Infertility: Monitoring Ultrasound #2 & Trigger Shot (IUI Treatment One)

I made my way to the appointment by myself, Jon could not take the additional afternoon off of work unfortunately.  Luckily I knew what to expect so it wasn’t bad.  I got there about a half hour early and waited in the waiting room until I was called.  They took me to the back and took my vitals and showed me to the room with the dim lights and KOST 103.5 music playing in the background.  I’ve come to love that room, they do a great job making it as comfortable as possible.

The NP (Nurse Practitioner) made her way in the room and began to preform the ultrasound.  She started by looking at the uterine lining, it was thick and in great shape, perfect for implantation.  Then she moved to the right ovary and then to the left.  The right had the same three follicles, two that we way too small to develop in time and one that measured 13mm with the potential to grow and drop.  The left follicle had grown to a healthy 19mm, just what we wanted to see!  I was so happy, it was all coming along perfectly and we were able to administer the trigger shot.  The trigger shot was the part I was nervous about though.  See the first time they teach you how to do it while administering it for you but any subsequent time that this needs to be administered, you have to do it on your own.  Going forward, if necessary, Jon would be the one administering the shot and because of this I would have preferred to have him there to see how.  Instead, I just paid close attention and asked several questions until I felt confident I could pass the information along to him correctly.  Anyway, the nurse gave me the shot and I didn’t feel a thing thankfully because whew, that was a big needle!

I made my way home after the appointment, ready for what was to come the next day.

xoxo – angie

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