Well, once again my lovely murphy’s law wining streak has continued. Not only did my lining not grow, it appeared to be even less than the previous week… don’t ask me how this science stuff is confusing!!
Last week my lining came in at a mere 6mm. Today’s measurements were between 5.5mm and 6 mm. Honestly, I’m not sure I can describe for you the frustration that comes from knowing your pumping your body with all sorts of meds and it just refuses to cooperate. It makes you start to question everything.
Given the fact that my lining still has not grown I now have to continue on with my four patches of estrogen daily and now I get the opportunity to enjoy what is loving called “vag candy” in the IVF world.
You read that right… Vag Candy.. aka vagina meds
So what does this vag candy deal include, well allow me to elaborate. Twice a day I get to insert my little blue estrogen pills where the sun don’t shine. The best part about all of this is not only do I get to try to play the guessing game of where did that little pill go, but I also get to deal with what the IVF warriors call “smurf vag”. So delicately named for the lovely blue that comes back out after the meds have been absorbed. Actually it reminds me a lot of the blue they always use on those pad commercials to show how absorbent they are. You know because how dare they use the color red. I mean at least I can proudly say I am the owner of a smurfette vagina… those things have got to be a hot commodity right? I think I’ll consider it to be a rare gem in the world of vaginas.
Anywho, given that I had not responded at all to my previous meds I also decided to request viagra for my lady bits. Yup, they actually have female viagra that can be used to help plump up your lining.
Imagine my poor future children learning in horror that I not only proudly called my vagina a smurfette, but also publicly admitted to taking lady viagra twice a day in an attempt to create them!
Excuse me while I go drink some pomegranate juice with my legs up in the air while sporting a rare blue vagina! If my poor husband didn’t think I was crazy before, I’m certain he is convinced now. Let’s hope this all pays off, otherwise they will likely have to cancel my cycle and that is a horse of a completely different color 😉
Until next time, wishing you and yours lots of love luck and baby dust!