day but I'm holding strong. And believe me, when you don't sleep well on Lupron AND it makes you tired it's really, really hard. But I don't get the raging aggression or the headaches so I'm counting myself lucky.
I really feel like this cycle has flown by which was helped by a much needed vacation and keeping busy on the weekends. This past weekend I have dubbed as 'Sports Mania.' My parents gave us their tickets to the college football game since they are out of town and we are dog-watching for them. We decided to make a day of it and tailgated with some friends starting around 11 am and then walked to the stadium. It rained the whole time but we had ponchos to stay dry. It was so much fun. We sat next to a young man who was really into the game so we didn't feel so bad getting all fired up along with him. (Typically my parents seats are with all the old staunchy professors who think they are watching golf and not football) And to make it even better the guy thought Hammer and I were fresh out of college and newly weds - it made my day. After spending 7 hours in the rain, screaming and cheering (BTW - I'm a total football nut) and watching my Alma mater goose egg their opponent (yeah!), we were sufficiently soggy and cold and ready for bed.
Then Sunday evening Hammer had won hockey tickets in his companies box. It was a pre-season match but free none the less. So I donned more layers to go see our local NHL team. My brother was captain of his high school hockey team so I'm very familiar with the sport as well. I wish I could say it was wins all weekend but we lost 2-4. Oh well. It was good times except that I didn't wear nearly enough layers. I'm a bit worried that I'll end up with the sniffles after being wet and cold, then more cold. But it was still worth it.
This week continues to be busy with a chiropractor appointment, more acupuncture (love it!), suppression check day, and the launching of my huge I-worked-on-it-for-a-year-and-a-half-and-it's-finally-going-out-live project. I think this week is going to fly by and Saturday starts Operation Hammer Babies Take Two first day of Stims!!!!